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Spy vs. Spy

Posted on 2009.08.12 at 21:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Tarja Turunen - My Winter Storm




In the wee hours of the morning when the rest of the world is fast asleep, the differential wheels in my head spin, cogs meshing together to create a surplus of torque to carry me through the night. The moment my head did finally hit the pillow, I was immediately caught up in an adventure with a distressed damsel who exuded overt sexuality with my standard bent of saving the known world.

Spy vs. Spy: Sadly, its duration was only two hours - the exact amount of sleep I got last night.

Keeping myself animated with an unusually high intake of MONSTER directly proportional to each hour of sleep I missed, I began my drive to work. A car deftly maneuvered between me and the car in front of me, allowing only about a foot of clearance between us.

Spy vs. Spy: Since what I could only assume was a comfort level of the other driver with that proximity, I maintained it the duration of my commute.

Anxiously charging my iPod once I made it to work, I pulled up Gnome's Rhythembox on my laptop. The writers of the application fundamentally felt that an equalizer should be global on the system, therefore excluding one from the app itself. So I downloaded a highly-lauded third-party equalizer in which Rhythembox utilized as a plugin.

Spy vs. Spy: It didn't work.

Because of my lack of sleep, I planned a very short day for myself at work.

Spy vs. Spy: I ended up working 12-hours.

Comments:


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-08-13 02:45 (UTC) (Link)
I prescribe at least 12 hours of sleep.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-13 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. As it turned out, I managed 10.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-08-13 03:51 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs you* Doesn't sound fun but the dream part is good :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-13 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
In every job which must be done, there is an element of fun. I like to find the fun. Then snap! The job's a game. From that point forward every task I undertake becomes but a piece of cake. A lark! A spree! It's very clear to see.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-08-13 19:38 (UTC) (Link)

0.0

*backs away slowly, not making any sudden moves*

;p That's a very positive strategy for dealing with life. I'll get back to you on whether it's a viable one once the cardinal flies the nest and I'm not feeling all grumpy.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-13 19:40 (UTC) (Link)

Re: 0.0

I learned it from Mary Poppins.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-08-13 19:43 (UTC) (Link)
Ah *nods* That would explain it. *resists the urge to rant about Dick Van Dyke's sucktastic accent*
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-13 22:08 (UTC) (Link)
Now, as the ladder of life 'as been strung you might think a sweep's on the bottommost rung. Though I spends me time in the ashes and smoke, in this 'ole wide world there's no 'appier bloke!
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-08-13 22:09 (UTC) (Link)
Gah! The bad cockney! Make it stop!!!

*plunges an ice-pick into each ear*
irulan_amy at 2009-08-13 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
Sleep is good. Sorry you missed so much. :(

Starbucks canned Double Shot might be replacing my love for Monster.

Also, I love the Spy vs. Spy board game!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-13 13:34 (UTC) (Link)
Even MONSTER's new creamy & frothy through nitogenation process "X-Press" Hammer? Really? I mean, I love the DoubleShot - but expresso+energy? BAM!

irulan_amy at 2009-08-15 19:05 (UTC) (Link)
X-presso? I haven't tried it yet. Yipes. I shall seek it out...it might trump the DoubleShot. Thanks for keeping me apprised about Monster product news. :D
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-13 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
Always have a back-up plan. lol
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-13 19:17 (UTC) (Link)
That second one is going up on my next office wall! LOL
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-13 22:15 (UTC) (Link)
Excellent choice.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-08-13 22:11 (UTC) (Link)
Mind if I gank that second one to post in my LJ?
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-13 22:15 (UTC) (Link)
As you wish.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-08-13 22:16 (UTC) (Link)
*smushes you* thankies. kind of reflects my mood at present anyways, lol
Codekitten
codekitten at 2009-08-15 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
oof! man i've had lots of days like that (no sleep, long hours). glad you made it through.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-15 13:54 (UTC) (Link)
Its what we do.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2009-08-19 11:57 (UTC) (Link)
yup. i can't complain...it doesn't happen often (for me as a developer and a state employee).
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-15 13:57 (UTC) (Link)
We got a reprieve and they canceled the second-in-a-row weekend work for the unix admins. Not so lucky were the basis admins :(
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