Notes from the Post-it Wall | Week of October 28, 2018

Notes from the Post-it Wall | Week of October 28, 2018

By David Himmel

• Keeping infant children on a sleep schedule is important for their development and a parent’s sanity. That’s why, if my son is still asleep at 7:30 a.m., I will wake him up. This morning, I was in his room, watching him sleep (like a creep or a doting dad — your pick) for a few moments before waking him. As I did, the kid lifted his head and was smiling. He looked at me with sleepy eyes, smiled a little more and laughed. Now, that is an amazing way to be greeted by anyone, certainly your child. But it’s an even more amazing way to wake up and approach the new day. It’s going to break my heart if he ever stops waking up like that.

• Lyft/cab drivers who fart with passengers in the car can be perceived as rude. Lyft/cab drivers who crank the heat and crack a window when they fart is nothing short of awesome.

• The world needs the kind of thoughtful kindness displayed by my Lyft driver who cranked the heat and cracked a window when she farted.

• Self-doubt is a constant season in my life. Most days are mild. Most days, really, I feel OK, pretty good, even. But it’s always there, lurking. I have to be careful not to let it get too close or it’ll pounce. One surefire way to get hammered with a Category 8 self-doubt storm is to be in the final stages of publishing a book. Holy shit.

• My wife has never seen Beetlejuice. We’ll be watching Beetlejuice together very soon and I’m confident it will be a more enjoyable occasion than even our wedding.

• Wouldn’t it be funny if the Google employees who walked out on their jobs in protest this week had to Google how to organize a walk out?

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