Category: Doing it Better

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Don’t drink and drone!

I had no idea this many people I know watch the news at this time in the morning — but for future reference, if you see me on TV, there’s no need to text me immediately.

This feels like my birthday.

Here’s the raw footage — somewhat edited.  My hair doesn’t look a mess in this version.



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No more need to have a “case of the Mondays!”

“This is the only thing I look forward to when I wake up every morning.  It gives my life purpose.  It gives it meaning.  To live a life chasing after the only thing I’m passionate about, what better life is there to live.  This is who I am.” -Daniel “Cloud” Campos

Many of you will recognize Daniel “Cloud” Campos from any number of commercials, including the original Surface Movement commercials and those that would follow after.  I’ve been following him for some time before that and only tonight did I see this short film he made about “today being the day.”

For everyone on the verge of their next Monday, just a reminder that today could be the day.  Make it your day.

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So There, I Said It #1: Everybody poops!

[Writer’s Notes covering this post and the progress made on my vacation can be found here.  The embedded Facebook post above inspired this post.]

My original draft of the above post made it sound like my day was nothing more than just “eating outside for fun.”  In reality, I came home to my housekeeper’s substitutes (while she staycations, like me) and being in the house at the same time makes me uncomfortable. Read More

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Criticism, networks, and a reminder to give thanks

I was hired at Microsoft to be the business analyst for the small and medium search sales and service organization in 2007 by Jennifer.  I didn’t know what the hell I was doing or how I made it through the interview.  At some point I remember saying something like “global scale and local relevance” which seemed to come from nowhere but it turned out to be a pretty cogent strategy and appealed to Jenn.  I cut my teeth every single day in the job learning to Read More