the business of business...sucks
I'm always desperately trying to bite off more than I can chew, and then when I finally do it, I'm always sorry.
I decided to do something I'd never done before, and take a job to do some print work. I'm designing a catalog for the Stroum Jewish Community Center, and it's just ended up being incredibly complex, and meeting deadlines for a job that you don't understand exactly how to do is no fun.
It's not that I think I can't do it, but it's just becoming a hell of a lot of stress.
Then, as some of you may know, my housemate Ben and I are putting together a little web development house called Robotic Cat Communications.
Now I know you're saying, "God, Daniel, you totally ripped off your logo design from Movable Type to which I would say, I swear it was subconscious, and besides, I can't draw a fucking Robotic Cat. Try it sometime.
My friend Josh, who incidentally got me the SJCC catalog job, looked at me and said, "How hard can it be?"
So I said, you draw a goddamn robotic cat, and he grabbed a napkin and started sketching. He got into the face and I said, "That looks like a post apocolyptic death cat!"
Luckily I had my digital camera with me to record it for posterity.
Did I get off track? Hells yes.
The point is that Ben and I were discussing a more realistic (read: re-evaluating based on not getting it to work the way we originally hoped) business model, and I just really felt what a pain in the ass it is to try to manifest something like that. Then I remembered what a pain in the ass it was to work for an employer.
Yes, the business of business...sucks.