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A Tail of the Unexpected

February 22nd, 2011

I had seen this coming almost three months ago…the undying passion, the eternal joy, the blind faith to the dream that would be. It was one of the first times in my life where I felt like I actually got it right.

She moved her arm slightly, making more room for the newborn kitten between us.

“So, you really don’t mind this little bundle of claws and sharp little kitten teeth?” she asked.

“Not in the least. In fact, I think we should start leash training him so we can take him out for daily walks just to confuse the hell out of dogs and their owners.”

She let out a little laugh and picked the kitten up and held him above us. He opened his eyes slowly and let out a little meow.

“You see. I think he agrees with me,” I said, rubbing his little chin.

“We’ll see about the leash thing…but I am happy you like him.”

“Have you decided on a name yet?”

She brought the kitten back down and placed him on my chest. His purr box went into overdrive.

“I was thinking of the name Felineous,” she said with a huge smile.

“That’s a bit of a mouthful.”

“Ha! Well let’s just say it’s a good candidate for a name.”

I rubbed the top of Felineous’ head with my index finger. He squinted at me and let out a little meow-purr.

“Hello Felineous…how is the fierce kitty?” I asked.

“Meow purr urr urr mee-up rrr,” he announced with much pleasure.

“You see. I think he likes his name,” she said.

“I think you’re right…but I think we should still discuss his leash training. It would be awesome.”

She gave me a light kiss on the cheek.

“We’ll have to see what he thinks about that,” she said, getting up from the bed.

I took Felineous in my hands. He was so small that he fit in both of my hands. I stood up and walked to the window overlooking the park.

“You see that down there Felineous? That is your world. And one day, you’ll show the world that not everything is as it should be. We’ll have you on that leash…just to mess with all their heads.”

short story

Well, still at it.

February 9th, 2011

I spent a few weeks on my hand made journals and my custom little task sheets, but I felt like something was missing. So I did what any good GTD obsessed nerd does, I did more research. I search high and low for a nice little system I could call my own and carry with me everywhere. A good resource I found was on DIYPlanner. It was here that I read about the innovative Rollabind Paper system. The videos looked really cool. I then learned that there was another company who adopted their technology called the Levenger Circa Notebooks. And this ultimately led to another company, Myndology, who did pretty much the same thing, with a little variation in their paper and punches. Anyway, in the end I just happened upon a forum posting that talked about these Rollabind, Circa, Myndology type books from Staples which came out in late December of 2010. I thought, cool, I can go check them out. I swung by one day after work and picked up a couple journals, and I instantly fell in love. I saw in my hand the realization of what I wanted to achieve on paper+GTD: fluid, flexible and a highly customizable note and task organizing system. I mocked up my preferred layout, bought a Levenger Circa punch and went to town.

Here is a snapshot of the current spread in the Staples ARC book (you can see that I am still fleshing out the Task Sheet concept-can’t decide if it’s a quarter sheet or a card type of system):
Well, that’s the story so far. Here’s a link to the Arc Staples Notebooks. Grab one and enjoy. :)

concepts, GTD