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.
I've always hated anime. I never really gave it much of a chance as it combined two things that I didn't care for: cartoons and words I couldn't understand.
One night I was at my friend Charlie's house, hanging out in the living room. Someone in his family put on Hayao Miyazaki's anime mastepiece, "Spirited Away".
At first I ignored the movie, giving it just a small fraction of my attention. By the time it was over I was totally enthralled. The story was fantastic, the characters were great, but most of all the movie was beautifully drawn.