Friday, May 19, 2006

Baby Kicks

So with my infrequent posting I haven't talked much about being pregnant again. Girl baby, due in September, very excited and nervous. It's a crazy decision to have one and I think we've had it fairly easy with Boyo. Overall he has a charming personality AND he lets us sleep in. I don't think he's woken me up on a weekend before 9am in quite sometime (watch, tomorrow he'll be up at 6). It is working great for Motopop to stay home with him. He's having a bit of a time squeezing in the real estate selling but he is wonderful with Boyo.

But here I am on Friday afternoon burnt out from a week on the job and feeling -kick, kick, kick. "Just a few somersaults to let you know I'm here." I don't know if it's the chocolate I just ate or the music I just put on but she's awake now. So I'm thinking about how crazy our lives are going to be with 2 and hoping that we are up to the task- and we can afford it. Those insurance copays sure take a hit on the paycheck.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Lost, Inc.

One of the (way too many) television shows I watch with regularity is Lost. I generally love the soap opera/sci fi/philosophical bent to the show but am becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress. What is most frustrating is the characters' lack of critical thinking and communication skills. It reminds me of working for a small business where even though there are only 30 people the left hand still doesn't know what the right hand is doing. For example, why...

  • Would you not try to get as much information as possible about the 'Others' from a captive?
  • Would you walk around alone in an environment rife with potential kidnappers and 'monsters'?
  • Would you not have a centralized method for sharing information to learn more about your enemy?
In a small business at least we all belong to a 'department' so that we know what we are responsible for even if the lack of information about what others are doing makes what we are doing less efficient. And at least no one's life is on the line if we mess up.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Our President Stands on Things

I'll add my two cents to the internet buzz about the White House Correspondent's Association dinner. I stumbled across Stephen Colbert's keynote address while channel flipping past CSPAN and thought it was brilliantly funny. It took reviewing it on one of the many web links to realize how uncomfortable everyone in the audience was and that made it even funnier. Nobody knew how to take him and he jabbed at the press and the president. See additional fun commentary by people more witty than I.