This year I was remarkably faithful in my use of Daytum to track a few routine things. At my current job, having a coffee break is a standard daily occurrence, and I watched myself shift a bit from tea to coffee over the year, though that’s not obvious from the main graph. You can see consumption drop way off in the summer, when I went back to the US for a vacation and fell out of the routine for a while. The category “Random Black Tea” (which I usually only drink when it’s all there is because Lipton Yellow Label = scourge) took a huge jump at the end of the year too, thanks to a trip to Turkey where I drank about five cups a day.
More statistics & interpretation beyond…
According to Goodreads I read 16 books this year (plus four or five still in progress). In Daytum I had 17, and a near perfect split between fiction and non-fiction. I read several graphic novels which maybe don’t quite count as books? It doesn’t seem like that many though I feel like I read all the time. Most of it is online content that doesn’t fit into book form.
In 2011 I started taking advantage of the cheap abundant nail salon services in Dubai and I got pedicures often. I decided to keep track of the polish colors and spells of more than a day when I went without polish. Orange You Glad is not the right name for that polish, which is an OPI one that I bought on clearance in the states in summer 2010, but the label is gone. It is my favorite, somewhere between carrot and new penny orange. The ones with women names are soy polish that I bought from the eco salon that is unfortunately too far away for me to go there regularly, so I bring it to the one in my neighborhood. I kind of wish I could track/display this data in a more timeline-like way but I am too lazy for digging for other tools or tweaking Daytum.
I also started out the year thinking that if I tracked craft activity I would be inclined to do more of it. At least in terms of knitting, it’s more than last year but still pretty pathetic. I do like that Daytum lets you track partial things, so what’s in progress can be measured.
I also had a couple of Notes items in Daytum where I recorded what restaurant I most recently visited, and what movie I recently saw. There is no archive of the entries and I was not good at keeping those up anyway.
I have also been scanning* my photographs from when I lived in Japan, 1996-1998. I have 318 pictures online so far, and probably twice that to go. In 2012 I hope to get through the rest, as well as all my photos from Cambodia in 1996.
*In proper archival fashion of course