A Week in Dale’s Life – Week 18

I’ve changed the formatting for this blog post (and all future blog posts), I’ve removed everything except for the Word(s) of the Week section.

I Realized I couldn’t be bothered to update all the media I consume every week. Plus this whole thing was really just about me trying to improve my communication skills via writing, and I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but I haven’t been really writing anything when really I should have.

So from now own I’ll only be writing, though I can’t promise that every week you’ll receive an essay giving a thorough breakdown of my past week, you’ll more likely receive maybe a paragraph or two talking about things or events that really stood out to me.

With all that being said, here’s the part where I actually start talking about this past week.

First up, I did a mediocre unboxing (keyword mediocre). I received my very first piece of merchandise ever from this group (thank you very much btw). And I thought an unboxing should be in order, so I did that. Won’t go into detail here, you should just probably watch the video to see my reaction.

The last notable thing that happened this week was I discovered this book titled How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens, I’m still currently reading it, but it’s been very insightful thus far. In it, Ahrens goes into detail about this method of personal knowledge management (PKM) called the Zettelkasten method and all I can say is that I’m intrigued and I wanna try it out (I’ve actually already started using this method, but I’m still very much consider myself a neophyte regarding this topic, I will try and keep you guys updated as I go along).

Word(s) of the Week

  • Sisyphean – denoting or relating to a task that can never be completed.

You know what’s a Sisyphean task? Educating yourself… (and also actually memorizing ZBLL)

  • missive – a letter, especially a long or official one.

Remember the time when it was cool to receive a missive? No? Ye me too.

  • traipsed – walk or move wearily or reluctantly.

The death row prisoners traipsed along to their inevitable doom.

  • errant – erring or straying from the proper course or standards.

Would you agree that ZZ is an errant way of solving the cube? You don’t have to answer that…

  • purport – appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; profess.

Remember when Petrus was purported to be a viable speed cubing method? No? Ye me too.

  • uppity – self-important; arrogant.

That last example sentence was quite uppity of me, I’m sorry. (but not really)

  • diminutive – extremely or unusually small.

“A diminutive figure walked past me. I’m not saying it was a midget (sorry, small person), but I think it was a midget (small person).”

  • pragmatic – dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

I’ve often been called a pragmatic person by others. By “often” I mean never, and by “others” I mean myself. (I called myself pragmatic just for this sentence)

  • fletcher – a person who makes and sells arrows.

“Go buy your arrows from the fletcher next door, you won’t regret it. He has my sign of approval”

One Comment

Errol December 13, 2021 Reply


Leave a Reply