Part of my testiness is that I feel I make 50 compromises a day. When people come to me and say, ‘Why can’t you compromise?’ I’m like: ‘What are you talking about? The fact that we’re having this conversation means that we’ve compromised.’
— David Fincher on dealing with movie executives in an interview with NY Times
Wow, you’re gonna have
to buy a lot of spray cans
to paint that turd gold.
—Found haiku in Veep (Season 1, Episode 4)
Ina gets the day off from school in Crozet, Virginia
Sunset at Seabright State Beach in Santa Cruz, California
Our last night in California before heading back to Virginia.
Seabright State Beach in Santa Cruz, California
- Paul: Between friends…
- C.J.: Yeah.
- Paul: Is the water over your head?
- C.J.: No. The water’s exactly at my head.
— From an episode of The West Wing
Making the least of my business network since 2006.
Errands are so effective at killing great projects that a lot of people use them for that purpose. Someone who has decided to write a novel, for example, will suddenly find that the house needs cleaning. People who fail to write novels don’t do it by sitting in front of a blank page for days without writing anything. They do it by feeding the cat, going out to buy something they need for their apartment, meeting a friend for coffee, checking email. “I don’t have time to work,” they say. And they don’t; they’ve made sure of that.
— Paul Graham in his essay, Procrastination
Daisy at Monterey State Beach in Sand City, California