The Mondays: 10 Random Thoughts For the Week of August 31, 2009
This weekend I decided to stay close to home. It was a rare hot weekend in San Francisco... unbearably warm on Friday and Saturday. Honestly, I am not a fan of sweating just because I am living. Sweating is something that should be reserved for intense physical excursion like the gym or, well, other things. Not just because I need to walk my dog around the block.
Saturday morning I got up early, caught a flick "500 Days of Summer" which I highly recommend, and pretty much went about my life. It was a weekend of errands and a few meet-ups with friends and yet I would say it provided a nice mix of interesting experiences and thoughts... here are my favorites to start of your week:
1. I am really starting to feel that Starbuck's has started to use the term "barista" rather loosely.
2. It's a recession, people are being laid off right and left. The other day my niece asked me the following question: "What do out-of-work ninjas do?" How do you respond to that one? I mean really, how?
3. Who would have thought that out of all of 'em, Christina Aguilera would come out looking like the sane, well adjusted one that you would actually want to have kids with?
4. I really think that Google Maps and Mapquest can both really just start directions at #5. I am pretty sure that I have mastered getting out of my neighborhood.
5. MySpace is the the Swap Meet of the Internet.
6. I liked all the 300 cable channels in my package when they up-sold me on the deal. But now that I have them, I can't find a single thing to watch on ANY OF THEM.
7. How much longer is the death of Michael Jackson going to be breaking news?
8. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE CENSORED WORD HERE] from cutting in at the front. STAY STRONG, BROTHERS! STAY STRONG.
9. The words "inconvenience" and "incontinence" are dangerously close in the world of MS Word. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be using the phrase "I am sorry your inconvenience" again in any work or customer service emails again.
10. There is nothing worse in life than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
OK. A little bit of a late start for me this week, but I really do need to get back to doing some real work. Step 1, make it through Monday. Step 2, repeat daily. Step 3, take to celebrating on Friday.
See ya next week. Same bat time. Same bat channel.