Even in a new office building I felt the pressure of my failure. It also didn’t help that I knew four people who worked for the company, one of which was the one who passed judgement upon me, and that I was woefully under-prepared for the hackathon. So I stayed, for as long as I could, before bowing out early. I told myself fleeing was in my best interest and that it would mean that I could get a few chores done earlier (which I did, but eventually wound up falling asleep earlier as well), but in reality I realized that I was the one who couldn’t hack it and had to go.
The Unwatchable Kimmy Schmidt?
With a half hour to kill on Sunday afternoon I decided to stream what many people have been saying is a really good Netflix series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The show, created in part by Tina Fey, and starring Ellie Kemper (think “The Office”), is a show about four Indiana women who were being held underground by a cult leader and have been freed. Three of the women return to Indiana, while Kimmy, decides to stay in New York.
The first episode nearly broke me. I felt it was filled with cliche “I’ve been out of society for so long that I am childlike and do not know how to interface with people any longer” jokes. There were at least two times that I considered turning it off and tossing it onto the “Not for me” pile.
I’d like to say that I did a 180° turnaround with the second episode when I watched it on Sunday night, but I doubt that this series will ever fall into the “Must stream TV” category for me.
Has anyone else watched this? What’s your opinion?
Ace Was The Place With The Helpful Hardware Man?
As I drove home from the Decatur area after eating dinner on Sunday I saw that another Ace Hardware has shuttered its doors. I understood when the East Atlanta Ace did the same thing some number of years ago, but I figured the one along College would be able to survive since it wasn’t situated too closely to a Lowe’s or Home Depot. I was obviously wrong.
For years everyone (yours included) has poo-pooed WalMart for its business practices which put pressure on “mom and pop” shops, including making all efforts to stop them from opening new stores (see also: Suburban Plaza). However I’ve never heard the same disdain for Lowe’s and Home Depot.
I guess Ace Hardware’s future will be one of small town America and niche locations such as the one located in Virginia-Highland.
A Half Truckload Of No-Longer-Needed-By-Me Items
I’ve loaded the M6 with a half trunkload of things destined for Goodwill today. Included in the truckload is the old roof rack components from the Jackmobile, sans the tray I promised to return to ITP-Reader Steve.
With Spring in the air (eventually) I will be continuing to make critical decisions about the things that are occupying space inside the ITP-Estate and getting rid of those things that are not bringing me happiness.
I still have hope and big plans for my future, I am the unbreakable Paulie…