Glad I Walked Over To That Shelf

by Emon Hassan on May 4, 2008

Saturdays, you know. Productivity-wise it’s perhaps the best day of the week for me. Spent the morning at Starbucks, as usual, catching up on reading, writing, and – sue me for this – thinking. I wrote a future blog post long-hand; it’s titled, as of now, “How To Say ‘No'”. Wrote it in the middle of reading the excellent Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini; he has a section on ‘how to say no’ but mine is more twisted. I’m not sure but I think I learned of the book when someone mentioned it on Twitter. Gotta love Twitter! Outlined two more episodes of my movie series. Consumed two Ventis – red eye! Hands shook for a long time.

A thing I do usually when I go to the library is walk over to the CD shelf and scan the whole fucking thing to randomly pick music. I hadn’t planned to yesterday…but something told me I should. It was me! If I hadn’t…these are what I’d have missed.

Soundtrack: ROME, Straight Outta Compton: NWA, Memory Almost Full: Paul McCartney, Alright Still: Lily Allen, Hotel: Moby, and Magic: Bruce Springsteen.

Moral of the story: Listen to yourself, even if your voice sounds like a 11-yr old kid. :)

Stuff on hold for me yesterday:

The Wisdom of Crowds: James Surowiecki, Execution: Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, and – I’m not kidding – Pour Your Heart Into It: Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang, and The Kite Runner soundtrack: Alberto Iglesias.

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