Meeting Survival 101

We all have professional quirks. Mine?  i become deeply irritated with people who fall asleep in meetings.  It’s rude and unprofessional…

…and sometimes damn near impossible to avoid, especially after a long night of drinking and silliness with colleagues day of travel.  Such was the case today.  I found myself pulling every trick from my arsenal to keep my head from nodding like a dunking bird.  Much to my surprise, by the end of the day, i’d actually stumbled onto something useful…

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Three Mile Run: A Post-Mortem

First attempt to run in the new year.  Ok.  First attempt to run since mid-November. 

<putting on running shoes, sport watch…> Don’t wanna.  Don’t wanna….

<walking down driveway> Shit.  I really don’t want to do this, but it’s 40 degrees out.  Won’t get much nicer this time of year…

<sees single neighbor drive by> No turning back now.  He’s seen me.  Can’t pretend to be getting the newspaper.

<thud> fuck <thud> shit <thud> what <thud> was <thud> i <thud> thinking? <thud>

<thuds along in mental silence briefly>

<thud> how can it take so long to gain endurance, yet only a couple months to lose it all?  yeah.  ok.  a couple months is a long time….

<thud> wonder if there’s any way inhabitants of The Park will find the blog.  they’d be pretty upset.  hey, it would be drama, though.  i don’t really want to cause them pain…

<thud> speaking of pain, SHIT!  this hurts… i need to get back with the koach.  she beat my ass into shape…

<thud> <thud> <thud>  hmmm… wonder if she owns any leather?  she’d be kinda hot…

<thuds along for several minutes> snow’s all melted.  all the snow has turned to water.  christmas days have come and gone.  i really need to see John Prine before he dies…

<thud> speaking of dying…. DAMN! the achilles tendon again?

<thuds along for several more minutes, mind wandering aimlessly through the week ahead and the piles of mindless goo awaiting her on the desk tomorrow morning>

<thud> <thud> <thud> well… home already?  slower than shit, but i did it.  it wasn’t horrible.  ok.  it hurt like a mother.  speaking of which… need to call momma down in The Park today…