Of course coffee is not happy. You stay out all night. You don’t call. When you finally roll out of bed, you reek of cheap beer and are looking for attention.
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If you haven’t seen Conan O’Brien’s new show, do yourself a favor. It is really good. Last night’s show featured Christina Applegate. She was upset that Tom Hank’s nickname for Conan, CoCo, stuck and her’s, Cone Bone, did not. I think Cone Bone is much better. Don’t you?
The creative juices are a little dry right now – must the be the time of year. Very little rain. However, the coffee is still flowing so I thought it’d be nice to share a coffee-related favorite.
Hopefully, inspiration will make it’s way back with some new ideas.
I’ve been a little outside my comfort zone lately. I’ve been given the opportunity to do business development for my company. This means going out and meeting people. Kind of putting myself out there to sell my company which also means a high possibility for rejection, etc.
Even though it is causing not a little stress, I am really enjoying it. I love being part of building the business instead of sitting in my cube at the customer’s whim. This is much more along what I want to do.
So, being outside one’s comfort zone can be good, sometimes. Who knew?
…to Mondays! Last Monday was a holiday (4th o’ July observed) and this Monday I am off for a swim meet. This was originally posted last October but seems appropriate today. I love it when Tuesday is my Monday.
Two co-workers were giving advice the other day on how to deal with a situation. I compromised, I was aggressive but in a calm, gentle manner.
Another in the ‘Bob’ series. These crack me up a little. I am a juvenile.
A friend at work offered a book he thought I would like, Shift by Peter Arnell, a big-time marketing guy in NYC. The book is pretty good, it is more about his struggle to go from over 400 pounds down to circa 150 (awesome feat, imho) but throws in some good life and business tidbits, as well.
His grandfather worked the fish markets in New York and would tell him this quite often, sometimes literally in regards to fishing and others, life. It resonated with me as I become more involved in business development in my company. I am trying to find where the fish are biting and then gently nudge management in that direction.
For a brief moment, I considered sending this drawing to Mr. Arnell and sharing what I said above. Then I read some stories that paint him to be an asshat. My fantasy of him loving my work and showering me with praise and being my new best friend melted into cease and desist orders and screaming into phones. Extreme, I know. He comes across as very charming in his book, very likeable, but that is easy to do in a book (or in a blog with stupid drawings) but a real jerk-wad in real life. Granted, the stories were few (and there were a fair share of positive ones) but why open myself up to that. I have enough asshats yelling at me.
What do you think? Share or keep our little secret?
Asshats. Actually, just one asshat; on my last nerve and playing hopscotch!
Let me explain. No, let me sum up… (geeks will get that line)…
Here is an analogy about her asshatedness. Actually, not. I started this post several weeks ago and had started a long diatribe. She’s not worth the time, mine or yours. She’s a bully. Pure and simple. Jenny and I decided long ago that bully’s lack intellect so they use nastiness to get what they want. She does not have the intellect to understand what is going on around her so she is nasty and mean.
And doing the Macarena on my last nerve! Asshat.
A new scanner is on its way! This one is a little different – not a printer/scanner combo. It looks intriguing. Hopefully, it will work as advertised.
In the meantime…visit the Comfort Zone. Or, at least go outside of it.
I would rather hang out inside but often find myself outside looking in. Personal growth. Pffft!