Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Violence in the workplace

We're about 60 days from the end of the fiscal year, which means that the competent department heads at work are trying to make sure all their budget is spent. For me, that means purchasing and installing close to 10 computers in the next couple of weeks. Thank God for group policies!!

Yesterday I set up a new computer for the administrative assistant. She says she likes the new computer, but the printer is too "violent". Violent?? Huh? I've had people use the following words when attempting to describe a computer "problem":
strange
odd
crazy
"on the fritz"
weird
freaky
funky
wacky
flaky
uncooperative
stubborn

But today has to be the first time I've had a printer described as "violent". So I'm thinking maybe the ink carriage is out of balance, or something just isn't seated correctly. But I went to investigate and I've never seen a printer behave in a more predictable fashion.

So I told her she basically had to live with the printer. No, honey, there's nothing I can do. We've got about 16 of the exact same model printer installed in the building and yours is the only violent one. It must sense that you're Lutheran.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Two thumbs up?

I'm so totally excited about the new Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy movie!! It looks just great!

Monday, April 18, 2005

What's goin' on?

Yeah, I know, no posts for a long time. So what have I been up to?

Quilting like crazy, for one thing. I've only got a few rows of quilting left to go. If I can get a nice chunk of time this weekend, I ought to be able to finish it. Oh wait, that's right. I've got a flute and piano gig Saturday afternoon and then I'm playing piano at church Saturday night. Forget about Saturday.

"Working out", so to speak. I've been better about getting back on the treadmill. My goal is three times a week and I've been doing about four or five times a week. It doesn't seem to make any difference, though, and it's so freaking BORING!

I've recently started watching "The Office" on NBC. I know that it's a rip off from the BBC, but it's still pretty funny. "Lost" has been reruns anyway, and I can't remember the last time "Boston Legal" was on. At least "House" has been a good show. Still, I feel like that's too many TV shows to watch on a regular basis.

Spring Break! I actually took a whole week off of work. One glorious week!! It was stressful because I travelled with my kids and my mother, but hey, I was still off work for a week. Ahhhhh.

Spring cleaning! I have a friend who is having a garage sale, so I filled up the trunk of my car and dropped the stuff at her house. I still feel like there is a lot of stuff in my house that we don't really need. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.

Oh, speaking of work, it's been insane. Well, it is that time of year when people are figuring out that they haven't spent all their budgets yet. So it's time for me to go shopping! I interviewed for a new job, but didn't get offered the position. They could probably tell that I wasn't really serious about the job anyway.

Reading Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. I'm up to book ten -- The Slippery Slope! These books are just fun. I had hoped to read more during Spring Break, but I ended up driving a lot.

It was my birthday yesterday. W00t! I celebrated by mowing the lawn.

Peace, love, dope!