I got back the double-sided Xemex from my watchmaker today. I was totally amazed to see this thing again, since even the factory authorized service center in Ohio said it couldn't be fixed. David is an amazing watchmaker though. He hand-made a special part for me that is no longer available anywhere. The watch appears to run perfectly now. Oh, I forgot to mention...this amazing watchmaker is also the same guy who broke the watch in the first place. If there's a lesson to be learned here it is this: you should never yell and scream at people when things go wrong. Be patient, act nice, and things will eventually work themselves out. I try to remember this always, even though it is difficult when dealing with healthcare and insurance people.
Last week I felt like yelling at the iStockphoto people for rejecting some shots I happened to like a lot. Well, this morning I looked at those photos again with a more critical eye and you know something...the iStockphoto folks were right. The photos sucked. I never should have sent them in the first place.
Everyone seems to celebrate St. Patrick's Day today in Dallas, even though the actual holiday isn't until next Wednesday. I guess it's more fun to drink on a weekend. I didn't even have a beer today, which only proves one thing: having a lot of willpower and having a lot of fun are two different things entirely.
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