Thursday, April 3, 2008

My Other Blog Title is Ironic 2

We knew each other in college, but we didn't really become friends until we started working together. Before, I'd say we were acquaintances, even though we were roommates one semester. Nate loves Malcom Gladwell allusions when describing my approach to acquaintances. Ask him about it. Or post a comment with your question and he'll respond.

Nate started at our company two years ago. After a month of saying I would, I joined him for my first-time lunch run. And for over two years, we've been running during our lunchbreaks. We call the two of us running at lunch, 'Running Club,' and we now have two additional members. But Nate and I might be nearing 300 lunchtime runs--I don't really know the exact number; Nate's the numbers guy.

On at least 4 or 5 of those 300 runs, we talked about writing a book. Some sort of co-authored pop culture project where we discuss the awkward 'second puberty' (Nate's term) that happens after college graduation. We've come up with 'sarcasm' and 'grad school' as distractions, but we're still trying to find a way to answer that interview question: "where do you see yourself in. . . ?"

So after months of saying we would, we started writing. Here it is. We talked about making the title something really witty or ironic, but Running Club voted for straightforward.

5 comments:

Ben said...

HERE AND THERE? COME ON RJ....

Nate Romance said...

Ben is right. He is an initiated member of RC and he deserves some respect.

R. J. Talyor said...

Let it be known: Ben passed his Running Club pledge test with a score of 4/5 correct. Although Ben did not answer the Tattoohead question correctly, the RC Founders voted to promote Ben from the "here and there" level to "member." He now enjoys full membership benefits, and I apologize to the blogosphere for this verbal assault. < /apology >

Anonymous said...

I always new RJ (Nate I really don't know you all that well) would write a book. Stop talking about it and do it. I expect you to be the next Grisham! love you,

suz

Anonymous said...

Yes, RJ, it is time you write a book. Just do it! You've got great ideas.