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.
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.
Things I’ve read:
- The Good Old Hockey Game
- Welcome to Belinda’s Private Equity Immersion Daycare
- Casablanca, or, The Clichés Are Having a Ball
- The Eccentric Principles
- How to run (or design) a game of Dark Sun
- The Neuroanatomy of Freestyle Rap
- Embrace the Remix
- John Cleese on Creativity
- Testing Has No Value
- What’s Your Fault Feedback Ratio
- The Guru’s Guide to Creating Thought Leadership
- To Have The Most Impact, Ask The Right Questions
- Build Your Reputation The Rachael Ray Way
- Be An Information DJ
- A Simple Way To Increase Your Joy
- Stables and Volatiles
- Politics and the English Language
This Week’s Soundtrack: Ok Computer, Radiohead
We finished our book club discussion of Agile Testing at work this week; now I need to finish taking notes on it.
Cleaning the house in preparation for the aforementioned visitors, then flying to Wisconsin for a few days for work.