Archive - Jun 6, 2006

Management

One of the frustrations of being in management is that I never get any work done. If I go start a project of some sort, say planting a flower bed, there inevitably will come a phone call that needs my attention, after which there will be a customer who needs my attention, followed by some employees who need direction--so, it is pretty useless for me to start planting a flower bed.

But that makes me feel lazy and a bit frustrated. When I worked at the nursery by the hour, I could go out and cultivate for hours on end without worry. Now I can't.

Performing

Saturday evening, I performed at a talent show in Erskine at their Water Carnival festivities. I wasn't in the talent show--my job was to entertain while the votes were being counted.

There were nine acts. Most were quite good. One was painful. The show was structured like the TV show American Idol, which I have never watched. So, they had the snotty judges their making remarks after each performance while the hapless performer had to stand their and say, "I understand," or "Thank you very much."

Kids



A busload of 48 children showed up from Mahnomen yesterday morning. They had called ahead, but of course, what can you do to prepare for 48 little kids?