2018-03-02 04:31

sitrep 2018-03-01

So today is the second day where I am feeling lethargic and nauseated. Better than yesterday, though. I made it to the end of the workday and sacked out on the couch for 20 minutes before getting into my daily routine that ends with me going to get my son at daycare. Notes: Trump: like, just, wtf… Some just want to watch the world burn. Index cards: so far this system has me knocking off one or two tasks a day. I love the tactile feel of running through the deck and deciding which card to put on top. I like freedom that I have when writing up the cards and taking notes on them. Generally very satisfying and effective. I change my to-do system depending on what life throws at me and for right now this is really working for me. Weather - might get some snow. Might be the last gasp of winter but who knows?

2018-02-28 02:55

sitrep 2018-02-27

So, my original mission for this blog is to chronicle my efforts to get back into shape. My wife pointed out that I was so out of shape that anything would help and so I could try running up and down the stairs. I did that today. 3 sets of the up and downs. I was definitely winded. Also did some push ups and stretches.

2018-02-22 21:58

sitrep 2018-02-22

Boxes in my office - evenings and weekends and here and there I’ve gotten through 2 of the 4 large boxes in my office from the move. I have a few piles of things that need to be put away, a lot went into junk, and my file/shred stack has grown but the boxes are both empty and gone. Now on to the next one. Index cards - I am using index cards for my TODO system again. I missed the tactile nature. I carry a few with a pen in my pocket to act as an inbox and keep the stack of in-play cards in front of my in a little holder on my desk. I like them because they are convenient to write on anywhere. I found an old Starbucks gift box that is the perfect size for the card archive as well (might as while chronolgically file them when done). Exercise - I made a card to track my stretches, pushups, and trying not to eat after dinner, I’ll make one up each week. I crossed off the days of this week before I made the card but I actually did do stuff on those days. Things are looking up, I guess? Finally, I am planning to write some longer form posts on how working as a cook shaped my mind, how I approach work, and how I handle stress. For better and for worse.

0001-01-01 00:00

sitrep 2018-04-04

You win some, you lose some. Last night I lost to lasagna. Getting back on track today. Been having fun with the “one index card per step of the Hero’s Journey” method of writing. I did one card for “beginning, middle, end” and then am going into the steps between those main sections of the Hero’s Journey and creating a card for each (“Call To adventure”, “Refusal Of The Call”). Once these are done I will fill in a card for the places between these creating scene details, dialog snippets, and other building blocks. These can then be shuffled around a bit. Eventually, I will transcribe all of those cards into a linear document and begin editing (if this works).

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