Friday, October 14, 2005


Hello, and thanks to all of you who've emailed to complain that I'm not blogging enough lately and to ask if everything is okay.

Everything is fine; my company's most important annual board meeting is this weekend, and between projects related to that, my regular duties and a bunch of other things that have come up, I've been incredibly busy at work. I've barely had time to even skim the news, so I don't know what's going on in the world.

Here's what I do know: I had lunch with Scott today on his whirlwind trip through New York as part of his Attila-the-Hun-like conquest of tech companies. Scott and I have known each other since sophomore year of high school. It was good to catch up!

Thanks to the really fantastic weather we've been having, I am on my third umbrella in a week.

What's up with people in New York who have umbrellas the size of a small country? What is that about? Personally, I think it's a penis-umbrella, i.e., they're compensating for something. Whatever it is, it's just rude. Please get a personal size umbrella like socially responsible people so that yours doesn't take up the whole sidewalk. Sure, you'll be soaked from the waist down, but you'll feel better about yourself, sacrificing your dryness for the greater good.

Also, when carrying your umbrella when it's not raining or inside -- like going up the stairs in the subway -- please hold it vertically, not horizontally, and please don't swing it back and forth; those pointy ends are dangerous. Another reason just to get a personal-sized (aka, disposable) umbrella is so that it will fit in your purse/briefcase/ugly fake Louis Vuitton bag.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

This weather just blows. I wish I were a duck.