I don't remember ever being as busy as I have been for the last month or so. I'm running around from place to place doing one thing after another without a moment's rest. Being an unemployed layabout isn't all it's cracked up to be. Anyway, the Cambridge Memory Championship (not in Cambridge) is almost upon us, and the next couple of days promise all the fun of printing things out. Hooray. With the additional thrill of putting the printouts in envelopes and keeping them safe until the competition. But then there's the optional-extra fun part of creating powerpoint slideshows, because the competition room comes with a projector and it'd be a shame not to make use of it. Just as long as I have time, and all my important procrastination doesn't get in the way.
And just as a footnote, can I just quote a comment from an anonymouse:
I enjoy your blog but I can’t help feeling that you are wasting your powers. Why don’t you teach yourself half a dozen languages and then write a book on mnemonics and language learning. I’m sure you can take it further than Linkword, O’Brien, etc.
I get this a lot. Please try to understand, people, I don't have "powers". Just because I can memorise a pack of cards quite quickly and only get the recall wrong 50% of the time, it doesn't necessarily follow that I could solve all the world's problems if I put my mind to it. I can't learn half a dozen languages, nor teach them to other people. Nor can I win millions in a casino. Believe me, I'm getting the maximum possible use out of my amazing abilities at the moment. So please stop telling me I could do other things if I wasn't so lazy. Thank you!