~ gah... I should have ix'ed this pic and tried again... I look like a crazy person that just got sick and looks up saying... "it's ok... really... let's dance." ack.
Another crazy, insane, remarkable... day, weather wise...
Another day spent in the cubicle. sigh. If I stand on my tippy toes... I can see a window.
~ random bitchy moment: if your Borderware Firewall had been kept even marginally up to date with the manufactures software patches... you wouldn't be having this problem now would you. !!
So I have till the 10th. I'm done in two days... on the 31st but ... on the 10th I present...
I present to the biggest of the big-cheese types at my clients site at 8:00 am (hahahahahaha!) on the 10th. It is this presentation that will either lock up my contract... or fuck me. Clearly I'm not in this one for the fuck'en. :)
~ blue ftls
~ blue dockers... yes I still have those...
~ maroon shirt and a blue tie...
~ third to last day... occupied with emergency releases, meetings and panic attacks all over the place.
~ home to find a way to relax tonight... I'm a wee bit stressed out. (holy understatement batman!!)
~ Is LOST new tonight? That would be nice... Prison Break and Lost would be a nice night relaxer... :)
~ that the friends I have at my office who were just laid off... make out ok.
~ and that I'm not next. Just say'en... it would be remarkably bad timing... mmmk?
~ to direct your attention to this post [ :: about the solar eclipse web cast :: ] and thank you seanyoda!!
~ to thank my many lj friends for all the great advice I get when I ask for it... You guys seriously rock. :) :D ~ beams!!!!! (and I'm filling out that form... nomination goes ahead).
~ to congratulate damny... may the weeks ahead... be stable... :)
~ and to smile at gigglerz ... she's a good girl... and ... well I just hope today leads to good tomorrows sugar.
~ Happy Birthday jacqui!!! I hope burning man is a blast... that the year passes with you in great health and that this birthday ... is the start of something wonderful. :)
Emails and webcasts from the Galactic Core (head office) telling me that hundreds and hundreds of people have been laid off... local impact is not so severe but still... loads. Can you spell Depressing??? Any fear here? Not a lot... but nothing good EVER came from not holding a healthy dose of fear in this line of work... so let's just say my stress levels are finding new high water marks.
Dear Stephen Harper:
As the leader of this country... I want you to ask our troops to "cut and run" from Afghanistan. I have no doubt that our troops are doing wonderful work and helping people... but at what cost? The cost can be measured in Canadian lives, let alone Canadian dollars... but forget that. At what cost to the Afghani people do we justify bringing them an occupying army that is currently waging a pitched battle with locals that are not keen on invaders hanging around to reshape their government? For every child our medical support teams treat with an otherwise absent antibiotic... a handful of able bodied men get blown up in a car bombing. For every well we dig, twenty five artillery craters are carved from the landscape. For every step towards making the Afghani people more like us... they take a dozen quick paces back towards being more like themselves. And who can blame them?
We are on a fools errand... and that fool is on his second and final term in the US so lets stop doing his dirty work ... mmmk?
ps. They are Afghani people... not Afghans. I pitch an Afghan onto my sofa and while there may be a good joke in there somewhere... I'm more about wondering why all the news readers and politico's keep saying Afghans.
The Juno Awards (Canadian music awards) ... is being hosted by Pamela Anderson. I'm betting she wears pearls and her fist "cock" joke is going to bomb! I have to admit... despite her typifying every negative stereotype in the universe... at least she does not come across as utterly brain dead like Anna Nicole Smith when she talks.
~ ok... I better get busy... :)