January 22nd, 2008


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Browsing job sites always makes me wonder what would be the (or a) perfect job for me. But today I got to thinking, what job(s) do I have the skills for but should never, ever do? Like, say, customer service for a high-end makeup store ("Oh, yes, I'm very sympathetic to your earth-shattering problems with eyeliner..."), or salesperson for just about anything...

SF visit!

I'm going to be in the bay area around Bay to Breakers (May 18), probably arriving sometime between May 10-13 and leaving May 19. SF folks, mark your calendars! If you'll be around, I'll want to see you.

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Time is a funny old dog, so I shouldn't really be surprised that it's been two and a half years since I saw my college friend Scott. The last time I saw him was at his wedding in Aspen (which I talked about here), so I didn't get to catch up with him a ton, then, either, but he's one of those people who it's good to know is out there in the world.

He was in town to interview students from his graduate alma mater here in Camberville to intern for his current gig out in Seattle, and we got together for dinner, and it was damn good to catch up with him. We talked about our upcoming 10 year reunion this spring, and he pointed out we've known each other for 14 years. That's a good, long time, and much as I've changed, and he has, I found tonight that I'd still turn to him with my deepest fears and questions and know I'd have a thoughtful and sympathetic listener across the table.

I don't know what I did in life to find such depth of goodness in people at every turn, but I know it's more blessing than anyone could reasonably ask.