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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Is this a sign?
"Boss, you really need to drink more."

So qedrakmar bought me a bottle of Ciclon, and Matt and Tamara (my other two IT staffers) bought me four 4-packs of Unibroue - Maudite, Don De Dieu, La Fin Du Monde, and Chambly Noire.

My staff wants to get me drunk. ;-)

And I've been at work >28 hours. (Well, OK, I did run home to shower and change earlier today.)

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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 21st, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, now I have two bottles, with the one you got me. :-) B-DOUBLE-O-Z-E! BOOOOOOZE!
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: December 21st, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
And I've been at work >28 hours.

Which should be a twice-in-a-decade occurence. At max.

I think it's time for you to get really, really drunk - and then resume a more "normal" 10-8 schedule.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 21st, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
We have next week off, I plan to drink at some point in there, perhaps multiple points. :-)

The long day is my own damn fault, mostly. Our NetApp demo got delayed from last Thursday to this Tuesday, and I waited until I'd seen everything to start writing things up. But that put me behind, and it took longer than I expected to do the work. I'm trying to get this purchase pushed through before year end - and since we're closed next week, that's tomorrow. So I had to push through last night to write everything up to present to my boss, the CFO today. Tomorrow we meet again, hopefully with the CEO, and hopefully to get his approval to pull the trigger on the SAN purchase.

I do this a few times a year I guess, sometimes it is just easier to push on through the night than to try to get some sleep and pick up in the morning.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: December 22nd, 2006 12:05 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I know that feeling all-too-well myself, but it's just not healthy (I'm a heavy smoker, you USians would surely deem me an alcoholic, plus I'm overweight and so on - so when I UNhealthy, it probably really is). As long as it's just one or two times a year, no problem, but more often, well, y'know.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 22nd, 2006 12:07 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I used to do it a lot more often, but as I get older it gets harder to do. When I was 22 staying up for 72 hours wasn't hard at all. Now, as I'm about to turn 36, managing 48 hours is a bitch.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: December 22nd, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
You're more sturdy than I am, it seems.

When I was 23, I managed a 72h stunt (upgrading Portmasters, arhemm). And I was out drinking the night before!
Nowadays, at 30, when I drink (earnestly), I need 2 days for recovery before I can even think of 'orking again.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 22nd, 2006 12:29 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I've never been much of a heavy drinker, but I feel it more now too than I did then. I don't hold my beer as well as I used too. I think it is most likely that I've put on weight and my general healthy is poorer - I was in decent shape in college, but have just gone to pot since then. No exercise, a geek's diet, and hours and hours at a desk.
brother_buford From: brother_buford Date: December 22nd, 2006 01:45 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
La Fin Du Monde will mess you up. I drank a whole bottle (one of those big ones with the cork - don't know if it comes in other sizes) the other night after a couple other beers. Whee!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 22nd, 2006 01:58 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
9% alcohol by volume, it'll do that to you. It does come in other sizes, these are 12 fluid ounce. I've had the big ones too.
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: December 27th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Subconsciously, we all think you need to spend time passed out on your bathroom floor. ;)
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