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Thursday, May 31, 2001  
Did I mention the horrible, sinking feelings of disappointment and rejection that occur when the box is empty?
5/31/2001 05:18:00 PM

 
How technology has changed the life of the clinically insane:

I'm one of those people who will check my mailbox at home 7 or 8 times a day to see if its contents have changed. Even on Sundays and Holidays, when I know the postal workers are off doing something other than being disgruntled, I can't walk past that little gold box without stopping to see if maybe there's something inside. Who knows, maybe a secret admirer has dropped something in for me. Or maybe there's a special letter for me that was so important that the Postmaster declared that it must be delivered regardless of how many presidents were born in February.

I've realized recently, that my obsessive mailbox behaviour has decreased. It's not gone away, though. It's just found a different target. Email. On any given work day, I check my personal email no fewer than 50 times. I'll even continue clicking the "check mail" button several times in a row, just in case something came through right as I was checking it and therefore didn't get found. I work for a little while, then realize several minutes have passed, and I click that "Check Mail" button again. Always with the hope that something new and special will appear, telling me that I'm loved, that I'm important, or that I might be interested in buying toner supplies. Gods forbid I should let any time lapse between receiving a message and reading it. In fact... I have to go check my mail now.

5/31/2001 05:14:00 PM

Wednesday, May 30, 2001  
Does anyone other than Michael and Richard read this? Do Michael and Richard even read this? That then poses the question, am I writing this for myself or for other people? If I'm writing it for myself, why then is it a public blog? If I'm writing for others, what's the point since no one reads it anyway?
5/30/2001 10:10:00 AM

 
I have to wonder what my friends from the office would say if they knew all that I was posting here.
5/30/2001 09:09:00 AM

 
Why I Like My Job: More Email Fun

From Laura:

Subject: How to Tell You Are Working With Slightly Insane People

-Terri is talking to her fish again
-David and Laura are arguing whether Timothy was blown to bits or eaten by a tiger
-Shawn is blushing heavily..for reasons we cannot reveal at this moment
-Nina is making gerbil noises again
-Matt ...well..I don't even need to explain
-Kelly is cracking up again for apparently no reason
-And nobody sees a problem with any of this.

Replies:

Shawn: LOL! welcome to OptionsLink : )

Matt: I'd like to Freak the academy..................

Terri: Don't forget the gnomes!!!!!

Nina: the gnomes... the GNOMES
*twitch* *licks paws*

5/30/2001 08:59:00 AM

Thursday, May 24, 2001  
Yeah! All fixed now! Now I gotta go get food before Charmed starts!
5/24/2001 08:26:00 PM

 
Well, here we are in our new home. And not surprisingly... I'm having archive problems. I'll fix them later.
5/24/2001 05:53:00 PM

Tuesday, May 22, 2001  
From Kevin, who also lost his mother in the last year, on learning my cat Pippi (who he calls Afghan) just turned 18:

Congrats on Pippi being 18! Does that kind of piss you off? Our moms couldn't
hit 60...but Afghan will outlive all of us.

5/22/2001 05:19:00 PM

Sunday, May 13, 2001  
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
5/13/2001 12:25:00 PM

Saturday, May 12, 2001  
Interesting how the world changes. I remember, when I was a teen, almost all of the family tv comedy shows (Family Ties, Growing Pains, a few others in that genre that have escaped me right now) would have an episode where the teenage lovers, for whatever good or bad reason, decide to get married athough they are much too young and still categorized as the children of the television family. I always wanted to see it happen. I wanted to see these kids elope and then have to deal with the consequences, good or bad, in the course of the show. I was always let down by the standard television writing cop-out where they come to their senses at the last minute.

I just watched Friday's episode of "Popular." I sat anxiously, practically holding my breath, as the teenage lovers waited for their turn to be married at the courthouse. I waited for the let down that always comes when they decide not to do it. The let down never came. They went through with it. This is going to get interesting. I like that television is getting more daring, willing to let the characters make what may well be a huge mistake, and deal with it in the upcoming stories. More and more often, I'm stumbling across programs that don't solve all problems in 23 minutes.

"Roseanne" did that. I think that's why I liked the show. Nothing was perfect. Things went wrong and couldn't always be resolved immediately. I hope this is a trend that will continue.

5/12/2001 07:04:00 PM

Wednesday, May 09, 2001  
Yeah! All good again. Going to bed now.
5/09/2001 11:02:00 PM

 
Too late. Archives gone again.
5/09/2001 10:57:00 PM

 
That was an easy enough fix. Maybe I should go to bed now before anything else blows up.
5/09/2001 10:57:00 PM

 
Except now for some reason, the option to edit is showing up on the web page itself. GAAAAHHHH!!!!!!
5/09/2001 10:55:00 PM

 
Yeah! My archives are working again! Thanks, blogtech!
5/09/2001 10:35:00 PM

Monday, May 07, 2001  
Why I don't hate my job:

A simple question - What do we want our team name to be for the upcoming department competition? Email conversation follows (edited in a few spots for thread continuity issues)

Terri: Welcome to my team for next week! Rules are the same as this week. Prizes yet to be determined. We get to pick a new team name.

Yen: OH O............WE GOT THE BOMB PEOPLE ON THE BOMB TEAM

Sumlesh: YUP THAT'S RIGHT WE SHOULD CALL THIS THA BOMB TEAM

Dave: this team is da bomb. let's go with it

Brett: yeah thats a good team name

Laura: Sweet

Terri: Any other suggestions for team name, or are we all good with Tha Bomb?

Yen: HEY GUYS...........HOW ABOUT BOMB SQUAD

Sumlesh: hey that's sounds good too

Brett: Well I would have said that our team name be "and that's kicking your A$$" but I don't think everybody would like it...ya know Charlie's Angles- Drew Barrymore.

Alisa: How about the ASS KICKERS!

Yen: SO VULGER.......JESUS

Dave: JESUS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT

Laura: Bomb Squad? Bah!!!

Dave: SHEEP HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT

Jason: AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT PICK THE UGLIEST ONE IN THE FLOCK SHEEP AREN'T BAAAAAAD

Terri: Since we got a veto on Bomb Squad, and Jason's sheep don't get a vote, let's go with either Da Bomb or Tha Bomb.

Yen: YOU GUYS DON'T LIKE BOMB SQUAD.......????????

Terri: Or we could put all three to a vote.

Jason: I LIKE BOMB SQUAD BUT IT SOUNDS A LITTLE MCVEYish TO ME.....

Dave: HOW BOUT DA BOMB SQUAD?

Jason: I LIKE DAVID'S IDEA

Jasmine: Yeah, me too

Brett: Sure

Jason: LIKE I WROTE TO YEN RUST NEVER SLEEPS.........

Terri: Jason, we've got a unanimous "Huh?" from this end of the building.

Jason: YOU LADIES AND GENTLEMEN NEED TO TAKE A WALK INTO THE LAND OF ECCENTRICS WHERE CRAZY IS NORMAL AND ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE NUTS..!! lol

Alisa: Jason I think you have been in that land a little tooooooooooo long honey :P

Yen: NOW YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR..............IT'S OK.........JUST TAKE YOUR MEDICATION

Jason: YOU SEE THE LAND AND I ARE ONE THEREFORE I CREATE MY OWN CONCIOUSNESS AND EVIRONMENT...SO YOU AREN'T REALLY HERE ONLY IN MY CONCIOUSNESS

Dave: TAKE ME FOR A RIDE MR TAMBOURINE MAN

Yen: OK........NOW TAKE ALL YOUR MEDICATION

Brett: geeez that medication must be REALLY good!!

Jason: UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS JUST ME FOLKS

Alisa: That is very frighening :P

Jason: THAT IS WHAT I SAY EVERY MORNING LOOKING IN THE MIRROR......OR UNDER THE TABLE AND DREAMING

Alisa: are you napping under your desk?

Jason: EVEN BETTER I M REMINDED OF APOCOLYPSE NOW WHEN MARLIN BRANDO MAKES HIS FINAL DEATH SPEACH...."THE HORROR......THE HORROR......

Yen: OK..........ENOUGH CRAZY MAN TALK............LET'S GET BACK TO WORK........OR WE'LL ALL GET THERE

Dave: MAD COW DISEASE IS HERE !!! THE HORROR

Jason: THEY’RE NOT QUITE SHEEP BUT HEYYYYYYYYY...."HOW YOU DOIN?!"

Terri: Okay. Da Bomb Squad it is.












5/07/2001 04:19:00 PM

 
Things I like about my neighborhood:

"The Midtown Recycling Program." When I first moved into my apartment, I was annoyed that there was no convenient recycling program through the trash pick-up company. I was an avid recycler in Missouri and I can't stand throwing a can away, but it's such a pain to gather everything up myself and drive it to a recycling center. I soon discovered that there is an unofficial system though. If you put all your cans and bottles in a bag and leave them by the dumpster, the homeless people who wander through the alley can pick them up and then will get the money for them. It's good for the environmental and the social conscience.

5/07/2001 12:26:00 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2001  
Great line from a song: "She's perfect in a fucked up way" - from Amphetamine, by Offspring.
4/28/2001 11:13:00 AM

Thursday, April 26, 2001  
Ah, Cait's blog's back. Guess I can start obsessing again. The Rantings and Ravings of a Shundt Cake
4/26/2001 04:59:00 PM

 
I hate working these late shifts. My brain just quits somewhere around 4:30 and then I still have an hour and a half to keep busy. I just want to wander the web aimlessly, but I'm already behind on my work anyway. It's most unproductive.
4/26/2001 04:55:00 PM

 
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