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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
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1. Antidote: 00:57

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One of the best antidotes to a funk must be the company of friends.

2. ACK! David Crow, heart attack!: 01:07

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For those of you who were wondering where that trouble-maker and chief instigator went, David Crow had a heart attack right before DemoCamp. (Nothing else could've kept him away, not even a herd of rampaging elephants.)

Best wishes from a fangirl. Get well soon, David!

In the meantime - quick, someone clone him!

Random Japanese sentence: 私の妻はひどく猫嫌いです。 My wife hates cats.

3. And lest you all think everything's going pfft...: 01:12

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... I _did_ have a fair bit of fun getting the visualizations _just_ right. =) So I'm not completely hopeless.

Random Japanese sentence: 休暇中、近所の人がうちの猫の世話をしてくれた。 While we were on holiday, a neighbor took care of our cat.

4. Just realized something really cool!: 02:35

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I just had to wake up from a terrific dream and blog this. =) And yes, it's common sense to all of you, and I _know_ I know this, but sometimes it takes a lucid dream to, well, be lucid - to see clearly.

Life is what I make of it. Duh.

I've been dragging my feet the past weekend - the past week - oh, I don't know, the past _month!_ - feeling insecure about my research, feeling lost and out of place.

I've just realized how silly that was. Self-fulfilling prophecy. All that jazz.

The university wouldn't have accepted me if they didn't believe I could hack research, and the truth is, it really _is_ a lot of fun having an excuse to read through lots of journals and play around with interesting ideas. The more people I try to explain my research to ("Well, I'm actually looking for the interesting people I should talk"), the more I understand it, and the better I actually feel about it.

Likewise, friends wouldn't hang out if they didn't consider me fun, so I should stop asking them if I've kept them too late, etc. ;) Heck, people would probably stay over for long conversations if they didn't have work. What am I worried about? <laugh>

So - yay!

Thanks for putting up with the funk. =)

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Random Japanese sentence: おしゃべりの人は、いつも秘密をばくろしては他人の利害を冒している。 A talkative person is always letting the cat out of the bag and jeopardizing the interests of others.

5. Quote of the day: 02:57

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Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958)

Random Japanese sentence: 庭にあなたのネコが見えます。 I see your cat in the garden.