8:00 am - Stopped at the Post Office on the way in. Embarassed by a letter from our church that referred to us as "Giving Units" - thought that was a back-of-house word. And it was from the Youth Pastor no less. Podcast on the way in said "God was the only perfect parent and look at how some of His kids turned out." Interesting but silly comment, IMHO. Podcast also played "Walking on Sunshine" and I let it so now that'll be stuck in my head all day. Oy. Car said it was 30, so no pre-work walk today, though sun looks absolutely spectacular.
10:00 am - Cool looking contrails on a beautiful blue sky. Contrails isn't a nice sounding word.
1:00 pm - Taxes done. My dad calls it way overpaying our taxes, we call it a forced savings for vacation, money for household projects, etc. And besides, if we didn't give them a free loan, our taxes would just need to go up even more, right? Nice walk at lunchtime, read some interesting stuff in Fast Company: like David Lee Roth's requirement for a big bowl of M&M's in the dressing room with all the brown ones removed -- hidden in a rather lengthy contract -- was a way to determine quickly if the contract had been read, or if there were going to be technical problems (like insufficient power hookups and stuff). Like the canary in the coal mine. Article also suggested that by looking at a few key indicators in eight graders, you could tell without a doubt if they would drop out before finishing high school or not - telling you who to intervene on behalf of to improve completion rates.
2:30 pm - Woo hoo. A 2-hour meeting ran short.
5:00 pm - I am behind on email again. What's new. Oh well. It's a beautiful day out and I might get out of here soon enough to drive home before sun sets.
introspection technology entertainment-books and magazines sift work diet/exercise video funny cars worth repeating Christianity/church ideas and creativity bad company transit and development advertising / branding / marketing email music unclutter random food entertainment-television Google by-week 750 Starbucks 120 family #blogaday cool coffee parenting L.A. architecture entertainment-movies environment leadership Apple Christmas Seattle autism atad entertainment photos art and design weather politics by-year geography identity rain social travel Amazon home improvement Disney by-month money snow charity dream Lego how to vacation awful conference crime simplify children AT&T LOST news sports education fashion clueless improvement links no-bars-blog 2013 NASA NBC GTD fail good company nostalgia trust30 war 2014 empowerment holiday journalism legal picky power powerless quoted Cuba Lori cord-cutting focus great day inspirational radio Federal Way McDonalds Rachel Tacoma medical videoblog Boeing Microsoft Wal*mart buffy conspiracy culture laundry sellout web 2015 PLU art customer service fool review robots and drones