Your next step might be your first.Read more "Voyager"
On the way home from work last night the Civic had a flat tire. Fortunately, this happened while I was going 70 in the fast lane. We made it over to the right shoulder, and Resident Expert stood guard while I switched to the spare, promising to let me know if I was about to […]Read more "Blend In"
Last weekend, we were lounging in the living room and I saw an older man walk towards our door and leave something in our mailbox, and then walk away. Without question, it was either Anthrax, or C-4. I informed the Resident Expert that we were at DefCon 1, and went out to check the mail. […]Read more "La dolce vita"
My coronation remains elusive, yet inevitable. So I figured I’d lay out a few ground rules for my upcoming reign. In the Age of Mellowcat there will be a whole bunch of things that you can and cannot (mostly cannot) do, so you might as well get in the habit now. First off; you there […]Read more "When I am crowned king"
And I can hear every word they’re saying. Lots of chatter in the cubicle farm this morning. People, please. Trying to concentrate over here.Read more "everybody’s talking at me"
Yes, it will have to go the full seven. That’s just how they play the game. And don’t think that the seventh game is going to be a decided early. No, that wouldn’t be sporting of them. Since the last week of the season I keep hearing and reading variations of “I can’t take any […]Read more "giants in seven"
Resident Expert noticed in the paper the other day that Bill Lane is dead. Years after he had sold Lane Publishing and Sunset Magazine he had put together a book about the magazine’s history, and as a buyer at the Stanford bookstore I had regular contact with him about the book. I think we were […]Read more "let the fire fall"
That is a great question.Read more "wo ist meine jacke?"
I believe that people should have their breakfasts before arriving at their desks, not shortly thereafter.Read more "first things first"
Along with the munching in my work environment, today I’ve had to contend with a long (now going on 20 minutes) non-work-related conversation between two workers that everybody can hear. OK. One of the guys just left. Must be another water cooler in the building that needs to be leaned on. They were going on […]Read more "filing a grievance"