If bad ideas
were an Olympic event,
this would take the gold.

—Found haiku in The Walking Dead (Season 1, Episode 2)

Ina reading at the dinner table in Crozet, Virginia

I think im going
to hang my clothes with it next
then maybe myself.

—Found haiku in Amazon customer review of Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable (source)

We have a paradox about progress: many people complain about how stuck in the past their organizations are, yet point to the lack of adoption of remote work as an indicator of it’s uselessnesses, rather than a reflection of their organization’s fearful grip on the status quo.

— Scott Berkun in his article Why Isn’t Remote Work More Popular?

You can catch sorrow
from another person just
like you catch a cold.

—Found haiku in The Twenty-Third of June by Beth Hahn

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

Previously: “I guarantee I’m going to make a good movie out of this…”

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

From then on I swore
I would devote my life to
avoiding huge ships.

—Found haiku in Amazon customer review of How to Avoid Huge Ships (source)

  • 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

Don't recruit me, bro.

Making the least of my business network since 2006.

PDX really,
truly is the best airport
in the USA.

—Found haiku in Yelp review of Portland International Airport (source)

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