The time has come to retire this site. I’ve haven’t posted in the last year and With little to no traffic pretty much its entire life and I think it has run its course. You will still be able to find my drawings on my Flickr page and will continue to place new drawings there.
In the words of the late, great Douglas Adams, ” So long and thanks for all the fish.”
I’m weak on Mondays. I always choose to do the voices’ bidding.
This doesn’t happen until around 4:30 on Monday. 8 a.m. I am singing a different tune; mainly about coffee. But that’s another post for another day.
8 O’Clock coffee said this in a Facebook post on January 9, 2015. It made me think that maybe my coffee looks as forward to seeing me in the morning as I look forward to it. I feel less addictive in the morning believing that. It’s just two good friends meeting each other in the morning.
Process for process’ sake is not good. This is not an original thought. I’ve run into some have been taken so long, milestones weren’t missed but run over by a Mac truck and left alongside the road with the rest of the roadkill. Processes are needed, absolutely. But a process that just puts a check in a box or to appease a needless layer of bureaucracy will kill a project. Knowing what to do is easy. Getting leadership and organizations to do it and change is not.
In honor of May the 4th, a reposting of two themed after a character in Lucas’ Star Wars saga.
The Fourth will be with you. Always.
The note above is based on John Oliver’s encouraging note to himself. Unfortunately, I cannot share the video here so go to YouTube and watch the John Oliver’s story during the April 12, 2015 broadcast of Last Week Tonight about the upcoming general elections in the UK and Labour Party candidate Ed Miliband’s crib notes found after a debate with Prime Minister David Cameron. It is a piece of brilliance. I just may frame it and put it on my desk. Don’t let them see your sadness!
I work on a floor in my building with roughly 100 to 125 people of which a good seventy-five percent are men. There seems to be a large proportion of that male population that has an aversion to urinals and instead prefers to do their business in the stalls. More specifically, on the toilet seats that reside in the stalls. I’m not sure if it’s passive aggression or just a bunch of clueless male engineers. Either way, I am now visiting other floors to surf on my phone. Their Delta Tau Chi name is ‘asshat’.
(language alert!) A few weeks ago, I read a great article by Mark Manson called, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. The gist of the article is to carefully consider whether an asshat or asshat-situation deserve one of your very valuable fucks. Don’t hand out fucks like they are candy. It is much calmer way of thinking and living your life. Now, when some asshat or asshat situation is about to make my blood pressure leak out of my ears, I look them right in the eye and tell them that they do not deserve one of my fucks. In my head, I say this. It’s very freeing and I highly recommend it.
Peter Cook in a post on LinkedIn said, “Leadership is not about stopping things happening and pointless administration.” Same can be said about a process. Good ones keep things moving while making sure the right people are involved and informed. Bad ones, things stop and the pointless paperwork drill begins. Try not to step in the process. It’s a bitch to clean off of your shoes.