Movie night

33 below zero today.  Ouch.  It’s a good day for the Die Hard marathon on Movietime.  Sitting in my favorite chair with a tasty beverage.  The big dog is curled up on the couch, one minute sound asleep like a puppy, the next twitching away in some dream.

We are heading off to warmer climates tomorrow.  Earlier today we stopped by Costco to pick up groceries for the house/dog sitter.  Frick, I could not believe how busy Costco was late Sunday afternoon on a super cold day.  Maybe it is just everybody doing their last minute Christmas shopping.  We seriously need a second Costco here.

The F35 in the movie just crashed.  Why is it the action movies directors seem to have such a hate for elevated freeways?  Whole graduating classes of CGI artists must be employed creating concrete overpasses and on ramps for destruction.  Live Free or Die Hard, True Lies, Battle Los Angeles.  They’re all hard on the roadways.


Yeah, whatever, buddy

I know I guy who thinks his poop doesn’t stink.  You know the type, the kind that cultivates an entourage to help maintain the illusion.  Who’s every project has a superlative adjective; the first, the biggest, the most complex, the most strategic.  I’m not saying that he does bad work.  Quite the contrary.

It’s just that he, like most people of this ilk, is highly competitive.  To him it is a zero sum game. In order for him to advance someone must fall.  The most common target for people like this are the ones they consider to be the biggest competition.  One of the favorite weapons I see used are campaigns to undermine the credibility of others.  Anything from innuendo to out right lies to actively undoing other peoples work.  Claiming undue credit is another very common tact. Restricting access to information or distributing misinformation is also common.

I recently got a message from someone looking for help to bail out a project in trouble.  Seems some promises were made and not kept, some deadlines missed.  Guess who’s project?  Yup, Mr. Perfect’s. As tempting as it may be to rub his face in it like he would do and has done I can’t do that.  It’ s just not who I am.

I am a strong believer that everything comes around.  The past will eventually catch up to these people even if I may not be there to see it.  I consider my reaction taking the high rode.  Other people may call me a fool, and that’s ok by me too.  I carry my own ruler and by my ruler I measure up just fine thank you.