Leftover bits in Captured thoughts

  • Aug. 31, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
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I am never as organized as just before I leave on holiday and just after I get back. These are the times that I am ruthless with my time. There is a lesson to be learned in this.
I spend my time waiting for others. The problem with this business is that every next step is me. I’m set up as I’m the even step, as in steps 2, 4, 6… A lot of other rodeo clowns are the first step, the instigator. They are step 1, 3, 5, then follow up to infinity.
Funny how people don’t consider what has to happen next, why we are doing what we are doing.
It’s garbage day and the recycle box pickers are out treasure hunting. This guy has bags and bags of aluminum cans. Don’t they feel weird going through essentially trash at the end of my driveway?
There can’t be much money in empty beverage cans.
I’m glad I paid $20 for the language learning apps. They are so much better. The free versions were fine and worked well and got me hooked and showed me that I could do it, be consistent, learn characters… and they cut down on time. No longer do I have to find the word, write it down on a flash card, find time to go through the flashcards…the app does all the work. Essentially, show me that you know this character five times and I will retire it from your deck. It is also using the Leitner method – or some spaced repetition method like that, where it goes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, – you add the last two numbers together to determine when next you will see a character you know. I guess that assumes that if you don’t know it you keep seeing it till you get it right.
But what if you get it wrong while you are on say 5? Do you go back to 1? Yep you do. That’s harsh.
So, I went up to the library and got a couple of John Sandford books. Neon Prey is pretty good. I think it is a little funny how Virgil and Shrak are in this one at the beginning.
Sandford has gotten funnier as he goes on. His characters have gotten less dark too.
I’ve always liked art. When I lived in downtown Ottawa, I was forever cutting through art galleries (on my way to pubs and taverns). When I worked as a fashion magazine account executive, I put independent galleries in the mag (and they thanked me for it).
I have art. I went out and bought it of my own accord. One of the gallery owners summed it up for me. She said, “you like big sky”.
And I do, even in photos.

Last updated August 31, 2019

Sho September 01, 2019

Spontaneous recycling is nice. Urban treasure hunting is a little sad.

DeadAir September 03, 2019

Whats the app called that you were using to learn?

Sho September 03, 2019

Zen Chinese

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