Wednesday, January 09, 2008


The other day I was chatting with a friend about investment-related stuff. He mentioned that he was joining up with a couple different groups of friends on occasion to talk about investments, and that he’s learning a lot, and that I should join up, because it’s a lot of fun. I took pause at that comment, because I certainly do not consider talking about anything business-related “fun.” He thinks it’s fun, though, and I know a lot of others that do. In fact, I have many friends that consider it fun to constantly learn new things about investments and the business world in general, and constantly strive to go to meetings and make new contacts because that’s what gives them their kicks.

This is not the case for me. When I think about fun, I think about hanging out with Monika, playing tennis, lifting weights, running, listening to music, painting, or driving my car. In other words, whereas I work in a “math-related” industry, I get little to no pleasure from participating in more activities that involve 0s and 1s.

Of course, the grand conclusion here is that I need to quit my job and become a professional athlete, rock star, artist, or race car driver. Does anyone know people that are hiring in any of those slots that want someone with no to limited experience?



Anonymous RHT3 said...

“Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life”
- Harvey MacKay

This one covers several of your interests:
"How about driving around in your own car, listening to your favorite music, working flexible hours AND making up to $25 an hour? Well, it turns out that perfect job IS real, and it’s called being a Catering Driver at your local Boston Market restaurant!"

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Blogger cookie said... much i feel you on this. while i like the intellectual stimulation of what i do for work,..i certainly don't consider it something i do for a leisure activity!

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Blogger OneGreenChip said...


do you KNOW how many Dallasites want one? don't you have the skills to produce a program with:

a) optimal nutrition
b) optimal gym workouts
c) correct court instruction

for young (and not-so-young) players? don't you have software experience that you could use to create tools to track your protege's progress day-to-day, and keep an eye on them over the internet, making sure they meet their physical goals?

don't you have a network of tennis people that can put you into contact with training materials that will change your outlook on tennis from internal to external, recognizing strengths and weakness in other players that need to be exploited?

don't you have enough business sense to open your own line of tennis gear, and don't you know enough stress engineers to start designing rackets/shoes? aren't you, PERSONALLY, the perfect test model for high-temperature outdoor wear? don't you, right now, have a network of highly technical people that know about these space age materials on a hands-on basis?

is there an echo in here? sounds like a bunch of WIN all crashed together at once.


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