Monday, January 6, 2014

A Letter of Advice To Myself

Dearest Dopey Self,

While it was very smart of you to translate your shorthand notes from the October sessions into proper English longhand immediately upon your return home, it would have been even better if you had actually printed out said transcription and placed them in your Giant Blue Binder of All Knowledge, also known as The Story Bible, before traveling to the next state over. This would have spared you 15 minutes of staring at 2-month old shorthand like an illiterate bumpkin gawping at Greek when the Game Master asked for a quick recap.

Also, a pro tip: writing shorthand is not like riding a bike. Not even a little. Like flexibility, it's a use-it-or-lose-it sort of thing. If you want to continue to take faster, more accurate notes (and fool your friends into thinking you're some sort of linguistic genius) consider setting aside more than two days out of the month to practice. Flipping through flashcards 20 minutes before the session starts is not sufficient. 

Your earnest attempts at organization are both admirable and amusing. 

Keep it up,

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