Friday, October 07, 2011

It's a crazy idea... but it might just work

Narrated by Steve Jobs

Quote du jour:

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

- Steve Jobs in Wired, February 1996

Me: I'd like a rich husband, a new car, and a roast chicken.
Woman behind the Deli counter: I can get you one out of three.

Was it the new car?
Did she find me a rich husband?
Sheesh. Service, these days.

Okay, this is the end of the first crazy week at work.
It's Friday.
Therefore, I have Friday night and then two whole days wherein I might slip some exercising.
It might just work.

It's a trend. I'm going to start it today.

Exercise du jour: Me. Elliptical. 45 minutes. It Will Happen. I don't care if I have to put up a gold star at 11:58:58 pm, I will make this goal. I have spoken. (And indeed, typed.)

Watch this space for a genuine (if virtual) gold star.


messymimi said...

You will do it.

Spilling Ink said...

Roast chicken ain't bad.

You will do the exercise because you have will power (unlike me).

Amy said...

in one of the myriad wedding sites i read i saw a bride with a brooch bouquet toss it into a crowd of maidens. hopefully the winner marries a doctor.

The Merry said...

Ah well, if it's a wedding magazine, the people in the photo shoot were paid, yes? Hopefully danger money.

(Note: to those few who haven't checked out Amy's blog lately, she's put together a brooch bouquet for her wedding, and it looks lovely. Check it out!)