Tuesday, January 20, 2009


So...I'm busy. Not as busy as I thought I would be, but plenty busy enough to actually use Outlook. I used to update it when new projects come through, and clean it out once a month--because, well, I'm weird like that. But I finally put time aside to coordinate my homework assignments with my projects, and everything else going on in my life. Still a little time left. It's amazing how much time there is when you don't sleep.

An old time management book once said, "If you want a project done, give it to a busy person."

I think it's the to-do list.

I started management training with to-do lists, and it seems to be the only holdover (other than a terminal need to tell other people what to do). It's easier when life is digitalized. From Outlook to PDA, to alarm--even if I do kind of stare around wondering what that noise is.

I'm carrying A's. And I've taken on more of an editing load, (for some reason it seems like home...) and the hives aren't as bad as they used to be. I cleared off enough of my schedule to go to Uwajimaya's and maybe get some roasted chestnuts. Japanese stores are big on roasted chestnuts.

It's almost time to make gau for the New Years and I need mochiko.


Alice Audrey said...

Are you telling me those are roasted chestnuts?

FWIW, my word verification is ingst. "Be quiet. I'm ingsting here."

jodi said...

lol, Alice--that's gau. It's a Chinese glutinous rice cake that's supposed to bring you good luck if you eat it during the New Year. I just like it. I make it whenever I get the munchies. It tastes...er, like roasted chestnuts. Hmm...I wonder if I'm obsessed with chestnuts?

Yeah, and sometimes those word verification things are way cool. Yesterday I got one that said "Alat" and I went around saying, "alat! Alat, alat!" :)

Unhinged said...

Oh, yeah! I've actually TRIED one of those moon cake things. Someone brought some in for the New Year and I thought it looked sooooo good. And, er, it wasn't what I was expecting at all. I think those are like an acquired taste.

Okay...just think of all you could get done if YOU met and fell in love with a vampire like Edward (in Twilight). If he "turned" you, you would no longer need to sleep.

Pretty cool, huh?

okai, bai

Jeanna said...

Gau you say. Now what does mochika look like?
Glad about the hives. I thought only Italians were big on the roasted chestnuts.

jodi said...

lol, Andi...it'd be me on terminal overdrive. And I do mean "terminal"

Jeanna--for you I shall do a picture. When I get home from school. :) Tapeworms. my God.

Jeanna said...

I've actually moved on to dog skis and chocolate covered Pay Days. Do you know two of those is one quarter of your daily caloric intake?
Your word ver is an anagram of dairy