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So here I am, minding my own business, and out of nowhere the audio for Alpiner popped into my head.

Skunk farts (not displayed in this clip) are the worst and the 'look out!' voice can be incredibly sarcastic. I also (still) see an image of some French guy facing right with long hair in the initial mountain graphic when the game starts up. Why he's French, I have no idea. Ask my 4th grade self.

I also have no idea what triggered this in my brain, but I'm glad there's YouTube so I can hopefully cycle the audio back out soon.
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Tempting. Very tempting.
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We've all known I've been mental for quite some time, but adding that with being so woozy that I almost fell down out of the shower this morning was enough to have me call in sick today.

I'm going back to bed still laughing over a portrayal of HealthVault, which is the Empire's new foray into personal health records (PHRs). The cartoonist is thinking more along the lines of EMRs (electronic medical records, insurance/hospital-driven files that sometimes allow patients as end users but usually not to input data) for his subject, but still. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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Despite the fact it is actually 9:30, all the automated time displays on our phones (that we have no control over) state that it is 10:00. This time warp apparently happened sometime in the past half hour. If it continues and we can claim it as actual time worked, I will be thrilled but somehow I doubt we'll get away with that.

Any of you poke around on Second Life or know others that do? The Washington Post (yes, link is to Seattle Times but WP makes you sign up to view) covered it from a health angle & the Mother Ship is kicking in some serious funding so it has me curious.
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My work phone is ringing and I'm ignoring it because it's the 5th time a number with caller ID beginning with 2250 has called.

The one time I answered, a guy claimed he was from Ghana and wants to be friends.

Also, we are having a pirate-themed BBQ. Arrr.

6th time. Time for me to go join the party.

7th time....
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Two of the managers just played ice cream truck in the office!!

♥♥♥♥♥managers♥♥♥♥♥

Oh God this is good.

I wonder if the stores are out of all frozen goodness to get some more on the way home.

Is it so wrong that all I want for dinner is Rainier cherries and one of each flavor of Mike's from the assorted case?

... oh.

Jun. 12th, 2007 09:27 am
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I hate being late.

Most of you know that about me already. I was told having a child would lessen that attribute of me a bit but it hasn't. I apologize if someone has had to wait 5 minutes for me, and people are known to wonder if something has happened to me if I'm more than 20 minutes late since that's an extreme rarity.

I was running 2 minutes late from preschool dropoff. Nobody at work ever notices or cares, but I do.

However, this morning a semi had literally just rear-ended a hatchback in the left turn lane right before my office parking lot where I should have been if I was on time. All were ok but obviously the hatchback driver was rather pissed off.

I got in my office, emailed my husband about it, and he said that one of his coworkers told him someone had rear-ended a truck on one of the arterials I take to Kieran's preschool just after I had driven through.

Apparently nobody in Seattle is paying attention this morning. Be careful, be a few minutes late, but not too late. It's not the end of the world.
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Many will recall that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claimed that an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well-known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and the rest of the U.S. government.

However, what you may NOT have realized is that in the month of March 1948, exactly nine months after that historic day, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfield, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Condolezza Rice, and Dan Quayle were all born.

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep?

This piece of information may clear up a lot of things.

*not a listserv or officially official from an official but the email forward trail is there nonetheless

w00t!

May. 3rd, 2007 11:52 am
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Nothing like being commanded to eat by 3 people at an unexpected potluck along with an apology from the organizer for forgetting to email me about it. I highly recommend this combination of sushi, lumpia & potato curry puffs!

LUMPIA!!!

Mar. 16th, 2007 12:20 pm
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An impromptu potluck just made my day significantly brighter. It was looking rather ugly there for a while with an urgent email from my professor asking just where our group project (due last Saturday) was. Let me tell you how much I can't stand group projects...
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One of my good friends gave birth to a beautiful baby boy today, nicknamed Cajun due to her insatiable cravings involving 'Slap Ya Mama' and other Cajun seasoning on just about everything throughout her pregnancy. Last night I sewed for the first time in I'm not sure how many months so I could send him his auntie blanket on his birthday. Yay baby! I cherish everyone else's newborns while simultaneously rejoicing that I don't have to go through those rough times again.

Also, my office is all in a tizzy over Anna Nicole Smith's death.

Strange combo.

Nine times?

Feb. 4th, 2007 08:14 pm
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On this day 9 years ago, I walked into an office building for my first day on my first job in this state.

Tomorrow I'll still walk into the exact same building for work. I have held 6 jobs on 3 floors in 5 cubes or office spaces for two departments under two supervisors, with 2 of the jobs being ones I had to prove there was a permanent need for by going under a benefited contract first before getting permanent budget funding. I don't even want to think of how many people I've been direct coworkers and close interdepartmental colleagues with over this time, easily 800 and probably close to a thousand if I really think about it. The building management has changed hands twice & the nearby deli at least 4 times. We have been through very public scandals, triumphs, and devastating losses together yet I feel like Norm every time I walk around the building since everyone hails me by name with a smile even if I haven't worked with that person for years.

The greatest reward has been my ability to always set my own (sometimes very convoluted) hours including telecommuting options as needed and still receive full benefits coverage as a part time employee ranging from 50-80% as I was very ill, had a baby, finished my BA and now am in grad school full time.

It is going to be so difficult to leave this place when I do graduate and find a job in my new career. I have no clue how to not show up at that building every weekday morning, it's all I know!

RAID!

Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:33 am
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Well ok, not exactly, but I opened up my luggage to find a TSA inspection notice in there. Memo to self: bringing home 3 bottles of jalapeno BBQ sauce, 1 bottle of salsa, 2 chili seasoning kits and over 1 lb of Creole seasoning may be overkill.

Kieran loved the pinto from Pilot Point (I now have printed proof his great-great-great-great grandfather had 1 horse and 1 buggy there that he paid $3.22 in taxes for in 1877) and a bigger UNT football, the kid's caught on fast that when I'm gone for a bit that means there are presents for him in my bags when I get back.

Kieran also has a fever and laryngitis and stayed home from preschool today. I find myself thankful that I made a mistake with my vacation request so that tomorrow is both noted on my boss' calendar and approved for me being out, I think we all need it.

It is so wonderful to just breathe the moist air here again.
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I lovelovelove the differences between Australian/British/American English. I don't think I could say "wearing the yellow skivvy" 3 times in a matter of minutes without giggling. Yes, I know singular is a shirt and plural is that with underpants, but still.

Get well soon, Greg! Weird rare medical conditions you can't really do much to treat really suck.

In other words, thank goodness Kieran's preschool opened despite the school district's kindergarten being closed. I'm swamped with 'omg last day of open enrollment' but at least I'm armed with potluck lumpia.
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Ok, our entire office nearly shit our pants over what looked & sounded like a direct lightning bolt hit in our parking lot. I seriously thought my window was about to break from how hard it shook and nearly bolted out of my office door. It looks like a f'ing hurricane downpour outside now.
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This combination brought to you by International Talk Like A Pirate Day, our Hawaiian BBQ at work where the management went through and leid all 200+ of us, and my fashion ensemble consisting of a UNT sweatshirt & jeans.

Hee! 'Update Captain's Log'

Edit: having a very talented classical guitarist playing just outside your office is amazing for peace and productivity.
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Computer rebooted, lights off, work bag on shoulder.

Phone rings, I don't recognize the number, pick it up anyway.

IT guy, in sheepish voice: I may have spoken too soon...

FULL RECOVERY!

I am ticked that I can't take the 3rd off due to payroll deadlines because I want to sit around for 4 days not dealing with anybody other than household members after the roller coaster this week has been.

*sighs*

Jun. 29th, 2006 03:57 pm
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The ticket just closed.

Closing Remarks: Hard drive is unrecoverable at this point.

Hosed

Jun. 27th, 2006 12:11 pm
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Safe mode is no longer functional and prospects of hard drive recovery are apparently slim.

Back from scratch as due to a long story of transition & 'who's on first?' between the two departments I've worked for, my files that I thought were being backed up nightly... weren't.

If it was my own computer that died & I didn't make sufficient backups it'd be one thing, but this has me pretty pissed off as I have lost very important payroll & human resources data that I have no easy way to recreate.

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