Archive for March, 2011

I need to blog, but I have nothing to say…

Posted by on Thursday, 17 March, 2011

And no pictures to post this time either. For shame. While I could go on about how work has monopolized my energies these past few weeks, that is only a partial truth. All be told, my muse just isn’t here right now. But I am hopeful. There is light on the horizon.
Whiskies of the World is upon us! Next week I’ll be in flight to my yearly pilgrimage to San Francisco to attend the annual Whiskies of the World expo and sample some of the new drams coming out of my favourite distilleries, as well as learn some more about craft distilling this year in one of the additional classes being presented. I’ve not yet decided if I want to bring my new camera along, as I’m not sure I want that extra concern in the environment, though it would help me document each of the drams I taste and take notes on. We’ll see. I expect a lengthy report to come of this year, just as years past, so look forward to another chapter of “The Gospels according to Seamus” to hit the 3DC website in the week or two after the grand tasting.
I have other things I need to get done as well, like finish my hand crank phone conversion and blog about it, but that’s stalled out for the time being while other priorities take precedence. I also have grand plans to write more, which will hopefully come to fruition as spring descends upon us. I’m fully engulfed by the motorcycle road trip itch again, so likely that will lend to some fun travel blogs as well in the coming months. Just gotta figure out where to go ūüėČ

Photos from Evergreen and the Coast

Posted by on Friday, 11 March, 2011

My parents visited us last weekend, which prompted us to take some touristy day trips with them. Since I’ve been exhausted since then and work ramped up activity too, I wanted to at least get out some of the pictures from the weekend and get that weekly blog post done. I may write up something more, but for now it is just visual.

I present these mainly untouched photos (a few have been mildly altered) as the best of the weekend either by my choice or my Dad’s (as we looked through them and he pointed out his faves).

Evergreen Air and Space Museum, Canon Beach in Oregon, and North Head Lighthouse on the Southern Washington coast:

 

 

As always I welcome your comments critiques. I know there’s a LOT of photos here, so don’t feel the need to comment on any/all… I hope you enjoy them in their ‘raw’ state!

 

How to reduce meetings and influence people….

Posted by on Friday, 4 March, 2011

… to do the same.
I had initially begun writing this blog post as a personal blog to guide and help us all (myself included) to re-evaluate all the meetings we host and attend, and adjust in such a way as to dramatically improve out productivity. A funny thing happened, though… as I was writing for this personal audience, I began to see a much more effective use of this post on my professional blog, “Notes from Rational Support”. After all, it IS a work issue, and likely more poignant to that audience than this one. So, I adjusted my efforts and worked up a post for NFRS instead.

Of course, I DO think that post is relevant to this audience as well and wanted to highlight it here. So go on, check it out and feel free to comment there, or here.