July 23rd Show
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On today's show:
July Cleaning, Your Purse/Wallet
SONG of the DEEP
National Day of....
July 23rd National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24th National Cousins Day
July 26th Aunt and Uncle’s Day
For the July 10th National Clerihew Day, I got Moxie Mail!
Julie has Moxie
From learning the Toxie
She helps with our goals
From our souls to our toes.
July Moxie Cleaning Tip!
Clean out your Purse or Wallet!
Clean off the table and dump the WHOLE thing out. Then, like Fantasia, start sorting into piles. Make-up, biz cards, receipts, trash, pens/pencils, notes, napkins, all of it.
1. Social Security Card: Get it out of your purse/wallet! Keep it at home in safe place.
2. Don't carry coins. Create jar or the like at home conveniently located and dedicate it to vacation you've planned.
3. Get coupons out of purse and into a seperate holder and keep it in your car.
4. Keep gift cards at your desk for online shopping instead of in purse. This will remind you to use them.
5. Receipts are huge mess makers and for the most part are pointless. Refuse the ones you clearly don't need and keep a smaller zippered pouch for those you must have. For business receipts, create a container at your home desk to hold them until you enter them.
6. Other people's business cards should be filed at home, or even better, download the App CamCard, that scans the card and enters it into your contacts.
7. Reduce the number of credit cards you carry to two or at most three.
8. Get a couple smaller zippered pencil cases. One for pens/pencils, one for lipsticks.
Old Fashioned Ideas We Should Bring Back
In my bullet journaling I’ve noticed several things about myself,
I love writing by hand and penmanship matters.
1. Write a letter for no reason. Plan paper, no pictures unless you draw them. This is 100% you on the paper. The power of both writing and receiving is like no other.
2. Improve your penmanship, not only is it incredibly relaxing to practice, it exercises a part of the brain that we are using less and less and you are working to honor the reader, be it yourself or the recipient of your correspondence, either way its good for everyone.
3. Get personalized stationary, because it’s personal. Cards are lovely but we all can remember the last time we tried to find one that made sense for the person, but none did and we bought one anyway. Save time and money and have it make a greater impression buy getting personal.
4. Bring back the welcome wagon. What started out as a 19th century practice of greeting frontier settlers has become a direct mail coupon campaign. Sad. We desperately need to be connecting with one another, especially those we will be seeing more often.
Local take out menus
A map highlighted with grocery, post office, dry cleaner
And your name and number on your personal stationary.
These things feel very civilized and with so little civility being seen, the only way to bring it back is to be the model.
SONG of the DEEP
Brian Hastings has been creating video games with Insomniac Games for 21 years. He helped develop the stories and worlds for Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet and Clank, and now, Song of the Deep. As a child, Brian dreamed of being an author, and this is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
In the book, Merryn lives with her fisherman father in a cottage by the sea. Each day, her father braves the tumultuous waves and returns home in time for dinner. One stormy evening, he doesn’t come back. Merryn has a vision that he’s been dragged underwater by a terrifying sea creature, and he needs her help. Determined to rescue him, Merryn builds a submarine and embarks on a journey through undersea worlds she’s only heard about in her father’s lullabies. As she faces the dangers and wonders of the world below the sea, she realizes that her father’s stories were real.
Fans of classic, story-driven games as well as readers of all ages will enjoy Song of the Deep (Sterling Children’s Books; July 2016; $12.95), an adventure that focuses on family, exploration, and women in the sciences.