[FoRK] Re: coining

Luis Villa luis.villa
Fri Sep 23 10:50:42 PDT 2005

On 9/23/05, Corinna <schultz at harlingen.isd.tenet.edu> wrote:
> I don't think there's any single pursuit I'd want to spend that much time
> on... Even at work I need to divert my attention to various things -
> bug-fixing, designing, reading, chatting, walking around, thinking -- it
> keeps me productive, even when it looks like I'm goofing off... :)  I can't
> spend all day chasing down that intermittent database bug... it drives me
> absolutely nuts when I have days like that!

Yeah. I should have caveated that I'm very, very picky about what I
get passionate about; it tends to be things that exercise me as a
generalist. If I had a job that forced me to do only one or two things
consistently, I'd be bored to tears.


> There are tons of things I'd like to do that I don't have time for, but if
> given the chance to do whatever I want, I'd probably spend 20 hours or so at
> the computer, and the rest divided among playing various instruments,
> drawing, homeschooling my kids, going to the beach (looking for hermit
> crabs, walking around tidepools, watching the birds at sunset around the
> wetlands...), reading, working outside in the yard, painting the house...
> oh, and being with my husband :)
> I'm 31, btw. Got married in college... My oldest kid is almost 8yo.
> -Corinna
> (Anybody got a cheap violin bow and shoulder rest you want to donate to the
> cause of driving my neighbors crazy?)
> > Luis Villa wrote:
> > ...
> > > still don't know quite what to make of that- it is an eminently sane,
> > > very healthy perspective, but it is difficult for me to reconcile only
> > > doing 35 hour weeks (hell, only doing 60 hour weeks) with being
> > > passionate and interested in what I do.
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