My boss’s boss was likely let go today – we received a sudden announcement that he was gone. Everyone on the team is shaken. What does this mean for them? It is like someone died. FOr me, i like and trust my boss, so am staying the course. I will work my plan as approved, check in with him and trust his guidance/feedback. This is why it is so important to have a trustworthy boss – 3 years ago when I did not trust my boss and we went through this, I couldn’t just trust him and keep my head down.
I was in BC when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 for their first series win in decades – the last time before today I was in BC. What I remember about that game was how crowded the bar was. The year before in 2003, we tried to watch the Yankees play in the World Series but all local bars were tuned into HOckey Games, but in 2004 every Bar was tuned into the Red Sox game since the anticipation was so high. It was fun to be a part of.
He is from a farm town, and knew he needed to move to the city after his town had a “Drive Your Tractor to Work” day :). He drives two hours a day to help pay the bills before starting his day job in an office.
Had client meetings all day, then trip to BC. Busy day tomorrow. Then my busy walk calms down a little 🙂
This will be a very busy week for me. But Day 1 of the busy week is already over. So I am already part way thorugh it and will make it to the weekend 🙂
The hero in The Patriot dreams of being a Folk Singer, and expressed himself here and there in wonderful impromptu performances in Amsterdam. Those scenes got me hooked on Folk Music this weekend, and I am don’t know that there was a greater Folk musician than Tim Hardin, something I’m really coming to believe over this past weekend of listening to various artists. A few years ago, Rolling Stone did a nice piece on him:
Our dog is nearly 12 and is in failing physical and mental shape, but it still continues to shed just like a young dog. I can’t believe how much he is shedding now that summer is upon us.
The following list are things that I really really loved to do as a kid – really looked forward to it to the point I couldn’t sleep the night before out of anticipation — that I could really care less about now:
- Read the baseball box scores.
- Fishing (actually hate the idea of killing or hurting fish).
- Read the comic pages.
- Comic books.
- War movies.
- Watch college basketball.
Things that I still love to do as much as a kid:
- Shoot baskets.
- Board games (classics).
- Riding a bike.
- Passively listen to wise/smart people in conversation (sitting at the grown ups table).
To be continued.
Here is a guy willing to break his own self-centered brother he loves to get a favorable ruling, who strings old people along to manipulate the sh*t out of them, who is a true con man – but also a guy who will go to extreme lengths to restore a lonely old woman’s friendship with his friends and who cares for his brother. He is a complicated guy and it is all very believable. Love it.
My family teased each other, but not in a fun way. Instead, it was in a way where everyone laughed except the person being teased, who felt like sh*t. When my grandpa made gravy that turned out too thick, we mocked him ruthlessly for years. When my cousin locked himself out of the house naked by accident (long story), that also was a ruthless mocking for years. Again, it wasn’t lighthearted – it was fairly ruthless and mean spirited in a “teasing” way. I took that with me to school – the teasing and the mean comments and the tolerating other people teasing me. And I ended up with friends who teased each other ruthlessly and rarely (never) stood up for one another or complimented one another. It took me at least 10 or 20 years into adulthood, but I was able to shed that instinct of teasing. Thank goodness. I am thinking of this right now as I think of how when my great uncle passed away in 1985, and the family was upset, and I was mocking them for caring. “Like any of us should be surprised the old fart died,” I kidded my mom at one point. Crazy. I can’t imagine doing that now.