April 29, 2009
April 25, 2009
April 23, 2009
We had some server issuez, and Daud fixed them, and Twin A implemented the fixes, and now I can kvetch again.
GOD I HATE WORK!!!!
April 17, 2009
Can people please limit their fucking loud social conversations with coworkers to five minutes or less??????
I don’t care if you’re now whispering. You’re still fucking cackling every thirty seconds.
Fucking douchenozzle. Die. Thanks.
My old friend from college in Atlanta, and my sister in law in San Antonio, are now on missions to buy some Creme Eggs and ship them to me. The San Antonio report: strangely, in two days they’ve gone from ubiquitous to completely vanished! She claims that the Walgreens knock offs taste pretty much the same after trying one herself, but being the Creme Egg snob that I am, I have turned up my nose. (I did suggest that she buy a few and keep them in her freezer, and when PSB and I are visiting in June we do a blind taste test, aka the Creme Egg Challenge.)
If anyone else comes across some, please buy them and send them to me. Worst case scenario is that I end up with 100 of them, and I start holding Creme Egg Dinner Parties, with salads, appetizers, entrees, and beverages made out of them. . . mmmmmmmmmmmm. Bacon wrapped Creme Eggs, anyone? Dessert will be easy enough.
UPDATE: None in Atlanta either?????? Am I really going to resort to buying this????
April 14, 2009
please vote for my friend DahLush, as her entry has been selected for Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool 2009 Contest sponsored by Room & Board:
(So much for making those copies, eh?)
Ever since I got this new position earlier this year, when I run into other admins, they always ask “How are you doing? How are you holding up?” They all think I’m swamped with work and that I’m supporting SO MANY people, and they’re all “heavy hitters”. I support five people, and maybe the VP can be a little demanding, but the others are cake. I would say that 25% of the time I’m busy, maybe a little busier than I was before, but not much, and the rest of the time I’m still doing all the slacking I used to do. It makes me wonder if I’m not actually doing my job (I might say there are a few things that I could possibly take some initiative with, but I don’t really care to, as I know they’re going to fall on my lap anyway sooner or later) or if I just do everything a lot faster than everyone else. I mean, how long is it supposed to take to schedule a meeting? You find out what it’s about and who’s supposed to be invited, you find an available time, you block a meeting room if necessary - what, 15 minutes if no one has any availability and you need to start calling/e-mailing other admins to see if there’s flexibility in schedules? Half the time I take longer to do stuff because I just don’t feel like doing it at the moment. For example, I have receipts I have to copy and send in, but I’d rather write this post. . . (Coincidentally, I had asked someone to switch something over for me so that I could get something accomplished, but instead of switching it over, the person [who is legitimately busier than I am at the moment - she took over my old team and they are currently running her ragged] is just going to do it herself, despite my protests. Go accidental delegation!)
I’ve also been pondering something that I heard a long time ago, the idea that in the corporate world, people rise to the level of their incompetence. I feel like I may have risen to that level, but it’s not that I feel like I can’t do the work, I just don’t feel like doing it. But the net result is the same - I look incompetent. It’s not like I haven’t done work, or done something especially poorly, but I have the nagging suspicion that my general apathy towards my position is eventually going to bite me in the ass. And then, of course, I’ll be so disappointed that I didn’t get a stellar review for the first time in six years. In actuality, I really should have gotten some less than stellar reviews in the past, to be perfectly frank - imagine if your admin said to you “I’m not so good at taking minutes” when you know that they should be- wouldn’t you knock some points off their score? I’d tell my admin that he/she is full of shit, and if he/she doesn’t start to pay attention during meetings and take proper minutes, he/she should look for a new position. Then I as an admin would say “What difference do these minutes make anyway? No one bothers to read them. It’s just busy work.” Then Boss C would say “INSOLENCE! 50 LASHES, SWINE!” Then Admin C would get 50 lashes and wouldn’t like it one bit, so he’d go to HR and complain and eventually get Boss C fired for the lashing and for repeatedly saying that a dress is appropriate to wear in the office.
I digress. I’m going to go make those copies now. Or am I. . .
April 13, 2009
The Duane Reade and the CVS nearby do not have any.
Where can they be???????
Please, beloved Polenblog readers, please - if you see some, and they are four for a dollar as they should be, please buy me some. Like four, or eight. A dozen if you feel like going crazy. They freeze really well. Maybe I can convince B to let me come over and deep fry some, too.
April 11, 2009
Full Tilt Poker Game #11619949022: Table Sublime - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold’em - 0:09:50 ET - 2009/04/11
Seat 1: aviaalex ($11.20)
Seat 2: Colyer ($20.70)
Seat 3: djarra ($11.80)
Seat 4: Lubeito ($4.95)
Seat 5: runner09 ($51.10)
Seat 6: DoctorSuckout ($70.10)
Seat 7: icddppl ($56.50)
Seat 8: 22mole ($48.50)
Seat 9: whiterby ($10)
icddppl posts the small blind of $0.25
22mole posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DoctorSuckout [5d 5h]
Lubeito calls $0.50
DoctorSuckout calls $0.50
icddppl calls $0.25
22mole has 15 seconds left to act
*** FLOP *** [Qc Jd 5c]
icddppl bets $1.50
22mole has 15 seconds left to act
Lubeito has 15 seconds left to act
Lubeito is sitting out
Lubeito has timed out
DoctorSuckout calls $1.50
*** TURN *** [Qc Jd 5c] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Jd 5c 5s] [Ad]
Lubeito has returned
icddppl bets $4.50
DoctorSuckout raises to $11.50
icddppl has 15 seconds left to act
icddppl raises to $28.50
DoctorSuckout raises to $68.10, and is all in
icddppl calls $26, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $13.60 returned to DoctorSuckout
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DoctorSuckout shows [5d 5h] four of a kind, Fives
DoctorSuckout wins the pot ($111) with four of a kind, Fives
icddppl is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $114 | Rake $3
Board: [Qc Jd 5c 5s Ad]
Seat 1: aviaalex didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 2: Colyer didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: djarra didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: Lubeito folded on the Flop
Seat 5: runner09 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 6: DoctorSuckout (button) showed [5d 5h] and won ($111) with four of a kind, Fives
Seat 7: icddppl (small blind) mucked [Kd Td] - a straight, Ace high
Seat 8: 22mole (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: whiterby didn’t bet (folded)
April 8, 2009
And just remember, it would have been enough for us!
I’m off to meet A to get on a train and go upstate to the ancestral compound, where there will be much rejoicing. Hooray!