Tuesday, January 29, 2008

say what you mean and mean what you say

me: I have a problem
flippin: no kidding.
me: You are one of my favorite people ever. hahhaha.
That wasn't my problem.
flippin: That would be a problem though.
me: flippin, I don't know how to say something without talking my way into it, sometimes. (Nah. It wouldn't.)
why can't I just say what I mean?
1:52 PM I just got off the phone with a guy who was confused as to why I had an appointment with him
and I explained that I thought we would be a good advertising venue for them
and he said, "Oh, so you want to market yourselves to me?"
The correct answer would have been, "Yes. Yes, I do."
1:53 PM The answer I gave was, "Yes, well, and also find out what your direction is and see if we can help you, you know, in other ways, like with our magazine, and not just advertising."
He was like, "Eh? OK ... well, we can still meet."
and I said "thanks" and hung up.
flippin: Practice the following phrases: I want to sell you ad space.
1:54 PM I don't want to go to your party.
me: I'm so scared of the idea of being a salesperson, I think, and all the bad image that comes with it. [Even if I'm not scared of actually being a salesperson. Just the image.]
flippin: You can't come to my house.
me: No, I can't say "ad space." It's "advertising solutions."
flippin: I won't watch your baby.
I don't drink.
me: Continue:)
flippin: Yes, I do think those pants make your butt look fat.
1:55 PM me: OK.
flippin: no prob.

chewing the fat about the weather

Last night was amazing. I went outside to get something out of the car and was thoroughly romanced by the night air. Before going inside, I made a detour stop on the big trampoline in my backyard. I felt like I was in Utah on a summer night.

I was brought back to reality (and indoors) when the wind threatened to blow down some already-weakened branches down onto my head, but the gorgeous feeling stayed with me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

signs that I am in the right field

Times I was expected at work this week:

Monday: 10 a.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.
Friday: TBD

Percentage of full days this week I have been in the office, with no out-of-office responsibilities ("meetings," "appointments," "conferences;" see also, "field trips"): 20%, or one (1) day. (Friday. And that's still two days away, there's still hope.)

#People I have met this week because of job responsibilities: >25

#Days this week that were enough alike to be christened "the same thing every day": 0

Monday, January 7, 2008

on investments and other types of risk

I'm not so hot at them.

In other news, I've had some recent blog visits from Indonesia, Latvia, Spain and the Phillippines. I believe those visitors are new. Welcome, welcome. Even if you stumbled upon me through a misdirected Google hit.