Mad Hatter

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  1. Mad Hatter

    Raptron Ramps Up

    HOW DID IT GO?????!!!!!!
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    Mad Hatter retreats

    Why is it that most places with stable governments and happy populations are the cold countries? But who knows! I'd definitely love to visit. I think that's a great way to start to reduce device usage. After four weeks I don't find I need it anymore.
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    WhiteGhost's Fantastically Fancy 5x5 Food Fandango

    Nice work!
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    Mad Hatter retreats

    After 3 hours sleep and recovering from one or two drinks, yesterday consisted mostly of bumming around the house. I journaled, spent some time on Finnish, I went for a long walk, and I finally finished the book Debt. It's fascinating, but extremely dense and it's only so much human violence and suffering I can take in a sitting. I wanted to read it to get a better understanding of what money actually is, as I've always had this unease about money and the current financial systems, and I thought it would help if I knew more about it. I was wrong, my intuitions were confirmed and it's a lot worse than I even wanted to believe and the history much darker. Great. Not the most enjoyable read, in the typical sense, but fascinating and important. Now I need something light and lovely that gives me hope for humanity again, even if it's fiction. Recommendations?
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    Mad Hatter retreats

    It's compatible on the iPhone, but either way I decided to stop that experiment. I feel like it doesn't do enough to change my habits, while at the same time making the phone more difficult and less enjoyable to use. Keeping the phone a little bit further away from me has a much greater effect when it comes to not picking it up. And either way, at this point the risk of getting distracted by the phone even when I do pick it up is very, very small. I've no idea. Sometimes I think I want to set everything on fire tomorrow and just leave for... somewhere. Then again, I thought Stockholm would be a short pitstop and I stayed there for 7 years... It does sound great...
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    Fall wizardry

    Cool, the workshop sounds awesome! It's great you got some solid advice and notes and that it was at a good level for you. I was actually really curious how you'd get on with working on your hands instead of on tubes. (I'm totally going to start using that, much easier to spell! ) It's neat that there was so much transfer, even if it felt harder. REST WELL NOW!
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    Mad Hatter retreats

    Why is it that my body always betrays me after a night out? Oh you went to bed at 5 am, of course you can have a sleep in! How does 8 am sound? Thanks body. I appreciate you too. Yesterday was my friend's bachelor party, and it was a great night! Drinks, food, a glorious whisky, and even a spat of dancing happened. It amused me a lot when one of my friends complimented me on my "dancing", when I was literally standing in place because it was super crowded. Talk about low bar haha. I never thought I'd say it, but I'm enjoying this morning after, it has tamed my furious energy level of the past few days. Yesterday I felt too sore to train, which meant a lot of unfocussed excess energy. I went for a walk, as it was beautiful and sunny. Until on my way back. Less sunny, but still beautiful.
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    Mad Hatter retreats

    Nah it's pretty mild, with a balmy 10C average. It is. I'm just torn because it's difficult/impossible to casually learn the language, and investing a lot of time and effort seems not worth it? We'll see! Experimenting with language learning can also be useful in itself, if I ever feel like learning a different language! IT'S ON MY LIST OK It is, I'm so lucky I live on my island! This is like 1-2 minutes from my flat. Re: grayscale - you know what's really hard to use? Google maps!
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    Mike Wazowski Gets Basic

    My all time favourite ones are the "bondage" bruises that come with wrapping trapeze ropes around your legs.
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    Waanie is looking for a goal

    It's ok, you have a lot on your plate. Just take care of yourself, the rest can wait.
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    Mad Hatter retreats

    Yesterday was all hype and excitement and too much energy - right until I crashed. I woke up at 4 am, couldn't fall back to sleep, instead I anxiously waited until gym time so I could train it off. It didn't really work, I still had too much energy to be able to focus at work. Oh well, it was Friday. We had a demo meeting in the afternoon, which I thought lasted absolutely forever, so as soon as it ended I immediately turned off my laptop. It turned out it was actually quite short, but by that point I couldn't be bothered to turn my laptop back on, so I decided to go home. I really wanted to walk home, but I knew it was going to rain in a few minutes, so I changed my mind and started walking towards the metro. Then I got to a crossing and the light was red and I couldn't be bothered to wait so I said screw the rain, I'm going to walk home after all. I got drenched, but it was awesome. And it looked amazing at this one spot where the sun broke through the clouds. Worth it. I realised I needed a picture for my marketing post, but the idea of stock photos put me off, so I thought why won't I just draw something? I made a doodle, but then quickly realised it wouldn't be quite so easy as I thought to convert it to vector art. I missed my screen curfew by 45 minutes trying, before realising I need a better plan and a cleaner drawing. Worth it.
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    Mad Hatter retreats

    Makes sense.
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    Mike Wazowski Gets Basic

    I've no doubt you'll make it! It doesn't actually sound unreasonable, especially since some of the goals are cycling or on a weekly/monthly basis. It just looks daunting when it's written out like that.
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    Fall wizardry

    I really enjoy things like that too. It's cool that he referred back to the apparatus, that's really nice advice.
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    Fall wizardry

    Oh no, bummer about the ab! I hope it will heal up quickly. I've never tried, but rope does look awesome! The minimalist aspect as you say + that the routines are often much more cool and interesting. And the dynamic stuff looks badass. It'd be fun to play with at some point.