Ack, I let a couple of weeks slide by again without a new post.

Boy, has my life improved the last week since I discovered caffeinated Jolt Energy Gum. It feels like I'm being much more productive.

I've found that by switching my To Do list to pen and paper, I get more done than when I put it on my electronic PDA. That will be the only paper I allow, since I've decided to go paperless.

I picked up a scanner and have been working on digitizing EVERYTHING. Books, magazine clippings, pay stubs, etc. which I'm also backing up to two external hard drives.

Part of this started from an impulse purchase I made. I am now the proud owner of a Sony Portable E-ink Reader. It had been backordered for awhile, and ebay was charging over $400. I walked into Borders the other day and BOOM, there it was. I stood there playing with it for about a half-hour before I told the cashier I had to have it.

Seeing it in person was incredible. It reminded me of those fake computer screens they have at furniture stores, where it looks real from a distance, until you see that it's painted on the screen. The text is too crisp, the viewing angle is almost 180 degrees.

And thanks to Parallels, I loaded up the software on my Mac No Problem. I've got dozens of books on it now that have been sitting around on my hard drive forever. PDF's don't display too well, but it was simple to convert them to Word Documents.

Deciding to go Paperless has also caused me to reevaluate the rest of my room. I'm also getting rid of my TV, along with the bulky Cabinet it's in. And while I'm at it, I'm also replacing my clunky wood-pulp desk with a streamlined aluminum and glass one. Only $70!

I've also segmented my day into blocks, providing time for writing, language learning, exercise, etc. I'm also teaching myself how to ride a skateboard!

Ahhhh, I love caffeine.

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