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Archive for March, 2005

Blast from the Past!

March 30, 2005 By: bio Category: General

A friend of mine just sent me these pictures of the building I worked in for a few years:

A cold and lonely place

A cold and lonely place

When I worked there, it looked more like this:

There was life here once

The company was purchased by another company (Level 3) in a hostile takeover. They, in turn, gutted the company, selling off the various departments and contracts to other companies.

I don’t miss this place, but I do miss a lot of the people I worked with.

I’m sick of it all

March 30, 2005 By: bio Category: General

No dignity left.

Where's the real news?.

Aren’t there more important things going on in the world right now?

Medical waste and hybrid SUV’s

March 29, 2005 By: bio Category: General

I’ve noticed that when it comes to hardware removed from your body, there are to kinkds of people out there:

  1. Those who are interested and immediately grab it for a closer look
  2. Those who freak out, hold their hands above their heads, and look like they’re gonna faint.

I’ve been showing the screws and rods that they removed around here at work and people deffinately fall under one of those two catagories. The interested people usually ask it see the picture I have of my x-ray, the ones who freak out usually look for the nearest exit.

Today has been kinda rough on my back. I’ve walked more in the last two days than I have in the previous 3 weeks, and I’m feeling every step in my back right now. I took a pain killer but now I’m all mushy and stuffs. Hard to work with a head full of oatmeal.

Other stuffs:
My wife has finally decided that it’s time to get rid of her Durango.

She’s been looking at vehicles online and believes she’s found what she wants: The 2005 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
Pretty... and 600 miles (966km) per full tank of gas.  Sexy!!

She want’s it in the Indigo Ink Perl color shown above, with heated leather seats and heated side mirrors (no more scraping the mirrors and messing up where they point in the winter!). I called the dealer and they expect these to start arriving at the dealer in around 2 months. We’ll look at the normal Highlanders they have in stock. Then, if my wife still likes them, we’ll put down a deposit and order one for her (in her color, with her options).

We did look into other vehicles: the Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid, but neither one really did much for either of us. They don’t have much in the way of style, both are first attempts at a hybrid vehicle, and the quality realy isn’t there in those manufacturer’s products. They also got worse mileage than the Highlander Hybrid. So… once again I’m going with an import.

Now I’m just angry

March 28, 2005 By: bio Category: General

Today marks my return to the land of cubicles. My neurosurgeon released me to light duty (read: don’t lift a server and rip your sutures out) which shouldn’t be too bad, since I sit in a chair most of the day.

I was pretty happy about it this morning. Sitting at home is very boring. I’m not so sure how happy I am now though.

My back is killing me, and I was prepping the checklist for whomever was assigned to work the graveyard shift tonight. I checked the group calendar and found out that the lucky sap who gets to come back at 2am to monitor the servers is…. ME?!?

Fuck… this about sucks! All I want to do is go home and lie down and I have to come back and work the friggin’ graveyard shift?

My wife pretty much summed it up:

  • “you could call your neuro-surgeon and have them recant your work release. You are suppossed to be healing, not working yourself into the ground!!!!”


** UPDATE **

I spoke to my boss about this. Apparently, I’m still on the schedule, but won’t be pulling graveyard any time soon. Someone else will be doing those shifts until I’m well enough to do them myself.


I wub her!

Happy Easter!

March 27, 2005 By: bio Category: General

It’s Easter at casa de WWBD, and we’re prepping for the whole “Eat until you die” routine.

The Easter Bunny came by during the night and delivered enough chocolate to cause a sugar induced coma. How that little bastard gets into my house each year is beyond me. One would think our dogs would eat him or something.

We’re currently boiling a couple dozen eggs for coloring (forgot to do that yesterday) and then will start baking the ham, scalloped potatoes, and green bean casserole.

Other stuffs:
My glorious return into the land of employment begins tomorrow. Not that I was unemployed, but I’m looking forward to going back to the land of cubicles. It’s been damn boring here. My back is ready for the most part, though I did a number on it yesterday (all I did was drive my car). We’ll see how things work out.