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April 12, 2008

Breakfast This Morning

So I was eating breakfast by myself this morning when David joins me.
David: Ah, I knew I saw a familiar face.
Me: Good Morning David.
David: Where’s Sami?
Me: She’s at home this weekend.
David: Aha! I knew something was up.
Me: …why is something up?
David: Well, you two are like orbiting planets. If I see one, the other is somewhere close by. So when one was is missing, something is up.
Me: k…She’s at home for the weekend.

it made me giggle.

April 11, 2008

Zen of the Day

The unconscious mind is decidedly simple, unaffected, straightforward, and honest. It hasn’t got all of this façade, this veneer of what we call adult culture. It’s rather simple, rather childish. It’s direct and free.

- MILTON H. ERIKSON

April 2, 2008

So I do really enjoy quotes...

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak."
-Jay Leno

"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. "
-Bertrand Russell

"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."
-Steven Wright

"The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal."
-H. L. Mencken

"If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door."
-Paul Beatty

...so i think that's enough for now...back to work.

Studying and the Wandering Mind...

During LASk today, Chris gave showed us a graph of our concentration during studying. It looked something like this:

an hour long study session-1 chunk.bmp

The x represents one hour (each red tally is at a 15 minute increment) the y represents level of concentration. Note the lack of concentration in the middle...this is where there is very little retention of information. Now this next graph is if you break up the hour. Note how much more concentrating is going on and how much more information is retained. True, it may take longer to study, but more is learned.

an hour long study session-4 chunks.bmp

So with this in mind, maybe a new study motto could be implemented? Instead of lets just get through this because I'll be done with it faster...maybe it should be hmm...my mind is wandering...i wonder where it is going? I shall go chase it, see it's destination to satisfy it, then return it to the present and get back to work. I think I like that motto better.

April 1, 2008

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF APRIL!!!

Anyone pull any pranks?
Anyone fooled by a prank?