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Why Don’t We Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is?

Something interesting happened recently that got me thinking. I love it when that happens, because it’s always helpful to be snapped back to awareness, especially when i operate a moving vehicle on a daily basis and all to often, find myself at work but not remembering driving there. But that’s another story. This story is about a good friend’s recent opportunity to make a career change, the typical back and forth considerations that go into doing so, and more importantly, the communication between us about those considerations.

Friends are and should be like extended family, right? They’re not usually the first ones you’ll turn to for a kidney or a place to stay for a few months while you recover from an unexpected financial setback, but they’re definitely down the list, and being on the list at all, should be considered confidantes and people you can share things with, like goals, fears, conflicts, personal issues, etc.

But what about your salary?
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Written by gsm

09/29/2006 at 4:16 am

Posted in  Miscellaneous 

Why Don’t We Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is?

Something interesting happened recently that got me thinking. I love it when that happens, because it’s always helpful to be snapped back to awareness, especially when i operate a moving vehicle on a daily basis and all to often, find myself at work but not remembering driving there. But that’s another story. This story is about a good friend’s recent opportunity to make a career change, the typical back and forth considerations that go into doing so, and more importantly, the communication between us about those considerations.

Friends are and should be like extended family, right? They’re not usually the first ones you’ll turn to for a kidney or a place to stay for a few months while you recover from an unexpected financial setback, but they’re definitely down the list, and being on the list at all, should be considered confidantes and people you can share things with, like goals, fears, conflicts, personal issues, etc.

But what about your salary?
Read the rest of this entry »

Written by gsm

09/29/2006 at 4:16 am

Posted in  Miscellaneous 

Friends Don’t Let Friends Rent Bad Movies

Do you, uh… “Netflik”? Well, if you do, they have a pretty cool ‘friends’ feature, in which you can link to and share info with other Netflix users about movies each of you has viewed, rated or have in your queue. i’ve set this up with one friend already, and it’s been fun to see and comment on what they’ve thought about what they’ve seen (even if it means finding out they rated one of my all time favorites very very low).

I’ve added a badge and link to the sidebar of my website. (I had to make it myself, as they don’t have anything available that I could find, but perhaps i’ll send this in as a suggestion.)

Written by gsm

09/28/2006 at 6:26 am

Posted in  Video 

Friends Don’t Let Friends Rent Bad Movies

Do you, uh… “Netflik”? Well, if you do, they have a pretty cool ‘friends’ feature, in which you can link to and share info with other Netflix users about movies each of you has viewed, rated or have in your queue. i’ve set this up with one friend already, and it’s been fun to see and comment on what they’ve thought about what they’ve seen (even if it means finding out they rated one of my all time favorites very very low).

I’ve added a badge and link to the sidebar of my website. (I had to make it myself, as they don’t have anything available that I could find, but perhaps i’ll send this in as a suggestion.)

Written by gsm

09/28/2006 at 6:26 am

Posted in  Video 

Fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon

I guess a website has reached bottom when a entry references Weird Al, but i was sent a like to this by a friend, who stated that it made them think of me! Ouch…. I admit being a geek, being white and somewhat nerdy, but I’m not ‘quite’ this far gone. (I know some folks that are, though. No names, but you know who are, and we can discuss it further at our Friday lunches :-)

Watch the White and Nerdy video

Written by gsm

09/28/2006 at 6:02 am

Posted in  Humor 

Walk the Line (3 stars)

Walk the Line imageAmong the pantheon of great country singers, Johnny Cash (played here by Joaquin Phoenix) may just be the most enigmatic. James Mangold‘s film distills Cash’s transformation from man to icon — from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn., where Cash finally found a way for his talent to come into its own. Reese Witherspoon plays his beloved June, alongside co-stars Robert Patrick and Shelby Lynne.

Geoff’s Comments: The plot and story line really seemed to have been given a ‘treatment’ and overly dramatized, but the acting was stellar.

[ rent Walk the Line via netflix.com ]

Written by gsm

09/27/2006 at 8:56 pm

Posted in  Video 

Walk the Line (3 stars)

Walk the Line imageAmong the pantheon of great country singers, Johnny Cash (played here by Joaquin Phoenix) may just be the most enigmatic. James Mangold‘s film distills Cash’s transformation from man to icon — from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn., where Cash finally found a way for his talent to come into its own. Reese Witherspoon plays his beloved June, alongside co-stars Robert Patrick and Shelby Lynne.

Geoff’s Comments: The plot and story line really seemed to have been given a ‘treatment’ and overly dramatized, but the acting was stellar.

[ rent Walk the Line via netflix.com ]

Written by gsm

09/27/2006 at 8:56 pm

Posted in  Video