Creative Business, Health, Human Nature

Not Paranoia

Today, I came across yet another article which detailed and confirmed the fact that our modern day gadgets are spying on us. It is entitled Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia.

I shall not, in this lifetime, willingly own an iPhone. I shall continue being the proud owner of a Google-less Android phone. I do have to be more diligent when it comes to my tablet. Leaving it on the night stand next to my bed after I have read my e-books is not such a smart practice.

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Pineapple Dress & Savings

A clothing store nearby is having its spring warehouse sales. So, D and I biked over to check it out. Just like previous times, the venue was completely packed with people franticly hunting for a good deal on clothing and shoes. It was crazy, and a bit scary! Funny thing is, despite not needing anything, D and I bought three items. One of the items is a fun and girly pineapple dress…

After an early dinner in the evening, D and I biked (yes I did) to the library. We attended a talk by Michaël Van Droogenbroeck outlining the financial alternatives to boring old savings accounts. Even though the presentation was on the mild side for me, I did acquire some information which deserves further follow up on my part.

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Creative Business

Free Flower

D and I went to visit a local garden store this afternoon. It is their open-door day to celebrate the completion of a new store section. We got a free pot of white chrysanthemums. Nice… another one to my ever growing collection. We ate some cake, drank some juice, bought something and was out of there in a bit. It is a good way to lure in customers. There shall be more people tomorrow. Friday afternoons are mainly for retired people.

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Efficient People

For the past week, I have to deal with a bit of clean up and simplification for my family members. Let’s just say that I like fast-moving efficient people. I simply would not have so many grey hairs today if I have had these people around me in the days when I have loads of administrative responsibilities.

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Creative Business

Please Pay Up

I graduated from university with a bachelor’s degree in finance in the mid-90s. And then a few years later, I completed an associate degree in graphic design. At different intervals of my life, I have preferred one to the other and have intermingled both skills. These days, I am more into the finance world and is putting my creative side at rest.

This morning, I am doing what I have done for my mother over 15 years ago. I am helping her claim money that is rightfully due to her. I do this with the help of today’s technology, my detailed documentation, and a healthy dash of polite demands.

After years of crossing paths with all sorts of people, I do know how to say ‘please pay up’ very nicely.

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Creative Business, Simplify

Christmas Grocery Shopping

D and I have invited his parents over for Christmas Eve dinner. And with only two more days to go, we decided that it would be best to do our grocery shopping today. The Christmas crowd is still tolerable and the shelves are fully stocked. Strategies, gotta have ’em in order to torpedo our way through life.

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New Computer Time

Today, I reschedule my daily computer time. From now on I will only turn on my computer in the mid afternoon. This new adaptation means freeing up about two hours of daylight after lunch. Time for me to read, and to do non-computer related activities. I will adapt to this new schedule swiftly and perform my trio-continental tasks efficiently and effectively.

Choose life!

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