No Idea

When Least I Could Do is right, they're spot on.

From the excellent blog 365gifs comes this great GIF


Josh Ginter has a pretty good way to look at what to write about on your blog

I’m going to write and post things that interest me. Things I like. Things I’m trying my hand at.

That's pretty much what I'm looking for in a blog anyway.

I love the fact that most productivity tips are focused on giving tips to people who have open schedules.

The #1 tip is normally schedule email time like that is something that people with a jobby job can do.

"No, boss I didn't see that client proposal or important work email that you're asking me about because I only check my email from 2-3pm because a "productivity expert" on YouTube told me to schedule email time."

I can see how awkward that response would be for a person to give.

However, I do like the do your most important task first advice. I try to incorporate that in my daily routines; especially at work.

A new year, like a new life, can fill a person either with hope and optimism or angst and dread. But regardless of how I face the future, time will march forward. I’ll make my way, sometimes easily and sometimes ploddingly. I’ll stumble and fall and pick myself back up, and sometimes—maybe even most times—getting back to standing will take a whole lot longer than I anticipate.

I started to argue with this paragraph when I finished the first sentence. Then I continued reading. I don't like splitting everything into either this or that designations. Reality isn't binary. It's almost never black and white. There might be right and wrong answers to some things, but the majority of what we see is full of ambiguity.

I'm glad Erin Boyle expanded on that first sentence because I feel pretty much the same.

But regardless of how I face the future, time will march forward.

Indeed it will.

I'm in the beginning stages of planning a new desk. My current desk is a IKEA Linnmon desktop with 4 Adils legs. It is a good desk, but is starting to feel too much like a twenty-something's desk for my taste.

Back in May Domino posted
5 IKEA Desk Hacks That Mean Serious Business
which featured a desk from Jones Design Company
that I have had in the back of my mind since I saw it.

This setup is pretty much what I think I would like to imitate in my office. The only difference would be that I would have two dressers instead of three and one desktop instead of two.

The close up featured in Domino is what I would like to recreate.

The setup seems to be pretty simple.

I'll need 2 IKEA Hemnes dressers. When assembling the dressers I would leave off the top of the dresser and have to saw off the legs so they sit flat on the floor. Then I would use a 98 inch KARLBY counter top as the desktop.

Planning so far has been measuring the office to make sure the KARLBY will fit where I want it to put the desk and pricing everything from IKEA. I don't think that I will be updating the drawer pulls when/if I do go down this route. At least, not at first. If I find out that I don't like the pulls that come with the Hemnes then I can always add new pulls afterwards.

And maybe we can share some of the same memories. I’m not sure if that’s enough for me, but it has to be. It has to be enough. Because he’s not going anywhere. And neither am I. We’re in this together.

I can not imagine the pain.

I can not fathom the willpower.



I do this daily I'm my job and it never ceases to amaze me that people think I know what I'm doing.

Time is not a straight line, it's
more of a labyrinth, and if you press close to the wall at the right place you
can hear the hurrying steps and the voices, you can hear yourself walking
past on the other side.

Tomas Tranströmer


Always useful to remember that everyone started out at the beginning.