Tagged with frustration

Clean up on the Q

On the subway the other morning I dropped my iced coffee. It did that flippity flip thing where for a brief second I thought it would land right side up. No dice. 16oz of coffee and iced spilled all over the place. Luckily no one was hit by the splatter but rivers of coffee formed … Continue reading

I Need an App for That

About three years ago I turned off cable and switched to watching TV via streaming channels only. To make it more enjoyable I bought a Roku player that enables me to watch my shows on an actual TV instead of my laptop. To watch my favorite shows without having to scour the internet: I subscribe … Continue reading

Meetings: the ultimate time suck

Today we had a one of our quarterly hindsight meetings wherein each area prepares a deck and presents its findings about successes and misses for that period as well as initial recommendations for opportunities next time around. Done right they can be really informative and give you the basis for a great foundation for the following year. … Continue reading

Miracle Martini

We shoot our spring line next week so today was the final outfit review.  Normally that means tweaking and accessorizing looks but Hurricane Sandy delayed all our samples so it was really our first real sample review.  It was a really long yet productive day as by some miracle we picked over 35 outfits and … Continue reading

Motivation in its many forms

I woke up today, turned on the shower and just as I was about to step in under the jets my sleepy brain registered that the water was ice-cold. Uh oh. I figured the building’s boiler had stopped during the night. A fact that was confirmed by the super’s note in the lobby: “No heat. No … Continue reading

Ripple Effect

Dear Client. Indecision and endless revisions are the root causes of the lack of progress and mounting frustration you are experiencing. The fix is simple but you’re not going to like it. Sincerely, The Process Manager  

Camping or a scenic night at the ER

It’s become a near yearly tradition, one weekend each fall me and a few friends head out to the country to camp. We find a place within a couple of hours drive from NYC, generally somewhere in the Catskills , load up an SUV and head into the woods. This year we picked Mongaup Pond … Continue reading

Let’s not have a meeting

Everyone hates meetings. Everyone hates those long meetings where there are way more people than needed and there is very little decision making going on. There is definitely an inverse ratio of number of meeting attendees to decision making. Why do we subject ourselves to such meetings?

Quote Wall

I decided to celebrate Christmas Eve with a Manhattan… only to realize I had no sweet vermouth. As I have, and am known for, a rather well stocked bar this came as quite the surprise so off out I headed at 8pm in search of said vermouth… In telling my friends the story the next day when I exclaimed: … Continue reading