F*ck Me Friday
I have received three “We loved you as a candidate and hope to have additional opportunities to discuss with you in the future but are going with someone else…” responses about potential new jobs today. Stymied. Stuck. Yuck. F*ck.
Happy Hour — The Housemartins This song above all...
Mark Zuckerberg shoots, kills, possibly eats a... →
Please explain to me how and why is this considered to be newsworthy? Really?
I think I may know why you were let go...
Someone in my organization that was recently displaced in an “organizational restructuring” (a.k.a. layoffs) just emailed me asking me if I would recommend him to the hiring manager for a role in our online implementation group. Not only did he get my name wrong but he also got the hiring manager’s name wrong. Seriously? If there is ever a time in your life to pay attention to...
What’s wrong with me? Plenty. But that was never the point.– Sometimes It’s Not You
[An excerpt from a conversation this morning with Tony (esquisse.tumblr,com) about his recent trip to Disney]
Me: What is club 33?
I assume that it is something Disney but have no clue otherwise
Me: Fancy schmancy
Anthony: Dick Van Dyke walked over to say hello to us
Anthony: What does that say about you and me?
I meet old school Hollywood royalty
and you meet porn stars
It turns out that photo is by Zack Schnepf and was taken at Oneonta in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and not in California Redwood country. There is a similar shot of a place in California called Fern Grove that is gorgeous too but nowhere near as stunning as that Columbia Gorge shot. I’ll have to try to check them both out firsthand and compare them myself. Thanks snapandgo and...
A friend just texted me from dinner in Napa to tell me that David Beckham is at the table next to him with Posh and the kids. I can’t even… I wonder if I got a zip car now if I could get there in time to sit in his lap for a few minutes?
A porn star saved my life tonight
I’m not sure what embarrassed me more: that I almost walked in front of a moving car or that I knew EXACTLY who he (Johnny Hazzard) was and totally blushed when I looked at him. Even better? He said, “You almost got nailed, man!” which made me giggle nervously.
Financial Media Trivia
According to the Financial Times style guide, the word “wanker” has appeared in the newspaper once. It was a misprint for “banker”. Fitting.
Don't judge me...
[I ran into the man that cleans my apartment last night as he was leaving and I was coming home. He and his wife have been cleaning my apartments since 2003 and have witnessed a lot of changes in my life, my apartments and specifically my furniture (read "couches"). He's in his 70s and he and his wife are sort of like surrogate grandparents. This is an excerpt from the conversation we had last night.]
Him: What happened to the couch?
Me: I sold it... it was too big. I'm getting another one.
Him (shaking his head): So many couches...
The City — WTK Photography
Having carrots & celery sticks dipped in peanut butter and a glass of Pinot Grigio still counts as a healthy dinner, right? Right?
Netflix (NetflixGlobalPR) on Twitter →
At least there is humor in watching Netflix fall to pieces… Corporate Memo: Remaining Netflix employees may use the restroom only during odd hours. Qwikster employees may use the restroom even hours. Reed has been locked in his office for the last 4 hours trying to buy “The Back to the Future Shoes” on eBay. Says he has a plan.
One drawback to Indian summer in SF...
…the damn mosquitoes! I am not sure how a very dry and arid City like San Francisco suddenly turns into a malarial swamp just because the temperature gets above 75-degrees but I got my ass kicked by a gang of mosquitoes last night. I woke up this morning with bites all over my arms and hands and one bite on my eyelid that caused my eye to swell shut. It took it a couple of hours for my eye...
A funny take on the Netflix spin-off →
I am still baffled that they are going with such a dumb idea.