Froggy the Great

Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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1 minute ago, Froggy the Great said:

 

More that my job depends on a lot of complex enterprise-level systems being up and running, including where we're trying to enhance the architecture.  When one piece breaks, I'm pretty much unable to make progress on my job but I still have to show progress on my time sheet and in my manager's eyes.

 

Thats all kinds of no bueno. And aim sure no way to offline do prep work and such, or it's down enough that you've already blown through all the prep work you can do.

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2 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

Like your phone bills? 

That and the rent and electricity

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Why not?!?

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Lol. I have no idea how exactly this would play out. But it is not a tactic I could do, that's for sure. 

 

*imagines the scene*

Family in a room crying about how doctors never telling them anything. (Even if we already have, just maybe not what they wanted.)

 

**I walk in with the team. Ask the family what questions they have, then pull out my bills and start working on them. **

 

Yeah that'd go over well.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

ETA----In response to Thes Hunter:

Good point.

 

I am currently hourly, but this doesn't have anything to do with overtime (well, not for another 4 hours, anyway...) I just tend to get very cranky when there's work to be done but I can't do it because others are obstructing my ability to do so. Especially when there are other things I could be doing/need to do, but can't because this job was given top priority.

 

 

 

This always bugged me. The hurry up and wait attitude. I've also noticed that quite often the people who consistently delay things are the ones that get the most upset when they have to wait on other people. I got tired of it many years ago and it's one of the reasons I almost always work alone. That has it's minuses too. This week I haven't accomplished much and it's 80% me, 20% everything else.

 

Why is it when I have a half finished post and click show new replies I often lose my post but when I wrote something I decided not to post it's autosaved forever?

 

@Glitterwolf, why not? I've heard that leprechauns have lots of fun and that's been lacking here.

 

@Thes Hunter, I've had 3 new credit cards this year. Twice for fraud and once because of expiry. Last night I was checking my bill and two items popped up that I didn't buy. And they were purchases made late June. That was the last time when somebody bought about $1000 of food and itunes crap with my number. I thought it was starting again. Why didn't the charges show up earlier? It's been almost 2 months.

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I think we hit our camping maximum just in time to go home.  Well done team, well done.

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12 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

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Wait what?

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It's more of a "Oh yeah that's why I'm still here."

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I know what's bothering me about the hat... but I don't have the care to fix it.

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@Zink, @Thes Hunter@Chaoswolf  The Leprechaun quote is from Inspiribot.

I just thought it was funny that a robot would come up with this.

 

 

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I touched on this a little bit yesterday but didn't get to expand on it.

 

Nieces expressed interest in painting minis with me yesterday. They are 10 and 6. I've got lots of doubles of paints that I can probably stand to let them use so I don't have to go out and buy a bunch of craft paint that I have no where to store. I do need to pick up some cheap brushes and maybe a couple palettes so I can show them about how much to measure out so I don't have empty bottles afterwards. 

 

I just need to figure out now which minis I want to bring. I planned on bringing some Bones. Which I have a TON of from KS and later acquisitions. So I need to find some that I think will appeal to the girls. Any suggestions? We probably have time that if we had to we could order a few before they leave.

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I think I may have damaged @Glitterwolf. I let the robots get to him. 

 

Sorry everyone. 

 

Sortof. :B):

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You're just being contrary aren't you, Thes. He said don't dress like a leprechaun.

 

2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

@Zink, @Thes Hunter@Chaoswolf  The Leprechaun quote is from Inspiribot.

I just thought it was funny that a robot would come up with this.

 

 

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So true.

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