10 Minutes - Left to Go in This Meeting

Hi. It's Joe.

I am in a meeting. It's an hour long, but my contribution will take less than 60 seconds. This is a great example of the inefficiency of Corporate America, notwithstanding the fact that my particular corporate employer is fairly kickass.

If it wasn't for this post, I'd probably be dozing off, like one of the dudes at this meeting is doing right now.

As I was discussing with my boss at our one on one meeting this morning, this job doesn't call or allow for a lot of creative writing, but meetings such as this are a perfect time for doing it, like blogging.

I am a fairly driven and efficient worker here, but even so I am lucky if I achieve 50% productivity, as measured in pure output.

But input is still a critical component of quality output.



10 Minutes - I Am Still in Savanna IL

Hi. It's Joe.

I am in Savanna IL enjoying Easter weekend with my GF. She is Lutheran and we went to Lutheran church services this morning.

The pastor said because I don't believe in Jesus, I am going to hell. But what he fails to realize is that I don't believe in hell either.

When I die it will be lights out, end of story. So I really need to make the most of this life and create a heaven on earth for myself.

If the universe is infinite, it's possible I might be back again in another place and time. But if I am not, I will never know it, so it is kind of a moot point.

I might go eat some rye and caraway seed Triscuits now.



5 Minutes - I Have to Write More

Hi. It's Joe.

I have to get back into the swing of writing for a few minutes every day.

I am at work right now and in a few short minutes we have a work team building social, so it is a good time to squeeze out some free writing.

I have a lot of ideas I want to share. I have been having some great conversations about spirituality and religion with Caitlin. I might re-activate my atheist debate blog where I can expound on these ideas in a consequence free environment.

This weekend is Easter. Typically, my family doesn't celebrate it. However, Caitlin's family does, so I am going to accompany her to her grandma's in Savanna IL for Sunday Easter lunch.

I have a rare piano lesson tomorrow (Saturday) and I am going to practice some tonight. That will be followed by GUPPY EFFECT practice and then Caitlin and I are off to Illinois. Buddy will be spending Easter with his canine pals at the Perfect 10 Kennel in Cambridge WI, near where I live.

Well, I am off to team build with my co-workers now. This is a fancy way of saying we are going to goof off for an hour while our boss is away. Not in a playing hooky kind of way, because we will probably talk work stuff. But most of the writing staff is out for the holiday and there is little else to do on such a dreary and wet day.

Spring is certainly taking an extended vacation in Florida this year. Come back! We need you!



10 Minutes - Akron, OH

Hi. It's Joe.

I am in Akron, OH. I road tripped here on Friday 4/1/11 with Caitlin and we are staying at my parents' house while we vacation around.

Here are some highlights. It took me about 10 minutes to upload these pics, so my time is actually up.