How much work is too much?

Okay, it’s official, I have too much to do at work too.


I’ve made a concerted effort to cut down on the number of projects at home, but it seems that there is a cosmic force at work with the sole desire to see me have a mental breakdown. 


So, how do I deal? 


Step one, find some clever quotes:



All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
Edgar Bergen (1903 – 1978)
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Horace (65 BC – 8 BC)
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Step two, remember I’m going to Florida soon to sit on the beach and do nothing at all.


Bah!  Whining is for four-year-olds. :p

Additional fees may apply

Hey, cool, I could time share a Learjet from FlexJet for $4,600 a month!  That’s pretty spendy, but much lower than I’d expect, so I decided to take a closer look at the ad in USA Today (America’s “I wouldn’t read it if it wasn’t for the Hotel giving it to me” newspaper).



INTRODUCING A REVOLUTION IN FRACTIONAL JET OWNERSHIP.  For as little as $4,600 per month,*…


Okay, there’s the “*”, I knew there’d be a catch.  What’s the extra damage?  There’s a monthly management fee of $6,485 and an hourly rate of $1,760.  I love it that their monthly fee has additional monthly fees.


You know guys, you could get many more customers if you just said:



INTRODUCING FREE FRACTIONAL JET OWNERSHIP.  For nothing a month*…

Is that really a meteorological term?

I knew for sure I was in Redmond this morning when the local TV station’s weather forecast was “mild damp”.  I suppose if you’re a weather forecaster up here you need to be able to say more than “hey, it’s going to rain.”


On a related note, there really might not be all that many Eskimo words for snow.