Showing posts from March, 2008

Did I Really Just Hit "Send?"

We all send email that we regret from time to time. Thankfully, I can't recall any flamers I've sent in the heat of the moment, only later to regret it. However, I did send a mail earlier this week at work that caught me off guard. The subject was about two people working on my team, Lucas and Marcus. The content really didn't matter. What mattered was that I typoed the subject and instead put "Lucas and Mucas"! Boy, I've never seen management reply so quickly. Within about 30 seconds I got IM's from two managers laughing hysterically. It was one of those laughing-milk-out-your-nose moments for us. At least Marcus wasn't on copy, but I'm sure he would have had a good laugh too. One of the managers suggested that if I needed more help on my project, I could see if Phlegm was available too. You can see where this is going... So here's to keeping an open mind, a sense of humor, and a second set of eyes on your subject lines before you h

Getting Ahead Financially

We've all seen recipes for becoming independently wealthy by simply curtailing our ever-present desire for "stuff" in the present. Here's another one. It's good. Basically, if you pay off your car and put away money for the next one, that decision will compound and provide you with resources to never have a car payment again. In practice, it may not be quite that rosy, but certainly better than having a $400-500 car payment always on your tail. Check out the short video. It's only about 5 minutes. Thanks Chuck!

23 Factoids

Can I just tell all my friends how much I enjoy your posts? You learn lots about people, and it's such a great way to catch up with friends on your own time. Many of you just have hilarious ideas and ways of writing. But I do have one request; please only post as much as I can read!! Before you post, drop me a note and make sure I'll have time to read it! Have some consideration for me, will ya?! I'm finding that, since I actually work when I'm at work (at home), I don't have time to read all these posts, so I sometimes have to pick and choose. No way I'm gonna do 100 things like Caleb, cuz I'm nowhere near as cool as him. So here's a few factoids about me. Maybe I'll do some more if I can think of any: I was nearly born in Saudi Arabia and spent my first two years living there with my mom while my dad flew jets. Guess that's how I got an olive complexion. I've been having a career-identity crisis surrounding the need to make a posit