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Month: May, 2012

Show Up

by Scott Smith

A couple of the more experienced guys were out today. Woke up nauseous, and only feeling a little better now. Can’t eat. Spending a little too much time thinking I should walk around with a bucket. But I’m here. Not terribly productive. I’m here though and not feeling too guilty. Joel Spolsky’s Fire and Motion essay comes to mind.

Mad Men Decisions

by Scott Smith

Once again, Matthew Weiner delivered a Mad Men episode that made hard character decisions. Joan paying for her 5%  with her body, and Don holding and kissing Peggy’s hand as she leaves the agency. Mad Men isn’t a tv show but a novel. You know why you read novels? For the kind of gift that ‘The Other Woman’ episode gave us. Perhaps a better way of putting it is Mad Men is a tv show that novels aspire to.


Just Add Shrimp

by Scott Smith


I love deviled eggs and shrimp — of course — put ’em together. I’ll have to make this for the boy and me tomorrow. Sadly, the ladies of the house do not appreciate the hard-boiled egg.