Office Party

November 26, 2002 at 4:06 pm | blabbing.

Well our office party to celebrate our new space went off great. Lots of people that we had not seen in a couple years and lots of food and drink. I think next time we may start the party a little later.

I’m off to head home for the holidays tomorrow morning. Hopefully it will not be a crazy time trying to get to the east coast on the day before Thanksgiving.. (Yeah Right)

yoga fun

November 20, 2002 at 12:11 am | blabbing.

The clock is ticking down to our office party for our new space. The last few things are coming together. The big two are the food and the booze. If your going to ask people to come all the way out you’d better have some booze around to keep things lively.

Time is also growing short for my visit back home for Thanksgiving. I leave in just a week for my first trip home for the holidays ever. I think there are going to be a lot of family around too. Should be a fun shindig.

After my second yoga class yesterday I wasn’t as sore as last week and I think I am getting the hang of this. We have to find another local place to go though as the place we went to has changed their monday night class to a class that is not as fun. Not like it’s to much effort but more like I felt like it was a combination of yoga and square dancing.

“Bow and touch the block, then bow to your partners and we’re all in the chair pose. She’s now a tree, he’s now a tree and now it’s time for the triangle pose. Up dog, down dog, here’s a dog, there’s a dog everywhere a dog dog and now it’s time to breath” ( A little to hectic for me thanks )

First time yoga

November 13, 2002 at 7:56 pm | blabbing.

Went to my first Yoga class the other day and boy is my Aura tired… Had a fun time in my first yoga class. It was probable the most that my body got worked in about a year or so. I think I will make a regular monday night out of it. It’s wednesday and my back is still a little sore.

Got the huge white boards up in the new office. They look super fine. Now it’s on to other stuff that needs to get done around the office before the party.

The rain makes people crazy

November 11, 2002 at 9:57 pm | blabbing.

Well got the rain to stop coming through the roof at work, now all we have to worry about is the big water stain on the carpet. Hmmm are we going to be ready for our party in a couple of weeks????

Sold my Marshall 100w half stack amp to a nice guy who will play it real loud as it should be played. A little less than what I wanted to sell it for but at least it’s going to a good home. Now all I have to do is get rid of my acoustic and I can start lookin for the super nice Taylor acoustic that I have been foaming at the mouth over.

Office Pool

November 7, 2002 at 8:58 pm | blabbing.

Came in this morning to find that the rain from last night has shorted out our new alarm system at the new office space, because of a leak in the roof. Thanks to Paul for coming by the office when he got the alarm call and staying until like 4am emptying buckets of water that could have taken out our new phone system as well. We have some more rain due tonight so we are all crossing our fingers that all we be ok.

The office is a wreck with wood that we need to attach our massive white boards to the old brick walls and wet carpet along with a dehumidifier. All computers and phone are good.. Wheeeewwww


November 2, 2002 at 11:59 am | blabbing.

Pretty good week around the here. Productive work stuff, some Halloween parties, new office coming together. Halloween at Aretoula’s 80’s theme party Alanna was a cow and I was a cowboy. Fun was had by all.

No one has even sent me an email for the Marshall JCM 800 half stack that I have up on craigslist… I guess I should email it out to some friends and see if they want it. Alanna says she will put up for sale on Yahoo employee site.

Gonna go down to work today and see if we can get some of the larger construction things done.

Scott Adams’ take on the glass ceiling for women CEOs in business

October 21, 2002 at 11:20 pm | blabbing.

Well, it’s something that you could test for yourself, and you can let me know if I’m wrong. Go into any room that’s got a mix of men and women, and ask them individually, so that other people don’t hear their answer: “If you could be CEO, with all that comes with it, with all the hard work and all the effort to get there, would you want that job?”

And I think that what you’ll find is that a healthy slice of the men, maybe a quarter of them, maybe more, will say: “Yeah, I’d absolutely want that.”

And the women you’ll find maybe one in the room.

So I don’t think that you can compare two groups where one wants something and one doesn’t want it as much. All things being equal, the group that wants it more is probably going to have more success.

I think women can handle emotional pain better than men, and that gives them kind of a super power in personal relationships that they can just make both of you miserable until that man gives up.

But men can handle humiliation better, like we don’t feel slighted. We can basically be the bottom dog licking the paws of the top dog for 40 years, if when it’s done we get a chance at being the top dog. We’re somehow just built for that.

But a woman can’t do that. I think a woman cannot suffer humiliation over long periods of time without thinking: “I think that I’d rather be doing something else.”

I look at people as machines. The women are designed to handle pain really well, just kind of general discomfort, like wearing uncomfortable shoes, but also you see a lot of women in jobs helping the sick and people who’ve got problems — social work — because you can handle more pain.

Men, we like to watch other people have pain, like sports people. The only time we like to watch pain is if it’s associated with either sports or humor.

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New office

at 11:20 pm | blabbing.

Got the new office space up on running this weekend after some hassle with the network router… “IP we don’t need no stinkin IP”. Now all we have to do is wait for PacBell to get there shit together and switch over our phones…. Many thanks to the extra sets of hands involved including my girl alanna. Maybe now I can get my head far enough out of my ass to return phone calls and open the mail.


October 17, 2002 at 10:27 pm | blabbing.

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