I think I had a crush on Jordan Baker from the very first time I read Gatsby. I love the thought of an attractive, athletic woman. I love confident women with only a hint of vulnerability. Elizabeth Debicki does a fantastic job of playing her in the new movie. She’s almost exactly as I imagined her. Then I Google pics of Debicki, and she’s attractive, a legitimate Hollywood beauty, but she’s no Jordan Baker. Funny how that is.
Don’t know why I do this to myself sometimes.
Last week I got my ScrumMaster certification. That wasn’t such a huge deal; the test is pretty easy. But the couple days of classes followed by the related Mile High Agile conference has made me think about Scrum and software and my work in general rather differently. It made it seem a lot easier, perhaps. I think it is a sense of empowerment, in seeing that I can actually make a difference.
It has also made me less interested in programming than in learning everything I can about Scrum and especially about Lean. However, I think it will help my programming as well as I will be more engaged. The problem right now is that the ScrumMaster job alone is a full time job. I’m actually overwhelmed by all there is to do. Adding development on top of it is going to make for one tired Ben.
Wearing my Denver Marathon shirt today. I’m not about to be intimidated. I’m resolved now to qualify for Boston.