Life Hacks

Things I Won’t Do Again

2012 Update: Going through my drafts folder, I found this old post from Aug 24, 2010 that I never put up, but should have. AKA, my “Fuck It” list. Inspired by Unclutterer, who was in turn inspired by Amy KR. I will never again: feel guilty for not attending every event I’m invited to. feel

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How to Commit to a Goal

How to Commit to a Goal via How to Commit to a Goal — PsyBlog. The key, according to PsyBlog, is not to simply fantasize about how much better it will be when you achieve your goal, or to wallow in how unhappy you are now, but to contrast those two with each other each

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Uncluttering projects

I haven’t stalled out on the de-cluttering and organizing projects, I just don’t have photos to put up quite yet – I’m still working on the great furniture shuffle. I purchased a new desk and new china cabinet at Ikea last week, and have put them both together. I unloaded and removed the old shelving

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365 unclutter – item 11

This is a patio bar that I used as a sideboard in my old house. I should have offloaded it when we moved in, but I didn’t figure that out at the time. It currently stores the china that needs to go in the china cabinet, stuff that needs to go on eBay, and Stephanie’s

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365 unclutter – item 10

This shelving unit in our dining room needs to go. There are a few tools on it that we need upstairs, but most can go in the basement. In the place of this shelf, we need to put the china cabinet, so we can finally put the china away.

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Things I’ve Learned on the Internet

The long and involved commented I posted on this Cute Overload post, just because it’s one of those things I’ve finally figured out after being on the internet for over 20 years. When I’m walking down the hall and I accidentally step on someone’s toes, I apologize for it and take a moment to make

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Homebrew Stand-Up Desk

After reading a couple articles on the health benefits of stand-up work stations, I decided to give it a shot at work. The top is a shelf from my locker/cabinet, and the books are, well, books. I originally planned to find a table of the appropriate height; the shelf/books idea is from my co-worker Rich.

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links for 2008-03-22

Obama demands probe over passport breach – 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog – Political Intelligence – Boston.com Barack Obama’s campaign tonight is demanding a full investigation of reports that his passport files at the State Department were viewed BY THE WHITEHOUSE without authorization. (tags: bush corruption privacy election 2008) Proof that fundamentalists selectively quote the Bible

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Stop Looking for Occasions to Be Offended

I’m bookmarking this page entirely for my own self-awareness, but if you happen to find it helpful, that would be cool also. Stop Looking for Occasions to Be Offended When you live at or below ordinary levels of awareness, you spend a great deal of time and energy finding opportunities to be offended. A news

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Don’t Be That Guy

Cool Design Guy Brian Veloso has a fun forum called “Don’t Be That Guy” where you can post stories about the people who step on you in traffic, at work, as clients, etc. It’s a funny idea, but I’m afraid I’m too often “that guy” (or girl, if you’re hung up on the gender of

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Stuff I’m Doing This weekend (so I don’t lose track)

1) Mailing eBay package 2) Mailing Stacy’s birthday present (only a month late!) 3) Finishing Bil’s logo 4) Helping mom pack up stuff from garage sale & haul to good will 5) burning stuff in Mike’s yard 6) Helping David and Garrett scrape and paint their house 7) Make multiple copies of CD for CD

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10 things to do during nesting month

This is an awesome list of stuff to do around the house before winter hits. I have a good portion of this stuff done already, with more lined up. I have to ad winterizing the house (plastic over windows, adding insulation) to my list.

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Revisited: Things I have to do on Vacation

In revisiting my list, I’m running into a small snag. One of the items is the key problem: Work on a logo for Bil and Jerame Go for a Crown Hill walk with Lori Mail my sister’s birthday present Take clothes to a donation point Take garage sale stuff to my mom’s house Help my

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Things I have to do on vacation next week

I’m on vacation next week from the 12th through the 16th. Here’s what I’ll be doing: Work on a logo for Bil and Jerame Go for a Crown Hill walk with Lori Mail my sister’s birthday present Take clothes to a donation point Take garage sale stuff to my mom’s house Help my mom clean

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T-shirt Challenge Revisited

A while back I decided, since I have way too many t-shirts (over 100), I would wear all of them without repeating, and photograph each one. I didn’t get too far into the project before photographing all of them became too much to keep up with. I’ve still be cycling through them, and I have

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The Importance of Sleep

Harvard study on the importance of sleep: Van Cauter also showed that sleep-deprived subjects had reduced levels of leptin, a molecule secreted by fat cells that acts in the brain to inhibit appetite. “During nights of sleep deprivation, you feel that your eating goes wacky,” says Stickgold. “Up at 2 a.m., working on a paper,

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the nine reasons we don’t do what we should

Via Lifehack: a great article on why we don’t get stuff done that we should. Fear Lack of Self-Confidence Lack of Knowledge Trying to Do Too Much Alone Trying to Do Too Much Loss of Self Lack of Energy Lack of Reward It Can’t Be Done UPDATE: the more closely I read the article, the

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Long-delayed t-shirt blogging

I started out with such great intentions. I was so determined. I as going to take a picture every day, and blog it right away. How quickly I got sidetracked. Curse you, real life! How dare you get in the way of my silly website projects? Well, anyway, here’s the catch-up… see the main photo

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tshirt blogging; day 4, 5, & 6

[edit needed: update photos] A really old t-shirt that I love because it has a cool tiger on the front. It’s not really in the wearable pile anymore either, but I’ll try to do something with the logo. Why do I keep sticking my hands in my pockets? A new Old Navy ringer shirt. I

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The Great T-Shirt Challenge: Day 2

I have photos of me wearing this shirt in Germany, back in 1997, so I’ve had it a long time. I haven’t worn this shirt in a while, because I don’t usually wear red; I think the color makes my face look too red. It’s also one of the shirts where the sleeves are too

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The Great T-Shirt Challenge

We watched the first installment of Morgan Spurlock’s “30” this past week, (the one where he and his girlfriend live on minimum wage) and now I’m analyzing every cent I spend. So this morning while I was folding clothes, I answered a question that’s been bothering me for a while — “How many T-shirts do

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Things to do before I die

Having 2 near-death experiences in the past 3 years has been eye-opening. I need to make some changes in my life, and feel like I’m enjoying life and not just living through it. Self-improvement: Lose 50 pounds run in the mini-marathon Take up a sport that I do every day Learn another language Learn PHP

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Things I want to accomplish in the next year

My birthday is next Monday, so I made a list of things that I want to accomplish in the next year. Carry out my local freeway blogger project Run in the Mini-marathon Lose 50 lbs Get the trim and baseboards in my foyer replaced Cut the old water pipes out of my kitchen repaint my

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