Today is SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY. Go appreciate a squirrel. Give them a rib roast with acorn topping. They are superior beings.
How could I not wish everyone a happy Pi Day? Show your level of geekiness… 3.14159265358979323…
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you can all have fun with your families today, and that you don’t have to drive several hours in the snow to get there, grumble grumble.
It seems I’ve been commanded to write five things about myself that you may not have known.
I live quite far from my job. I’ve put 30,000 miles on my new car in 10 months. This explains why I’ve listened to over 100 audiobooks in 10 months.
I’m very reserved and have few opinions on politics. Neither of which matches the spirit of halffull. (The truth is, I never knew what halffull was going to be, and I’ve tried using it for every purpose under the sun.)
I cheated a bit. Close friends would have known these things. I do hope it was mildly interesting to web passersby, in any case, and Tigerblade, who requested it. (For some odd reason.) Here’s the real cheating bit: I command hulk and blue midget to tell me five things I don’t know about them.
Rather than use “responsible” twice in my resume, the wife suggested I check a thesaurus. Therefore, I exercise my dictatorial will over several production systems.
To plan or not to plan? I’ve never really considered it before, which is the same as not planning. Funny how that works. If this sounds familiar, read on.
Common pessimistic wisdom says that if you plan ahead you can only be disappointed. If you live by the seat of your pants, expecting nothing, only good can come your way. Is that really true? For me, it seems to cause more and more stress to be planless. If you’re stressed too, don’t worry – I’m not suggesting that you write up a life plan or know your 5-year goals at all times. If you’re like me, that’s just not possible. You have to know what you want first.
Knowing what you want isn’t as easy as it sounds for some of us. Well, not in the area of life, anyway. (I want a Wii. I won’t get one any time soon because of the ridiculous hordes, but I know I want one.) If you’re the type of person that’s always known what you wanted to do, and you’re actually doing it now, then congratulations. I’m half of the way there. I’m in the same general occupation. I’m in the right ballpark but the wrong position. Possibly the wrong team, if you anthropomorphize corporate America a bit. I’m a shortstop for the Yankees when I want to be an umpire in the minor leagues.