I’m going to use this post to write about what I currently do. Work is work, but after work I have a fair amount of free time that I use on various life exercises. My thought on being a human is that you are always trying to improve. Therefore, I try to mix an amount of self improvement as well as activities that are pure fun factor. Here’s the Breakdown:
After talking to Sam and Alex on Tuesday, everybody doesn’t like to read. If you are a slow reader and it takes weeks or months to finish books, then reading as pleasure is an afterthought. I’m not a speed reader but I can push through books if I put my mind to it. I have probably read a little of everything in terms of genres so I know what I like and what I don’t. My favorite type books are:
- Chuck Klosterman and humorous observation of society.
- Anything that is popular ie. Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I do this to be able to hold conversation with others who read with the masses.
- The classics. Books that are widely held in high esteem like Atlas Shrugged or Dracula. I recently finished The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain because it was free on my Kindle.
- My least favorite books are history and religion. I’ve been trying to slog through them as of late because they are easily my weakest subjects and I try not to sound like a complete tard.
I haven’t been watching as much TV which is usually when I decide to read. True Detective is obviously the #1 show right now and I’ll put on Walking Dead while I’m doing something else because the show has gotten so bad. I watched the first 2 episodes of the arm wrestling show, Game of Arms, on AMC and it’s watchable but only to see how looks can be deceiving in arm wrestling. I intend to speed watch House of Cards in the next few days. I’m looking forward to GOT in the Spring obviously.
I think movies have gotten difficult to watch. I’m constantly hearing about how good movies are, then I watch them, then I leave feeling like they sucked. Silver Linings Playbook sucked. I liked American Hustle but I feel like I’ve seen that 10x over with movies of the past. Captain Phillips wasn’t bad but I didn’t feel a lick of suspense throughout it. I’ll DVR movies from the past and catch up on GOOD movies. ET and Blade Runner were ones I DVR’d. Movies are usually when I’m pretty bored.
German and Photoshop
I’ve had these on my list to do for a long time and I will continue to increase my skills in them. These are those useful skills that require actual thought that I add into my life. I’ve noticed that unless you implement them in your daily routine, the knowledge tends to fade away. Now that I have more free time again, I’ll make sure I enhance these two practical skills. I quit this post out of sheer laziness. I could have kept adding more but it’s Friday and I’m ready to call it quits.