Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Family Room, Mom & Pop’s House, Winnetka, IL, USA
Managed not to sleep during the day today, which was a nice change. Alarm on my iBook didn’t go off, becasuse the power chord is about 60% broken. It requires a lot of jimmying to get it just right. Got myself started, took care of some odds and ends then headed downtown to get my criminal background check apostilled. Upon arrival the nice lady behind the deskinformed me I had to get it notarized first. She pointed me to a nearby currency exchange, where the operation was painlessly handled for a buck. Got out about 3:15 pm and I thought the place closed at 3:30, so I turned on the jets and sprinted through downtown Chicago like a manga action hero … save that I was exhaused like a self delusional slacker who hasn’t exercised in months, breathing like a 7 year smoker and sweating like a cherry in summer, all of which I happen to be so it makes sense.
On the L ride there and back I did some work on my lesson plan resource and uploaded some, including FWE 8A Lesson 10. Also read an informative article about crisis management, which ended with the (I believe) accurate statement regarding how recent corporate crises were handled:
But maybe they did understand, and what they grasped keenly was that all of their options were poor. There was nothing they could do short of returning to their fundamental reasons for existence: making petroleum products, making cars, making money.
Got back to the and watched Japan beat Mexico over dinner, then the Sox almost blow a massive lead in the 9th, saved by a slick double play from Bobby-my-Mom-doens’t-like-your-goatee-Jenks. GMC Player of the Game was Gordon Beckham who had a huge homer, making up for two bone head baserunning plays he made earlier in the game that befitte a little leaguer more than a pro.