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Voice Post: The Travels of Zoner (Annotated!)
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“Hey, it's MegaZone. I'm in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha">Omaha</a>. Yes! <i>That</i> Omaha. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska">Nebraska</a>! Why am I in Omaha, you ask? Well, <a href="http://www.cyphermint.com/">we</a> have a customer in Omaha, and there was an issue at the customer's site. I was in the office on Wednesday when this arose, and they wanted somebody out here as of this morning to help work on the issue. Since it's <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving"a holiday weekend</a> and lots of people are out of town and unavailable, and I'm single and <a href="http://www.pacificmediaexpo.com/">have no life</a>, I volunteered to fly to Omaha. So I left <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_International_Airport">Logan</a> [ED. NOTE: Presumably he means the airport in Boston, not <lj user="that_xmas">] at 6 o'clock this morning, and because it's a crazy travel weekend, I won't be able to fly back until late Monday, getting it at midnight-oh-one Tuesday morning. So I've got four days in Omaha, and, uh, hopefully I'll have free time on my hands, since the issue I came out here to resolve is actually resolved, but now some other things have popped up.

So basically I'm just sitting on my hands waiting for a new release from Engineering to try to install, and there's nothing I can really do here except wait. So I'm waiting in Omaha. It's like a sequel to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_For_Godot"><i>Waiting for Godot</i></a>, only <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf">less exciting</a>.

... Yeah. Omaha.

I suppose there's <a href="http://www.brothersebastians.com/">a good steakhouse</a> around; I will have to find it. Other than that, I don't know what I'm gonna do. Hopefully my hotel has Internet access. I haven't been there yet, I came straight to the customer's site from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eppley_Airfield">the airport</a> and I'm still here.

Oh, and I seem to have developed <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_cold">a cold</a>. I've got a sore throat. So hopefully I'll be able to kick this before I have to fly back, or <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_vein_thrombosis">flying will be fun</a>.


Transcribed by: z_gryphon
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: November 24th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Aw, darn. Voicepost transcription doesn't take markup properly. So much for my clever joke.
bdragon From: bdragon Date: November 24th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
there's a missing > on the thanksgiving link, which I think is the reason, but yeah I think is funnier seeing the markup
etherial From: etherial Date: November 27th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
No, it always rejects html.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 24th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thank you. :-)
pawo From: pawo Date: November 24th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I wouldn't have put it past Zoner to have spelled out all that hypertext over the phone.
dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: November 24th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Okay. Steak in Omaha means one thing, and ONE THING ONLY: Gorat's, on Center and 49th.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 24th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hmm, I'll try to check that out.
solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: November 24th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Next time try to arrange for issues to arise only at customers in more interesting places...

Omaha could be cool, though. I mean, yeah, steaks, since you like that kind of thing. Maybe there's some kind of weird underground night life you could explore, with startlingly innovative punk rock bands or art scenesters who really wish the rest of the country would notice them... Or, um. A handy bookstore, decent beer and hunks of meat?
jumblies From: jumblies Date: November 24th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The mystical Magical Omaha. :) :)

I buy soap and perfume oils from Cindy.
If you go, tell me if the customers are as interesting as I imagine. ^_^
etherial From: etherial Date: November 27th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Say, do you recall how to get Firefox to block popunders? I've been searching the internet and failing to find the answer, and I know you've given it me before.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 28th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
etherial From: etherial Date: December 13th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
That was what I was looking for, but imdb.com just gave me a popunder.