Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Super Powers and Cephalopod Hats

I'm an occasional reader of the always-clever Lifehacker website, and they're running a series called "How I Work."  In this particular episode, they interview Phil Libin, the CEO of Evernote.  One of the accompanying photographs shows his desktop, featuring a squiddy sort of character on his computer display, so I was already inclined to like him, and then this response caught my eye:

Q: What's your sleep routine like?

A: I actually sleep really well; it's sort of my core competency; I can fall asleep anywhere, at any time, on command. My brain doesn't understand time zones and I don't get jet lag. This is my super power. I go to sleep at random times and wake up at random times, but I probably get about eight hours of sleep on average. I know how incredibly lucky this makes me.

That's the exact same phrase that I use - it's my super power too.

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In case you had any fears about this blog moving away from its core competency of plush octopus pictures, here's our little crew, with the new octopus wearing a charming hat I was given at the same party where the magnificent jello desserts were served.



Here's a lovely little detail - the underside is a polka dot material - like suckers, but cuter!




 I put the hat on my big octopus too, making him look a little like Oswald.




3 comments:

Bob said...

I like the hat on the Polka octo best.

Mayberry said...

Oh, I forgot about Oswald. We used to love that show!

I always wished my superpower was to make OTHER PEOPLE (usually the ones I gave birth to) fall asleep on my command.

Anonymous said...

I like the hat on your new octopus. Glad it's integrating well with its fellow octopi! Here's the website if you want to see other colors and also the reversible fish/ sushi.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MythfitCreations?utm_source=transaction&utm_medium=trans_email&utm_campaign=purchase_buyer

I have that same superpower! And I love the full interview of the Evernote CEO

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