Thursday, February 28, 2013

Always With Me

Since my parents are both gone, there are times where I feel like I need them with me when something is important. I know they are always there, but something tangible, something that engages the senses.

Like my first day back to college, I had on a necklace dad gave me and earrings mom gave me. It's like a talisman, something that gives me a good feeling, makes me realize I can do anything. That they're involved in what's going on, even if they don't walk the earth anymore. Does that make sense?

I'd bought a twinset to wear for the interview. Any woman worth her salt will tell you that pearls must be worn with a twinset. So, out came the pearls. When I was 16, one of my great aunts passed away. My Nana and Mom were going through her apartment, getting things ready for Goodwill that she hadn't earmarked for others. Mom mentioned to Nana that I said I wanted a set of pearls about a year before that. Come Christmas morning, my mom pulled out a box and gave me this gorgeous simple strand of pearls. They're pretty heavy and the nerves in the neck notice the weight, so it was like I felt Mom there with me.

Now, the cologne. I happened on Lauren when I started college and it was the only fragrance I wore for a long time. My Dad fed into that by getting me the more expensive items in the line for special occasions, and this huge bottle of cologne was under the tree a month before he passed. Yes, I have a 21 year old bottle of cologne, because I save it for special occasions. Yesterday, I knew I had to wear the cologne, to have that piece of Dad with me.

I know the interview went well all because of what I did, but those two things were a metaphysical security blanket.

I got the job, a full time position in my career. I know if they were here, they'd be happy for me. Just as I was happy to have their presence in a small way.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nice to Feel Wanted

I switched to a part-time schedule at my job in preparation of taking a second part time job in my career field. However, while the funding came through for that role, they also got funding for a full time job-that I am in the process of interviews to possibly take instead. As I'd already given two week's notice of reducing my hours, I kept the plan and have been using the time to study.

The colleagues I am closest to expressed their dismay, as it is nice to have a coworker to laugh with when things get crazy during our days (which they will, without fail). What I didn't expect is that I open the gmail client each day and I get messages from several other members of staff "Are you here today?" before I even change my status on there!

If I get this full time job, I should prepare for the pouting, because they're already telling me how much I am wanted on the days I am not there...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Testing the Waters

I am still on restrictions from my neurosurgeon, five months post op.

Part of the limitations are due to the stupid Chiari, but still, I decide to see if I can do stuff, because it gets old seeing chores pile up. Or the laundry mountain get bigger and bigger. So, I went and did laundry tonight.

You know what?

I have a very good idea why my restriction is in place-and that it won't be removed any time soon.

Numb hands are not fun.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Practice Makes Perfect

In one of my classes, we're doing a major group project with the university as a client-something that may be used long after we finish the project. As the end users are instructors, we needed to survey them to identify what items they want in the training, because we may have good intentions, but for the wrong content.

The rest of my group consists of master's students, and the program does not require stats towards the degree. Even before I started my current studies, I had that stats class in Psychology and enjoy the number crunching. I was handed off the completed surveys.

Not only am I doing the basic percentages, I'm cross referencing the data within subjects. No full scale ANOVAs will be done, since this is a simple tool that we need, but it'll be nice to give the data in several formats that are useful.

Am I turning into a Stats geek, too?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Suzanne's Soundtrack Sunday

Today, Song Pop gave me a song to guess and by process of elimination, I guessed it, Mason Williams 'Classical Gas'. You're probably like me, heard it a million times and probably didn't know who performed it!

Here's the thing, for years, I thought that it was played by the Moody Blues. Why? Because the melody line reminds me of the vocal verses in "The Story in Your Eyes".

Other than those melody line similarities, there isn't anything else that could tie it to the Moody Blues, but I still had that impression.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

CND Shellac Limeade

When I last visited my nail tech, Katie, she had all the new Shellac spring colors, which looked like Easter egg pastels. Since we were coming up on Valentine's day, I went with the Gelish red that I pictured earlier. That one wore extremely well and I will definitely revisit it.

This time around, I went for Limeade. In a first, it comes out with a lot more yellow undertone than you'd expect: I usually don't do well with those types of colors with my skin tone, but I have a shirt this exact shade-so I think it'll be fine for a couple of weeks. Katie has plans to do my fingers up like Easter eggs. Me, I'm not so sure. I have plans for dark green for St. Patrick's day and that won't come off my nails until 2 days before Easter. Maybe I can escape her plot!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Frustrations and Fun

I planned on volunteering at the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Today, I went over to Disney property to pick up my volunteer packet, only to spend 15 minutes to make a left turn into the resort where I was to pick it up. Then, I spent another five minutes waiting to move forward, only to hear "Oh, we'll help you to make a U-turn. You need to drive to Downtown Disney to take a bus to come back here." This was even with a handicapped placard.

Yeah, I'm not driving 20 to 30 minutes to the other side of property (depending on traffic), to wait 20 minutes for a bus that will take 20-30 minutes to drive back to the resort-then have to do the same thing all over again. At this point, I doubt I will waste the gas to drive 45 minutes over to Disney to go through that tomorrow. I'd love to volunteer, but that's ridiculous-waste three hours minimum out of my day because you didn't arrange packet pick up at a resort that has enough parking for the anticipated traffic?

How about you? How much would you think is acceptable?

At least I had plans for a secret shop in the area about an hour later. For that, I met up with the friend who was responsible for us spending a day in Clermont when the blizzard of 2002 covered Northern Virginia and Maryland with three feet of snow, effectively keeping us in Florida for another three days. She had built a house down here, hadn't moved yet, and we spent a day over there, which succeeded in Ed getting his way-we moved to Florida.

It had been far too long since we'd talked in person and it was nice to catch up. At least it undid the annoyance at Disney, but probably not enough to make me want to spend three hours over there tomorrow...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Most of My Master's Paperwork

I have another one of these baskets with notebooks and folders of undergrad work, too.

Basically, if I wrote it for school since 2009, I can get my hands on it in less than five minutes. I wish I could say the same for everything else important!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Please, if you are considering purchasing electronic devices, don't ever be swayed by the low price tag. This especially holds true when you are looking at a no name brand for a popular product. It will bit you in the rear.

Case in point: my employer bought several netbooks for $149 each. They thought these items were pretty good, the word is that a relative had one and liked it. However, one person using a machine like this here and there is NOT the same as eight groups of students accessing the device five days a week. They're cumbersome, the browser appearance is confusing to students who'd become familiar with Firefox and Chrome on a laptop and well, there are websites that aren't fully functional with a tablet type machine. Then you factor in the problems. There have been many. Two machines are stuck on the android splash page, and numerous rests will not resolve the issue. Two more now sputter and pop in a sound similar to a penny in a microwave-all while shorting out the display.

The students refuse to use them and are quite vocal with me about their displeasure. Hey, I didn't buy them, I wasn't even asked if they checked out as being a good idea. If it'd been my choice, I would have suggested fewer devices, but name brands (for instance, the Samsung Galaxy Tabs-Chef's phone is similar). When you're buying something that you intend to be used regularly, quality over quantity should be the rule.

Instead, we've been using these things for five weeks and half of them are toast...and I'm the one hearing the complaints all day, every day. Ugh.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I got a periodic IM message earlier today from one of the teens I am friends with on Facebook. However, it was intended to look that way, but it was not the child-it was his mother. Someone I am not friends with, but once was a FB friend.

How do I know?

The teen takes one tone with me. He never uses my name or Ed's name. Instead, he'll say 'Chef's dad' and with me, will go out of his way not to use my name directly. I get it-because I did that as a kid, too. However, the message I got used my first name, used Ed's first name and was phrased like things the mother had written to me in the past.

It just seems strange that the person can choose to contact Ed, with whom she still is FB friends, but she uses the son's account instead. I answered the questions 'the kid' messaged and boom, the messages stopped.

The other tell tale sign? She's sent messages that stated 'J took the boys to Target' from this account. The kid would say 'my brothers'. Strangely, those messages are no longer in my message history-as if she was trying to hide the fact that she'd used his account.

My mama raised a fool, but it wasn't me...

Monday, February 18, 2013

When Is Chilly

I kind of kick myself for not keeping my fingerless gloves. My hands are ice cubes right now...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Suzanne's Soundtrack Sunday

I've done it before, but when you have multiple iDevices, the shuffle never quite comes up the same. So, here are the first ten from the computer I'm typing my post on and commentary on them:

1.Whammy Kiss-B52s
The B's are forever my fun music. Last night, while we were cleaning up after the party, 'Rock Lobster' came on and I did my usual of singing Cindy's part as I went about my tasks. Love the B's.

2.You're My Best Friend-Straight No Chaser
I bought 'With a Twist' last year and have been quite pleased with their a capella versions of favorite songs. I just pre-ordered 'Under the Influence' this week, and that one will probably be in heavy rotation once it arrives.

3.The Great Escape/The Last of You//Falling From the Moon-Marillion
I actually was on YouTube earlier tonight listening to the whole 'Brave' album. It's one of Marillion's strongest concept albums. This is why we are planning our eventual trip to Europe around Marillion tour dates!

The other lead singer of Marillion, Fish. If you listen to both of these cuts back to back, you hear two very different, but still very progressive singers.

5.This Jesus Must Die-Jesus Christ Superstar
I still hear Tedd, our Caiaphas in the college production of JCS hitting those low notes without any efforts.
(the video isn't the 1970 recording, but it may be the best video I've seen of this)

6.Wall of Silence-October Project
The iMac may be stacked heavier with prog rock than any of my other devices, but that's a good thing. I love Mary Fahl's voice...

7. Sohran bushi-Chanticleer

One of the tracks from the Siren's Call CD I picked up at their performance a couple of weeks ago.
YouTube does not have a Chanticleer version of the song, but this is one of the closest I could find.
8. Waterfall Sounds for Sleeping

I use white noise to study, and this is one that has been played about 2,000 times between all the devices!

9. Strange Things-Randy Newman

This is the machine with the least Disney music on it, so it's a bit of a surprise that this showed up in the top ten!

10. Behind the Waterfall-David Lanz and Paul Speer

This is another studying favorite, with about 500 listens between devices. Those who have taken a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority may find this familiar.

Do you also get eclectic mixes when you do a shuffle?

Saturday, February 16, 2013


I am an officer in an on-campus organization. Last fall, we had a party for our members that went so well, we wanted to have one each semester (well, we want to have more, but the budget for this year doesn't allow for it.) This time around, we invited another group to join us.

What's cool is that as people came in, I recognized about half of the guests, thanks to the shared classes we have. Three people are in my stats class, one is in my other class. Apparently, quite a few people I've met that are outside my organization are in the other one.

So, I knew a lot of them, then they showed that they like to party. My major professor's band played a lot of good tunes and they all were up and grooving. Definitely people you'd want to bring back.

As with my undergrad experience, getting involved with an organization appears to reap more rewards than just being in the group. In this situation, I got to know some classmates better, appear to have coordinated a study partner and enjoyed myself thoroughly.

When's the next one?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Shock Top Honeycrisp Wheat

In a word, Yum.

It's like taking hard cider and removing some of the in your face apple flavor. It's still there, very prominent, but there is an effervescence and wheat finish that are very nice. I think I should stockpile these to use in fondue-if I don't drink them all first...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Amazon's Cloud Drive

There are a few CD's I've purchased that have been lent out and never returned, or I lost them and can't exactly replace them. Have you ever had that happen? It's darn frustrating, because you really don't want to shell out money a second time for something. (Witness the half dozen CDs on my iPod that prevent me from doing any IOS upgrades for fear of losing them.)

One of the discs that I seemed to have lost is a Straight No Chaser CD I bought from Amazon a few years ago, but today, I got an email from Amazon that all the CDs I've purchased from them over the years are now available on their cloud. What this means is that I can rip them to up to ten devices and have my music anywhere.

So far, I only see three CDs, but I think items are still being added-I am pretty sure I've purchased about 10 or 12 discs in the past five years. Still, I was quite happy to put that SNC disc back onto my iMac, and will add it to my iPad and phone shortly. Amazon allows you to rip things to ten of your devices. Typically, that won't apply to us, but there are a few things that we all will want copies of on our own players.

It kind of psyched me for my other SNC pre-purchase of an album that comes out in May, but in general, it means that I can buy something and not wait to have it on the iPad. Pretty darn cool!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sore, But Why?

Today was one of those days that made me realize how much better my day to day pain level has been for a while now. On a 1 to 10 scale, I hover around a 2 or a 3. So, when I woke up this morning in more pain than I went to bed with, it was disconcerting.

Yesterday, a colleague had a computer with malware on it that was bundled with something she actually did need. (Side note: if you EVER download stuff, read all the little alert boxes and deselect anything extra before approving the download, mkay?) I'd started working on it the day before, in my classroom, in one of the most comfortable chairs I'm ever going to find in a work environment. However, in her class, besides her chair and the student desks, there was this hard plastic molded chair.

That type of chair is evil in my world. Mainly because it puts targeted pressure on the back of my leg, usually in places that are hot spots for the RSD. I thought I'd be working on that laptop for a few minutes and it wouldn't be a problem, mainly because I can do a few minutes and be safe. Instead, I was in it for about an hour. I could feel the nerve overload and knew I was in some trouble. Exactly how much, I did not know.

Also yesterday, my employers did something really nice in that they hired a massage therapist to do chair massages for all the faculty. A massage is something I have not had in over a year, it sounded good. My friend Jenn, who also had the spinal fusion the same time I did has had massages since with no ill effects, so I thought it'd be good. I sure felt good.

Afterwards, the MT commented that my neck was really tight. She wasn't surprised when I said "Oh, I had a spinal fusion five months ago." At the time, it felt fine, nothing unusual in the neck, but the leg was making me aware that it was not happy. When I dropped GameTeen home before leaving for class, I grabbed a soft blanket to roll and put under my leg for class. That helped somewhat, but by the time I left Tampa, I was sitting at a 4 on that pain scale.

I went to bed, and when I woke up, I was more sore than when I went to bed, which is a rarity with my bed. As I drove to work, I could tell this was going to be a rough one and prepared to take some pain relievers as soon as I got there. The bad part is that they did NOTHING for the pain. Around lunch time, I hit the nausea, leg pain, and Chiari pain swirl perfect storm and went into the office to lay down on the couch to get through my afternoon classes.

Two of my bosses were in a meeting with the office door closed, and when they saw me on the couch, I think they may have freaked out a bit, because I haven't done that in months. One asked me if I'd be okay to work the rest of the day or even drive home. I wondered that myself for about 10 minutes, but things calmed down a bit and I was able to work through it. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible, either-because I knew it was an aberration.

If I feel that lousy in the morning, I'm going to listen to my body and not go in...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Day Early

One of the Mid-Atlantic chains we frequented has flown south and plans to stick around:
This one is caddy corner to the USF campus, someplace I happen to be twice a week. So, I went to check to see if I could get a nice cup of coffee and a hoagie for dinner.

Alas, they open tomorrow.

Monday, February 11, 2013

In My Element

I created a walk through tutorial for class last week, a prototype that was to give my team and our 'client' an idea of what I envisioned my portion of the project to look like. Our client loved it, the rest of my group was pleased as well, but it was tied to a power point presentation. At the end of the class, after we'd decided that our product will be delivered as a 'course' in the learning management system, I suggested a name for the course to the client. She ended up creating the course with this name.

As there really wasn't too much work to do for class this week (which felt rather weird, honestly), I decided to take the demo portion I'd created, refine it a bit more and add an intro and outro with the course name, similar to the little news actualities I'd done in my radio days. Instead of a six minute screen capture, the content was netted down to under two minutes of relevant material. This was much better. I uploaded it to the course and got a little more feedback on it. I can see doing fifteen or twenty of these, when our objective is to complete five this semester.

However, I saw a closer to home need and started on it. My students have begun blogging and for the past two weeks, I've had them create an email account, send me an email, respond to an email, build their blogs, write a post, invite readers, and comment on other posts. It's a lot of steps for them. So, I created some paper job aids to refer to on some of these steps, but then I launched back into Camtasia, and I'm making videos to upload to my class blog. This way, they can access the information anytime they want.

Sometimes, I don't feel like I use enough of my skills with the kids, then I see them having a hard time visualizing and am reminded how much what I do really helps them.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Suzanne's Soundtrack Sunday

The Grammys are on, and I'm not watching. Most of it is irrelevant to me, though this year was good for some standout songs and artists. The awards seemed to lean more towards artists who have spent their time paying their dues, rather than the flash in the pan groups who might be gone in a year or two. This is good.

One song that may have been played ad nauseum is Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know", a sparsely produced piece that has impressed me with the quality of the musicianship. To do something so simple, you have to be good. I've listened to more of Gotye's work and while it has fuller instrumentation, the inability to really pigeonhole the music appeals. However, that first song I heard is quite evocative of someone else I listened to often.

Tell me if you hear similarities. Gotye
Johnny Clegg

No, they're not carbon copies, but to me, these two songs have a very similar feel, despite being very different in the tales in the lyrics.

And you?

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Gelish-Good Gossip

After a hiatus of far too long, I was able to go back to Katie and have my nails prettied up once again. While she had the newest CND Shellac shades in stock (the ones that aren't supposed to be out until March), I wanted to go with a bold red for Valentine's day. Of course, Katie had just the ticket-Gelish's Good Gossip.

I love this color, full of metal flake and a bold, red shade. In the sunlight, it really sparkles, something I prefer in the reds. My experience with the Gelish Magneto a while back was good, so I was not at all concerned with it chipping or flaking. Katie and I ended up talking about that, with me telling her that if she'd suggested an OPI Gelcolor, I might have hesitated. Those do not last two weeks with me, typically peeling and lifting. Gelish and Shellac hold up well, and I don't have to baby the nails to get two full weeks.

So, I'm back to having my pretty nails, and I am happy!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Spice Thai and Sushi, Lakeland

Tonight, Chef wanted Chinese food for dinner, but Ed didn't want the same old same old. I thought about suggesting going back to Ling's Buffet, but then I remembered Spice Thai. We really enjoyed the first visit, but hadn't been back since.

The second visit was just as good as the first, and Chef enjoyed. He had Pork Pad Thai that was a little on the sweet side, but the crab rangoons and fried bananas were a hit.

Pictures and a finished review tomorrow.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

When You Keep Eating Meals Like This...

You end up with 600+ calories to use at the end of the day.

This healthier eating thing has been far easier than expected, but the down side to all the veggies and fruit is not that I'm bored-far from it. It's that I eat a lot of filling, tasty, healthy food that is light on calories. The dinner pictured? Barely 300 calories. Twice this week, I needed a LOT of calories at 9:00 pm. Well, the bright spot is that if I ever want to splurge for dinner, I should just keep eating what I've been for breakfast and lunch most days-it'll be fine.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Delayed Reaction

Back in August, our first day of school was delayed by a hurricane. Rather, by the time it got to us, we had tropical storm Debby leave a ton of rain in her wake.

Anyway, my employer opened a second campus, and I sent an email to all of our instructors, asking for student information from the second location, so we could notify parents. I never got a response, but I did get us announced as a closed school on a couple of television stations, so it was fine.

Today, I got an email from one of those teachers that said "Are we really closed Monday? Here's the list of my students." Confused, I looked at the date and quickly noticed it was from August 26th! I responded to him that this email was very old and that no, we don't have the day off Monday. What I didn't notice is that he'd hit 'reply all', so EVERYONE got that email asking if we really were off Monday!

Yeah, there were some disappointed people when they realized that this was a five month old email...

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Morphing Prototypes

I am really enjoying my Tuesday night class this semester, and it made me realize how much I love being in courses in my major. Last semester was okay, this one has me pumped up. Apparently, the professor feels the same way. She was supposed to be covering it only for this semester, but four weeks in, she's talked to our department chair about keeping it permanently. Good deal.

So, tonight. We did rapid prototypes for our project. In my six-person group, we divided up the content into three areas and paired off to do them. Tonight, we presented them to the SME (Subject Matter Expert) who will be using them.

In the space of an hour, we presented prototypes, picked apart the ideas we liked from each-but we liked all of them, and we bandied about what method of delivery we'd use. The instructor was lobbying for a web page. I got the idea to create a course IN the product we're teaching about and that was all she wrote.

Now I'm really relieved, because coding is a ton harder than installing content into a learning management system. I know how to do that well, and coding is my weakest link. I'm happy with the direction we've headed in.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Unexpected Reactions

One thing that seems to be common to the ASD kids at my school and my older son is a love for video games. We're talking really love it. My son will play video game music ad nauseum, his classmates marginally less so. They discuss the merits of various Pokemon characters and one girl will be called on often to 'evolve' Pokemon for others.

Today, one was telling me (as he is wont to do) how I needed to buy GameTeen a specific video game item. I declined, stating he had plenty. Then the young man offered to sell me a Nintendo DSi for $300. I pointed out that I could get a new DSIxl for about $150, why would I buy his used handheld for $300. There seems to be a kayak purchase in the future, but he has to come up with the money himself. He thought I would be ripe for the pickings, being that GameTeen loves his games.

That's when I opened my desk drawer and showed the class a confiscated DSIxl, DSI, and a vintage GameBoy, that I'd purchased in 1995 (used) from a person who was trading in all their Gameboy cartridges at Babbages. New, the things went for about $80-I got it for the bargain price of $15. My main use for it was Tetris, GameTeen plays whatever he can get his hands on.

What I didn't expect is for ten students to look at it as if I was holding up the Holy Grail! Seriously, they ooohed, ahhhed, and asked reverently to hold it. It prompted a discussion of old game systems, the systems currently in possession in my household (too many), what games I preferred to play in the arcades back then, and how much said Gameboy would fetch on eBay. Later, one young lady finished all her work and asked rather nicely if she could use it.

It was one of those things where a time machine could be used to go back to the mid 90s, get a dozen of them, then bring them back to make a bunch of students very happy.

Its not every day when something you own is coveted by your students!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Super Bowl Tapas

We got smart this year, and prepared tapas plates for the SuperBowl. Pigs in blankets, pork gyoza, aranchini, and pulled pork nachos. It was a wise more-very little prep and everyone was happy with the choices.

I may have been happiest, because I got to have a variety of things I like and still stay within my calorie goals for the day! The only bad thing is that I didn't get out to go get some veggies for salad for tonight or tomorrow. Guess I'll be doing that tomorrow on the way home from work.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Grilling Boston Butt-in Pictures

One of the many axioms Alton Brown used in his excellent cooking show Good Eats is "Your patience will be rewarded." Not only is the man a cooking genius, he is absolutely right.

Witness the Boston Butt. I grill these fairly regularly for pulled pork, and until about six months ago, I'd cook them at about 350 for 4 hours. They were good, pretty good in fact, but I finally opted to try the low and slow method that many grill masters prefer.

Oh my, they weren't kidding that my patience would be rewarded, for the smoky flavor is deeper, the rub caramelizes nicely and the meat is easy to pull apart, something that I need with a shoulder that is still somewhat wonky post-op. Rather than write about it, I'll show you pictures of why low and slow is the best way to go when grilling.

This stayed on the grill for nine hours:
The 'stalagmites' as Chef called them are the result of me flipping the butt over, then back an hour later for the picture.
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The last two turns resulted in some of the fat cap coming off, a sign that this thing was ready. It got pulled off the grill short of the expected 10 hours.

Even with a less than cooperative shoulder, a half hour of pulling with two forks resulted in nearly seven pounds of this wonderful stuff. To finish off, I sprinkled with a bit of my rub and about a 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar tossed into the fray.

This is the color you're going for on a butt. That is fully cooked, and the coveted 'smoke ring' of wood smoked pork. Yum.

Another sign: when you've cooked it long enough, all that's left after all of the pulling is a nearly clean shoulder bone.

The ultimate sign that I'm doing the right thing with this grill and pulled pork? Game Teen asking last night if we were having the pulled pork for dinner (he had to schlep pellets at the grill store for me.) I told him if I started it then, we'd have it for breakfast. His response was an eager "OK!"

Instead, he hovered/stalked the whole time I was pulling the pork! Then he thought I hadn't put any pig pucker sauce on it and wouldn't leave until I showed him he had it. Yeah, my kids are spoiled by this grill!

Friday, February 01, 2013

I Need This on a Button

There are a couple of members of staff at work who do not comprehend that I have other things I do besides the tech support role. (That one was dropped into my lap because I'm savvy to it.) For instance, last week, I was setting up a router, and I got asked no less than three times to look at a laptop that wasn't getting on the internet. Hmmm, can I fix the issue for 50 people before I fix your one?