Monday, June 19, 2006

How is your day going?


Morning Commute

The bus I wanted didn't come. Another bus did, 25 minutes after I was supposed to leave. It dropped me off a mile from the train station. It is difficult to get to the station from where the bus dropped me off because the station is surrounded by gated communities. I asked a gardner working on some of the lanscaping outside one of these communities the best way to get to the station, and he pointed me to a hidden dirt path between the walls of two communities. I walked down this path for a while until I came to the train tracks, and then walked along the tracks until I got to the station. It was nice to get in a morning walk, though, and I saw five bunnies.


How to be a Good Manager

Don't don't don't micromanage. Be calm, organized and focused as much as possible. Trust your employees to do a good job until they give you reason not to. Let your editor edit things.

Note to US Government

All of your websites are convoluted and aesthetically dull.

Self Esteem Helps

We tend to violate or ignore other people's boundaries if we are used to having our own boundaries violated or ignored.

Lester

Is talented, fluffy and fat.


Food & Drink

Miso soup. Omelet with feta. Green Tea. Coffee. Almonds.

Dogs, Lawnmowers, Dust

Used my inhaler today for the first time in months.

Me Gusta

6 comments:

Jessica Smith said...

"Miso soup. Omelet with feta. Green Tea. Coffee. Almonds."

Mmmm.
I'm eating Kung Pao Chicken. I think thsi chicken died of natural causes. I picked out the chicken and put it on a plate in the kitchen. Basil, who will eat *anything* (he's like a dog, really, with table scraps), would not eat it. That is not a good sign.

"We tend to violate or ignore other people's boundaries if we are used to having our own boundaries violated or ignored."

Sure. But cognizence and willingness to take control of your own issues come into play too. You don't *have* to be an asshole just because someone's been an asshole to you. You can choose otherwise.

I guess you're right, that it takes self-esteem-- the catalyst for believing that one has the power to choose otherwise?

Timshel.

I am forever entering the word verifications backwards.

K. Lorraine Graham said...

That chicken sounds dubious.

"But cognizence and willingness to take control of your own issues come into play too. You don't *have* to be an asshole just because someone's been an asshole to you. You can choose otherwise. "

Yes! Totally.

Though I've also been thinking about how one doesn't have to be an asshole to ignore other people's boundaries. I'm not sure what I mean by this.

Jessica Smith said...

Ok, sure, I guess that's true. I have a tendency to exagerrate. I mean, I exagerrate all the time.

To a certain extent I suppose one must negotiate other people's boundaries. Which is different than ignoring them.

I think we're out of my E.Q. league now... :)

mike said...

The Red River Hog (like many wild and forest hogs) is not a true pig. They usually have only two nipples and suckle one two two young. They have one less dew claw than true pigs, giving them three instead of four toes.

K. Lorraine Graham said...

Ah, Mr. Corcoran, always an excellent source of information about the animals! Many thanks.

Jessica Smith said...

Now that you posted this, Piggy wants a red coat too. Tsk tsk.