Tomorrow we announce our earnings which means today was a long day. Not necessarily a productive one, but just a long day. There was a lot of waiting around while debates occurred, numbers were validated, legal voiced their concerns, nuances of wording were bantered, and final decisions made. And during this wait time, I did a lot of reading, caught up on emails, and discovered a TV clip of an ex-flame discussing the future of sales and marketing integration. I’ve never dated anyone famous…not that this guy is famous, but it was eerily odd watching him on TV. I wasn’t even paying attention to what he was talking about. All I could think was, “I’ve seen this guy naked. I know what this guy looks like naked. And here he is on TV talking very matter of factly, very professionally, and fully clothed. I used to romp around with this guy, laugh and wrestle…and here he is…on TV.” It was very very weird. I sat there glued to my monitor, staring at him sitting there calmly on a chair across from the newscaster, answering the questions insightfully. At that moment, I realized that there is something very empowering about being with someone who is famous. Again, this guy isn’t at all famous. But I’m merely translating a feeling that I had for someone who was on TV. It was a very strong sensation, about knowing something very intimate about someone who is a public figure, albeit on a tiny scale.