Nov 262014
 

Paula Poundstone had a great bit about naps. Basically she said they were an indicator of adulthood. When you wanted one instead of resented one, you were a grown-up.

I’ll buy that.

I remember my mandated naps from childhood. I went to sleep maybe once every fifteen or twenty naps. Most of the time I read and watched the clock. I can remember thinking that an hour measured from half-past to half-past—like from 1:30 to 2:30—felt shorter than one measured from on-the-hour to on-the-hour. Don’t ask me why.

I’ve always said that if there were ever a BoCo, we’d have a designated paid nap time—like 1 to 2. You’d have a mat for your cube/office floor. You wouldn’t have to sleep, but you couldn’t schedule meetings, and you couldn’t make any noise beyond mousing and keyboarding. We’d rotate who answered the phone, and that person would be able to nap 12 to 1 or 2 to 3 if s/he wished. I just have a hunch that would be good company money spent.

 Posted by at 10:11 pm
Nov 262014
 

For years and years, Black Friday was enough. Not too long ago, Thanksgiving night stuck its nose under the tent. And tomorrow, several retailers will be open regular hours, or nearly so. We seem to be on the way to Thanksgiving Day being the first day of the Christmas shopping season. And there is outrage. […]

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Nov 232014
 

It is very hard for me to believe that Bill Cosby is a serial sexual predator. It is also very hard for me to believe that so many women are fabricating stories of him assaulting them. (Opportunistic liars tend to come in onesies and twosies, not dozens.) There are the parts of the public record […]

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Nov 212014
 

Sometimes we build them by ourselves. Other times others help us. Nothing quite like that crash from on high, is there? Here are a few excessively high expectations I’ve had. After Zoë Bell talked up Vanishing Point in Death Proof, I was sure I’d love it. Instead I just found it tedious. Furthermore, I had […]

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