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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

Who's been looking at MY tits?

I'm a massive fan of slogan t-shirts and many of you will already know about my favourite - "Social Networking Ruined My Life" - which is, more often than not, my Facebook profile picture.  I have got plenty of t-shirts with unusual images or slogans on them - the weirder the better.  My favourites include:
NEWSFLASH: I am special and will never be one of you
Life is not a popularity contents... Oh, wait, yes it is
Boomerangs are making a comeback
Video games ruined my life.  Good job I have another two [followed by two red hearts and one faded out heart]
I love them.  I think they are fun.  I believe they add a bit of color and humour to the day.

Until this weekend, that is.

We were in a flooring shop and I was wearing my "NEWSFLASH" t-shirt.  The shop was empty and we were stood at the till.  One of the (male) shop assistants said, "Can I ask you a question?  Why is it that you can wear a t-shirt with writing on it but when we try and read it we get accused of looking at your ti... [he searches for a better word] chest?"

I'd never thought about it in this way and now I'm over-thinking the whole situation.  It was a genuine question but asked in a lighthearted manner.  And if I'm being totally honest, I'd never noticed anyone, male or female, looking at my tits whilst wearing one of these t-shirts.  But then I don't ever feel that I am the sort of person who experiences that type of attention anyway. 

Slogans are meant to be read but am I subconsciously attention seeking?