Some Things

Some things:

  • At some point during the last while, something interesting happened:
    1. Teenage girls stopped being hot, and started being young
    2. Having a kid no longer precludes being hot
  • Standing behind teenage girls at McDonald’s, who want the McChicken at the discounted price, rather than the Quarter Pounder “because we don’t eat meat”, is incredibly annoying
  • Applying the billable rate you use in your professional life to your personal life can ruin your day. Just think about how much sleep costs you.
  • At some point, the number of comments of this site exceeded the number of post.
  • I saw Preston Manning in the above-mentioned McDonald’s. He’s looking healthy. Of the score or so of people in there, only myself and one other person seemed to recognize him.
  • Getting a game for ‘free’ can actually not be worth it, if you spend several hours trying, fruitlessly, to get it to work.

8 Replies to “Some Things”

  1. i hope i can continue to always think teenage girls are hot. i mean, a while ago i reached a point in my life where i no longer wanted to sleep with them, but as far as just thinking they’re hot, i hope that never goes away.

  2. i hope i can continue to always think teenage girls are hot. i mean, a while ago i reached a point in my life where i no longer wanted to sleep with them, but as far as just thinking they’re hot, i hope that never goes away.

  3. man o man steve you asked for it: “teenage girls, hot” they’ll all be coming to you (Not to mention “teenage girls, hot AND Preston Manning”–the mind boggles).

    Before you apply your billing rate to your life, you must first make a number of necessary capitalistic adjustments. You should know, or figure out how much it costs you to maintain your business: rent, heat, phones, leases, etc. (At d 4 or 5 years ago it was $10-$15/hr per person) Subtract that. Then figure out how many hours you work that you are actually billable. So if you’ve been spending say half your time on pencilneck stuff, adjust accordingly. Then, before you go putting a price on things like sleep and personal time, remember (or roughly calculate) how much in burnout, lethargy and mistakes a sleepy, grumpy you will cost your company.

    Once you have a true evaluation of your hourly worth to yourself, forget about it and enjoy your life, teenage girls or no teenage girls.

    🙂

  4. man o man steve you asked for it: “teenage girls, hot” they’ll all be coming to you (Not to mention “teenage girls, hot AND Preston Manning”–the mind boggles).

    Before you apply your billing rate to your life, you must first make a number of necessary capitalistic adjustments. You should know, or figure out how much it costs you to maintain your business: rent, heat, phones, leases, etc. (At d 4 or 5 years ago it was $10-$15/hr per person) Subtract that. Then figure out how many hours you work that you are actually billable. So if you’ve been spending say half your time on pencilneck stuff, adjust accordingly. Then, before you go putting a price on things like sleep and personal time, remember (or roughly calculate) how much in burnout, lethargy and mistakes a sleepy, grumpy you will cost your company.

    Once you have a true evaluation of your hourly worth to yourself, forget about it and enjoy your life, teenage girls or no teenage girls.

    🙂

  5. I remember having these thoughts when I started out on my own also. Things like, “Should I get the short or the grande? Who cares, I make the difference between the two in less time than it took to think this thought!”

    Of course, this a trap and it’s not really true, as Marian has pointed out. Here’s a good one – how much is your blog worth now, if you add up all the time you’ve spent writing these little posts isntead of billing hours?

  6. I remember having these thoughts when I started out on my own also. Things like, “Should I get the short or the grande? Who cares, I make the difference between the two in less time than it took to think this thought!”

    Of course, this a trap and it’s not really true, as Marian has pointed out. Here’s a good one – how much is your blog worth now, if you add up all the time you’ve spent writing these little posts isntead of billing hours?

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