Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I love this movie

"as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired." - Michael Caine as Lawrence Jamieson from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

rule: recognize this.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

If you thought you hated the Christmas season

Try talking to a personal assistant. Don't get me wrong. My job is awesome and my boss is fun. But if you ever happen to hire a personal assistant for yourself some day, here are some rules for the holiday season:

1.) Either you buy all your Christmas presents for people yourself and deal with the consequences. Do not buy a Christmas present, realize the shipping isn't what you thought it was going to be, then make your assistant run all over town finding a popular but specific item the day of.

2.) Please don't make your assistant go to the mall. Please.

3.) Make sure he/she knows in advance. Like advance advance. Advance does not sound like, "Oh I forgot-" or "CRAP! Can you-" or even "Hey, you know I should probably bring something tomorrow."

4.) Please let your assistant know where you are going for the holidays, when, and what level of contact you want to be with him or her.

5.) You know what's better than giving your assistant a physical present? Giving them time off.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Just a couple of short rules

Rule: Don't be a lazy person; update your blog regularly

Rule: If you feel the desire and need to buy an attractive pair of bright, kelly green pants, do so. Please be sure they fit you.

Rule: Watch Legends, starring a pants-less Tom Cruise

Rule: Do not buy a round of shots if you ran into something trying to get to the bar

Rule: If you are playing laser tag, do not run into an area, get shot in your laser, scream, then run away, leaving your back sensor exposed

Rule: Tell your loved ones how you are feeling; they do care.