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Not willing Sat, Mar 18, 2006
I was talking to a guy from my church recently, and he said something awesome and funny about his job:  He said he's not willing to do what it takes to get to the next level.  It's not that he doesn't have the ability or the credentials.  It's not that it's unattainable or impossible.  It's just that he's not willing to put in the time or the effort to make it to the next level.  It sounds like someone else's criticism of him, not his own personal statement.  I think it's awesome because he's made up his mind to not make his job the focus of his life.  And he's not a failure; he's a married man with a kid and a house.  He's not struggling.  But he knows that the next step in his job will require more time and more effort.  He's just not willing to do that.  And that's awesome. #business

Autographs Sat, Mar 18, 2006
I don't think I fully understand the purpose of autographs.  Yes, I see the point of meeting a famous person and having a little smalltalk with them.  And I understand the idea of getting something that belongs to a famous person.  But getting a them to sign a little piece of paper for you?  It just seems a little pointless.  What are you planning on doing with that little piece of paper?  Keeping it in your wallet?  Hanging it on your wall?  What will you tell people who ask about it?  "That's the piece of paper I got the famous person to sign."  That's dumb.  I can see the purpose behind getting an autograph on something like a baseball or a picture.  But having a book full of autographs?  Meh. #psychology