Archive for September, 2004

David Byrne Does PowerPoint

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

Ohmygod! Combine one part David Byrne, of Talking Heads fame, with one part PowerPoint, of Microsoft Office fame, and it’s bound to be the most interesting opening of the season. http://www.eastmanhouse.org/exhibits/container_13/index.asp Now, is it worth $30 to attend the opening?

Saturday, Saturday…

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. Yesterday was spicy hot. I had too many last-minute preparations for a seminar I gave in the morning. I got up at six to work on those. I hit the shower with my head still working out those details along with how I was going to present […]

To market to market…

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

For three weeks I’ve felt behind-the-eight-ball. Too much to do, not enough time to do it. It’s been good practice in priority setting. Many things are important to me and it’s always been difficult figuring out which ones to let slide when there’s not enough time to do them all. And how not to tweak […]

Yee haa!

Friday, September 17th, 2004

He’s gonna call me for lunch this week. And I have to have some way to refer to him, so let’s call him Web Boy. I can’t tell you how I agonized over this all week. Business alone was borderline overwhelming—the entire week was eaten by the locusts of marketing—and yet Web Boy was never […]

Ulterior motives

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

I went to the meeting tonight for one reason, and one reason only. To see my new little heartthrob. It was difficult getting to talk with him after the meeting. A woman came up to comment about something I’d said. Whatever that was. A sponsee is having some sort of crisis and wanted to meet […]

Clothesline

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

The weekend I’ve looked forward to with a mixture of equal parts anticipation and dread has arrived. The Clothesline Art Festival opens across the street at the MAG in just few minutes. Seventeen acres of art I can neither appreciate nor afford. 🙂 And the cruising… I can’t wait. The street has been jammed since […]

Thirteenth Step

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Most everyone has at least passing knowledge of the 12 Steps of AA. Those of us in the program also know of another—the 13th. What is the 13th step? Why not come my apartment after the meeting and I’ll show you… Newcomers need to very wary of the 13th step. Relationships are a big part […]

Semantics

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Actual customer support call yesterday: Me: “The anti-virus on the email server is set to delete all attachments with more than one dot in the filename, since that’s a common way to fool people into clicking on an infected attachment. Just change the filename and it will go through.” Cust: “But there’s only one dot […]

Gone fishin’

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

One of these years I’m gonig to get smart and on July 31, just hang a big ol’ sign on the door that says, “Gone fishin’. Back in September.” Not that I’m a fisherman or anything, but the problems I have with mental health and August persist. I don’t know what it is that causes […]