I wrapped all my Christmas presents today, and watched "Christmas Vacation" like I always do, and managed to get a little work done in between.
My four-year-old has somehow become convinced that Santa will bring everything he asks for. His list includes several dozen Lego sets, a Thomas the Tank Engine train table (even though he already has one) and plastic dinosaurs.
Oh, and a life-sized robot Batman.
I hope he's not disappointed come Christmas morning. I did splurge on a Hot Wheels race track he's been talking about all month, even though it's a cheap hunk of overpriced plastic, because I figured his younger brother would enjoy it--and let's face it--I just want to see his face light up.
Yes, I'm a total sucker. At least it's only once a year.
I've been watching several Max Joseph videos this week: first "Dicks," recommended by Michael Bungay Stanier, and then "From Dream to Reality," recommended by Kottke. Both videos were inspiring, though for different reasons. The first had some interesting takeaways for workplace relationships, the second was an interesting look at the creative process.
Side note: Do not bookmark the video above in the toolbar of your internet browser, as I did, and then do a screen share with five of your coworkers, as I also did. Unless you're into really awkward meetings.