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Thursday, June 28, 2007


5 Things That Suck About Hospitals

  1. $100 Tylenol.
  2. Building interior deliberately designed to resemble a maze.
  3. The food.
  4. Smells funny.
  5. Push the elevator button on a Tuesday, you might see the elevator show up sometime on Friday night.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


5 Things I've Thought About The iPhone

  1. Gee... for $600, I'd hate to drop it.
  2. Looks slippery as heck.
  3. How can you tell the front from the back when you're quickly pulling it out of your pocket to answer a call before they hang up?
  4. My iTunes library will NOT fit on that (26 GB > 8 GB).
  5. Leaving that unattended on your car seat means your car WILL be broken into.


5 Classic Rock Songs You Sing The Choruses To, But Hum The Rest Of

  1. "My Sharona"
  2. "Sweet Caroline"
  3. "Rock N Roll All Night"
  4. "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  5. "Jump"


5 Things That Let You Know Your Company Is Going Under

  1. The CEO leaves to "spend more time with family".
  2. You somehow move from the mailroom to the boardroom the same day.
  3. Complimentary coffee is replaced by a pitcher of Kool-Aid.
  4. Your office is moved to the basement.
  5. The annual Christmas party is replaced by "Happy Holidays" scribbled on a Post-It note stuck to your monitor.

Monday, June 25, 2007


5 Things That Let You Know You're On Vacation

  1. You do that "mental checklist" thing in the car on the way out of the driveway, and think of stuff you didn't pack.
  2. You do mental triage with that list of stuff, deciding if it's better to go back for that toothbrush, or to buy a new one at CVS.
  3. You tell everyone you're leaving at 9 am and take off somewhere around 3 pm.
  4. No matter where you're going, someone's already been there, and tells you your destination sucks.
  5. 10 million important phone calls received once you arrive Telephone receiverAngry

Friday, June 22, 2007


5 Things You Can Do After You "Back That Ass Up"

  1. Give it a Scooby Snack.
  2. Apply it directly to the forehead.
  3. Take the backup copy and place in a fireproof safe.
  4. Do a neutral drop and blow past the cops.
  5. Keep both hands on the 10 and 2 positions and parallel park it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


5 Things I Did At Woodloch Pines (that I didn't do last year)

  1. Played Bocce Ball with my Dad and won a tournament.
  2. Played miniature golf with my son.
  3. Stayed for the awesome Sunday Brunch.
  4. Got lost on arrival.
  5. Skipped the big show on Saturday night.


5 Non-Standard Things On My Office Desk At Work

  1. Propane fuel for my portable grill.
  2. Red Solo cup full of Vault Zero.
  3. My Tilley hat.
  4. USB P-touch labeler.
  5. Super Mario Sound Drop keychain.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


5 Things I've Beta Tested

  1. Now Up To Date / Contact 4
  2. Outlook Express 5 for Mac
  3. Office 2004 (plus the Exchange Server Pack)
  4. StarPop! (for Palm OS)
  5. Office 2000 (for Windows)


5 Things My Dad Taught Me

  1. Measure twice, cut once.
  2. If you do that, you'll knock your teeth out.
  3. Jazz music is cool.
  4. Know a little about everything, so you'll always have something to talk about with strangers.
  5. Know when to work and when to play.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


5 Really Awesome Beach Boys Songs

  1. "God Only Knows"
  2. "In My Room"
  3. "Good Vibrations"
  4. "Little Saint Nick"
  5. "Surfin' USA"


5 Things That Will Make Any Morning Worse

  1. Oversleeping because you forgot to set your alarm.
  2. Stepping out of the shower and discovering your towel is still wet from yesterday's shower.
  3. Trying to get dressed and realizing you're out of clean socks, underwear, shirts, etc.
  4. Stuck in "rubberneck" traffic.
  5. Forgetting your lunch in the fridge at home.

Monday, June 04, 2007


5 Things I've Learned In The Year Since I've Started My Job

  1. Vault Zero > Diet Mountain Dew
  2. No matter which solution you use, Windows syncs with a Palm better than a Mac can.
  3. Don't bother writing some Rube Goldberg solution down, since next time, it will happen in a completely different way.
  4. 99% of email sent around the office is stuff that's been floating around the internet since 1997.
  5. No matter how important the thing you're working on is or if you want to be disturbed or not, someone will always interrupt you with something more important.


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