books of business, metrics and keeping it succint.
it’s self-appraisal day at work (okay, today is the DUE date for self-appraisals) and of course i waited until today. anyway, days like today i cannot help but think of joel and the terms and advice he used to banter around. like how i should keep a “book of business” to track high-level accomplishments (yes, that’d be helpful right about now) and how important “metrics” are (yep. that’d also be good to have in a better and more succinct (another joel term) form). let me be clear: under no uncertain terms would i like us to still be together, but it’s hard (once getting past this shitty and very unhealthy parts) to argue against what a damn good team we were. we could get shit done. so anyway. point of this? a few things. 1. i selfishly wish i had him (or someone like him) around for just a few days who could help me with these “metrics”. 2. and more importantly, i hope he has this. i hope some days there is something. even a little something. something that he engages in and thinks about me, like i occasionally think about him: positively. i tend to doubt it, seeing how it all panned out. but i guess if nothing else he probably thinks at least i learned to never date a crazy bitch like her again. hey. better than nothing!