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March 7th, 2007  |  Published in etc  |  1 Comment

  From:     ameckler

  Subject:  Getty Deal Terminated

  Date:     March 7, 2007 7:30:23 AM PST

  To:     staff

  Cc:     freelancers


etc. etc.

Which is a relief.

I wouldn’t describe any particular calm I experienced about the business leading up to Alan’s announcement this morning as “preternatural,” because that would imply a sense that I had, perhaps, embraced calm with a certain unsullied totality.

We could describe my state of calm much the same way we describe Mr. Spock’s embrace of logic and emotionlessness: a deal that’s been struck between warring impulses, with the public spokesman for my messy insides twisting the knife on the growing sense of unease with which he had reached accord by acting like he’d take any of the possible negative outcomes with the same joie de vivre with which he plunged from C-130s once upon a time.

In other words, it was a bit nerve-wracking, I didn’t like it much, and I definitely revived a mindset I hadn’t really engaged in since The Bad Times of mid-2001.

(previously, elsewhere)


  1. CindyK says:

    March 8th, 2007 at 10:55 am (#)

    Phew. I’ve been through a couple of these corporate nail-biters, and they’re no fun. So glad it all turned out well in the end. –Cindy

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