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My New Year's Resolution: to be fat and lazy

I have no New Year's resolutions consciously made, but it's clear that if actions dictate who we are, 2008 will be the year of fat and lazy for me.

In the second part of the Door County adventure my stomach was permanently distended with sweets, salts, meat, starches, etc...

Last night I ate 1.5 lbs. of steak in one sitting.

This morning I'm systematically eating everything in the house. It's my "post-steak" hangover. After polishing off a jar of Spanish olives, two cheese filled brats and some toast, I'm on the prowl for me. The cats don't like the way I'm looking at them.

Why is Stacey Angry?: The definitive self-analysis

I'm an angry person. Just generally... I tend to be an angry person. Why?

Why did I kick the shit out of men who looked at me sideways. Why do I have a hard time letting things go when I see that they are injust or simply 'not right.'

You could say that I have anger issues that ebb in and out of control. That would be the general psychological way of wrapping it up in a nice bow. AND that bow might have a point, but I don't think that psychology can wrap everyone in a nice bow... heck, that's why I ditched out and have an unused degree. But being the over-analyzer I am AND having the unused degree, I tend of analyze myself... constantly.

NERD FEST 2007 (Part II-"laptop versus testes?")

So... here are the memorable experiences.

While in a buffet line talking about best practices with this guy from D.C., this other guy from Texas seemed to want to listen in, so I turned to include him in the conversation. He reached to my nose with the salad tongs, pinched my nose and said "aren't you so cute."

I was out smoking with someone trying to figure out the Mumbley-appity-app to Quickbooks integration. I was giving some tips and learning about the Great Plains Integration. I was in a group of tall men. One guy stepped into the conversation and then proceeded to step directly in front of me, cutting me off from the conversation as a middle-schooler would.

NERD FEST 2007 (Part I-the boring business part)

What a difference a year makes.

This year was much more positive. This is probably due to my feeling more confident, learned in technology and also just accepting the fact that being a minority and being treated accordingly is going to be a fact for quite a while.

The positives: I learned a GREAT deal and the networking and sharing of best practices was inspiring, especially as I was feeling EXTREMELY burned out and beaten at work. I needed to see what *could* be to motivate me to get there.

*singing* Playing! Playing With The Boys!!!!

Ah, Kenny Loggins, did you ever know that a gal in Milwaukee would be humming your dulcent tune during a two-day networking binge?

Okay, I'm going to admit this right out. I am able to make myself look attractive. By selecting the appropriate clothes (from Target as always) and actually blow-drying my hair and applying lipstick, I nearly fit in with the business world.

I can fool a bunch of these people to think not only do I fit in with the business world, but that I tend to be easier to look at than the drones and drones of middle-aged businessmen.

Please Read! Because if you don't respond in 6 seconds, boils will grow on your tookus

Hello,

my name is Fritz. I suffer from a number of very rare and of course lethal illnesses, bad school- and exam-grades, extreme virginity and a deep fear of being abducted and rectally electrocuted - not necessarily by space-aliens, mind you.

And all that just because I refused to forward approx. 50 Billion f***ing chain-mails.

Chain-Mails sent to me by folks who actually believe that their forwarding such mail will really help the poor little girl in Arkansas (You probably heard of her.... The one born with a breast on her forehead?) to gather enough cash for the life-saving operation, just in time, before her parents finally decide to sell her to the traveling show, as the gypsies wont take her.

Nerd Fest: The Holiday Party

Ahhh, yes. I should have seen it coming.

Young technicians who have inferiority complexes
+
alcohol
=
FRIGGIN' MAYHEM

Last night was an impromptu holiday party at the office. We had exchanged our secret santa gifts and those responsible people with things like families, dignity, a life, etc... left shortly after.

I was sticking around till 8pm, going to the post office and then on to a birthday party. Around 7:30pm, however, the situation was already out of control.

Now, to give some background, life at work is always loose after hours. We play networked video games (COUNTERSTRIKE) late into the evening, drink beer, shoot the shit, etc... We have a video game and liquor ban until 5:30pm, and after we just hope everyone is responsible. I've partaken and bowed out of many of these things.

Happy F*+@$%%ing Holidays

What is irritating and really ruining this holiday season for me is this whole push for MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Allow me to explain. Just the other day I was telling a client HAPPY HOLIDAYS and he took it as a spiteful remark and bitingly responded "MERRY CCHHRRIISSTTMMAASS!!!"

Okay, I get it. You are Christian and the whole idea of accommodating to lesser powerful belief systems is very VERY hard for you to stomach seeing as you've reigned dominant in this American culture for centuries. Here have a lollipop and suck on it while I INFORM you that by wishing you "Happy Holidays" I am doing the courtesy of including NEW YEARS EVE in addition to not assuming that you are the whitey white Christian mutha fugga you are. But, thank you, you just outed yourself so now I know how to proceed.

Nerd Fest 2006: The tale of a young woman

Well, hmmmmmm...

It's true that when one is used to mingling in groups of like-minded individuals, you can really assume the rest of the world is like that social bubble you've created for yourself.

Well, if you wish to break out and see the world beyond said bubble, then I encourage you to go to Nerd Fest!

Nerd Fest, also known as the CertainUnnamedApp Summit, was a Gathering of Eagles in the IT industry across North America. Much like Summerfest, there really were only four people in the room, they had just cloned themselves.

Blerg, Blag, Blog

I have a blog.

Neat.

I should write about stuff going on.

My head is full with business practices right now, trying to step up my professional performance and anticipating needs on all angles. I'm trying to read through three "Best Practices" books, revising my warddrobe and bracing myself for my next step as an employee.

Shortly, I will be replaced at this company and made Chief of Operations. What does a COO do? I have no friggin' idea but I know there are lots of things I want to accomplish but cannot due to the daily activities that freeze me in my tracks.

Supervision is becoming a large part of my work life which is interesting and fascinatin and stressful. I'm starting to see why certain supervisors made decisions I was unhappy with. I hope I retain both perspectives and become an effective supervisor. I'm not afraid to make unpopular decisions, but I do want to make respectable decisions.

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