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By gzt (Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 07:28:28 AM EST) gzt, risk (all tags)
Not quite the same as being the last Tech accountant.

I have the theme song from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" radio show stuck in my head.

I was stupid last night. When I finished my overhead presses at the gym (5,5,4, alas, instead of 3x5), I dropped the bar, which is perfectly reasonable, since I was using the bumper plates. But I wasn't careful while holding onto it on the way down and somehow wrenched my wrist as it passed my knees. It doesn't hurt except occasionally when I move it in a way that tries to get it to hurt. It annoyed me because it stopped me from doing my cleans afterwards. So I did pullups instead, which, oddly, didn't hurt the wrist. I'm not worried at all, just annoyed.

I've spent the last two days at a planning retreat for my group. I also got a bonus for being awesome. But everybody else got one. I'm not sure how mine compared. I hope this doesn't bode ill for our annual performance bonuses coming up.

I think I'll get a pocket watch, a three-piece suit, all my Christmas shopping, and 20 billion shares of Citigroup with it.

Women: can't live with 'em, pass the beer nuts.

My plan: take some exams in May, get the hell out of Dodge when the results come in. I swear I can hold out until then. I swear. A fixed exit date, even if it's six months away, is enough to motivate me.

Today's Krugman quote: "So here’s what I’m wondering: will it, in fact, even be possible to pull the economy out of its nosedive before unemployment goes into double digits?" My guess: no. I should probably lay up more money in rather liquid savings just in case. And make myself inextricable from our processes. Too bad I have doubts about whether anything we do adds any real value...

Ah, risk management...

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f/k/a Journey of the Sorcerer by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 08:27:04 AM EST
by The Eagles.

The three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORM! by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 08:29:57 AM EST
"You know what I love Sammy?"

"Beer, Norm?"

"Yeah, I got time for a quick one."

Yes. Oh, yes. Yes. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 08:31:44 AM EST
I do have time for a quick one.

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You quote Norm Peterson. . . by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 10:16:32 AM EST
you bring out my dark side.

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Still here by Phage (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 10:58:32 PM EST
And the Tornado is a brand new steam engine that's just been finished. I expect to see it in full active service after the cataclysm.

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