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[Jan. 11th, 2006|01:04 pm]
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It's a funny kind of thing... I think I get more stuff done that I want to get done when I have a job, because that's when I really have to think about what I *want* to do.

Well, I'm taking a step towards changing that. I've decided that, before I go to bed, before I can even have a pre-bedtime drink (I enjoy a couple ounces of whiskey before bed), I have to clean up so I can manuver quickly and easily the next day. That means, in the morning, I can quickly make breakfast, tea, and sit at my computer, before working, looking for work, or doing stuff.

One of the things that proved to me that I'm not organized enough to do stuff I want is that I hooked up with an old friend, Bill Yang, just a few days ago - but it's already getting on to a week, and I haven't called him over the weekend like I said I hoped to, and I haven't e-mailed him to say that I'm sorry I missed him. I did introduce him to my LiveJournal and blogs (Hi Bill!), but dang it all, he deserves better than a side note in a journal entry.

(I'm suddenly tempted to put "Good to talk to you again, Bill!" in H1, and say "there; now he's got top billing, not just a side note".)

So, I think I like the idea of having certain tasks to do at a certain time, with a specific reason. The trouble is finding the time to create bundles of tasks to categorize my time. Well, I'll get to that sooner or later.

Right now, I'm trying to decide if I should ride my exercise bike and fool around on my Playstation, ride my exercise bike and watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, or go to the store to get cat food and yeast. (I just bought a bread machine, having found a decent minimalist bread recipe: whole wheat flour, gluten, sugar, salt yeast, water. I'd been holding off on the idea of buying a bread machine, but I finally figured that whole wheat bread of this time can't be any worse for me than the bulgar wheat I stock. So, I need a jar of yeast, not the tiny amount contained in the three packets I bought from the supermarket when I was thinking of actually making bread by hand.)

Before those of you who know I need exercise cheer me on to the exercise bike, what, do you think I was planning to *drive* to a supermarket that's a lousy 2 miles away?

But it is raining.

I really need something like a goretex windbreaker... something waterproof, breathable, and not so blasted hot that I'll feel like I'm in a sauna by the time I walk for half an hour. The weather claims it's a high of 48 out there; I might be part polar bear, but an hour in the rain when it's under 50 is enough to chill me to the bone. So, I guess it's the exercise bike after all.
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2006-01-11 09:18 pm (UTC)
I think the before-bedtime cleanup is a *great* idea, both because it will help keep the clutter from getting to the too-much-to-deal-with stage, and because it will make your mornings less of a hassle. I don't know about you (well, OK, I probably do) but a hassle first thing in the morning can leave me pissed off and annoyed most of the day.

I know you're trying to watch your budget, but a windbreaker wouldn't be a bad thing to buy next "payday." It's getting to the time of year when wet-weather gear goes on sale. Maybe we should swing by Big 5 Sports next time you're down?

Consider this cheer-leading, rather than GAS. (-:
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[User Picture]From: malaechi
2006-01-11 10:28 pm (UTC)
I just saw some decent windbreakers on clearance somewhere too *ponder* I like the athletic shirts that wick sweat away from your body on days like that.. you can get them under $10 at Wal-Mart.. sometimes they have workout clothes that have hoods with the same property..

Bill Yang?!?! Tell that crazy guy to drop me a line! Haven't seen him in.. good lord 8-10 years or so...
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[User Picture]From: wyang
2006-01-25 02:39 pm (UTC)

"tell that crazy guy to drop me a line..."

J, you don't have an e-mail address in your profile, though. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: malaechi
2006-01-25 03:39 pm (UTC)

Re: "tell that crazy guy to drop me a line..."

Weird.. people on my friends list are supposed to be able to see it..

jneedles @ gmail.com

Of course if you search on my name one of my 4 main email addresses pops up everywhere I think
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[User Picture]From: calpatine
2006-01-25 11:12 pm (UTC)

Re: "tell that crazy guy to drop me a line..."

Holy shit. It really is true that livejournal is like a creepy time-travelling giant borg cube.

Hi, Jack. Been a long time since the cutthroat world of commissioned sales.
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[User Picture]From: malaechi
2006-01-26 12:11 am (UTC)

Re: "tell that crazy guy to drop me a line..."

I'm not sure if it is LJ or just me :)
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[User Picture]From: calpatine
2006-01-26 02:35 am (UTC)

Re: "tell that crazy guy to drop me a line..."

XD I think it's LJ. Randomly found John the same way. <3
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[User Picture]From: calpatine
2006-01-11 10:51 pm (UTC)

HI BILL


There, I've done it for you (and ps hi, Bill!).

I vote for 'riding the bike and watchin Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' -- it's my personal experience that watching subtitles distracts me from how much running sucks, without the added danger of dropping a gaming controller, losing my balance, and falling off the ass end much to the hilarious delight of my housemates (no of course this hasn't actually happened, OF COURSE NOT, WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING okay maybe it did BUT ONLY ONCE).
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