Monthly Archives: June 2010

Yet another day of something or another.

Earlier this week I had to get up at a ridiculous time so I could be in the office for a 7AM meeting. I was just kind of listening in on that, but tomorrow I have to be in for a 6:30AM meeting and I’m the main event. Fortunately I think it’ll just be a nice question and answer sort of meeting, but sometimes the answers just mean a lot more work for me. But enough about that. Not talking any more about work, and how people live in other, more inconvenient, time zones. I tried for a 340# deadlift today and I didn’t make it. This means that if … Continue reading

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Wow, what happened to the ridiculously tedious blog postings?

Most days I would say something about my tedious day and, according to the stats, 20 people would read it. I think 19 of those 20 are actually just google and yahoo and whatever other search engines are still out there. I wonder if altavista is still out there? But I really have very little to report. And I even missed Sunday and Monday. Sunday was a beautiful day and I spent it inside. I started out by finally putting marmoleum sealer on my bathroom floor (after more than a year of just thinking about it) and then paying my bills. But then I spent the rest of the day … Continue reading

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The heat is still frying my brain.

I did very little actual work today and it just involved filling a garbage can with some more of the ivy my awful neighbor left in my yard. It’s just as well, I’m not a big fan of ivy. I also had some fun trying out some chemical means of controlling the weeds in my yard. Other than that, though, it was all about sitting inside and trying to get my computer to do what I wanted it to do. I wasn’t quite successful. We went to a Japanese curry restaurant called Kale that my mom and my sister have been talking about for a while and it was pretty … Continue reading

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Day 2 of iPhoning.

I used Facetime today. The heat, however, is melting my brain. 85°F is too much too soon for me. So I got nothing else. Time to pass out.

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I got my iPhone 4!

I knew I’d be fairly useless today since the UPS web site hadn’t changed since I got my notification on Monday. Refreshing the web page told me that things were changing, but the things that were changing was just the time of the report. It still said it was on the way to UPS in Memphis until it was actually delivered today, one day early! My guess is that they almost crashed the AT&T system last year when all the iPhones were released on the same day, and this time they wanted to spread it out a bit. Especially since I heard they sold ten times the volume of phones … Continue reading

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What I was trying to avoid.

My iPhone 4 is shipping or so the email said. AT&T has somehow sent it into the bowels of the UPS system and it should be delivered sometime. The problem is that I’m hitting refresh over and over trying to find out when I’m really going to get it. This is why I just wanted to stand in line and get it at the store. I’d know nothing until the day it arrived and I’d just waltz in and get it. It worked the last two times I got an iPhone. Ah, well. Not much else to say because I’m busy clicking refresh on the UPS package tracker.

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Stage fright.

I’m usually OK winging presentations, but I’m not entirely smooth at them either. I had to do a presentation with another guy today, and I only spoke for 10 minutes out of two hours, but it was still oddly tiring. And because of that my mind is drawing a blank right now. Went out to dinner to an all-you-can-eat pizza place last night with my sister and some of her friends. Unfortunately there were other small groups there and we had to wait an hour to get seated. The problem in a group of six to eight is that not everyone is full or get the pizza they want and … Continue reading

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Mr. Popular

I usually don’t blog on Fridays because Fridays are excitement time for me. A guy like me spends all week working for the weekend and parties hard on Friday night. And by party hard I mean I watch all the TV shows I have queued up on my DVR. Now that it’s summer, though, I’m not as popular with the DVR and I have to find something else to occupy my Friday night. Actually I was so tired that I tired that I lied down for a few minutes before dinner (or is it layed down? this isn’t a grammatical rule I have to use much) and when I woke … Continue reading

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I need a wider picture.

How you like me now? It’s WordPress 3.0 beaches with a new theme! I figured I needed a wide picture, and the only one I could think of is the view from Megan and Nadeem’s. Anyway, here it is! Yesterday I went to dinner at Sushiland with Erin and MattyG after the gym and then hit the Nook Cafe next door for a drink. It’s in a house where my sister’s grade school classmate lived and I keep hearing that the house is haunted! I don’t believe in ghosts, but I love a good story. The guy who runs the cafe doesn’t believe in ghosts, either, but he said he … Continue reading

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A slightly disappointing day.

I did make it back into the gym today, where I think I almost broke myself. I’m exaggerating, but I am tired. I recorded the basketball game and I watched it, but really why do I always miss watching the Lakers get beat and have to watch them win? Perhaps it’s better for the Celtics if I just don’t watch the games. You know how this superstitious stuff works. The worst news (which I realize isn’t all that bad) is that I don’t think I’m getting a new iPhone on the first day it’s available. I almost had it ordered this morning at 7AM, but I thought if I went … Continue reading

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Why so quiet?

Sometimes it’s nice to get home from a beautiful week in San Francisco to a beautiful warm Portland weekend, but it really doesn’t help if you’re running a 100°F fever and want to stay inside napping. In fact, rainy and cold is usually better because my bedroom gets hot when it’s 80°F outside. In the true spirit of last month’s sinus headaches, my head felt like it was going to split open once again. Advil and holding still made it possible for me to finish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, like everyone else on the planet. My return to work today wasn’t as bad as I’d feared. There’s a … Continue reading

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I finally made it home.

Last night was the big WWDC bash, and the music was OK Go! I wish i could say the sound quality was good enough but it really sucked ass, sort of like the food this year. The sessions were very iPhone/iPad based and after seeing so many of them I think I really want one. But I’m still holding out for a video conferencing camera, even though I NEVER VIDEOCONFERENCE. It’s my weird hang-up, so I’ll have to deal with it. Anyway, the lunches were especially bad and we didn’t get as much loot this year. Usually we get a t-shirt mailed to us, a laptop bag of some sort, … Continue reading

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