At least it’s consistent if not correct.
— Marc Bourassa
Sarchasm – The gulf between the purveyor of sarcastic wit and the recipient who doesn’t get it.
— From Washington Post reader contest
Of course, this has messed up my ability to spell the word “sarcasm” correctly, thank goodness for spell checkers…
This is an example of brilliance that I admire and to which I aspire.
“If you haven’t got the time to do it right,
when will you find the time to do it over?”
This is actually the title of a book that I keep on my desk at work.
The book actually only proved moderately useful in a time management sense (at least for me), but the title is killer. Whenever I get involved in a discussion with someone who wants to do something “quick and dirty and we can circle around and do it properly later” I point to the book and ask the obvious question that is practically bursting from the cover.
I’ve had many arguments around this topic, won most, lost some (when an initiative is being driven by the wrong motivations/people) but this philosophy helps put some perspective on the effort that is about to be expended and helps to guide the thinking and planning process into more strategic pathways.
A Freudian Slip is when you say one thing and you mean your Mother.
— Author unknown
Beyond clever, sort of an onomatopoeia for meaning rather than sound…
Fast, Cheap or Good
Pick any two of the above.
I keep the above on my office wall at all times. I wish I could find a proper attribution for it, a quick Google search reveals that this is a fairly widely known designer’s creed but I’m not able to nail down who originally coined it.
But I love the sentiments represented.
The crowds were nil, the water was good for tubing and skiing and the food was great!
Perfect weather for our outing too!
The goofier pictures/videos are reserved for friends and family, but most of the shots are pretty innocuous.
When you plant yourself in the ground, decide that you no longer need to grow, adapt and change, then you become an edifice which all of life’s changes and wonders begin to erode as they course around you just as wind and water eventually win out over all the rock in the world.
— Marc Bourassa