I am in a bummed mode--i feel as if i have 300 tasks/jobs and/or internal assignments with 10% started and zero actually accomplished. Plus i've somehow managed to catch the flu. When this particular brand of sickness/depression comes over me the best thing i can do is simply go to bed and sleep until my thought/body patterns change. I'll often do that when feeling overwhelmed and sick---just stay in bed until the sequence of events, and the germs surrounding me find a new victim. iknow,iknow---i understand it's the sign of a weak mind but it seems to work---for me and from what i understand coyotes who den up when they are sick or injured..
#1-My Nike digital-- watch has worked out well--i'm still studying the manual--trying to figure out the accessories within the watch but the design and numbers are wonderous--these are pretty cool watches...my only complaint is that the numbers themselves could be a wider-bolder-darker font but as it stands it works pretty well. I suppose that too big a font on the time numbers would indicate too much of a geezer zone target...
#2 My Asus Eee PC---has been perfect--i love it for packing along with me..i picked up a targus usb disc drive and this tiny,tiny subnotebook plays my anime dvd's beautifully. The screen is the amazing for it's 7.5 inch size-- the graphics and video are crisp and clean. Many reviews seem to hammer the small pixel sizing, and tiny keyboard however i've personally had no problems with either of these items. I just really have'nt had the chance to put it to full use mobile speaking, however i have a business trip at the end of Feb. so i should be able to put it to full utilization during the full travel mode..at least it's small size and weight make it simple to pull from the carry on for TSA screening.
#3- the smaller footprint life--i am so thankful that my wife and i were, for once, ahead of the game on obtaining a life/house with a smaller footprint with a view towards retirement. The concept of reducing down, putting cash in the bank--living on a personal cash economy--and residing in a small town-urban area has appeared to be the correct path for us. The desperate economic headlines do not create sleepless nights for us. This spring i'll start square foot gardening, but until the weather warms up i am working on interior projects...we are enjoying the process feeling good about the world and ourselves.
If you are into conversation starting with--depressive astronomical data here's an interesting web site you might wise to bookmark the "Near Earth Object Program" it's also very cool that's it is called NEO eh?
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ this is the web report site for asteriods, comets or any space object which has a remote possibility of striking the earth or passing, in what is considered in astronomical terms "close to the earth". It is interesting to note the number of objects, the distance they will pass, and the projected date of passage---this is where mathematics really will save our lives...or at least let us know the moment our lives are to end...i've started to check it routinely to prove my own independent theory that when objects enter our near space environment, the object causes people around you, say the people one works with to act "bizarre". Sure poo-poo this theory--i have only started this project but just think about it--why would'nt the entry of a 20 mile wide object into near earth space upset the delicate balance of our social world--during it's passage through our little piece of this particular universe--the magnetic and gravational balances alone would be upset?? think about it--tin foil hats may be an excellent preventative step---
My reading level has fallen off my standard graph curve lately..interior bungalow painting projects and having the cable tv science channel for the first time in my life are the reason. Another bummer factor is that our books remain packed until we obtain new bookshelves, that will fit in our reduced footprint....Since i am aware of this situtation i'm sure my course will self correct in a few weeks--it's just that i am used to reading anywhere between 3-4 books in an average month and for the past few months with all that has gone on--reading time has dropped off the radar..this situtation bothers me...it is as if i am out of touch..that a part of me has been been removed by force.
Personal organization has also suffered along with reading--i have been unable to work on my individual gear process and proceedures since the beginings of our movement. My personal kit is scattered..i am unable to logically develop systems it seems, for right now at any rate. Making due with carry systems and equipment i happened to grab at the begining of this expedition into a smaller footprint...Don't get me wrong, this change is good..and eventually i will fix it all---but it has disrupted many of my process's, much like having a near earth object pass by eh?