August 29th, 2003

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Finally, the weekend...

I am looking forward to this weekend - mostly so I can do NOTHING. Sleep, unwind, etc. Though I also intend to do some cleaning, and maybe even unpack some of my books, etc. But nothing too taxing. I need to destress. I'm partially looking forward to it because, but some odd twist of fate, the next many weekends I have some commitments. Next weekend is the annual Purgatory cookout, the following weekend I go to VA to visit impykins, the weekend after that is the Som*Pos RandyCon gathering that I have repeatedly promised mercyspeaks I will attend, the *next* weekend impykins is coming up to vist *me* (and we have the pissup), and then the *NEXT* weekend is AnimeNext in Rye Brook, NY. That takes me through the first weekend of October. Erg. It all sounds like fun stuff, but with the workload I have I fear I will be dropping a lot of balls in my life. I already have a personal inbox creeping up on 100 emails. There are probably a lot of people upset with me for blowing them off. One thing I need to do this weekend is muck out the inbox and send people replies and apologies...

I'm looking at my vacation time, I might try to just take some time off in October to expressly not have commitments. I get 120 hours of vacation/sick (it is a pool) time a year. I rolled over 20 from last year, and I've only used 48 hours so far. So I have 92 hours of vacation through the end of the year. Though anything I don't use does roll over. (I also get two personal days, I've already booked those for visit since those don't roll over.) My boss has been sending slightly contradictory messages, like "We have a ton of work to do and the current schedule already stretches through January" contrasted with "If you have vacation time you might want to use it in the next couple of months."
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    office buzz
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WTF?

How the hell did my cell get turned off?! It was on this morning. Did someone come in my cube and turn it off without telling me? Cosmic rays?
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    quiet office
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That 'how did you meet' meme...

Well, THIS tutned into a major project. I'm glad I did this in emacs and pasted it in, gah.

Ok, remember, I *SUCK* when it comes to names - especially matching up names and faced in my memory. Add to that my legendary lack of time sense and you can see why this wasn't easy for me to do, and why it may not be wholly accurate. Please don't take offense if we have met and I said that we haven't or something - just follow up and remind me. Since I very, very rarely manage to catch someone's name until we've met a few times, and I also have to run it through the chain of LJ handle to real name or possibly LJ handle - name listed on LJ - full name - nickname/handle I know you by, it is asking for me to screw up.

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    The Sisters of Mercy - Under The Gun
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I was leaving early today, wasn't I?

Cyphermint closed at 13:00 today for the holiday weekend. Since I come in later I figured I'd stay a later to be fair. Now, I did dick around with my LJ for a while, but, um, I don't think I spent 6 hours on that. Actually, I know I didn't. Since I was thinking of leaving at 15:00, and it is 21:17, I think I should be going. I've been re-learing PHP through brute force and ignorance, which is time consuming it seems. But now I have our basic test script working in PHP, and I learned a bunch of things to do, or not to do, so the next round should be easier.

Of course, since I was 'leaving early' I didn't bother with lunch again - I AM RAVENOUS! One packet of crackers and a can of Coke did nothing but wake my savage hunger! I must feed!

Right. Off I go.
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    The Sisters of Mercy - No Time To Cry