May 29th, 2006

running, bomb tech

Bloody weird day.

Woke up after 7 hours sleep. (Went to bed an hour late.)

Dream had featured rope-climbing, weird buildings on one of the blocks around home. Wood pile sort of construction in a shed, and we'd climbed up and had to get down. There were ropes that we were climbing down, and the wood or plants had all turned into nasty composty rubbishy muck. Obso1337 Super was there. He also happened to be about 8 months pregnant. This was a perfectly normal thing according to the dream. There was no backstory; it just was. Upon waking up, my first thoughts were along the lines of "WTF?!" and my second thoughts were probably very amused.

Obso1337 Super seems to think that the pair of search terms "womens" "testicles" turning up a crazy number of hits means that women have testicles. I attempted to explain to him that he was using two separate search strings, not one single one, and therefore his results meant jack. He is Always Right, though, in addition to being male and 40-ish, so nothing's going to change his clothes the mind he's already made up. This was probably a contributing factor to said dream. Nothing says mpreg like women's testicles.

Have been noticing a disturbing technical trend. Wrote it up for the workplace. Hope to hear back on it. Darkside will viciously mock one of the pieces of code involved.

Came in for my shift as scheduled. Since my social life revolves around
  1. time with Darkside
  2. writing group
  3. LJ
  4. #lj_support
and none of those were conflicting with work, I elected to remain for the second shift.

There is general bogglement over the UnF spreadsheet. The thing is cracktacular, and will be more so after I wind up customizing it for each team. It looks complex at first glance, but really it is not entirely. I realize that $ISSUE_SIDE_JOB has a lot more paperwork than some jobs. I wound up customizing the Team 1 version of the UnF spreadsheet. I left it in their folder for them to play with.

Snarky Lady has started calling me Joanie, and it is spreading. (She started this because the Old Gum Lady Phone Goon calls me that. The Old Gum Lady Phone Goon likes me. It's good to be liked.) It almost feels like home. Added to that is the fact that some of the new people and temps are starting to wonder if I live there... Pink Shirt Guy said that I might as well.

It is entirely bizarre that my entire department is looking up to me as the Tech Person. I can troubleshoot most of the common problems of the department! If not, it is not usual that someone else can fix it. I am already reasonably proficient with entry-level dialer puzzles.

Next Sunday will be another potluck. This time, we must explicitly #include Comic Pirate Super. He was not called properly last time.
  • Current Location
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Online is a lawless place, a frontier. Will my children play trolls and spammers?
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Lots of overtime this pay period. I made the decision to start looking at cars. Not depending on it though.
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I guess I decided it was time to try being a grown-up. I have demonstrated to myself that I can use a car responsibly.
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Tent sale. The young man is nice. His manager is cheerful as well. The intent to get up and walk out is key.
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He tried the cars that did not work on my budget first. 4 times my realistic estimate. I am not a good car shopper.
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What I am is firm. I did not anticipate spending my afternoon this way. It was an impulsive decision. I do things weirdly
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I have learned to compensate for my impulsive nature by making sure it will be ok. Setting limits. For all of us.
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There is big difference between car and Roomba. But I know I need to have the ability to see Darkside. It is vital.
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I think everyone who has known me for a while has seen the difference in my stress level. We have a fundamental differenc
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in social needs. It is too much of a power inequity to give him complete control of our face to face time.
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Blood sugar just gave me the one hour warning. Nice to have that feature. We are waiting on a car being brought.
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All my hair is starting to escape from the pen I have stuck through the twist. I surely must be boring salesboy.
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He said it was just downshifting. Then the vent cover fell off. I did not like the buzz on upshifting much either.
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I may not be a car geek, but I do how an engine in good repair is supposed to feel through the feet. That was not a happy car.
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Car shopping is hilarious when you hear at least part of the car's side of the conversation. The guy was all "um..."
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Considered the talkative car, as the newer version that was in better condition sold out from under me, but did divination.
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Divination said hell no. So they found another little white sedan. This was really not how I planned today.
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This would have been so much harder without a spine. Blood sugar no longer at critical due to manager bearing fruit snack
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V will be very surprised to find me with my own car. Work will be surprised too. Darkside will just have to cope.
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Note that even though I wear black & most of my accessories are black too, I draw the line at black car in Arizona.
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Waiting is. Note to dealers: 2 finance guys not enough for big sale site. The air conditioning now officially chilly.