How many times have you done this thing that you do?

Red scarf at dawn the hooker is gone   0 votes - 0 %
Red scarf at night the buyer's delight?   0 votes - 0 %
Hell if I know people.. hell if I know.   0 votes - 0 %
La Cosa Nostra? I don't get it   0 votes - 0 %
Sheesh.. none of you are paying attention...   0 votes - 0 %
The next diary may have to be less lucid   0 votes - 0 %
The tao isn't working...   0 votes - 0 %
I will need to fix that.. FOR THE FUTURE   1 vote - 12 %
With less lucidity.. that will be the fix   0 votes - 0 %
why am I talking to you in a poll reader? I do not know.   0 votes - 0 %
A guy just sat across from me and keeps trying to catch my eye   0 votes - 0 %
I would suspect treachery but he is oldish and looks like a professor sort of fellow   0 votes - 0 %
Maybe that is why I should suspect him!   0 votes - 0 %
I have just said, "I am outside of a coffee house in Davis now and now is the time I am doing that"   0 votes - 0 %
He stopped looking   0 votes - 0 %
Thank you insanity, you have saved me from uncomfortable social situations.   7 votes - 87 %
 
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leave the teaser by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:23:33 AM EST
I'll be on PTO all next week. Ah well.

CA is a place unto itself. However, I'm not sure you can really pull off the yuppie thing with the dyed-red hair. And keep a nappie around for your soggy drooling problem..

I am sure you will catch up by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:26:31 AM EST
captain stalks-a-lot.

Sure, tell yourself it is drool if that makes you feel better.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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P.P.S. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:24:46 AM EST
I was right, he is a professor as he just pulled out a stack of papers to grade. I believe it is some sort of math as he's not 5 feet away and I can see the paper pretty clearly.

Either that or they are drawing matrices in English now... I mean I have been out of school for a while now.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

Question. by superdiva (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:45:11 AM EST
What are these specialized job skills that you possess that your company has to send you to another state to do someone else's job? 

I do not expect a cogent answer to this question.  (Also, your answer cannot use the words "the ladies".)

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For we are many....

I can't answer for Mister Queue by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #7 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:16:31 AM EST
at least not with this account, maybe with my MisterQueue account, but I tend to travel 3-5 times a year.

Some of the time it's to soothe the customer (ie. we take your problem so serious we're sending a wiard from the software team to help).

Other times it's because I'm one of the top 5 people in the world that knows our product well (the sun controller and the big beige thingie that melts plastic onto paper at high speeds), and has high level skills in Solaris, PostScript, networking, PDF and color printing.


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ah.... by superdiva (4.00 / 1) #8 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:22:02 AM EST
Some of the time it's to soothe the customer (ie. we take your problem so serious we're sending a wiard from the software team to help)

The wizard part is probably right in regards to the Queue.  The soothing part....

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For we are many....

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Not the same situation. by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:34:45 AM EST
The guy I am covering for is a team of 1. By California law you cannot force an employee to lose their vacation (it must accrue). As such, he hasn't been on vacation in like 2 years.

I am here to give him reprieve from this and the reason I was chosen is because this is an important site (essentially in order to do our business in CA we have to have an office in the Capitol, it is another law.) and my information spongitude mixed with my ability to deal with critical meltdowns like I am in the bahamas and everything is froody makes me ideal for just such of this situation.

I am not a software guy as my brain isn't wired properly (heh) for it. I'm too... disjointed.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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Heh.. by MisterQueue (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:31:47 AM EST
as I believe I have mentioned before my entire skillset is based upon being an information sponge mixed with this innate mixture of luck and absolute teetering on the brink of complete and total meltdown (All the time).

This is not something that one learns, it just happens.

I suspect, that with enough drink and time (one increases with the other), I will lose the former skillset and be essentially jobless; this is not the worst thing that can happen.

Trust me, I am as surprised as you.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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Fascinating by Improbus (4.00 / 1) #29 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:04:51 PM EST
You sort of described my skill set as well.  As to losing your skill set, well, don't worry if you lose your skills they will make you into manager.  It may be a fate worse than death but it will pay the bills.  By the way, HAPPY 420 DAY! *cough* *cough* *cough*



If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
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You know... by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #30 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:15:20 PM EST
I've been management before and I absolutely hated every minute of it. It made me an complete and utter asshole to everyone because I was so angry all the time.

No thank you to that.

Also, if you take that skillset and add a mild, managable level of insanity you pretty much know me inside and out.

I doubt I will kill these abilities with the 420 though; that shit makes me feel insipidly moronic which I cannot tolerate. (However, this hasn't stopped me at several points in the past, just...not all the time.. thank you liquor and other various things for fueling my debauchery.)


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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tech jobs by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #14 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:44:04 AM EST
In most tech jobs, it takes months to train someone to be fully productive. You can't just hire someone for a day. And yet, there's lots of tech jobs where they need someone for a few days at a far-flung location.
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8:20: That was not a muffin. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #5 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:56:37 AM EST

Interesting potential development in Friday plans; if you've got a knife, she's got a neck! Please note that I am not referencing Quinine Tarantula, but rather the MNS Fanclub President, Violet Blue.

And now, I must go fuck a cow. In the butt. And then eat it.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
UCB stated by MisterQueue (4.00 / 2) #11 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:35:40 AM EST
he might meet up with us on Friday.. I am down for whatever as long as it doesn't involve too high of legal fees to get out of later.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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I'm planning on it by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #16 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:46:04 AM EST
Beware that being a married fuck, a "late night" for me is 9 pm.
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are women allowed? by R343L (4.00 / 2) #24 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:54:20 AM EST
I have liked around here for two years and have yet to meet any husites in SF-area. And how can one pass up MNS, the Q and ucblockhead?

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

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By all means by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #25 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:01:58 AM EST
I do not make judgement calls based upon genitalia*... so I would imagine this is open to all.

* Except where we are talking about considering a good "bedding down"... just sayin' is all.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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yes, yes, yes by joh3n (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:58:20 AM EST
But do you welcome me to munchkin land?

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i wish they'd make hitler toilet paper
-mns

I welcome you to my pants fuck3r! by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:36:33 AM EST


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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Those aren't pants by joh3n (4.00 / 2) #21 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:56:44 AM EST
They're more like Daisy Dukes, but made out of velour.

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i wish they'd make hitler toilet paper
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Oh-So-Stylish by mrgoat (4.00 / 1) #28 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 01:30:48 PM EST


--top hat--
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Concord by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:41:41 AM EST
That's oh-so-close to my stomping grounds, though I'll be in SF tomorrow.
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I am going to Concord at like 8am or so by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:45:41 AM EST
I suspect I'll only be working until 1 and then heading directly to the hotel in SF (the most annoying thing is that I will have to pack all my stuff tonight and checkout of my SAC hotel at 6am tomorrow.)

If my suspicions turn out to be correct I will probably be in SF by like 2, settled into the room and comfy by 2:30. Then my entire weekends plans are to absolutely have no plans and take anything as it comes.

It's part of the Tao thing I'm doing I guess... that is if I took it seriously.

Man I smell like sunblock today.. I do not know why. I should probably stop bathing in breastmilk; but it's SOOOOO GOOOD


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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Cool by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #18 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:51:19 AM EST
I hope to be able to bail work early, though we're interviewing someone in the afternoon (this "Matt" loser from North Carolina...I doubt we'll hire him) so I'm not sure exactly.
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Heh.. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:55:55 AM EST
so THAT is what is going on eh? Machinations all around me!


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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No, not really by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #23 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:21:21 AM EST
I mean, we are interviewing someone, but not him.
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some Tarheel bumpkin? by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #22 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:03:59 AM EST
He'll probably get lost in the big city. Be sure to provide a spittoon for this Copenhagen, too.


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how long the diary takes by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:50:37 AM EST
You are not spending enough time in the now. The writing of the diary is all time.

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"later" meant either "when you walk around the corner" or "oatmeal."
This is true by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:56:22 AM EST
point. counterpoint.

That's counterproductive though, so I will just say this is true.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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lightpantsdarkpanties by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #26 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:37:49 PM EST
i've done it accidentally...most recently was when i decided to wear my pink scrubs to work. they weren't see thru when i left home, but during the course of the day i sat on a damp jacket (rainy day) and voila, they revealed the pretty blue panties underneath.
Send me to Austria!
I am just sayin' is all by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 01:00:05 PM EST


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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