Saturday, May 30, 2009

Perception vs. Reality

I've been struggling with this thought for the last several days now... People fundamentally hear and believe what they want and make that their reality. It doesn't matter how crystal clear you think you may be when interacting with others; their personal perspective and opinion will distort the message you were trying to get across.

But... And this is the kicker for me... If the above statement is true, then I'm guilty of this as well, right? So who's reality is correct? Is the only way around this copious written communication?

My head hurts now.

Monday, May 25, 2009

'The Gladiator' is a Great Go-To Movie

The answer to this prompt was a toss up between either The Negotiator or The Gladiator - And I had to go with the one that actually won some Academy Awards :)

This was such a great movie... Suspense, action, an incredible battle scene to start the movie, a terrific soundtrack. I even have it on DVD, but will still get sucked in if it's playing on TV.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Destressify on the bike.

Mountain Biking

Some great destressifications? Get out and bike! But make sure you're mountain biking... On the mountain bike you have to completely focus on the riding (you don't want to wreck, after all!), versus road cycling where your mind usually wanders back to whatever's stressing you out in the first place.

Of course when all else fails, grab a book or magazine and head to Starbucks.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Waxing Poetic about Star Trek

What happened to Vulcan?

Kirk, two Spocks and Enterprise

Save Earth from the same.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Moleskin - Write Away!

Inside the Moleskin notebook

Over the years I've switched back and forth between the electronic and the paper and have definitely settled on paper. Specifically, my Moleskin notebooks. I have a small one I use for my to-do's (it's always with me, to the point my team has made a joke out of it) and a large notebook I use for, well, note-taking.

And yes, I also have actual stationary at home for notes, thank you's, etc. Not Moleskin - Do they make stationary? I should check.

(Oh, I should add that I work for an email marketing company, so I also realize the world runs on email :) )