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Six Days

So, in the next month or two I will have all of about eight days off. That's what a six-day work week brings you. But hey, I asked for it and a person on my team was let go. Things will be better this way, probably for everyone involved. FWIW, Sunday is my new "day […]


"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act. It is a habit." -- Aristotle

On Resignation

I'm not resigning, but someone I know is quitting. Quitting after being at his job for around six months. Quitting after going on a two-week vacation that stretched to three weeks one week after he started. Quitting after passing up on a few hours, whining, disobeying orders, and more "fun stuff" in six months. What's […]

Seaborn-Sized Hole

One of my favorite quotes from West Wing is this: Leo: I gotta say, I love the way he did it full speed, bam. Like there's a Sam Seaborn-shaped hole in the wall. That quote reminds me of myself. I'm not a man of inaction. I'll do something - and it may not be right […]

Affecting Change

This week I was charged with the role of leader. The primary goal was to have good, clean week, and to take care of business. A secondary goal of mine was effecting a change in someone who has proven over the course of six months to be incompetent, unable or unwilling to learn, arrogant without […]

New Music Wednesday: Ladies!

I picked up some new music at Target today: Liz Phair's Liz Phair Nelly Furtado's Folklore Barenaked Ladies' Everything to Everyone No Doubt's The Singles 1992-2002 Michelle Branch's Hotel Paper Sheryl Crow's The Very Best of Sheryl Crow Sarah McLachlan's Afterglow So, among the list, all females (or with the word "ladies" in the name, […]

Words of Wisdom

If you have to fall back on policy, you've lost. Perception is reality (though, I disagree with this one, because sometimes someone's just demented). There are others, and when I come across some, I'm going to list them. Feel free to list any you've heard. No cliché's please - actual stuff that makes sense. "There […]

Dream: Tara Reid and…

Long ago I said that in an attempt to remember more of my dreams, I was going to write them down here. Well, it's been several months since my last dream, but today I had another… Two in fact! The first was rather short. Tara Reid (the famous person) was apparently my girlfriend, and we […]

Sad Songs

Why is it that whenever you're looking through your iDisk to see what kind of crap you've got on there, and you find an exceptionally good picture of someone about whom you used to care a lot, and truth be told still care about quite a bit, iTunes is playing one of those songs that […]


Erik is listening to "One More Addiction" by Natalie Imbruglia from the album "Left of the Middle" (1997). Erik has rated this song 3.0 stars and last played this song Friday, June 27, 2003 7:10:51 PM. Every time that song comes on I remember working for Nintendorks. I remember staying up late at night, chatting […]

My Political Compass

Inspired (poor word choice I know) by this mention at Bryan Bell's site, I took the political compass test at Economic Left/Right: -2.00 Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28 Like Bryan, I'm largely a leftist libertarian (a mild one at that), if the results of that quiz are to be believed.


This is freaking awesome! R.E.M. is streaming hours and hours of video - interviews, live concerts, music videos, behind-the-scenes, radio talk show appearances, the works! Free! 24/7! The music just keeps playing and playing. FREE!!! The only thing I can't do is save the videos, which would be awesome. I've got a lot of them […]


Back when Jamie and I were dating, she told me that I was a bit of a metrosexual. I think she'd take that back if she saw my hands right now (cut up a little bit from fishing hooks, line, paddling 25 miles a week, etc.), my tan (a bit uneven, due to, y'know, clothing), […]


I've considered a switch in jobs this weekend. I've got a pretty stable, but only moderately well-paying job right now. It's not much of a challenge, and it's got a unique schedule (some evenings, some mornings, Thur-Mon work week). It does offer a cap of 40 hour weeks, two days off in a row, and […]

New Music Friday

Got some CDs today. I'm going to list them here without listing my reasons at all, and I'm fine with that. Okay, maybe I'm not... Coverage by Mandy Moore for $7.99 Up by Shania Twain for $11.99 Life for Rent by Dido for $9.99 Can't Take Me Home by Pink for $9.99 Stronger, the Remixes […]