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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

My Plog, my marketing ideas for the pop world and a funny from the Urban Dictionary

I had some *fantastic ideas last night and mused about them on the way to bed.

The first was that I should conduct a Plog - a Picture Blog (see what I did there?  It's like doing something connected to Twitter where you just replace the first two letters of any word with "Tw").  Anyway, as I took pictures of my toothbrush (which needs replacing as it's knackered. And orange), my make-up bag (who really wants to see all the slap I put on to look half decent?) and my son's lunch box (no, ma'am, there is no cake in there at all.  It's just a figment of your imagination) I decided that my life is so much like other people's that it's not going to make an interesting Plog.

So my next bright idea was to try and contact Jedward's marketing people (and what a fantastic job they're doing at the moment) to suggest that their next cover should be in collaboration with MC Hammer and it should be U Can't Touch This.

Finally, I decided that I would copy one of the status games on Facebook.  You have to navigate to the online Urban Dictionary and type your name in the search box at the top right hand corner of the screen.  Then copy and paste the results to your Facebook status (or in the comments box here if it's easier).

1. nickie
usually extremely dominant,,,
has been known to hate hannah montana,
has absolutely incredible boobs, will knock you off your feet with just one stare, has been known to be commonly red headed. also tends to be one of the most incredible people you will ever meet.
Jane: wow, who is that??
alex: I dont know but she looks like a nickie..

2. Nickie
A name or nick-name most commonly used for girls. It is a non-slutty way of spelling the name but is usually attributed to blonds and they tend to have large boobs. For some reason they usually tend to enjoy video games and tea. They are also very cute but are independent.
"Hey I asked out that girl over there but she said no." "That sucks what was her name?" "Nickie" "Oh well than obviously she's to good for you."

Hhhhmmmm I don't know whether to be impressed by the accuracy or that I actually did this and I should really get on with some work...

*fantastic ideas at night should be ignored

Picture Credit:
John Marchan on Flickr