Weeknote for 8/6/2023



I did the first few exercises in Presto Sketching. The first two were for confidence building (shown last in the Instagram post), and the rest were basically warm-up. This week I’m trying out 3D modeling, but I’ll try to keep doing sketchnote exercises here and there.


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I carried on with creative writing by listening to the fantastic How to Tell a Story by storytelling organization The Moth. The audiobook is read by the authors and includes clips of storytellers from their events. It did inspire me a little to think about what stories I could tell from my life. Talk Like TED came next and complemented the Moth book by covering one context for storytelling.



I set up an Anki flashcard deck for Gregg Shorthand, starting with an imported one someone shared. So far the studying has been easy, and I think it’ll be a better approach than laboriously creating sentence writing exercises for each new set of words.



I revisited my childhood with the Lindsay Wagner Bionic Woman. I’m taking advantage of the final couple of months of the Netflix DVD service. So far I can say the acting is a bit awkward but has its moments, the writing is pretty good, and they make an effective use of music. It gives the bionic powers an almost mystical feel. But I’m still in Jaime’s origin story on The Six Million Dollar Man, so I don’t know what will be different about her own show.

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2 Responses to Weeknote for 8/6/2023

  1. Linda W. says:

    Wow! I haven’t seen either bionic series in ages! I didn’t know they were on Netflix! I have streaming so maybe they were available via DVD only.

    • Andy says:

      Yeah, this is the first time I’ve seen it since I was a kid, and I barely remember it from then. I’m going through some of my Netflix DVD queue that’ll be harder to find after the service ends in a couple of months.

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