Friday, February 27, 2009

#7 Technology post

Cell phones are great. I'm glad I have one. It's hard to remember what life was like before they were commonplace.

In conclusion:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

#6 Picasa

This nice shot of the Great Wall of China was on the front page of Picasa when I first opened the site. That's a landmark I'd like to visit some day.

I'd also like to see some European castles, particularly in Germany. Here's a beautiful shot:

The one following it in the same album, with the snow fall, is nice too.

Here's a good pic of the contrast in colors between some changing trees in fall:

Tried about 5 rounds of the Where in the World game. My high score is 1,236, but I don't know if that's any good or not. Scored a big fat zero on one round.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

blog eats blog

This blog was created as part of an exercise for work. I used to post my weird dreams on my myspace page, but don't use that site much any longer, so this blog might absorb that little hobby. We'll see.

23 things blog

Of the 7 1/2 habits, my biggest stumbling block is beginning with the end in sight. More often than not, I'm a man without a plan, at least in the long term. Or if I decide I want to reach a particular end result, I don't spend enough time plotting out the incremental steps, which means I tend to get overwhelmed.

As for strong points, I like to think that I view problems as challenges, at least in that I try to make sure I learn something from them, which in most cases is a lesson in what not to do the next time. As far as the Toolbox goes, I also like to think I'm pretty good at improvising and being able to use what's on hand for accomplishing tasks if better tools are not readily available. A couple of years ago, there was a childrens program on the second floor. The program involved many helium filled balloons, and the next morning, dozens of balloons had collected on the ceiling in the lobby area, far out of anyone's reach. From the 3rd floor railing, Cleo and I were able to retrieve all of the balloons using a package of rubber bands, a yard stick and some duct tape. It was pretty fun. That might not be quite what they meant in the healthy habits video, but discovering ways to use tools beyond their original purpose can be a good way to learn too.