Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yoda and Herodotus

Yoda: Teach yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.

Herodotus: He tells a story of the tyrant of Samos who was very fortunate. The king of Egypt advised him to get rid of his most prized possession to protect his good fortune, so the tyrant did--he threw his most precious ring in the sea. The ring was fished out by chance and brought back to him. At that point the king of Egypt did not want to be his friend anymore because the tyrant's downfall was now sure and the king didn't want to have to feel bad for him. And yes sure enough the tyrant was soon after killed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Booth and employee surveys

Booth: "I would know if she loved me."

Employee surveys: you would know if your employees loved you.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another John Krasinski dream

We worked together and he asked if I wanted to have dinner. And I sort of had to pick between him and another guy and I was definitely leaning towards him.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sisters and shawls

I'm making my mother a shawl because she mentioned in passing that her sister has ten of them--meaning that she doesn't have ten. I asked my own sister some styling advice, whether I should use an accent color, and she said, "You know she won't like it anyway." Because my mother never likes anything and has been known to reject--yes, reject--gifts.

I showed it to my mother and... she didn't like it. She said she likes things with sleeves.

I told my sister and she said, "And you're shocked!" She told me so.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Glistening foods

A break from the routine

I put whipped cream on my son's hot chocolate instead of mini marshmallows. He was very pleased--he still displays joy freely.

Saturday, January 9, 2010