procurement

Se um cara não te procurou, é porque ele não quer te encontrar. Não fique criando desculpas na sua cabeça, sabendo que quem está sendo iludida e criando expectativas é você mesma.
—  Choque de realidade.
4x20 "Mother" - PRESS RELEASE

Once Upon a Time: Mother (5/3)
REGINA CONFRONTS HER MOMMY ISSUES, ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Barbara Hershey and Rebecca Mader Return

“Mother” – Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother’s intentions, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Tony Perez as Valet/Nobleman, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Wil Traval as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Agnes Bruckner as Lily, Patrick Fischler as Isaac, John Innes as Older Man, Jeremy Patrick Schuetze as Young Man, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Chad Cosgrove as Carriage Driver, Joe Dodds as Outrider #1 and Jim Finkbeiner as Outrider #2.

”Mother” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ron Underwood.

Me afastei de tudo e de todos para ver o que aconteceria, um tiro no escuro; ver se alguém sequer notaria minha falta e viria me procurar, se a minha companhia trazia algum bem pra alguém ou calma para alguma alma. E adivinha!? Ninguém me procurou, isso mesmo, nem aqueles que sempre ajudei, muito menos aquela menina idiota que sempre amei. As paredes de minha casa devem estar de saco cheio de tantas lamentações, choros noturnos e dos meus conflitos internos (e eternos). Quem quer que seja você que ainda vou encontrar em minha caminhada, venha por favor, correndo.
—  Sobrenome Oculto

“Mother" - Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother’s intentions, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Tony Perez as Valet/Nobleman, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Wil Traval as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Agnes Bruckner as Lily, Patrick Fischler as Isaac, John Innes as Older Man, Jeremy Patrick Schuetze as Young Man, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Chad Cosgrove as Carriage Driver, Joe Dodds as Outrider #1 and Jim Finkbeiner as Outrider #2.

“Mother” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ron Underwood.


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‘Mother’ Press Release

REGINA CONFRONTS HER MOMMY ISSUES, ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Barbara Hershey and Rebecca Mader Return


“Mother” – Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother’s intentions, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.


“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.


Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Tony Perez as Valet/Nobleman, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Wil Traval as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Agnes Bruckner as Lily, Patrick Fischler as Isaac, John Innes as Older Man, Jeremy Patrick Schuetze as Young Man, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Chad Cosgrove as Carriage Driver, Joe Dodds as Outrider #1 and Jim Finkbeiner as Outrider #2.


”Mother” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ron Underwood.

4.20 “Mother” Press Release

Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother’s intentions, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Barbara Hershey as Cora, Tony Perez as Valet/Nobleman, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Wil Traval as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Agnes Bruckner as Lily, Patrick Fischler as Isaac, John Innes as Older Man, Jeremy Patrick Schuetze as Young Man, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Chad Cosgrove as Carriage Driver, Joe Dodds as Outrider #1 and Jim Finkbeiner as Outrider #2.

“Mother” was written by Jane Espenson and directed by Ron Underwood.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH CAN’T WAAAAAAIIIIIIIITTTT

Se é pra ir, vá! Mas vá de uma vez, leve tudo, não deixe rastros, não me olhe mais, não procure saber como estou, não peça teus amigos pra me procurar, não mande recados. Suma, não olhe pra trás, siga teu caminho! Mas, se é pra ficar? Fique! Mas fique pra valer, marque presença, me procure, me chame, diga que sentiu saudades; eu quero alguém que vai estar comigo pra valer, quando eu precisar, quando eu chorar, quando meu peito não mais aguentar segurar as dores e as saudades do lar, quando eu precisar mentir fingindo que está tudo bem e me desabar em lágrimas logo após a noite cair e o silêncio tomar conta do meu quarto. Caso não goste do que eu disse, pode ir. Você é livre, a escolha é tua. Esta em suas mãos; mas pense nesta pergunta. Iremos continuar a escrever algumas linhas da nossa história ou vamos finalizar aqui mesmo?

I know I already posted a pic of my new babs but I’m so in love with them and need to show them off!!! (also I’ve procured a plaster in the time that’s elapsed since, so it’s essentially a different pic)

Next week on OUAT...

“Mother” – Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent
while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of
Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac
looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to
re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from
Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s
murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains
suspicious of her mother’s intentions, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY,
MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Intensity of Reality

I have lost the ability to be refined and subtle.

Perhaps there’s sophistication in holding back,

leaving something for the imagination,

but I’m beyond falsifying my own intensity.

Perhaps I’m spouting thoughts of immaturity

but after a mere eighteen years of experience

I’m tired of the pretenses we procure to protect

the pieces of ourselves we can’t quite stomach:

the way everyone falls down rocky cliffs and is

bashed against the rocks that have cut them;

the way we want to scream “I LOVE YOU” 

when someone stays and kisses and cares;

the way we love ourselves and really do hate 

ourselves and how both of those can be okay;

the way we feel like falling into the wind and

letting it tumble us wherever fate may decide.

Depression, horniness, infatuation, frustration

all exist interdependently in these failing vessels

we define ourselves by as we try to tackle the 

tangle of tenderness and tenacity of emotion.

Be real with me; be sincere with me; allow yourself

to falter in front of me, fly in front of me; forget what

we’ve all taught you about containing yourself and 

recognize the intensity of our reality. 

~~~

UWC-USA

So in my Graphics Arts 2 class we were doing vector portraits and I decided to so mine on Nicki Minaj. (Because we had to do a famous person and she was the first person who came to mind.) 

We had to do it based off of a photograph from a magazine, movie etc, so I procured the base photograph from this website

I think total this took at least a month of hour and a half classes?? I’m actually kind of proud of it?

The Behavior Based Business Model

Is your business defined by your buggy whip? Or how you go about solving the propulsion problem?

In “the Enterprise,” procuring people to perform known chunks of work remains a woefully early 20th Century activity.

For example: First, define the product that is made and the tools used to build it (e.g., airplane fuselage and rivet gun).

Next, enter into a relationship (e.g., employee, contractor, etc.) to bind people to using a certain tool, at a certain location, for a certain purpose for a certain duration on a certain timetable (e.g., sheet metal worker at Boeing assembly plant, second shift for a five-year term).

For very big projects, the contract can go on for years.

But what happens when the tools change very quickly? 

Or the technology?

What happens when the procurement cycle is longer than the complete lifecycle of a technology?

Imagine being staffed to a “MySpace” media contract in 2006 for a 5-year term. Expect to get de-staffed after two years.

Imagine a 99-year lease on a coal-fired power plant today. Environmentalists probably will intervene before that lease is up.

Do we keep old contracts and ignore that they deal with nonexistent roles, products or technologies?

Can procurement be parsed in a meaningful way to keep it more flexible?

Is there a useful way to make the procurement process itself go faster?

Can we get vague about terms and be comfortable with that? Trade “MySpace” for “social media services."  Or specify "energy production” and hope for the best on that 99-year lease on the coal power plant?

Can the procurement cycle be more nimble so that what we intend to buy, and the means to procure those products and services, don’t take up a majority of the overhead to actually perform the work?

If we continue to push the old way of doing business, it will become harder and harder (read: expensive) to find willing contractors to perform those roles.

Government IT contracts especially suffer this fate. It wouldn’t take much digging to find still-valid contracts requiring knowledge of FrontPage extensions, even though that’s ten-year old, obsolete tech.

In the same breath: How does an organization plan for unknown events?

It’s ironic that the professional discipline of contracting for technology lags behind contracting for other, less cutting-edge disciplines.

Is it time for procurement reform? Any folks in the procurement or acquisition roles – feel free to chime in.

School Bus Report A Day Late & A Dollar Short, Lawmaker Says

Senate Education Chairwoman Jill Tokuda tells me the long-awaited school bus report raised more questions than it answered.

One “obvious omission” was any discussion of why there hasn’t been competition among bus companies, she says, or how the Department of Education could improve its procurement/bid process.

Doesn’t sound good for an agency fighting to keep its transportation budget. I’ve got a full article forthcoming.