June 14th, 2002


10 a.m. meetings

Why do people at my office schedule meetings at 10 a.m.? I have a history of missing meetings anyway. I hate them. Absolutely useless stuff, meetings are. Especially large "review" meetings. Personally, I think a lot more constructive review can happen in one on one or small group meetings.

Obviously, the reason why I am whining is that I have a 10 o'clock meeting scheduled for this morning. I don't want to go. I want to work from home today. So I am debating on whether or not to make it to this meeting. I probably will get there for the meeting, be thoroughly unsatisfied, then come home and get some real work done through the wonders of DSL and VPN.


Carlos Guillen

Carlos Guillen was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence after Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. I went to that game, and it was a good one that the Mariners won 5 to 0.

Recently though, someone related a story of being at a party where Carlos Guillen was horribly drunk. The person who related the story to me said that she watched as a drunken party-goer tried to tell Carlos how to be a better shortstop. Apparently, they even enlisted the use of someone else at the party who was from Venezuela to translate the drunken dialogue.

I don't if it's indicative of anything. He did have a game the next day, and yet was drinking heavily the night before. Now he is heavily drinking after a game (assuming that he is guilty of the offense he's been accused).

So the question to me is: with all the sports figures who do this sort of thing, party before and after games, frequent strip clubs, speed in fancy cars, etc, where is their common sense? I mean, I learned early on to keep my partying to a minimum when I had important engagements. DO sports figures just never learn this lesson?