May 10, 2005

You know the best thing about yesterday?

I got my catalog in the mail!

All kinds of goodies for morons like me! Everything that will ever break or go on the fritz and leave me stranded beside the road can all be ordered from these guys! WOO HOO!

I'm just glad that after checking the wiring harness, it appears that either it has been replaced with a good one, or it just hasn't started falling apart yet. Either way, it's a good thing.

You know, I might have to start a separate Moron Project Blog for this if it keeps taking up so much of the important, serious work that goes on here at Possumblog Industries.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 10, 2005 10:22 AM

Maybe we need a group moron blog.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 10, 2005 11:39 AM

And that could be a Moron Project in and of itself!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 10, 2005 11:54 AM

My blog has never been about anything but Moron Projects...

Well, it's been about Morons too.

Posted by: DaveH at May 10, 2005 12:27 PM

Well of course it would be a Moron Project in and of itself. Given the possible contributors, I would expect it to take a few months to work out the rules such as exactly what qualifies as a MP. For example, does Nate's attempt at turning a 25cc scooter into a killer bike qualify or will he have to enter one of his four wheeled projects? Since Prof. Smith is not a car nut, what can he enter. Are women (who generally are less inclined toward Moron Projects) allowed to participate. If so, just how moronic of a house do-over does it take to qualify?

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 10, 2005 12:28 PM

Mr. Anderson, that is a sexist comment.

Posted by: Janis at May 10, 2005 12:34 PM

Yeah, ya big moron! I think, given that this is a PROJECT, we need to schedule some project meetings. Let's have a premeeting tomorrow morning at 7:34 to discuss agenda items, a proposed scope, and available meeting dates for the meeting. We'll need someone to do documentation and set Q/A standards, although for the premeeting this just needs to have a contact person.

Oh, and I guess the girls can bring doughnuts or something.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 10, 2005 12:38 PM

Well my MP is the dogshow thing.

Posted by: Sarah G. at May 10, 2005 12:42 PM

Heck, I married Lyman. That's got to count.

Posted by: Janis at May 10, 2005 12:44 PM

I think we need a SWOT(strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis before doing anything. I prefer decaf and I really like those jelly filled donuts. I'll bring the yellow stickies if someone has butcher paper and a stand.

I think Terry should give us all a ride in the Volvo.

And Ms. Gore, the comment about the lawyer was uncalled for.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 10, 2005 12:52 PM

Y'all can't forget about your mission statement.

Posted by: Janis at May 10, 2005 12:56 PM

It's all about the "vision".

I do this for a living or I should say my company does this. I do all I can to avoid doing the work myself since it drives me crazy. My company has people who do this for a living.

I am running a planning session for a client on Thursday which may mean I miss the T3 this week which should be about the three most moronic projects ever attempted.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 10, 2005 01:05 PM

Maybe before the premeeting tomorrow morning we can hammer out a visioning committee to draft some ideas and order stationery. We also need to look into hiring some interns.

LARRY, your take on the SWOT is right on, and I think probably needs its own slot to set up facilitation personnel and meeting room reservations. I think the jelly doughnuts are doable, if we don't mind billing it to the Nucular Submarine account.

JANIS, since you and Jordana both married lawyers, we'll get a fee proposal from them both before we hire someone else, although I do want them to remain as POCs in case we can't find anyone cheaper.

SARAH--we will need some cedar chip bedding before this is over, and possibly a flea comb. Have we progressed this out to the max float on our deliverable schedule? And there is also the matter of project shirts. I like the polo shirts, but can we please get them in a darker color and not so thin as last time--I hate wearing stuff that makes my lack of pectoral tone so obvious. OH, and we need coffee.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 10, 2005 01:15 PM

It sounds more like a Gumint Project than a Moron Project

Posted by: DaveH at May 10, 2005 01:24 PM

After her move, Francesca might be available as administrative assistant.

Posted by: Janis at May 10, 2005 01:26 PM

Do children count as moron projects?

Posted by: Jordana at May 10, 2005 01:40 PM

DAVE--good point. You get to do regulatory due diligence, and if you can, try to have an action item list by tomorrow's premeeting.

JANIS--She does have a lot of spare time, so maybe she would be willing to coordinate space planning and furnishings for the project performance offices.

JORDANA--Of course not! All this is, after all, For The ChildrenTM

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 10, 2005 01:54 PM

Terry, it'd be helpful I actually understood what you just said...

Posted by: DaveH at May 10, 2005 02:00 PM

"if" I understood

can't type for ____

Posted by: DaveH at May 10, 2005 02:00 PM

Oh, come now, Dave. Do you really think we need a comprehensive understandability before we even get our visioning/missioning responsibilities matrixed?! If we start insisting on high intelligibility at this stage, we might as well just hang it up! Speaking of which, we probably need to discuss a coatroom. And a breakroom.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 10, 2005 02:24 PM

and probably a manure spreader too.

a large one.

Posted by: DaveH at May 10, 2005 02:43 PM

Saaaay, wait a minute! I hadn't even thought about the equipment we'll need! Don't you have a manure spreader? If we could get that, and maybe some penguins--and, and, AND A BLOWTORCH! Boy! THAT would be something! OH! AND SOME PEANUT M&Ms!

Be sure to line-item that on the budgeting survey, and we can always cross-account it to the Yardwork entry, and then give us a life-cycle breakdown for the interns to input.


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 10, 2005 03:00 PM

OK, I'll bring some cinamon muffins and a cake. I currently do not have a flea comb, but I could squirt frontline (it's good for ticks too!) on everybody. Instead of cedar chips y'all all have to settle for old chewed up towels.

Posted by: Sarah G. at May 10, 2005 06:59 PM

SWOT, vision statements and first and second order change. Boy I’m sorry I missed all this stuff this afternoon. I was out at a mediation and doing all sorts of active and reflective listening.

As to my moron projects – I do have several table and miter saws and no talent. Also at present I have all my fingers and thumbs.

Posted by: jim at May 10, 2005 09:06 PM

Did anyone remember to bring the sand?!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 11, 2005 09:39 AM