no friday five today

Cuz it’s kinda lame. It’s all about “why did you start your blog?” “who reads your blog?”. Feh. As a matter of fact, I’m kinda too busy today to do any blogging. Maybe after work. Happy Valentimes Day to you all!


Being escorted to work by a great friend for the last three days has made this week just fly by! I mean, it’s already Thursday fer chrissakes. And to top it all off, I actually woke up before the alarm, though slightly less-than-chipper. I can’t wait until this week is over. :) Before being part of the daytime work crowd, I always wondered why people were so damn interested in the weekend. Most of my jobs have been Tue-Sun, or Weds-Mon, I’ve always had to work on the weekend and never had the affection that I do now for my days off. Maybe it’s cuz I know I’ll be doing it for a while and it’s a bigger deal than a gets-me-through-college job. Maybe it’s cuz I don’t work 2-11 and can’t sleep in. Maybe I just really like waking up at my leisure, sipping coffee while reading the morning news online; maybe that’s why it seems that everyone else at work is slow to start and though they get to work at 8, they don’t actually /get to work/ til 9. Wish me luck driving with my new clutch.

new job, new resolution

Well, I’m now a regular and permanent employee at the fabulous Pleasant Company. They even accepted my job description (almost as submitted) and allowed me to keep the job title (the hold-up was because no one in the organization is a “technologist”). So, you’re lookin’ at a bonafide Front-End Design Technologist. What this means to you: nothing; I may have to work late a couple more nights a week once a month, but whatever. What this means to me: my job has shifted slighty towards more design and less production. We are, however, hiring a “Special Projects Employee” (what I was until yesterday morning) to do some grunt work and help “around the house”. I’ve also gained insurance, paid vacation, and a moderate paycut. What this also means to me is that I need to, again, boycott the cafe for monitary reasons and not just cuz the salad bar sucks 3 days out of 4. Congratulations will be had at the bar tonight. You know which bar. Oh, and my resolution is to limit outsourced content to Fridays. :)


This-or-that again!
1. Bacon or sausage?
omigawd. like, gag me with a spoon!
2. Eggs: scrambled or not?
Hmm, poached.
3. French toast or regular toast?
4. Pancakes or waffles?
5. Muffins or bagels?
Bagels, absolutely.
6. Coffee or tea?
7. Juice: orange or grapefruit?
8. Hot or cold cereal?
9. To put in cereal: bananas or strawberries (or some other fruit)?
10. Eat breakfast at home or at a restaurant?
Restaurant, probably, but sometimes we get on a poached-egg-and-english-muffin kick.

as expected

The Fonduerama was superb! Bob really did a great job and had no reason to be as nervous as he was. The selections and presentation was faboo. An entirely positive first-fondue experience was had by yours truly. Kurt and I didn’t hang out as long as I had wanted to, but my 9to5’er job has turned me into this weird, sleepy person when 9.30p rolls around. I get all ornery and snarly. No, just kidding, I only get tired. :)


It’s finally done*! (code for image removed by something) *note to recipient: the color is not
accurately captured by my crappy digicam.

damn cars.

All I wanted to do was to go shopping for a new satchel. I got no more than 2 blocks from my house and the damn clutch cable snapped. Very irritating.

You know what day it is.

1. You’re going out-of-town for a month and won’t be using your new car. Do you offer it to a friend who needs one?
Why would I buy a new car right before a vacation? Or a “you’re going to SF for a seminar for a month”, which would never happen. But yes, I’d let them use my old crappy car if they really needed it.
2. Your agent helped you when you were struggling. Now a large agency with powerful connections wants you. Do you dump your agent?
Can you rephrase the question?
3. The environmentally friendly laundry detergent costs two dollars more than the regular brand. Do you buy it?
I /have/, but it doesn’t seem to clean as well. I just use the Arm & Hammer brand cuz I’m allergic to all those scents and dyes and stuff.

it’s time for rejoice!

According to the Belief-o-matic, here’s my breakdown of appropriate religiousness (please note that the site explains that “even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa”).:
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (92%)
3. Theravada Buddhism (91%)
4. Secular Humanism (84%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%)
6. Mahayana Buddhism (71%)
7. Neo-Pagan (71%)
8. New Age (70%)
9. Bah�’� Faith (66%)
10. Nontheist (61%)
11. Jainism (60%)
12. Taoism (60%)
13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (58%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (51%)
15. New Thought (48%)
16. Jehovah’s Witness (47%)
17. Reform Judaism (42%)
18. Scientology (41%)
19. Hinduism (38%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (37%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (34%)
22. Sikhism (32%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (25%)
25. Islam (22%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (11%)
27. Roman Catholic (11%)