Tuesday, March 27, 2007

you know

a lot of ills can be cured by blaring def leppard on your headphones.

Monday, March 19, 2007

bluntly goon

CYTV Rockets Up Again Today!
Our Chief Leaker needs to know that Evil-doing doesn't pay.

i love spam, especially when it rhymes and involves works like "evil" and "goon".

this post is brought to you by my bloated copy of xmlspy.

what's fit to print

min's surgery last week went pretty well, really, thank the bejeezus. and thank him i did. her recovery was a little wibbly wobbly but not anything really unexpected. her sister lori has been staying with us since tuesday -- mostly for moral support it seems, rather than actual assistance, although she did make some soup. =)

work has alternated between really hectic and really slow. i have a feeling starting this week (starting today, at any rate) it will lean more towards hectic. i did this unexpected thing, i volunteered for a high-profile temporary position within our group called a Bug Czar. it involves going to a meeting every day and keeping tabs on all of the high priority bugs for web dev (of which there are many) and generally getting called in on anything urgent.

why did i do that, you might ask? aren't i utterly disinterested?

well yes i am. here's the catch: NO SPECS. i have no new specs (projects) for a month and a half (til mid-april). that means no pesky javascript or ajax or what-have-you. and i am ever, ever so grateful for the repreive. there's these lulls of quiet time and then a couple of hours of craziness. it's weird but it works for me.

admittedly the lack of substantial coding appeals to me most. but so does the occasional spot of downtime, by which i can bring you posts like these. and hopefully, in the future, far more interesting ones. ;-)

Monday, March 12, 2007

taking a bite out of...a lot of things

you may remember that recently i asked for good vibery by way of min's toofers -- she had oral surgery scheduled which was abruptly cancelled.

well, it's been rescheduled and i forgot to tell you. it's tomorrow at noon. so, internet loved ones, please keep her in your thoughts. i'm sure she will appreciate all the goodness she can get!

incidentally wrt my annoyed post over the weekend, things are going a lot better now, thanks! let's just say there was a lot of processing talking that we'd put off for way too long, and i'm very glad we're moving forward. me like forward.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

fitting today's theme perfectly...

here are the two latest blogthings quizzes:
You Mostly Fight Fair

When you fight, you tend to remember your end goal of resolving conflict.
However, you can get a little too wrapped up in your own feelings.
Remember that there are two sides to every argument.
And even if you think you're totally right, you should take more time to hear your partner out.

You Are 74% Burned Out

You are very burned out.
You need a huge break from your responsibilities, starting as soon as possible.
And you need this time to reevaluate what you really want out of your life.
Because you're working hard and going no where... and that would burn anyone out!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

sounds perfect to me

i'm sure it's all those answers about reading books that did me in...

The Monk

You scored 13% Cardinal, 66% Monk, 50% Lady, and 43% Knight!
You live a peaceful, quiet life. Very little danger comes your way and you live a long time. You are wise and modest, but also stagnant. You have little comfort, little food and have taken a vow of silence. But who needs chatter when just sitting in the cloister of your abbey with The Good Book makes you perfectly content.

Find out: Who Would You Be in 1400 AD ?