The 2K11 24/7 CCCIV: Halloween Humbug

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

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If there were the possibility of being a Halloween Humbug, that just might be me. It’s not that I don’t like Halloween. It’s not that, classically speaking, it’s a holiday of mixed religious origin. It’s not even that I feel like I’ve “outgrown” Halloween — I’m not about to go around and burst the bubble of anyone who really enjoys it.
It’s just not my thing.

3 Ways to Reclaim Your Time

Last updated on October 29th, 2020 at 04:39 pm

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What good is a schedule if you’re not going to use it?
That’s what I found myself asking aloud Sunday morning as an 8:12 bus never showed, only to be suspiciously followed by two buses at 8:21.

But as I grow older, it becomes increasingly evident to me that we are indeed slaves to time. If it doesn’t show up in my Google Calendar, it’s probably not happening. We take shorter lunches, work longer hours and get less sleep to be better than the next guy.

Oh yes, indeed — time has a firm grasp on us!

So how do we get time back on our side? What can we do to stop watching the clock and get us back to the point where we look forward to each day rather than dread going over our overbooked calendars?

The 2K11 24/7 CCCII: Fighting Fighters

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

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I hate fighting. It’s not in my nature to want to get into the mix with anyone, but some people are insistent on pushing buttons as much as possible.

Not cool. But it’s going to happen eventually.

So do you get those fists ready and prepare to slug it out, or do you try to take a higher road as we were all taught to do in the early years of our lives?

It’s easy to see the ills of fighting when a physical confrontation looms on the horizon, but when a war of words is the mode of combat instead — it’s a lot different.

The 2K11 24/7 CCCI: Mastering Meetings

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Ayup. Another late post. You know what takes precedence over posting when you’re sick? Rest. In a completely unexpected move from me, I got about 10 hours of sleep to try and recover from this cold that’s been going around the office, and I’m happy to say that I’m mostly better!

But now, back to your regularly scheduled post!
It’s important to get your rest and have your A-game on whenever possible; you’ll never make it through the drudgery of life otherwise!
Ever been to long meetings that seem to drain you to the very core of your soul? Try a 3-hour meeting the first thing in the morning! For me, there’re three things wrong with this:
  • I hate meetings
  • I hate sitting still and just listening — it puts me to sleep
  • I am not a morning person
While I can understand the importance of the meeting that we were in, for me, it was definitely a less-than-ideal situation! So being stuck at something I rather not be at (I always rather just get work done over attending a meeting to discuss the work), I can at least say that it would’ve been a lot worse if I hadn’t done some preparation beforehand to make sure that I could survive it!

300

Last updated on November 21st, 2020 at 07:38 pm

Last Updated: November 21, 2020


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Day 300. 300 posts. What a year.

Originally I was going to come up with a massive list of things we could do to make the world a better place.

And then reality came around to give me a swift kick in the derriere.

I’m under the weather, I’m short on time, and I’m burnt out on blogging. I feel like I’ve posted about everything that’s come to mind, but that’s a problem since there’s still another 65 posts to come after this.

But then it came to me while I was exercising infinite levels of patience while waiting for my iPod Touch to get looked at in the Apple Store (another story entirely on its own) —

Why not make blogs on all the things that we could do to improve the world one by one?