I like looking at things and really thinking them through. If you do this carefully once, you can just automatically do the correct thing forever after that.
So, basic things - when taking the lid off the coffee, where do you put it?
Me? Depends if there's coffee on the bottom of the lid. If so, topdown, bottom up:
No coffee? Then bottom down on the table, keeping the top of the lid cleaner.
I did some laundry a day before checking out of the hotel I was staying at. I wasn't sure if it'd dry one day before I was leaving, but I figured worst case scenario I'd have to put some slightly wet clothes in a plastic bag and then wash them again sometime.
I think about it, and I'm tentatively going to just read a book while blowdrying for a few minutes, and then I get an idea:
I like thinking about things. Just spending five minutes thinking something over can save a lot of time.
Yesterday I announced that a 23 page writeup of my travels and lessons for the year called "Era One." You can download your free copy here - Era One - Download PDF
This is an excerpt from Era One, if you haven't gotten your copy yet.
The Korean Bathhouse
2010 had been up and down for me. But the two weeks I’d spent in Guilin were fantastic, I felt really revitalized. After that, Beijing was okay, and then my visa was up – where to go next?
I decided and flew to Seoul, South Korea.
This is the draft for a speech that I presented at my Toastmasters group last week. It was for project three of the Speaking to Inform manual, which is the demonstration speech. I did not actually make Greek coffee during my demonstration, but I pantomimed the process using a pot, spoon and coffee cup. I also brought the ground coffee beans in some snack bags to show to the audience; I wanted them to see just how finely ground the coffee beans really are. This speech was delivered without notes, so I'm sure that the talk that I gave differed from the draft below.
Today, David will be presenting a speech for Project 3 of the Speaking to Inform manual: The Demonstration Talk. Thanks to businesses such as Strarbucks, and products like Instant Coffee and K Cups, we live in a culture where we have quick and easy access to coffee. But how many people even consider that there may be alternatives? Today David is going to tell us about another method of preparing coffee.
Speech Title: Slow Down and Enjoy Your Coffee