Got into work at 8:45, about half an hour than I have been getting in lately.
Work went ok today. I got along with JR, and I worked on graphic design (redesigning a diagram of a network). Eric looked over my shoulder as I worked on one part of the diagram and made his usual embarrassing comment that something I designed looked really weird (not in so many words, but to the same effect). He left early and I felt freeee.
The best part of the day was when I took an hour-long lunchbreak at my desk - inspired by Zen Habits to take some time for myself - and found Scott Dinsmore’s Live Your Legend blog. I read two fantastic articles of advice for life and business from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. It was like drinking coffee, I was so motivated afterwards. Definitely helped me get out of this slump I’ve been in the past several days (which is probably mostly due to allergies and my period, which unexpectedly started today).
Emilie texted me “chat this week?!?”, but even when I called her at 8:30 that night like I told her I would, she replied, “Ahh ended up going out for a beer !! I’m sorry :/ can I call u after?” It reminded me of how I started asking myself in high school whether I get any benefit from my friendship with her; I still ask myself that today. It also reminded me of Warren Buffett and Scott Dinsmore’s advice to “Fire people who don’t contribute to the dream. Our peer group is our choice. Choose wisely.” I’m really frustrated with Emilie right now. The last time she texted me to chat “sometime this week”, she never ended up calling me, and when I called her, she was in Austin and said she’d call me on the way home, which she never did and apologized for a few days later when she was about to get on the plane for an overseas vacation (and so of course couldn’t call me for its duration). Both of these incidences happened after I had that conversation with her about her not being a good friend.
After reading several of Dinsmore’s blog posts, many of which advocated surrounding yourself with passionate, inspiring people, I asked John, “How do we meet people like us?” I think that’s part of our disdain for Dallas - we just can’t seem to find like-minded people. Granted, we haven’t made a concerted effort, yet. Remsen and Alla have drive, which I love, but it’d be nice to be able to talk about design and psychology with them; they’re quite “conformist.” I want to have conversations with friends where I come away inspired and with new ideas and questions - which is why I texted Jainan to see when he’s free.
I goofed up my score for the Crossfit WOD today; my real score was good, but not awesome like my misinterpreted score was - the one that Tyler made a big deal about in front of the class. Later when I realized my mistake, I was kind of horrified and eventually mustered up the courage to correct it on the blog. I didn’t even get as good a score as Bethany, who Hogan called “a sneaky little ninja” in his blog post. Dammit!
Soaked up more of the Dinsmore blog before bed. Love this guy.