Monday, December 29, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Half-Marathon #3

I've signed up!

Training starts next week!

(I have no idea how I'm going to train for a half-marathon while working 60-hour weeks for the next three and a half months. But somehow I'll do it.)

Danta Claus



More Christmas pictures are at Ella's blog.

Even more are on my Facebook page. I'll post a few more here as time allows.

But for now, I'm off to work.

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Happening

I fear my brains are dripping out
My ear, aye, drains, tar-gripping grout
Nigh here, by strains, argh! Yip! Sing out!
I fear my brains are dripping out
My ear.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Anybody Need an Ella Fix?

I thought so. Here's my crazy-haired little niece.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Am Truly a Sick Puppy

Sick in the workaholicky head, at least.

We just had a meeting at work. We're pretty much expected to work at least 55 hrs a week until, oh, the end of the year.

I knew it was coming. We all did. It's part and parcel of the job. Just one of those things, you know.

A normal human being would feel sad about these crazy, stressful hours ahead of us, about the fact that yet another year of holidays will pass while we while away our time in our cubicles.

But I'm actually excited about the next few weeks.

Then again, I always loved finals week in college.

Yep. See what I mean? Sick in the head, I am. Sick in the head.

Monday, December 8, 2008

So I Left Work Early on Friday & Saturday

I wasn't supposed to. I could have worked until 8:00 Friday night, then again until 5:30 on Saturday. But I didn't. My fellow tech writer and I are ahead of schedule, and I wanted to do fun things.

Here's a pic of Cowboy Hubster and me on a carriage ride. (I'm not sure why, but we both seemed compelled to make it "Silly Hat Night." But at least our heads were warm.)



I'll post a few more photos as I get them. I got this one from our friends Kim, Dave, and Elizabeth. Here they are (Elizabeth on the left, then Dave, then Kim):



I hope everyone (all three of you ... plus eArThworm!) has a good week!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's Saturday. I'm at Work.

So what else is new?

I just thought I would update so my three remaining readers wouldn't think my eleven brothers had dropped me into a pit and then sold me into slavery.

My great American software manual has been published and sent to our thousands of clients, and it's getting some good "reviews." I knew it was a good product, my baby manual, but all the same, it's nice to get some validation for it.

I'm caught in the work vortex. I'm loving every minute of it (I cannot tell a lie). I love having a job that is professionally busy and challenging and emotionally low-stress.

I'm reading Atlas Shrugged. I've never read it before. I'm about halfway through. It's an interesting book to be reading right now, in late 2008.

So I just wanted to say hello to everyone. Time to get off my laptop and get back to work.