Saturday, March 24, 2012

Review of On the Road: The Original Scroll:

"The biggest immediate difference between the first draft and the finished product, though, is that while we know 'On the Road' as a novel — the great novel of the Beat Generation — the scroll is essentially nonfiction, a memoir that uses real names and is far less self-consciously literary."

Maybe that is why I liked it so much.
From a New York Times op-ed, "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs":
"It might sound surprising to a skeptical public, but culture was always a vital part of Goldman Sachs’s success. It revolved around teamwork, integrity, a spirit of humility, and always doing right by our clients....I am sad to say that I look around today and see virtually no trace of the culture that made me love working for this firm for many years. I no longer have the pride, or the belief."

Friday, March 09, 2012

Free sweets

It was a good day for free sweets. My coworker offered half her Whataburger apple pie to me and I couldn't say no. Then the HR director passed around a tray of cookies and I took a chocolate chip one.

But the greatest score was my friend in the reading club who brought two plastic containers full of profiteroles, one containing puffs with raspberry filling and white chocolate glaze and the other with puffs with vanilla cream filling and chocolate and coconut glaze. I limited myself to four.

Free food does make a day more pleasant.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I'm planning to post about San Francisco, but I think I need to be in the right state of mind to write it, not about to fall asleep if I close my eyes for 30 seconds.

Dusty season arrives in El Paso. As long as I have Claritin I'm good.

I had fun at work today. Work should be fun. Some of the time, anyway.

Loved this essay. *sigh*