Archive for October, 2021

The Daily Grind

I received an email from an associate in Tokyo on Monday requesting action on an item.  I forwarded the request to the associate’s VP in Singapore to verify he had approved the request.  I received the VP’s concurrence on Tuesday morning.  The request also needed to be approved by the Product Manager in Dusseldorf due to royalty and P&L considerations.  The email was forwarded to her.  I received her sign off on Wednesday morning.  I forwarded the email to a team in Bangalore advising what actions I needed.  On Thursday morning I received confirmation from the Bangalore team action had been taken.  I advised the associate in Tokyo to proceed.  I informed the Legal department and the Brand Protection team in New Jersey of the newly approved actions.  Friday morning I received a thank you from the associate in Tokyo. 

Four days to complete the task due to time zones and work hours.  It’s the daily grind in a global corporation.  Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. Only the names and countries change.

The email traveled from Tokyo to Denver, Denver to Singapore, back to Denver, to Dusseldorf, back to Denver, to Bangalore, back to Denver, to Tokyo and to New Jersey.  Five countries in four days.

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Lazy Fucks

I want to slap the lazy fuck who left the dumbbells on the floor.

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A Night Out

Bruce was my plus one for the Denver Art Museum’s preview of the recently renovated museum tower and newly constructed welcome center (the round building in the photo).  It was my first big event without a mask since the pandemic.  All attendees had to be vaccinated (yeah!).  The cocktail party dress code resulted in a well-dressed crowd.  I opted to skip the black-tie dinner event on Friday night as the cheapest ticket was $1,000.  Everyone was in a festive mood.  I saw so many people I hadn’t seen since the pandemic.  It was a most enjoyable evening. 

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A Trip To The High Country

Bruce and I drove to the high country on Saturday morning to look at building lots.  Bruce has finally started acting like an actual real estate agent as opposed to playing one on social media.  He’s forming an LLC under his holding company to construct houses in the high country.  His father is providing some of the financing.  Bruce’s father gave instructions to buy as much land as possible so we headed to the mountains to check out lots.  Who doesn’t like spending someone else’s money?  We picked out four lots.  Negotiations will start this week.  Six other lots are on the second choice list.  Bruce still has to secure an architect and builder. 

It was good to see Bruce display his knowledge of real estate.  He’s been to the high country several times exploring various areas and scouting lands.  I was surprised by all the work he has put into this project.

His first listing in town goes into the MLS this week.  Bruce also has a handful of clients looking to buy houses in the lower end of the market. He’ll be busy this week showing houses.  Bruce was off to an extremely slow start but his pace is rapidly accelerating.  I believe real estate is his calling. 

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Recent Viewings

I hit a few of the co-ops on Friday night by myself.  I had been out with Bruce two nights in row.  The fundraiser on Wednesday and a gallery opening on Thursday night.  I wanted to have art night without watching Bruce work the room, which he can do like no one else.  I’m also still on a hiatus from Bart after a rather unpleasant conversation about hateful statements he makes.

A few pics from recent viewings:

Louis Recchia, Inside Out, oil on canvas, 36 x 48, $750, Pirate Contemporary Art.
1,Tracey Russell, Something about Cicadas, acrylic on panel, 30 x 30, $1,400, Core New Art Space.
Michael Hedges, The Dreaming Tree, oil on canvas, 70 x 62, $9,500, Space Gallery.
Karen Scharer, Thunder After Dark, oil on canvas, 72 x 60, $13,500, Space Gallery.
Kathryn Oberdorfer, In Gratitude, acrylic, oil pastel and pastel on canvas, 36 x 48, $700, Spark Gallery.

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