April 02, 2004

Spring Ahead

Psst! Yeah, you. Just wanted to let you know a little sumthin'. Its Friday!

Its been a strange week so if I haven't been "all here" on the blog this week, my apologies. Perhaps that needs clarification...the week in review...

Monday. Get to work at the ass-crack of dawn. Drink coffee. Drink more coffee. Drink even more coffee. Pee a lot. Forget how to use the English language. Lead a meeting while linguistically challenged. Drink more coffee. Attend a lunch meeting and attempt to be witty and fun while still lacking the powers to properly speak the English language. Return from lunch. Avoid falling asleep at desk. Remember - oh shit - an afternoon meeting at another building. Drive to other building. Suddenly regain the power to speak the English language. Have successful meeting. Go home. Sleep.

Tuesday. Get to work at the prior to dawns early light. Proudly consume my bodyweight in coffee. Pee. Do the whole thing all over again. Proceed to spend the day doing stuff I cant quite remember but, since it took the whole damn day, it damn well better have been important. Go home. Quality time with wife and pets. Sleep.

Wednesday. Listen to alarm go off. Hit snooze. Listen to alarm go off. Hit snooze. Eventually make it into work somewhere between the actual ass-crack and left buttock of dawn. Wade through the 1,284,289,111 emails that came in overnight. Prepare for big-honcho meeting. Keep preparing for big honcho meeting, all the while preventing English language skills from once again escaping. Go to big-honcho meeting. Become entirely too amused at the incompetence of some big honchos. Return from big honcho meeting and talk shit about said honchos. Vow not to become honcho about whom shit is talked. More meetings. Diet coke with lime. Home. Listen to music. Watch West Wing (crappy episode). Try to sleep. Not successful.

Thursday. Wake up and stumble into work. Tired. Cranky. Headache. Use one word sentences a lot! Drink coffee. Drink more coffee. Attempt world record for coffee consumption. Set the bar high. Answer the 1.2 gazillion emails now residing in my inbox, several trillion of which are from the same person. Try witty haikuing. Fail. Meetings. More meetings. Make mental note - meetings suck. Duck out of work a few minutes early to avoid flinging clock radio and random office supplies at passersby who've annoyed me all day. Go home. Install high speed Internet. Surf the Internet quickly. Love life again. Order pizza. Watch Survivor and CSI (poor Jerri...buh-bye). Sleep.

And now you're caught up. Don't forget the whole spring-ahead, fall-back thing. Yes, thats right. We lose an hour. Change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Oh, check on the elderly. Dont run with scissors.

Posted by Chris at April 2, 2004 07:14 AM

Did you have any trouble pinging http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger this morning? I noticed it updated your site. For some reason, it won't update me.

Happy Friday man!

Posted by: dewnut at April 2, 2004 07:24 AM

Don't forget you can change those smoke detector batteries in the nude at 3 am.

Posted by: wlfldy at April 2, 2004 08:22 AM

The Fall-Back time change this year? My wedding night. Yep, I was given an extra hour as a wedding gift. He He. Just thought I'd share...

Posted by: Zoot at April 2, 2004 09:14 AM

There's always next week :) Happy Friday!!

You have a change of time to? We get that twice a year. Last weekend we had to forward 1 hour to summer time. And in fall weŽll go back to winter time and go back 1 hour.

Posted by: Sweety at April 2, 2004 09:21 AM

You might want to consider investing in the coffee product of your choice...sounds like you could help sustain the company during these rough economic times all your own damn self!

Posted by: Beth at April 2, 2004 09:49 AM

i can relate. it's been a very strange week. but it is finally friday.... relax and enjoy your weekend!

Posted by: Judy at April 2, 2004 09:52 AM

"Oh, check on the elderly."

THAT cracked me up.

Posted by: Lauren Brady at April 2, 2004 11:15 AM

I read this post at the same time I was reading a news headline about the dangers of coffee. (Yeah, I multi-task. Wanta make something of it, Mr. Prickly-Cactus man? Are you going to bite my head off and give a one-sentence answer like the people who have seen you in person this week? Thank God for the safety of the internet.) :)

Anyway, about the coffee-thing. Apparently a new study shows that it raises blood pressure, especially those at risk for hypertension. A new study will probably come out next week and refute it, but I figured I would do my duty and pass the information along anyway. :)

Posted by: Zandria at April 2, 2004 03:02 PM

dude, i think you have a slight problem with the coffee.

Posted by: laura at April 2, 2004 04:39 PM

Happy Friday dude....my quote: "Say 'hello' to me leetle friend" doth quoth Tony from Scarface.

Posted by: Ginny at April 2, 2004 10:38 PM