CurrentStatus: What I received for Christmas…

What I got for Christmas...

Currently Exchanging
OK, so Christmas was over before I could fully appreciate it. Normally I don’t make a big deal about the gifts I receive because I’ve gotten pretty sad things like a “paper weigh clip” (shows you the kind of friends I am with… just joking!). This year was a little different: I gave a special edition of the Office Space DVD (everyone should own this!) as my Secret Santa present and I received an UNO Attack Game in return (I love UNO because I’m dumb at normal poker cards). My friend Peter also gave me a nice surprise which came in the form of a black cap with a silver Apple logo.

Currently Feeling
Pretty nice Christmas, even though I still feel depressed for some reason. I really need to motivate myself to get more work done this semester and that’s worrying the hell out of me. For this reason I’ve reiterated to a few friends how they should never to take up a PhD program unless they live and breathe academia (or at least are comfortable writing a lot). I feel that my motivation shifts too quickly for me to focus on my work and I constantly need to remind myself the joys and rewards of getting your work published. For this reason alone, you might start to see a change in the frequency and type of blogging to come.

Currently Reading
Seven + 8th Habit of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey… okay it’s a total of 9 hours worth of audiobook listening more than reading, but I think it’s the same. I’m trying to digest more in a short span of time. I haven’t really read this book before and I’m going to take it with a pinch of salt of course. I’d love some pointers if you’re a seven habits fan. I hope to read/listen to Getting Things Done by David Allen next.

Currently Weathering
The freezing cold of Buffalo’s winter. It’s 0 degree celsius right now!

Currently Playing
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo (PSP) – It’s more fun than I thought. Although internet-enable multiplayer is impressive (wifi infrastructure with VoIP headset support), the single player campaign is pretty engaging too!

Currently Wishing
How to make my own RSS Dashboard Widget

Currently Thanking
Penny for organizing an great Christmas party and using food as a powerful motivator.
Sacrelicious for being such a Mac fiend and blogger buddy!
• For a third time in a row, Elia Diodati for visiting me this week!
• Everyone who sent me well wishes over the weekend!

2 thoughts on “CurrentStatus: What I received for Christmas…

  1. I wonder if there’s a UNO fan club… you know as Singaporeans we have a special way of playing UNO. We have the “intercept rule” which others seem to not know about. The game goes super fast since it combines elements of SNAP! and UNO! 😛

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