Archive for May, 2013

Guys Wearing Ties

I’m at a coffee shop. Three guys just left, all wearing ties. There are 3 tables near the door/glass wall. After the guys left, everyone at these tables (including me) did a double take and we all looked at each other…WTF??? Yes, I live in a place where you stand out if you have a tie on.

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Enron Anniversary

25 years ago today I started to work for a company I had never heard of, pre interview. I took my last final at University on Friday, moved to Houston on Saturday and started my job at Enron on Monday. Enron gave me $2,000 for moving expenses, and that literally was all that I had to my name. It has been beyond my wildest imagination all that has happened since. I suppose that just shows how narrowly we can imagine and dream.

Now to get sappy and drama-y, and to quote of all people, Nixon: “The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you’re really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”

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