April 19th, 2006

Eric

Crash

The day after my post detailing that my day is repeatedly identical, everything changes.

Yesterday, I had to rearrange schedules for projects coming up. This left two people in my office normally staffed by five. Myself and one other. I was called on my cell phone this morning before I even got to work. Apparently, one of clients was backing her car in this morning and the accelerator stuck, causing her to crash into the building! Trying to shift into 'Park' she managed 'Drive' instead, and crashed through a wrought-iron fence destroying a parked car on the other side. She was not seriously injured. This caused me to have to move one user this morning from his current office to a new, temporary location, with another move in the works to repair the damage. And as there are only the two of us today, it's very busy...

In a surprising move by galinda822 she not only was the first non-Brit I've ever heard utter the word 'peckish' but she also identified The Wizard of Oz playing in the background on a Sopranos episode before I did. Wow.

So we record this show, "Honey We're Killing the Kids," about the eating habits of today's youths. They take this couple, and using software, 'age' the children to 40-years old, showing what they could possibly look like if they continue their evil eating ways. After the hour show, they 'age' the children once again to show what they may look like if they stick to eating healthy. While this was all very illuminating, I did notice just a couple of things during the transformation video's of the children in their 40's which was rather disturbing, and far from objective. For example, not only were the 'heavy' (pre-change in eating habits) children well, fat...but they were all generated with balding and/or thin hair, frowns on their faces, and looking downwards. Really, they looked pathetic. However, at the end of the show, when they aged them post-change, not only were they thin (to be expected) but they had happy expressions, all their hair, and were not looking downwards. How sad that what could have been an informational, interesting show pandered to cheap effects to get the desired results.

Posting early for Tony to read...may edit later.
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I have to be at my secondary work location at 0600. I have NO IDEA what I am still doing up.

I have too many programs open on my mac mini. It is sluggish.

I need to build galinda822 a computer for her home office. I am still short a CPU, mobo & case.

I need to rebuild my father's computer, and replace my mother-in-law's.

I'm anticipating an ass-chewing from my boss sometime tomorrow.

I haven't written a haiku in a long, long time.

I have not provided a Higgleosaurous update in many months.

I've been listening to some great music.

I am on the second disc of the second season of The Sopranos.

I need to do a little soft-shoe in the office tomorrow.

I may walk to my office tomorrow morning doing Christopher Walken's choreography from his Weapon of Choice video.

Then again, I may not.

I am so very thankful that I have exciting days filled with lots of various activities, and that my wonderful wife and fantastic children are there when I arrive home. My son had me read him, "The Grinch That Stole Christmas" as his bedtime book this evening. I tried to do my best Boris Karloff impression. I don't know if he noticed or cared. Then little girl fell asleep in my arms as I layed with her after mommy read her book to her. My wife is reading in bed, and I will join her shortly. Life is good.

Goodnight.