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Tuesday, December 13, 2021

It’s been a couple of days now since I officially cut myself loose from the working world.

I think I’m already bored.

Bored enough to get back into the grind? Well, maybe not quite. But I must say, I’ve got an inkling of what former Disney chief executive Michael Eisner feels like these days:

Not surprisingly, in recent weeks Eisner has asked his retired friends what they do all day, confiding in one that after working out and reading the paper in the morning, he’s at a loss for how to spend his time.

So you could say I’m experiencing a less-grand version of Eisner’s life. Except, you know, without all the millions of dollars in assets and stuff. And a friend pointed out that, while I do read the paper every morning, I don’t work out (I don’t need to); so I have even less with which to occupy my time!

Maybe I could hook up with Eisner in whatever new venture he cooks up. Hey Mike, I’m available! Let’s do lunch. But be sure to check my cred beforehand.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 12/13/2005 06:57:18 PM
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  1. Oh God, are you right. A successful Life of Riley depends heavily on a willingness to engage in ways other people may not consider. You’ll note I spent most of August and September taking pictures or making movies of myself doing ridiculous, self-indulgent things like cooking in my underwear or honking my bike horn really loudly.

    Last week, I caused quite a stir hula-hooping from my front door across the parking lot to the mailbox and back, never once stopping, not even while sorting through junk mail. The hardest part was getting the box unlocked, which involved difficult angling and a slow roll of the hips. The neighbors were highly impressed. I literally stopped traffic, which was very, very cool.

    So, you see, it’s about what you put into it.

    Comment by r* — 12/13/2005 @ 07:38:43 PM

  2. and here i am, trying to do what you’re doing. well, not really reading the paper and working out, more of like, shedding layers of my corporate life. i always thought i’d continue writing that novel of mine if i ever did pluck up the courage to leave what i’m doing.

    Comment by transience — 12/14/2005 @ 02:29:17 AM

  3. It’s easy to be courageous — and bored — while your belly’s full. We’ll see how it goes after this stage, which is intended to serve as a long-overdue break.

    Comment by CT — 12/14/2005 @ 10:53:43 AM


    As I mentioned on Wednesday, I went back to Florida Trend at the magazine’s bequest, to basically help them out of a jam with the upcoming January 2006 edition of the website (it’s going to be a beauty, for a lot of reasons).
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