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Productivity Day #6

Posted in DIY, Family, Inspiration, Life, Productivity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2007 by blakejohnson

So….the plan?
Yes… the plan.  I’m going to bring my dad to work for something he has to do apparently (which he only told me about last night, anticipating I’d not have anything else to do on a day without school or work), and after however long we’re going to be there I’ll bring him back home, and then I’ll get to work on doing something.  I’ve started right now working on my sister’s Christmas present, and it’s going to take a while but it’s going to get done.  The good part about it is that it happens in chunks of time, so I’ll be working on it just a bit and then have to let it do its own thing, so I’m free to get updated on my email, RSS feeds, or another projects I’m working on.  Otherwise, it just takes time.

Next update
I don’t have much else to say, since the past few days have really not worked out in my favor.  It seems life’s changing right now and not really in a good way.  I’m not going to go into depth here, but it’s not all that much fun.  I will update today about the methods I’m using to  plan the day and see if they’re more or less helpful than what I had been doing.  But I know I don’t like the hour-by-hour method, and I do like the general project outline list method, so I can look at it and determine which ones need working on the most.  I’ll update tonight with some ideas for how to digitize the whole thing, if I can come up with any.  That’s really the only thing I need to manage now.  But we’ll see how it goes.

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Review Day #5

Posted in DIY, Family, Inspiration, Life, People, Productivity, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2007 by blakejohnson

How’d it go?
Pretty horrifically.  I didn’t get any work done on any of the projects I’d planned to make progress on.  Out of the entire week, I’d say that today was really the only failure to be productive.  In my defense, however, I did have a morning rush to bring my dad to an appointment, then to get to work 3 hours late because of that (someone covered my shift, but still not something I like to make into a habit), then to be there for 4 hours straight without a break (no big deal) and then t have to call the late list and have a lady get mad at her $30 in late fees and tell me to close her account.  On the one hand, that doesn’t make sense, to close an account because you had 4 movies out for 5 days – and then be surprised that you owed a bunch of money!  But on the other hand, I could have offered a deal to her if she came into the store and acted politely to the staff on hand at the time.  Anyway… so that, along with constant pestering by my impatient and in pain dad this morning and then discussing some family matters with my mom after work, it all just added up to quite a non-productive but nonetheless not-depressing day.

Final Notes
Well firstly I’d like to get some work done, otherwise I’m going to have to say no for now.  It was an alright day, and I’m hungry at the moment, so I’m going to get some food in me and settle down to a nice Australian drama film.  I just finished watching the futuristic sci-fi action movie The Last Sentinel and was quite pleasantly surprised by the caliber of the film – highly recommended to any low-budget action filmmaker out there… or any filmmaker, for that matter.  It was a great watch.