Friday, September 30, 2005

For You

In my dreams I'm dying all the time
As I wake its kaleidoscopic mind
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to lie
So this is goodbye
This is goodbye

Tell the truth you never wanted me
Tell me

In my dreams I'm jealous all the time
As I wake I'm going out of my mind
Going out of my mind

- Porcelain by Moby

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Waiting for God?

I'm trying to tell you something about my life
maybe give me insight between black and white
and the best thing you've ever done for me
is to help me take my life less seriously
it's only life after all
well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable
and lightness has a call that's hard to hear
I wrap my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it
I'm crawling on your shores
I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
there's more than one answer to these questions
pointing me in a crooked line
and the less I seek my source for some definitive
(the less I seek my source)
the closer I am to fine
the closer I am to fine
- Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls
...There's more, but not for now...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Dead Horse Dropping

Received an email forward that split my sides! Here goes...

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed down from generation to generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In many organizations, however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

  1. Change the riders.
  2. Buy a stronger whip.
  3. Do nothing: "This is the way we have always ridden dead horses."
  4. Visit other companies or countries to see how they ride dead horses.
  5. Perform a productivity study to see if lighter riders improve the dead horse's performance.
  6. Outsource: Hire a contractor to ride the dead horse.
  7. Harness several dead horses together in an attempt to increase the speed.
  8. Provide additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance.
  9. Appoint a committee to study the horse and assess how dead it actually is.
  10. Reclassify the dead horse as "living-impaired."
  11. Develop a Strategic Plan for the management of dead horses.
  12. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for all horses.
  13. Modify existing standards to include dead horses.
  14. Declare that, as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overheads, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line than many other horses.
  15. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.”

...the scary part is how very true to worklife this actually is...