All Booked Up: Books = Life

Book Collection

At the beginning of the year I was extremely overzealous and decided to read one book a month. Now that we’re approaching the end of the year I am forced to read a book a week to catch up. I predict that it won’t be long before I start having nightmares of being trapped in a “table of contents” page with no arms and no way of escaping.

My Reading List:
Bulletproof Your Job by Stephen Viscusi
Apples are Square by Susan Kuczmarski
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
How Toyota Became # 1 by David Magee

Time and Money…wasted!

2006 Calendar

While in the process of reloading gigabytes of information onto my new computer I sifted through lots of data that I’ve diligently collected throughout the years. Two pieces of data that has consumed a significant amount of space on my computer were my calendar entries and my personal financial records–both dating back to January 2006.

In 2006 I thought that it would be useful to begin tracking every minute and dollar that I spent throughout my life. At the time, I made it a monthly practice to analyze all money spent and I cross referenced the records with my calendar to eliminate inefficiencies in my life. Now that I have three solid years of financial and calendar information and six years of journal entries, I am looking for a useful way to use this information to improve my future decisions.

My only finding thus far is that my trips to the sneaker store were always followed by a 20-50% reduction in my bank account balances. Maybe my horrible, horrible sneaker buying habit is the reason why I’m not a gillionaire right now.

I’ve been Upgraded: New Macbook

Nearly two months after suffering the horrible, grueling death of my laptop and enduring through the inadequate replacement, I’ve finally gotten a new machine in my possession. In addition to getting a brand new machine, the Apple store manager also saw fit to upgrade me with:

  • a NEW 3-year warranty that’ll probably get me a new laptop in 2 years
  • a NEW, SHINY LED lit screen that’s bright enough to light up Poughkeepsie, NY at midnight
  • a NEW, SHINY, QUICK 320gb Hard drive that can adequately store all infinity digits of pi
  • a NEW, SHINY, QUICK, FAST Processor

Now that I’m back on track with a decent computer, let the updates resume!!