I once had a girl,
Or should I say, she once had me.
Wind Advisory today. Lights started flickering in the house so I shut down all my computers today and played Hot Wheels with my boy most of the day. Of course that didn't stop the wind from shutting down the entire grid around my work location. The entire building went dead, and an hour later, so did the data center.
She showed me her room,
Isn't it good?
It's been down since about 1700. Got a call from the operations center, power appears to be up as of 0230 or so. Too bad I gamed until nearly 0100. I stopped at the QT for a Bawls and other 'working overnight' necessities - and headed to work. What a quiet, spooky night on the drive in at 0300!
I sat on her rug,
Biding my time,
Drinking her wine.
The servers came up just fine, but we lost a switch. So I spent a couple of sweaty hours manually loading a Cisco IOS into running memory only to have the network guy determine that it's probably a hardware issue. I would have posted, or at least commented on everyone's entries I came across this weekend, but alas, I was one of the users the switch affected. It's actually MUCH better that it turned out this way, as had it not been the switch I was on (the only reason I knew we'd lost something) Monday undoubtedly would have been hell.
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere.
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair.
A little coordination, a lot of miles, the two became one, and the new switch was installed at 1700 today. Everything should be operational for the executives Monday morning and they won't even know what happened. That's us, always slaving around in the background making sure everything goes smoothly. Sometimes, it's exhausting.
We talked until two,
And then she said
It's time for bed.
Carla, Lori and I watched the third disc of The Sopranos; only one more disc for Season Three. Didn't get anything done today that I wanted to get done. Wasn't in the mood. Started a headache around six, probably because I woke up after 1300 and didn't drink any coffee. Forgot to eat. What a mess.
She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh.
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath.
I felt I was making good ground on my game when I stopped last night for my hour-and-a-half nap. I tried to get out of bed early enough this afternoon to ensure that I was tired enough to go back to sleep this evening, but the two cups of coffee I had at 1830 to rid me of my headache (which didn't work, BTW) probably pushed that back a little.
And when I awoke,
I was alone.
This bird has flown.
That being said, I may game just a little tonight since I'll probably be wide-friggin-awake. Still, I have my alarm set for my normal time so I can make it into work as usual. Carla and I are going to see the sisters (whom are doing it for themselves) tomorrow evening as they've had the shakedown and need some computer accounts deleted and created. Fun with nuns never stops! Also, I find the Logitech Marble Mouse (Yes Tony, the one in the same I purchased in Mass in 2000) works far better with my mini than my Microsoft uber-mouse. I was reading the side of the Logitech box at work this morning and it had the Mac badge on it which gave me the idea; saving me countless hours of frustration with the other.
So, I lit the fire.
Isn't it good?