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sat posted: Sat 2018-05-26 05:18:44 tags: citizenship, career, healing
Thu on the way back from counseling: fueled up at 2.849/gal, 240.8mi/9.627gal = 25.0mpg Fri eve: long nap after work, watched some Monk over meat-lover u-bake pizza. Updated account records before bed. ran dishwasher and emptied Sat: process all the notes Not sure what I had to say about moustache wax, but I jotted a note about that so there we are. Thu's counseling session focused mainly on practicing mindfulness to short-circuit negative self-talk and anxiety. * * * Who won on my 5/8 prima... (...more)
thu - The Tools posted: Thu 2018-05-24 05:02:50 tags: books, unfinished
Goodreads tracks my Kindle activity and emails me when I finish a book. Hint: they want you to submit free content, aka a review, on their site. Turns out the email is personally useful to me though, because I do want to say something about Stutz + Michels's "The Tools" (here, not on Goodreads) and procrastinating on that is last thing between me and Inbox Zero this morning. NYT: The Tools as it applies to writers Take-aways: Joseph Campbell, Robert McKee’s "Story" and Twyla Tharp’s "Creative Habit... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2018-05-22 05:03:07 tags: n/a
Gottman's largest predictor of marital endurance: positive attention There was another video that didn't really deliver on its "cure for loneliness" come-on, but its use of the phrase "toxic masculinity" stirred some thoughts. We have a good, concise word that basically means the same thing as "toxic masculinity": machismo. I wish more people would use it as a briefer synonym. So what typifies non-toxic masculinity? Courage and responsibility spring to mind; but those are perfectly admirable feminine tr... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2018-05-20 14:43:34 tags: n/a
Paid cable interwebs and that's all the monthly utilities \o/ Watched The Golden Compass, Miss felt it lacked closure and was hard to follow. I reckon we probably just didn't pay close enough attention to a couple of scenes, plus impenetrable UK accents sometimes. Hummingbirds are hitting the feeder regularly since I noticed one buzz the porch early yesterday, whereupon I promptly filled and re-hung it. Deadpool 2 - while still as much an off-color, fourth-wall-shattering comedy as 1, it also manage... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2018-05-19 08:19:50 tags: n/a
Paid washer/dryer rental Car note payment Paid electric Fri: went in 1/2 hour early to hobnob with the controller over discrepancy reconciliation and my future. When I'm peeling myself out of bed an hour early, it feels like an extra $20 in my paycheck isn't worth it; but if you multiply by 5 workdays/week, it's $100 after taxes, and if you multiply that by 50 workweeks/yr, it's $5000. (Because figure there whould be 2 wk/yr where you get paid vaycays but no OT.) So is it worth $5000/yr to add an ... (...more)