"A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company."
—Gian Vincenzo Gravina
"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out."
"I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn't mine."
After a little bit of excitement (the car we were taking to the airport had a dead battery), I made it to the airport on time. I got through security and read my book until it was time to board the plane.
I got back to my apartment around 5 pm to a huge stack of mail and some kitty surprises.
It was nice to sleep in my own bed again though.
Ok, so I'm snowbound in Boston. My flight out tonight was cancelled and the first available flight they could get me on is... Wednesday at 1:10 pm (ET).
Winter storm warning in effect until 8 am est Monday.
Overnight. Snow. Heavy at times. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Additional snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Blustery with lows around 20. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
Monday. Snow in the morning. Then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Storm total snow accumulation 6 to 12 inches. Brisk with highs around 20. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Decreasing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
I'm off to Boston in the morning to spend the holidays with family (bro, sis-in-law, niece, dad, stepmom and various and sundry in-laws). Brad's taking care of the kitties while I'm out of town. :)
If you need to get in touch with me, the best way will be to use my cell phone. I don't think I'll be online much while I'm away.
Have a great holiday weekend! :kiss2:
The food in my bowl
Is old, and more to the point
Contains no tuna.
So you want to play.
Will I claw at dancing string?
Your ankle's closer
There's no dignity
In being sick - which is why
I don't tell you where.
I am locked in the closet.
For once I need you.
Tiny can, dumped in
Plastic bowl. Presentation,
One star; service: none.
Am I in your way?
You seem to have it backwards:
This pillow's taken.
Your mouth is moving;
Up and down, emitting noise.
I've lost interest.
The dog wags his tail,
Seeking approval. See mine?
My brain: walnut-sized.
Yours: largest among primates.
Yet, who leaves for work?
Most problems can be
Ignored. The more difficult
Ones can be slept through.
My affection is conditional.
Don't stand up,
It's your lap I love.
Cats can't steal the breath
Of children. But if my tail's
Pulled again, I'll learn.
I don't mind being
Teased, any more than you mind
A skin graft or two.
So you call this thing
Your "cat carrier." I call
These my "blades of death."
Toy mice, dancing yarn
Meowing sounds. I'm convinced:
You're an idiot
What's the difference?
[from a mailing list I'm on]
Darn it! How come Sprint and Verizon couldn't merge? I don't want to change providers (and won't for a while and not without research), but my friend (the one I talk to the most on the phone) has Verizon and complains that I'm using up her minutes.
(I'm happy with Sprint. It works great where I need it to work. And I have a ton of minutes.)
Another week survived. Another successful implementation. One more to go this month (12/30). I brought my Santa hat to work and decided to put it on the puppy that I keep at work because he makes me smile from the cute.
I put him on top of my bookshelf and had a bunch of people stop by to see him.
Two more work days until I head to Boston.
From a mailing list :Brad:'s on...
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, but wiser people are so full of doubts."
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
Formal education for the IT field does a wonderful job of teaching you history.
"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
"Let's form multi-disciplinary task forces to reengineer our core processes until we're a world class organization."