There’s no more efficient way to broadcast that you can’t distinguish between real life and the Final Fantasy video game series than owning a sleeveless trenchcoat.
A Real Problem
- Office-Mate: "The case full of show collateral got lost. UPS doesn't know where it is."
- Me: "Aw, crap."
- O: "I'm going to email [co-worker who will be present at the show] and also email [CEO] to let them know what's going on."
- M: "Wait, no...why would you email the CEO?"
- O: "I want him to know."
- M: "No, you don't." (Laughs)
- O: "Well, he needs to know..."
- Office-Mate's Supervisor: "Well, hold on here. Let's see if we can get [other co-worker] some additional material."
- (O walks away. I go over to OM'sS.)
- M: "Maybe you should clue in your buddy - you don't email the CEO with the problem; you email him when the solution is already in motion."
In the shade, on a porch swing
Watching the beach towels dry
In the breeze
Of the island.
Children upstairs, bodies like springs
Ready for another day
A day to live
And know nothing.
Back and forth on chains
My heels drag my body around.
Somewhere, the sound
Of a bike wheel clicking.
Announces the arrival
Of a bright young man.
The view from the ferry.
This week marks the first time in a year that my wife and I have taken a whole week off. It’s kind of incredible, like being a kid, or an unemployed guy with a lot of money and nothing important to do.
We’ve just been enjoying each other and our friends and family. After the year we’ve had, it’s been nice to re-center ourselves. And every so often, we look out the window at just the right moment and see something spectacular.