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Tasks
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXRenew my books
AXPrep design for transfer, copy to flash drive
ACCancel my course registration for Faceted metadata for information architecture and search - 513AB - call 1-866-483-0167 or 1-303-527-2971
BXSend mom contact info, itinerary : E-Mail from Harvey V. Chua
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXBuy day pass?
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXGreet Yaiba and pfalcone advanced happy birthday - 2006.04.27
AXPass by office and pick up copy of train print out, book?
ACWork on reading paper. Immerse myself in it.
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXFind inkjet printer
AXPrint T-shirt
AXMake shirt transfer
AXBuy T-shirt
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXBake cookies
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXPack bags - bring lots of cookies in plastic bags, just buy extra T-shirts in Montreal
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
ACSLEEP EARLY! Have to catch a train.
CXThank Calum for reading paper sample
Pack:
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXToiletries
AXClothes
AXShoes
AXPapers
AXISIC
AXCookies
AXcamera, laptop, chargers (eep!)
Notes

1. All kitted out with U of T logowear: 00:09

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It's a good thing that the campus bookstore had a sale on clothing and other school items, as I needed to pick up a few things. I don't mind advertising things I like, and the university has been very good to me. Besides, it's a great way to start conversation at the CHI conference I'm going to next week.

I splurged on a pink-and-white zip-up hoodie with "University of Toronto" written across the zippered front. It was expensive, but I'll get more wear out of it than out of the T-shirts, at least while I'm in a temperate country.

And I picked up a corduroy miniskirt, too! Why does U of T have small corduroy miniskirts with the school name on them?

We really should have cute IML T-shirts. I'd wear an IML baby-tee. The Google shirt I'm wearing right now fits quite nicely.

Anyway, I have to plan my backpack for next week's trip. I'm bringing cookies. When I went to Cambridge, I made it through a week with my backpack, but I ended up leaving my plastic containers behind. Maybe I can just wrap up the plastic containers nicely and give them a tin each. David and Jonathan are Cool People, and definitely deserve cookies. =)

I _might_ bring the red malong if I have space. It's very versatile, and I'd love to wear it at least once just to bring a little flavor to the conference.

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Random Japanese sentence: 猫はじゅうたんをひっかき始めた。 The cat started scratching to scratch the carpet.

2. I'm toast: 00:13

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Or, well, rather, I've finished almost all the toast, and all the cream cheese in the lab fridge. Which is half-okay because I brought the cream cheese anyway, but I'm lucky my research supervisor's okay with my eating his flax bread when I need to nibble on something. I promise to buy flax bread for the lab sometime. =)

My lab is wonderful.

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Random Japanese sentence: 猫は夕食に魚にありつくとわくわくする。 My cat is thrilled with joy when she gets fish for dinner. Neko wa yuushoku ni sakana ni aritsuku to waku waku suru.

3. Mindmapped: 01:32

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I've mindmapped my sharing paper and gathered the quotes, but it's probably not a good idea for me to spend the next few hours typing it in and pulling the quotes in from my file. I'm awake and alert, but I can feel myself getting slightly stressed about the trip, which is currently higher-priority. I won't count on getting any work done during the trip, because I really should be soaking up the CHI experience. If I finish my errands early tomorrow, I'll start on that paper. Here's hoping all the pieces fall together neatly...

4. Anyone else going to CHI2006?: 01:33

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If you're going to CHI2006, write me e-mail by tonight (Saturday) and we might be able to have breakfast, lunch or dinner next week. =)

Random Japanese sentence: ウサギの耳は猫の耳よりも長い。 The ears of a rabbit are longer than those of a cat.

5. CHI2006 schedule: 02:20

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Mon |1030 | 1100 | Newcomers' orientation - room 511ABCD
Mon 1130 1600 Faceted metadata for information architecture and search - 513AB
Mon 1430 1600 Social computing 1 510ABCD
Mon 1630 1800 Personal information management - 516C
Mon 1830 2000 Grand opening! Don't miss.
Tue 1130 1300 Understanding programs and interfaces, 516C
Tue 1430 1600 SIG: Assessing and improving information usability 515C
Wed 0900 1030 Add a dash of interface: Taking mash-ups to the next level - room 517AB
Wed 1120 1300 Panel: Why do tagging systems work? - room 517AB
Wed 1430 1600 Privacy 2 Room 511ABDE
Wed 1630 1800 Visualization 2 510ABCD
Thu 0900 1030 Tips and tricks for better usability test recommendations 515C
Thu 1430 1600 Designing responsive software despite performance limitations 513D
Argh. What happened? I thought I'd arranged a conflict-free schedule... Aiyah. Well, if I have to, I'll pick up the materials and attend the first part of the faceted metadata talk, then sneak out during the middle to attend the social computing talk. Yup, that would work...

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Random Japanese sentence: 彼は一日じゅう行方不明の猫を探した。 He hunted for his missing cat all day.

6. Hyperventilate!!: 21:45

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This is what I get for not checking my snail mail for so long!

WHEEEEEEEEEE!

Delta Kappa Gamma society!! World fellowship! One of 28!

"The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education."

WHEEEEEEEEEE!

http://www.deltakappagamma.org

Random Japanese sentence: 猫が気持ちを伝える主要なやり方は身震いである。 The prime means of communication for cats is body language.

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