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Friday Roundup for 14 December 2012

What have I been up to recently?

Body and Mind

I’ve had a recurring case of extensor tendinitis, which is not my favorite thing in the world, but given all of the other health problems I don’t have, I’ll take it. I’ve not been able to run, so I’ve made up for it by making sure my Fitbit ticks over to 10000 steps every day. That’s given me a lot of time to think, which I’ve been trying to make good use of.

Friends and Family

This is the time of year when everyone throws a party, so we’re making the rounds. We’re also gearing up for two back-to-back parental holiday visits.

Create

I’m within spitting distance of finishing a big knitting project. Watching the tape of our Instant Karma show from last Saturday made me realize that I’ve leveled up as an improviser. And if I’m good, I’ll have a new episode of The Paulcast out tomorrow about an adventure we took on Wednesday. Not bad for a week that started out with me harboring doubts about my creative identity.

Absorb

Things I’ve read:

This Week’s Soundtrack: Ok Computer, Radiohead

Professional

We finished our book club discussion of Agile Testing at work this week; now I need to finish taking notes on it.

The Weekend

Cleaning the house in preparation for the aforementioned visitors, then flying to Wisconsin for a few days for work.

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