Yes, I have been AFK recently on the blog. I do have a couple posts queued up, but they nee some more refinement. In addition, most of my nerd free time has been dedicated to completing my CPE credits to maintain my CPA certification. The courses I am currently taking are:
One of the fun questions Tim Ferriss asks his guests on his 4 hour work week podcast is What’s one item you’ve purchased in the past six months for under $100 that’s had the biggest positive impact on your life?
Here are mine in no particular order.
1. CardNinja (Card Wallet for Cell Phone): $8. As a NYC commuter, you live and die by the card. From metro card to credit card, to Corp ID card. This $8 purchase has made my life SO MUCH easier. I recommend not putting more than 3 cards in there since the purpose is NOT to replace your wallet, but rather a quick way to get your most frequently used cards out. Also, I am more likely to forget my metro card than my cell phone, but since the metro card is now WITH the cell phone, I never have to worry about it.
2. SoundPEAT Bluetooth Headphone: $23. These are the best. Long battery life, super light weight, great sound and fits any ear shape. If i somehow forget to bring these to my daily workout at the gym... i seriously consider not doing anything since I love my music and these headphones.
3. Gymnastic Bodies: $99+ Specifically I did the Handstand course, but you will see there are many others. What is great about Chris Sommers (creator) is that he expects you to not just "do" the exercise, but to MASTER IT. Therefore the workouts are stair stepped from a very beginner level stretch all the way to a 10 minute long hand stand. It is very cool to understand the underlying muscles and mobility needed to accomplish the final goal of a handstand. What is even cooler is seeing your progress! My next workout I will buy is a SPLIT mobility course...I always wanted to be able to do a full split.
4. Casio wrist watch: $10 You just can not go wrong with a Casio watch. I went from a fitbit that died a couple months ago to this watch, and I have to say, I do not miss the fitbit that much. This little sucker tells the correct time, water proof, light weight, durable and cheap. If I lose it, scratch, decide I want a new color; it is $10 for a new one.