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By gzt (Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 12:36:48 PM EST) gzt, double booked, phone, rumpole (all tags)
I just noticed that work expects me to be at this team retreat until like 8 or something. I am supposed to be dining with my wife in the suburbs at some friends' house this evening. Obviously, I'm dining with teh wife.

The biggest annoyance is that I left my phone at home and I won't be at my desk when Teh Wife is supposed to call for us to meet and head to Suburbia.

Well, fortunately, there's little chance that anything worthwhile is happening after 5, so skipping out then would not be too bad. It's just dinner at that point (reservations are being made for 5). And, I don't feel so bad, because the team retreat thing was rescheduled to this day only last Tuesday, and my other dinner engagement is older than that. And the previous incarnation did not include a dinner for the team in the evening.

One of the panels on the Coke machine is sliding down, so you can see inside: there's a nifty wiring diagram there. Way cool.

Friggin' phone. I left it in bed.

Anyway, I'm thinking of starting to use the name "She Who Must Be Obeyed" for teh wife a la Rumpole. Or not. Depends on what she says. Did anybody else here enjoy Rumpole? Either the books or the TV series? One of the interesting things is the English (?) scruple against defending somebody who admits guilt.

I wonder when my belt will get here. I'm getting to the point where I feel it will definitely be helpful. The fatigue in my back from squatting is interfering with other lifts.

Oh, fuckle-dee-dee. They're doing our group's "holiday gift exchange" tomorrow because Teh Boss is up from Texas. I obviously didn't get around to getting anybody anything. I was thinking about baking some banana bread in little tins or something. Can't do it tonight. I don't celebrate "holidays" like this, but don't want to seem like a little grinch for not getting people little $5 knick-knacks. A few of these people were exorbitantly kind enough to get me decent wedding gifts, too, so now I'm like, well, gosh, I suppose I owe a small late Christmas gift. Or something. I don't know when I can get it. I just don't have time. Shuck that jive.

I also left my book at home. No reading on the train for me today.

I need to take a nap.

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she who by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 12:43:14 PM EST
holds the leash is a better acronym.

But I think SWMBO is used by TPD (?) SWHTL is OT's..

SWMBO by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 01:11:26 PM EST
is traditional on usenet in the UK.

TPD's is SBOH.

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well, i'll have to think of something else. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 01:20:13 PM EST

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No, SWMBO's good. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 01:30:00 PM EST
From my point of view, anyway.

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UPDATE: by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 05:58:06 PM EST
the new $CHIEF_SOMETHING_OR_OTHER_OFFICER, the head of our department, who is just starting today, got tricked into coming to our team's dinner. I'm still skipping. She Who Must Be Obeyed is a bit more important.

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