Friday, January 14, 2011

Money money money

I've got my Chinese money! I'm moderately wealthy!

Also, I've now completed two weeks of the new improved 2011 memory training schedule without missing a morning or evening. Now, though, I need to move on to phase two, which is getting back into the habit of doing hour cards, hour numbers and half-hour binary whenever I've got a free weekend (like this weekend coming up). It's quite difficult to get into that routine, but once I do, it'll be very much worth it.

And then there's the continuing dilemma of the four-digit number system. I have a nagging doubt that after all the effort of creating it, it'll turn out to be unusable and I'll have wasted a lot of time and made myself even worse at memorising numbers than I was in the first place.

And on top of that, I probably should do something about the Cambridge Memory Championship 2011. People keep asking me about it, but I'm more in a training-my-own-memory kind of mood than an organising-competitions-for-other-people mood right now. But still, blog readers (if any) - who's coming to the Cambridge Championship? Assume that it's going to happen in early May, and that there's a good chance it won't take place in Cambridge. Further details may or may not follow.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ave atque Vale

I'm back from Ebbw Vale, and I just felt that I should point out that I'm still sticking to my memory-training schedule. I did some practice on the train, both ways, AND this morning in Dai's place after a late night's drinking. And what's more, I'm still free from cherry coke and eating between meals. I'm the most resolute person in the whole wide world!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

W is not a vowel

Despite this, I'm going to Ebbw Vale tomorrow night, so as to poke my nose into the Boots there for work purposes. It's not often you get an opportunity to visit Ebbw Vale, all paid-for, so naturally I jumped at the chance. And since Dai happens to live there, we get the opportunity to hold a sort of international memory conference, too!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Headhunters are after me

Well, not really, but this seems to be a peak time of the year for all the accountancy recruitment agencies I've ever given my email address to, to send out mass mailings to everybody asking if they're looking for a job and showcasing the coolest (by accountancy standards) vacancies on their books.

It worries me when I see a management accountant job description and think "Oh, hey, that one looks pretty good!" I never liked being a management accountant, really, and I know that perfectly well. It's far better being a financial analyst, although I appreciate that most people don't see much difference.

Still, I'd probably reply to one of these agencies if it didn't mean writing a CV from scratch. I lost my old one when my old laptop died. And if they expect me to go to all that effort when I've already got a job...

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Just as a follow-up to last night...

E4 show the movie Grease completely unedited, in the middle of the afternoon, complete with exactly the same kind of naughty references that they chop out of Friends. It's weird.

Anyway, I'm not entirely sure that this last week of blog posts really qualifies as the proper, long, interesting kind of blogging that I new-year-resolved to do, so I'll try to improve next week. If I feel like it.