14 April 2014 0 Comments

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14 April 2014 0 Comments
“I could have every single part of your body pressed against mine and I’d still say ‘pull me closer’.”

(via carving-backbone)

And your ass would still be cold.

(Source: bettertomatter, via bourbonandbosoms)

14 April 2014 0 Comments






fav person of the day

because actually helping people with cosplay emergencies!

literally the most important man at supanova this year

he gave me double sided tape

what a good human being

petition to have a designated Captain Patch-It at all cons from now on.

A real life hero :D

Oh, this is AMAZING.

That dude needs free coffees. Stat

14 April 2014 0 Comments


Larger theme: reducing stress, increasing mindfulness

I’ve been trying to reduce the amount if stress in my life and increase the amount of mindfulness.

Of the many things I’m trying to change to work towards a mindful life is how I take notes. My current state is untenable. Every meeting is a mad dash to capture every damn thing said so everyone has a reference. I put it upon myself to take notes for everyone.

And I hate it.

It’s turned meetings into disengaging, stressful hours in my day. And, since I spend a lot if time in meetings, is contributing a size able amount if discontent to my day.

So. How do you make notes more fun while still being useful? Sketchnotes. I write about it before here: http://abmann.net/post/81641870034/notes-on-flickr-via-flickr-thinking-about

Today I tried my first sketchnote and it was categorically different. I started by telling people what i was doing and said they need to capture their follow ups , that I would attempt to track all tasks but not to rely on me. It helped.

Overall, I think it worked. I was still contributing and not hating the note process. And I still managed to get all the important tasks. And was able to write out more detailed notes into my shared OneNote at work.

I think this is going to work well for me. I just need to get over my drawing skill.

11 April 2014 0 Comments

Were all about the safety at the Bunny Rope Warren.

And I’m covered in hemp fiber. Again.