I'm making a groggy return to blogging to tell you, belatedly, that Jason and Skydeck were on the front (and fifth!) page of the New York Times business section last week. Woohoo! While "Credit Crisis Spreads a Pall Over Silicon Valley" isn't the most positive article title, he got a great quote in.
Yesterday, Victoria and I saw a great documentary at the Clay Theater called "America the Beautiful," by Darryl Roberts. It explores our current, extreme, American (and international) standards of beauty for women. Though some of the concepts were familiar to me, others weren’t, and I thought it was really well put together and powerful. The director wove a somewhat gut-wrenching narrative about a 12 year old runway model’s life journey with other facets of modern beauty, like the media perspective, the cosmetics industry, plastic surgery, and anorexia/bulimia. It was entertaining and disturbing.
This sounds a little ridiculous, but I spent the weekend before last finishing putting my file cabinet completely in order. I continue to do the Getting Things Done regimen in my spare time, and this is where I’m at in the process. Being naturally disorganized, it seemed necessary to go to the nth degree to make sure the system stays in place — using the P-Touch label maker for folder labels, and applying wax to the area where the hanging files slide along, to make them slide more smoothly. Is it possible to go from hopeless-slob-who-leaves-pizza-boxes-under-the-bed-so-long-they-grow-mold-out-the-top to obsessive compulsive?