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Friday 16 July 2010

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an4 CI


Okay after writing it down on paper first i realised my to do list was a bit even if im so i just plan to finish some pending statistics on thesis' primary sources...i hope i can accompish at least would make me feel a little more hopeful....good luck to u all :)

I don't know how to message!

Hi An4 :) 


I was looking for a way to send a private message, since i"ve gotten them from others here, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I hope you'll see this message under your forum topic.

Just wanted to say thanks so much for being my buddy today. It was AWESOME! I think I'm going to kick back for the night and watch some TV, but if you want to be buddies again this weekend to work on your thesis, I also have some major work to do for a paper I'm writing for work and a little 10-minute talk I have to give this coming wednesday. I would love the company if you want to meet up here again.

Don't know if you'll be able to figure out how to send a direct message to me, but I'll be here tomorrow at 11AM Eastern Time, and I'll just stick around and check in during the day as I'm getting more progress done on my clean-up and work project.


Sending you a big hug!


hi piet :)

I'm not sure either about the message thing but yes, ill be on tomorrow in the morning, in case you wanna work together again through the chat :) ill see u soon then! take care! and thanks too :) 


Hi An4, 


hope you're holding up under the thesis stress! 

I wanted to drop you a note, but your contacting option is disabled.  send me a note through my "contact" tab on my profile, so I can write you back (if you don't mind my emailing you, of course :)


susanna (piet) 

Quick checkin

Yesterday turned out to be a pretty good day. Too long, as usual, but made a little headway after a frustrating start.

Goal: New business from 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM. Back later.

gratz 4! progress!

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." - Elbert Hubbard

Scribbler's CI


  • Get up before seven (missed by nearly an hour)
  • Coffee, paper, water plants
  • Healty breakfast
  • Checkins


  • Drop off boys
  • Draft deadbiz article
  • Proof deadbiz
  • File deadbiz
  • Invoice deadbiz


  • Healthy lunch
  • Meet attorney re: support mod
  • Follow up on masters10 factchecking
  • File Masters10 final copy
  • Do 4 on CIO


  • Cut grass
  • Healthy dinner
  • Promote Carousel gig, or email more bookers
  • Practice set list
  • Read
  • Relax
  • Bed before 11 p.m. 

Vic 7/16

 Show up (done)

Trouble starting again. 3 very scary phone calls, have been putting off. Will do least scary one 1st. going to chatbox.

Can't believe it- did 2

kromer 8:50 CI

Having a tough time getting started this morning...have been in lab for 30 minutes browsing the web.

I need to leave relatively early today, so I need to buckle down.

There's a huge amount of stuff I would *like* to get done today, but the reality is that I won't get through it all today, so I need to prioritize.

Here's what I'm going to try to do.

There's a seminar at 10. It would be useful to me, but I have a lot of other work as well. So, I think I'll go if labmates go and stay in lab if they don't.

Other tasks that I want to do are:
*Finish slides of VAD synch.
*Organize papers
*At least half of lab mtg write-up
*Clear WM queue
*Finish code for simple diff EQ system

If I have more time I'll:
*Read RNAseq paper
*Email SS
*Write up equations.

OK, going to start w/ simple diff EQ system (hoping I can get this done in an hour)

Journey 9 am

Good morning, it's Friday, but I'm grumpy because I have to work this weekend.  It's been a long stressful week and the weekend will probably be the same.   Now that I've cheered you all up, I'm going to get some coffee, some aspirin, and get started on the todo list for today.     I'm sure things will look better with some caffeine in the system.


'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

Journey 9:45 &

Hmmm it's time to update my signature line I think.   Here's my todo list for today and then I'll look for a new sig, then get to work!

  • Finish storage for server 6 - 1 hour
  • Time Sheet - 15 minutes
  • Prepare E on System Q - 1 hour
  • Update change requests - 1 hour
  • Review plans for weekend - 1 hour
  • Catch up email - 1 hour
  • Bluezone - 1 hour
  • Finish backing up hard drive - 30 minutes
  • Check dates for C. - 30 minutes
  • Take Vitamins
  • Quiet Time
  • Budget tracking
  • Start on U. install if time
  • added:  DB2C issues

 Update 10:45 - Storage done, also took a phone call about a problem, so I'm on track but I'm really finding myself drifting off instead of focusing on my tasks.   I'm feeling a bit stressed today and that leads to the big P, so taking a break, then I'll do my time sheet (a non stressful task), then have quiet time, followed by Task E.     

Update 1 pm - those tasks done, I'm going to take a break to walk around for a few minutes, then change requests.

Update 4:40  didn't finish the low priority stuff cause I high priority issue arose, otherwise I'm happy with my day and I'm leaving early!


I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

Friday July 16, 2010

Things I did do today

Went to the 7:00 telephone DA meeting

Things I plan to do today

1. Prayer and Meditation

2. Go to the 8:30 telephone CLA meeting

3. Go to the 945 telephone CLA meeting

4. Eat breakfast

5. Go to the 11:00 PA meeting

6. Make bed

7. Wash dishes

8. Clear off couch

9. Clesr off tables

10. Clesr off floor

11. Get dressed

12. Read 12-Step literature

13. Cut onions

14. Cook and eat dinner

15. Do hair.

16. Take shower 

17. Get clothes ready for the next two days

That's all I have

Edge's CI - 12:06pm

Feeling mentally paralyzed. Need to clear my head and stop stressing the details.

I have loads to finish by Sunday, big deadline looming, broken promises to mend, and a life to organize. So stressful, so unnecessary.

x 9:30am antibiotic
- Call M
- Call T
- Finish horos1
- Finish horos2
- 9:30pm antibiotic
- prep tomorrow's to-do

Wanna buy a proper organizer so I can fix my life, everything is so scattered. I'm too worried about using my laptop to save my schedule on because I never know when I might lose the data (this is probably just paranoia, since I've had my laptop for years and it has yet to die out on me). I could use a regular notepad but it's not very organized. I'm just being irrational right now *headdesk*

Enough worrying, I'm just gonna get started.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 9:32pm


x 9:30am antibiotic
- Finish horos1
- work on horos2
x get can insurance no.
x hspray
x find out dentist timing
- collect mats for rest of horos
x 9:30pm antibiotic
x prep tomorrow's to-do

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and reflection
Bath and wash hair
Check emails

Admin and finish important and difficult email
File holiday stuff in one place
Make simple lists of stuff todo before, tobuy before etc
Check out travel vaccinations etc
Go out to travel clinic and get the vaccinations etc
Home and possibly some food shopping on the way if I survive the vaccinations

Regards Rexroth

Lucky CI

Before work:
Up by 6.30 :)
Check in :)
Confidence exercises
Situps & pushups
Straighten hair
Pack food & reading book
Leave by 7.10

Pray & read bible
Full makeup

Pod check
E post :)
S filing :)
Archive bibling - Mostly done :)
Cupboard clear with D
Afternoon of sorting
Tea/last orders :)
Check in with D
Tidy & plan/double checks

Macmillan - prize requests
Email/social sites - Part done
Call lost property
Get some air

After work:
Clear kitchen
Dog face wash
Floss/brush teeth/wash face/moisturise
Shut living room window
Tomorrow's list
Email reports
Check in
BED straight after check in!