Saturday, September 17, 2005

Printing Index Cards

I’ve been reading sites such as D*I*Y Planner for a little while now, which offer templates and print outs for “Hipster PDA” style planners, usually for 5”x3” index cards, and for some reason I’ve always dismissed these as for so long I haven’t had a printer at all at home, and now that I do, I never some how made the connection that as well as been able to print to A4, I can actually print on to other media such as index cards. – I even started to look for a specific “Index Card Printer” (Which as it turns out, photo printers do the job, if desk space were an issue, or you wanted a cheaper option in a second location)

Now that I think about it, it’s really pretty obvious, but at the time that link just never formed in my head – Now that it has, I can solve the problem of not having just the write format of planner and pads, and put my own together. – I need some kind of case/pocket so they don’t get bent/wet and such, but thats the easy part now I can actually get the printer rolling out my own pages.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Shifting Poi into the Next Gear

I’ve become pretty “okay” spinning Poi recently, I can pull of most of the basic moves in a smooth flow, and sound like I know what I’m doing by throwing off random names for moves I know from reading some websites. But now I’m sort of stuck, I’ve learnt all the moves I can easily with out some new form of tuition.

That is to say, most of the more complex moves so far have been learnt by reading a website, commiting the actions to memory, go over it in my head, then trotting outside to try and pull it off. Not ideal.

So I’m getting a book for my birthday next month, and untill then I’m brushing up on the skills I have already. I’m keeping a good 10 or so minuets of spinning a day recently, and I’m finding that little by little even the “behind the back” moves I’ve had difficulty with are comming more easily. If a little sloppy or manic in some cases, I keep the Poi moving, and thats the first step – I can tidy things up with more practice.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Happyism Number 6

I haven’t given much though to this goal for a while, so time to pick something else out of the cloud of confusion that is my mind.

100 things is seeming like a pretty long streached path, not because there isn’t much that makes me happy, but because identifying the hows and whys is more complex. And I want to make each item it’s own entry else well, it’s just a list of stuff which is meaningless to anyone else, and if I look back at it myself, again, it’s just a list. A few hurried words in a numbered list doesn’t really gain me anything. Having to give real though to why I’m putting something down acts as a reminder down the line.

So, Happyism Number 6: Friday Night Drinking After Work

Sure, it’s not the most glamours of things, but every firday night, usually finishing a little bit early, a number of people all upsticks, and head over the the pub around the corner, have a couple of pints or so, and chat and moan about work, talk about the weekend, and generally just chill out to round of the weekend. It’s a good way to relax and just finish of the week, the people who go varies each week, people who have plans later in the evening will often skip it, but everyone knows the option is there. All in all, it’s a good way to just forget the working week, and wake up into the weekend way of thinking.