Category Archives: life

Sasquatch is in Ohio…

Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, had the cartoon world’s equivalent of a Yeti encounter. What’s the highest level of cool?


We’ll Always Have Coffee…


Coffee Zen

Originally uploaded by steve heath

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.

Happy Summer.


Uncomfortable…


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?


Just Say No…

…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.

Tuesday


I Hear Voices…

Voices

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.


An Unexamined Life, Redux, Redux…

unexamined life

Fist posted on April 23, 2009. Kind of my response to, “An unexamined life is not worth living” by Socrates.  What does he know?

Jenny still doesn’t share my point of view.


We’re Back In Best Of…

fast track

 

The laptop I use for scanning my pictures crapped to bed this weekend. I tried to use my newer laptop with scanner but the scanner is so old that they don’t make drivers for it past Windows XP. Yeah. That old. So, until I figure something out, I’m back in “Best Of…”

This is another favorite of mine. Kind of sums up the whole career frustrations.


Happy 2010!

[Place Witty Cartoon Here]

(I owe you one cartoon) 

 Yeah, yeah, it’s a week into the new year but so what. It’s sooo cliche to write a new year post on New Year’s Day. I decided to be different this year (and busy and just a tad lazy) and post after all the others were finished.

Ahh. A new year. I’ve read quite a bit last week about 2009 finally being over and looking forward to 2010. I have to admit, I kind of agree with them. The new year seems to hold more promise than 2009 offered.

I don’t like resolutions. They’re just set you up to fail. Maybe it’s the word (and idea behind) ‘resolution.’ I prefer goals. To-ma-to to-mah-to, I know.

Some plans/goals for 2010:

1. Finish My MBA (in my last class and will rap things up in February)

2. Set a marathon PR (I signed up for The Flying Pig mara in Cincinnatti on May 2. Fingers are crossed!)

3. Draw more (I’ve slacked off lately. Life has been a bit busy.)

4. Take control of my career (Going to try but this part always seems to escape me)

And, most importantly, I intend on trying my best at home and not mess up too much. Stop laughing, it could happen.

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope 2010 is great for you.


The Weekends…

The Weekends

The Weekends

 

My friend, A, posted as her status on Facebook one day the statement she loved Friday and his brothers Saturday and Saturday nigh. I tweeked it a little but loved the sentiment. They are a cool family.

Happy Weekend!


Steamroller…

Steamroller

Steamroller

I was in a meeting with one of these last week. She came rolling in and next thing I knew, we all had new tasking not related to the original scope of work. And she wants it all before the end of the meeting, if not sooner. Last August would be good.

In their book, I Hate People, Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon call them Bulldozers but the meaning is the same. In their description, this person is “prone to bashing the table” (yep, she did…a lot). They describe these people as akin to playground bullies that are now workplace bullies. Her underlings are afraid to stand up to her. They let them steam along with the wrong information or wrong impression and try to clean up whatever mess she has made. Her superiors like her because she gets things done, even if they are the wrong thing. She is one the types that does not trust anyone until they prove to be trustworthy and those who have the misfortune of getting on her bad side are forever smeared. Remember the “Circle of Trust” from the movie “Meet the Parents“? Once you’re out, there is no getting back in.

 I need to tread softly. Stand up too much to her and I can find myself off the contract in an eye blink. The trick is letting her know she’s wrong but make her feel like she came to the conclusion all on her own.

As a drill instructor used to say, “That’s good training.” (he said that about everything).


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