European ads are the best. Probably NSFW.
It’s my birthday!
I received flowers at work for the first time ever. Squee! I’ve been twitterpated all day.
I left my office this afternoon to go up to our other building. While I was out I got a call from my boss on my cell phone saying to call him back at the office or on his cell phone ASAP because it was really important. Uh oh.
Turns out the other engineer in my group tendered his resignation today and my boss wanted me to know before I got wind of the office gossip.
So it’s down to me and my manager. That’s far better than when it was just me, but still, ya know? I totally understand why he’s leaving (from what he’s said before, haven’t talked to him since he made his announcement) and I don’t blame him at all, but… damn.
Guess I better stop fartin’ around and getting caught up on some work. Doesn’t help that I’ll be out of the office for 1.5 of the 2 weeks following his last day. Gonna be kind of hard to enjoy that vacation.
UPDATE: This is some kind of sign or just a really strange coincidence. I was walking through Uptown this evening to pick up my dinner and ran into the guy that quit back in August.
Cool picture with Rick Mahorn, Bill Laimbeer, Swin Cash, Chauncey Billups, and Katie Smith.
Since we did have a
party sectional on Monday, we of course had to have something fun prepared for rehearsal on Wednesday. Past incidents include coordinated outfits and choreography during a certain song.
We’ve been working really hard on this one song that’s all in Czech. The notes are easy enough but the words are driving everybody bonkers. I forget how it all evolved exactly, but at one point I said it would be easier if we just did it all with kazoos. Yadda yadda yadda, every Alto 2 was supplied with a kazoo for Wednesday rehearsal.
The fun part is the song starts with a (group) solo, and then the full choir comes in in a round, so we come in last. So everybody’s bopping along to the solo and counting down their entrance and then we come in with the kazoos.
Took our director a second to catch on, but we all kept going and made it all the way through the chorus. It sounded pretty good with the kazoos, too.
It was fantastic. I’m pretty proud of myself.
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But Wednesdays are good days, so that’s okay.
I just watched April’s Shower. One of the worst movies I’ve seen in a long time. Awful dialogue. Bad acting. Horribly stereotyping and predictable. Kinda campy in the bad way. Can I have those 100 minutes back, please?
Somebody local came here by searching “my full name blog.” Weird. Inevitable, I suppose. I’m just wondering who would do that. Or who knows me offline and knows I blog that doesn’t already know what the blogs are. *shrug* Whoever you are, say hi, eh?
Attended a Coming Out party for the first time ever. Champagne, cake, speeches, friends, bonfire. Good times. :) It was actually a sectional rehearsal first which with us is always a party anyway. And since we already had everyone there, it all worked out nicely. I was impressed. I knew there would be words spoken, but I wasn’t expecting all the accoutrements.
My upstairs neighbor is playing his guitar again. Badly. It’s not really bothering me all that much except for the fact that I just know he’s a little twit. Oh, and the fact that he and his friends decided to sing karaoke Take Me or Leave Me at 1 a.m. last weekend. Right above my bedroom.
Okay, now I’m rockin’ out to Take Me or Leave Me. I should be practicing my Czech songs for choir, but oh well.
Went to PROEX today to get a headshot taken because they want a stupid photo to go with my bio for this company global meeting thing I’m going to. I felt so silly. Both because of the fact that they want a headshot in the first place and because of the actual process of getting it taken. Just silly. The photographer had me do all these ridiculous poses. I made her crop all the props out, like the fake Greek pillar thing I was resting my arms on in the photo I eventually chose. I said headshot folks, not senior pictures.
Everyone loves the Fuck It Bucket. See? Everyone should love the Fuck It Bucket.
Lastly, heh. Cracks me up every time.
Jim and Taylor were kind enough to let me sit in for another Flak Radio episode. Unfortunately I didn’t figure out what exactly I was trying to say about good and evil until way after the fact.
Also, Jim makes a damn tasty Islamo-Fascist Awareness cupcake.
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