Thursday, January 31, 2008

Go Day-Lewis.

Go Little Manning Boy.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Stop, collaborate, and listen

It's seems funny to sit here and type for the sole purpose of knowing someone will read it. I know in my heart that I would say something completely different if there were not an audience. [Right now I can hear my wife turning on Peter, Bjorn, and John and things clanking around on the bathroom counter top.] It seems like we all talk about and write about the things that excite us. I guess you could say that a lot of things excite me. But they're not all fun to read about.

It's 2008. I had a conversation with a co-worker about 2008. She works in "word processing" on 25, and she is basically the manager. For the most part, all official communication with clients, be it engagement letters, management letters, financial statements, auditor's reports, etc., have to go through word processing (WP). After WP goes through it, they sent it back with corrections, you approve the corrections, send it back to them, and they print a final copy. Then, if everything checks out, a partner (owner/boss/guy-that-says-jump-and-you-say-how-high) has to release the letter and it is sent out on some really, super nice paper. Well, I noticed that someone put the wrong year on a letter that had already been sent.

"Do you know where I can find this year's engagement letter?"

"Yeah, I already sent it to you. It's attached as a word document."

"Yeah, but it says January 12, 2007."

"Oh. ..."

"Yeah, it's no longer the year of 007. You know, James Bond. It's the year of 008, the wannabe James Bond."

"You know, I think there actually was a 008 in a movie."

"Yep, GoldenEye."

"It's scary that you know that."

As much as I would love to make a top 10 albums of the year list, or top 10 movies that I watched that were not necessarily released in 2007, or a top 10 busiest airports in 2007 that I visited, I am going to make a top 10 moments to look forward to in 2008 list.

There Will Be Blood opening at Market Street on January 25
NCAA Tournament at Alltel Arena
Getting my CPA license
Second wedding anniversary
Arkansas vs. Texas in Austin
Working 2300 chargeable hours to deliver unmatched client service in public accounting
Getting my CPA license
Buying a house
Designing a critically acclaimed board game that I will sell for $1,000,000
Voting for the United States President

If there had been room for an 11th, I would have said continuing with 23 years of not wearing or buying Old Spice. If you are one of those generational Old Spice guys, that's fine. I mean, I understand that you were given Old Spice by your father to start swabbing under your arms when you turned 11, and that your father's father wore Old Spice in Vietnam, but I just can't get into it. I immediately start asking people wear (or where, rather) they are hiding the dead animal. I mean, seriously, wear (gah! where, I'm sorry that I keep using the wrong word) are you hiding the tupperware-of-leftovers-turned-science-fair-project of a scent?

I wish you all a happy and prosperous year.

Friday, January 04, 2008

2008 Razorback Football Schedule (so far and unofficial)

08/30/08 Western Illinois (Fayetteville)
09/06/08 Louisiana-Monroe (Little Rock)
09/13/08 Texas (Austin)
09/20/08 Alabama (Fayetteville)
09/27/08 OPEN DATE
10/04/08 Florida (Fayetteville)
10/11/08 Auburn (Auburn)
10/18/08 Kentucky (Lexington)
10/25/08 Mississippi (Fayetteville)
11/01/08 Utah State (Fayetteville)
11/08/08 South Carolina (Columbia)
11/15/08 OPEN DATE
11/22/08 Mississippi State (Starkville)
11/28/08 Louisiana State (Little Rock)