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Yesterday

Posted on 2006.03.08 at 13:47
Current Mood: Spinning like a top!
Current Music: The Police
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Drank 1 cup of coffee, opened 72 emails, responded to 43, deleted 22. Took 43 phone calls, made 19, deleted 16 sales calls from voice mail. Created 9 calendar entries, changed 4, and attended 4 conference calls, one of which was 2-hours long. Spoke with 1 person 23 times, 2 people 18, and 14 once. Visited facilities 6 times, ordered 2 DVD players for the conference rooms, went to the restroom 7 times. Coordinated 2 away missions, closed my office door 8 times, ate 2 sandwiches and 17 baby carrots washing it down with 2.2 litres of water. Scheduled 3 meetings, attended 1. Got called onto the carpet of the CEO of a company 90,000 strong. Reported that meeting to the CIO. Rec'd 19 cell phone calls, 8 text messages, and replied to 4. Had 6 scooby-snacks at my desk, put in 18 tickets, closed 4, wrote 3 reports. Logged into 1 unix box making 3 scp transactions and rebooted my windows computer once. Ran 1 defrag and 2 spyware programs, listened to 80 mp3's and 10 voice mails. Made 96 decisions, had 28 people stop by my office, 18 interruptions, and found the phone in my hand 6 times without having any idea who I was going to call...

Another suburban family morning
Grandmother screaming at the wall

We have to shout above the din of our Rice Crispies
We can't hear anything at all
Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration
But we know all her suicides are fake,

Daddy only stares into the distance
There's only so much more that he can take
Many miles away something crawls from the slime at the
Bottom of a dark Scottish lake

Another industrial ugly morning
The factory belches filth into the sky
He walks unhindered through the picket lines today,
He doesn't think to wonder why
The secretaries pout and preen like cheap tarts in a red light street,
But all he ever thinks to do is watch,
And every single meeting with his so-called superior
Is a humiliating kick in the crotch
Many miles away something crawls to the surface of a dark Scottish lake

Another working day has ended
Only the rush hour hell to face
Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes
Contestants in a suicidal race
Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance
He knows that something somewhere has to break
He sees the family home now looming in the headlights
The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache
Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the
Shore of a dark Scottish lake

Many miles away...
Many miles away...

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-03-08 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
wtf?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-03-08 21:52 (UTC) (Link)
That was my attempt at trying to convey exactly how busy I was yesterday. Apparently, I failed.
danzigfried at 2006-03-08 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
Its actually quite easy to understand. I was tired after only 'reading' the entry. It was quite lengthy, and yet, so full of information...
If I wasnt so tired, I would add my witty commentary, but alas, im spent.

Keep on rockin in the tech world!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-03-09 06:41 (UTC) (Link)
apparently. I was expecting a mandatory comprehension/retaination quiz at the end of the entry. Thank God I didn't have to remember any of that. Cause I don't. And you still work to much. Hope you're enjoying the "promotion"
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-03-09 15:22 (UTC) (Link)
Its not as much fun as unix, and I'm far busier during the day, but funny enough, I work less hours and don't stress as much. I'm OK with that. Speaking of, how many hours a week are you up to? 80? And you think I work too much?
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-03-09 19:52 (UTC) (Link)
WTF pizza boy? Clearly we should all bow to your vast experience in finding a proper work/life balance. Some day we can all aspire to the greatness you have achieved in your professional life. Until then, I'll just have to take comfort that people like Eric and I make more in an average wank session than you do in a day of delivery boy work.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-03-10 19:44 (UTC) (Link)
fuck you.

With my 60+/week, I've paid down (and by the end of next month off) the credit cards, been able to make payments on the student loans and bought a car to replace the piece of shit I've been bitching about for 3+ years. That's not bad considering it's more productive and taught me more than one of your damned wank sessions.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-03-10 20:15 (UTC) (Link)
Don't underestimate Tony's wank sessions.
(Anonymous) at 2006-03-08 23:26 (UTC) (Link)
Your total is: 90650.2
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-03-08 23:27 (UTC) (Link)
^ What he said.
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galinda822 at 2006-03-09 05:12 (UTC) (Link)
And you thought you wouldn't have any fun without me there!!!!!
Looks like I picked the right week for vacation huh?
Hope the rest of the week goes better.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-03-09 06:39 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder about you from time to time. Just ask Howton.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-03-09 15:10 (UTC) (Link)
And I wonder about you from time to time. Just ask...anyone!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-03-09 21:10 (UTC) (Link)
but the thing about it Howton is that we all wonder about you...that's why you're so loved despite the fact that you pull some outrageous shit.
galinda822 at 2006-03-10 03:34 (UTC) (Link)
That's slightly disturbing!!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-03-10 15:03 (UTC) (Link)
He is slightly disturbing.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-03-10 19:46 (UTC) (Link)
it is slightly disturbing that you wonder about me from time to time...I wonder what you wonder about. If I can save the money, I might come up sooner rather than later. I know you're just about sick of hearing that, but I mean it.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-03-10 21:48 (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't say I'm missing it, Bob.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2011-11-23 20:41 (UTC) (Link)
this. this post is exactly what i'm afraid of.

i love these...
"Spoke with 1 person 23 times, 2 people 18, and 14 once."
"Made 96 decisions, had 28 people stop by my office, 18 interruptions, and found the phone in my hand 6 times without having any idea who I was going to call..."

arrgggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! i don't know if it's good or bad that i'm reading this....but it hilarious that you documented this!
ehowton
ehowton at 2011-11-23 22:31 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know whether its good or bad either, but you won't be going in blind! MY WORK HERE IS DONE.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2011-11-25 01:53 (UTC) (Link)
you're right. that was your purpose (and i am thankful).

i want to print this out and hang it on my wall...this will make me laugh when this becomes my reality!
ehowton
ehowton at 2013-05-23 18:08 (UTC) (Link)

THE TIME HAS COME

CNTL-P
Codekitten
codekitten at 2013-05-23 18:37 (UTC) (Link)

PLEASE GOD NO!

I just did!!! SOOOO FUNNY!
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