amy and i are happy these days i'd saymaybe courtesy is a casuality of the electronic age. maybe people are busy, like i am busy. trying to manage the quick replies seems to be the sum of my days.
tho her impending period does make for high drama
she's job searching. it's frustrating when people don't even aknowledge receipt of a resume, let alone selection of a nother person for the job.
notice to hirers: and self
Please let people know if they're in the hopper.
Please let people know if they don't get the job.
that's actually my recent revelation:
much of business and success in the world today consists of staying in touch and on top of communication. that means that i have to read tough email and respond to it. it also means responding more than once. if i think about something, and it's been a few days since correspondence, time to rekindle the conversation and write back again.
i posted a notice that i'm liking to paint people's pilots. two brave souls offered their devices for embellishing. one fellow didn't write back after i suggested retail price of $50. after a few days i realized he probably didn't write me back because that was more than he could handle. so i wrote him back and i found out he'd just had his car keyed ("Honestly, I have to get out of NY.") so I offered to paint the pilot for free and he agreed so now we're trying to figure out what texture i can paint on to it.
meanwhile I got a nice check from miller-freeman for web99 work. so today i went and bought myself a chair.
actually, i went to kantor's office supply and priced the chair i wanted at $630 for the OBUS Forme tall narrow backed chair. they only had black and burgundy in stock. i wanted abbey fabric: royal blue - 4 weeks delivery.
so i went to "back designs" which wilner and i agreed was probably a store for people with prescriptions (read: markup) and they had the exact same chair for $775, but in stock in blue! they called kantor's and confirmed the price and guaranteed me a lower price, so i got the colour i wanted for the best price in the bay area.
and then i searched the web for the chair, looking for a photo for my site today, and i found the chair list price $469! argh! i could have saved more money! so now i have to deal with returning a chair to a place that sees themselves as having bent over for me and oy. but $200 extra for a chair i can't afford (knowledge is expensive). I should have searched the net first?
brian is closing in on a bud.com backend - i'm eager for the day i can log into http://www.bud.com/ and be myself surprised. maybe by june?|
yesterday: 14 may