The work week is full of things to be done, as always, but this week is fuller, as next week I’ll be on vacation. Of course, depending on your view of vacation, it may or may not qualify as one. I’ll have my BlackBerry nearby in case of work emergencies. I’ll spend the first few hours of the morning working and most likely an hour at night. However, during the bulk of the day I plan to leave my laptop closed and explore a new region with my family.
As I prepare myself and WMG for next week, I thought I’d share a few random thoughts:
- The world of politics continues to amaze me. Instead of working together, the infighting and arguing over who is right seems to dominate the budget discussion. No, I don’t think it is easy to find the correct way to balance the budget, but there has to be a better way than to throw barbs at your colleagues. Maybe that is why a show like The Colbert Report is so popular. A little sarcasm sure can make the news easier to swallow.
- Last week’s heatwave was monumental, making July quite a hot month. In fact, almost 2,000 heat records have been set across the country in this month alone. For those fortunate enough to have air conditioning, going home was a relief. For others, solace was sought at the beach, the mall, or anywhere a cool breeze could be found. For the next heatwave, perhaps kayaking (even in the city) could be a new solution.
- I was reminded last week why I love Apple products. After one of my children had an issue with an iTouch, we headed to a local Apple Store for advice. After troubleshooting the device, it was determined that the issue was hardware, and a new iTouch was provided. What amazes me isn’t only that we received a new iTouch but also how well they work with customers. As the client was a young teen, I was impressed with the time the support person spent speaking with my child and educating on the problem and the steps involved in solving it. Of course, you want to make sure that if you are going to an Apple Store, it is a real one. Check out our humor publication, Giggle Chuckle, to see exactly what I mean.
Next week at this time, I hope to have my laptop closed and be on my way to the day’s adventure. I’ll be back to Editorially Yours in two weeks!