Gosh, Caveat Emptor wrote about shame today in a way that only a former fundie can. He has a way with words, that guy.
When I got out of work today it was 82*. By the time I got home it was about 95* in my upstairs. But my slumlords were good enough to come into my house without notice today and put an a/c unit in my bedroom window, so it's roughly thirty below in there right now, and about 90* in the rest of the house.
I feel like I should do something fun for the three-day weekend, but I don't know if I'm up for it. Maybe just a quick, semi-local road trip.
I'm getting there at work. I'm starting a leadership meeting next week that I'm nervous about. I've done this for the past eight or nine years and it's been great, but I just don't have the feeling it's going to fly at my new place. It's just me facilitating a discussion with my top associates about leadership and development, each week with a different theme. This started years ago as I was climbing the (bottom of the) ladder and noticing that there was a hell of a lot of stuff that no one taught me. I decided that when I got to a place where I had the opportunity, I'd teach others the stuff I wish I'd known. So we talk about all kinds of things, and it's been a very rich experience in the past. This week during a meeting I was explaining it to my people and letting them know that I'm going to start up a group here and that I'm looking for volunteers, and they were all looking at me with a specific look - it was something like they were making very detailed grocery lists in their minds. Poop. What if no one shows up? What if I can't come up with the goods next week for our first discussion? It's been the best part of managing people for me for the past many years. I hope it flies here. I know, why don't you leave me your suggestions in the comments? What's something in business or in life that you wish you'd learned a long time ago?
In other news, I had a dream that it was Christmas and I spent the holidays with Amy Grant. It was a terrible dream. The whole thing was very manic.