From: Bryan McGonigal
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 7:40 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - first edition, June 30th 2006

 

Good morning…this is the inaugural edition of the Deep Thoughts Weekly

 

The other day I got out my can opener and was opening a can of worms when I thought, “What am I doing?!?”
- Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handy

 

 

OK…so you’re probably wondering why you have been “honored” with this message.  The goal of this brief but consistent correspondence is to help keep communication lines open between family, friends and many of my former co-workers.  In addition, it may simply add a bit of levity to your day!  Future editions will likely include more goodies, such as fun links or even some interesting “news of the weird” snippets.  However, for this initial one I wanted to fill you in on the history as to what prompted me to share this humor, along with some unexciting delivery logistics.

 

Back in 1993 when I had left outside sales for Medline and moved inside (Dynacor), I used to try and do fun things around the office.  Most of you may remember the “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy” bit from Saturday Night Live, back when the show was better than it is today.  As a gift I had been given the books with all these sayings, and proceeded to post a weekly one on our bulletin board…it became kind of popular, and eventually I ended up faxing it to a few other areas.  Anyway, you are probably aware that my last day at Medline was June 15th, and as I was packing up my office I uncovered some items I had saved from long ago…including these small books.  Thus, that old idea has now been renewed.

 

The plan is to deliver this on Monday mornings, but with the holiday coming up I’ve bumped the first one to today.  Here’s how it works:

 

 

What I’m also doing is revamping some of my websites, primarily www.mcgonigal.org.  Currently it’s mostly unspectacular, family related info, but I’m in the process of adding quite a bit, including a bulletin board, more good links and other potentially interesting stuff.  Feel free to check it out when you have the chance.

 

That's it for now.  I hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July holiday!  Nice talking to you, and look for the next "Deep Thoughts Weekly" on July 10th.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bryan McGonigal

www.mcgonigal.org