This is a really clever song from Sesame Street that is one of their Pinball Number Count videos. Sesame Street started making these videos in the late 1970s. One funny comment on the YouTube page suggest that “today’s Sesame Street was brought to you by the letters L S D.” Haha.

This is the funkiest song EVER! listen to the guy playing the bass. pure funk! if I could play the bass, this would be the only song I played.

Ketchup Week is December 26-31

A few years ago I had this crazy idea that the week between Christmas and New Years would be perfect for catching up on some side projects.

This all began when I realized that a significant number of people either take the week off, or assume you do. So it frees up a considerable amount of time, and thus others expectations.

And that’s how Ketchup Week began. I’d love to find a sponsor for it — perhaps Heinz or another ketchup maker — but for now the emphasis is on personal productivity.

Catching up on your work doesn’t necessarily mean you are working — it might mean you are catching up on relaxing.

So make this Ketchup Week your best!

Personal Productivity Blogs

I read a large number of personal productivity blogs, and thought it would be fun to share two of them with you.

Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development for Smart People


A site that became wildly popular after it was revealed that the owner, Steve Pavlina, makes a living off of ads on the site. Pavlina even tried the concept of Polyphasic Sleep to the amusement of his readers (but then discontinued after some time). Another good article is titled How to Become an Early Riser.

David Seah’s Better Living Through New Media


Dave came up with an interesting idea a few years ago to create beautiful and useful productivity tools for himself. On paper. He calls them The Printable CEO, and shares his work with you for free and many people use them daily.

Andy Ferra, a designer in Phoenix I have had the pleasure of working with, wrote this about The Printable CEO:

One of the things I like about it most is it helps you define a clear system for prioritizing tasks and process to go through when you’re not being productive to help you get back on track.