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.
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.
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.
The freezing cold of Buffalo’s winter. It’s 0 degree celsius right now!
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!
How to make my own RSS Dashboard Widget
• 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!