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Headlines for Monday:

  1. Stuffed toy! (37 words)
  2. Activity ideas, or Spending-time-with-Sacha-HOWTO (221 words)


2006.11.05 CAS project review
2006.11.07 KMD2004 backgrounder article
2006.11.20 MIE1402 research paper report
2006.11.30 CAS project prototype


    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    AX@1700 MIE1402
    AXDoublecheck my schedule for MIE1402H1F


    AXRevise proposal
    AXWrite about problems encountered
    AX20min Read sample progress report / proposal
    AXWrite objectives of research
    AXWrite project plans


    AXRead a bit of the IBM blogosphere

    Sharpening the saw

    AXLearn how to use ledger; sort out my finances

    Cleaning up

    AXMake space under bathroom sink
    AXMake space on bathroom shelves
    AXControl my desk again
    AXPut away laundry

    AXType up date matrix


1. Stuffed toy!: 19:53

My mom sent me a penguin stuffed toy! =) And cute cat self-adhesive notes! And a Halloween gift box with a cute cat on it! =) Awww...

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2. Activity ideas, or Spending-time-with-Sacha-HOWTO: 21:31

A good way to grow friendships (or relationships, for that matter) is to do non-work stuff together. I initially stuck this under OnLove#date-ideas, but realized it was generally applicable.

Objectives for activities:

  • Enjoy life
  • Get to know each other
  • Share experiences: "Remember when..."
  • Expand our experience and try something new
  • Work towards goals
 Familiar surroundingsChange of scene
  • Conversation
  • Playing board games like Scrabble or chess
  • Watching a movie (thought-provoking, uplifting, funny, senti (but not cheesy))
  • Reading books and sharing ideas
  • Playing billiards
  • Meditating
  • Exploring art and culture (see below)
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Walking around, preferably near water
  • Exploring art and culture
  • Window-shopping
  • Attending a lecture
  • Visiting friends
  • Picnicking
  • Golf
  • Badminton
  • Larger conversation / dinner party
  • Hack night
  • Goal sprint - pick a goal and work towards it
  • Table tennis
  • Foosball
  • Attending a tech event
  • Volunteering: canvassing, etc.
  • Rockclimbing
  • Tennis
  • Skating
  • Power-walking/running
  • Biking

Art and culture

  • sketching
  • working with clay / pottery / sculpture
  • listening to music
  • making music
  • reading
  • writing (poetry, short stories, nonfiction)
  • developing a better sense of design
  • taking photographs
  • going to a museum or gallery (realistic paintings, photographs, sculptures)
  • watching a play

Feel free to suggest more!

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