Monday, August 30, 2010

Making Some Getting Things Done Changes

I am trying out some strategies that encourage me to actually complete some of my high falutin' ideas. I tend to plan lots of things and execute many less which isn't that big of a deal except often my planning is derailed by reruns of bad tv on cable, and it shouldn't have to be that way.

So the new strategies are leaving the house to get BBT blogging done, and doing it 2-3 times a week at a Lavazza coffee shop or an Argo Tea or anywhere that my laptop and me can get connected. This should help with being good at blogging here. They are involving others in my planned projects, so I cannot back down from them without disappointing others (because I am Catholic and guilt as a motivating factor is in my blood) which led to me inviting 6ish people over for a quilting bee in two weeks. And basically just keeping me away from the Law & Order reruns and kept accountable by others. The 2nd Saturdays of art are for this too, not all my plans are for work, some are for fun!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Second Saturdays at the Art Institute

I am instituting a new policy where I will visit the art institute every 2nd Saturday of every month, and I will bring people with me. I just upgraded our membership to be a 2 membership card kind of household which means 4 adults can go at a time. That means I can bring up to 3 friends, and I will bring them. So please friends, come with me, come to the art institute of Chicago, come for free. Just let me know, call dibs on a 2nd Saturday or take initiative and sign me up to go with you on any random day. And I work around the corner, so if it is a weekday and you want to go, call me, text me, I will come get you and a friend or two in, and then I will go back to work. I am working to bring art to the masses. The masses of my friends.

Also, if you live in Chicago, I would highly recommend getting a membership. It changes the way you look at and experience art because it gives you the comfort to really take in pieces you normally would race by or avoid altogether as you head towards the greatest hits that you are used to seeing. I spent my 29th birthday money on it, and it was the best birthday present I ever got.