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Starting the Day Off Right

Starting the Day Off Right

This morning I had two people talk to me about issues that needed to be taken to the boss. This, on top of the 2-3 I already had, is going to make this a fun conversation.

Him (walking past my desk): Morning.

Me: Morning. I need a few minutes when you get a sec.

Him: Okay. I’ve got time now.

Me: Do you really want to start your day off with management problems, employee concerns, and me in a bad mood because of it?

Him: I’ll get back to you.

Ha. We’ll see. I think I’ll just write it in an e-mail. ??

Okay. Back to writing software and training memos.

Meme: Things You Have Done

Meme: Things You Have Done

Because I needed a break from procrastinating, and because y’all know without these things the Internet as we know it would collapse, here is a meme I got in e-mail this morning.

Just for the fun of it – place an X by all the things you’ve done, or remove the X from the ones you have not.

( ) Smoked a cigarette
( ) Drank so much you threw up
(X) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
( ) Been arrested
( ) Gone on a blind date
() Skipped School
( ) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Florida
(X) Been to Mexico
(X) Been on an airplane
(X) Been lost
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
( ) Gone scuba diving??
(X) Felt like dying
( ) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with only coins
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
(X) Made a prank phone call
( ) Laughed until you wet your pants
( ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sun rise with someone you cared about
(X) Blown bubbles
( ) Made a bonfire on the beach at the lake
(? ) Crashed a party
(X) Gone roller-skating
(X) Gone ice-skating

1. Any nicknames? Niner
2. Mothers name? Liz
3. Favorite Drink? Cherry Coke
4. Tattoos? No
5. Body piercing? No
6. How much do you love your job? I like what I do, but I’m working on finding a job I love.
7. Birthplace? Racine, Wisconsin
8. Favorite vacation spot? The Mariner of the Seas (cruise ship)
9. Ever been to Africa? No
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes
11. Ever been on TV? A couple of times.
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? No
13. Ever been in a car accident? I think two.
14. Do you like a 2 door or 4 door auto? As long as there is room to mount the radios I don’t care how many doors it has.
15. Favorite salad dressing? Blue cheese or ranch.
16. Favorite pie: Chocolate Peanut Butter
17. Favorite number? pi
18. Favorite movie? Twister and Apollo 13
19. Favorite Holiday? Christmas.?
20. Favorite dessert?? Cheesecake or pie
21. Favorite food? Steak
22. Favorite day of the week? Sunday
23. Favorite brand of body soap? Dove
24. Favorite toothpaste? Don’t care.
25. What do you do to relax? read
26. Do you have a message to your friends reading this? The time for Total World Domination is nigh, join me on my conquest. MEHHEHEHEHAHAHAHA ??
27. How do you see yourself in 10 years? um… hopefully not fatter.
28. What do you do when you are bored?? read and nap
29. Furthest place you will send this message? Nebraska
30. Who will respond to this first? Not sure
31. Who is the least likely to respond? Treva

Now it’s your turn!

Six Weird Things About Me–Treva

Six Weird Things About Me–Treva

I’m finally delurking to do my Six Weird Things post. Enjoy. It will be another year before I return :-).


  1. I still collect Beanie Babies.
  2. When I am overtired, or extremely excited, I act like a hyperactive five-year-old. Tony can attest to this.
  3. I use Amish coloquielisms without thinking about it.
  4. My right arm is shorter than my left arm, and has two “elbows”.
  5. I have absolutely no body piercings (including ears). I don’t care about them on others, I just don’t care for them on myself.
  6. I play alphabet games to help myself fall asleep.

Six Weird Things About Me

Six Weird Things About Me

Rebekah a local(ish), I think, dispatcher whose blog I stumbled across a while back tagged all her readers to come up with their Six Weird Things list. Here goes nothing…


  1. I was born with two extra fingers and an extra toe. The fingers were complete with bones and I wonder what kind of typeist I could have been if they had left them on.
  2. It is rare that I can sleep with absolute silence. I usually have to be reading a book or listening to a podcast or have some other source of noise. I often wake up with a headphone cord wrapped around my torso in the morning.
  3. I still listen to Adventures in Odyssey even though it is geared at children. I don’t care. Brings back good memories :-).
  4. When I’m flying alone, most of the time I am asleep before the safety briefing and wake up sometime once the plane has touched down.
  5. Instead of merely sticking to the regular playground equipment, my cousin and I also conquered the police department’s obstical course when we were kids.
  6. I am often mistaken for a highschool student in person and a woman on the telephone.

I am also going to tag all my readers to do this. I want to find out interesting things about you.

Random Survey

Random Survey

Got this from Sas, and Shanti.

Grab the book nearest you – turn to page 18 and read line 4:
My PDA was closer to me than the BookCourier, and the only book I have on their is the NCIC 2000 Operators Manual. This is from the Vehicle Chapter: “2. If the license plate number exceeds 10 characters (eight for NCIC format), only the last ten should be entered.”

Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. You?re touching:
One of Treva’s pillows.

What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Friends

Without looking, guess what time it is:
10:45

Now look at the clock:
10:31

With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Fayette County dispatch on the scanner.

When did you last step outside?
Last night, when I came home with Treva.

Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
My Gregarius page with all my RSS feeds on it.

What are you wearing?
I just woke up, so, um…

Did you dream last night?
Actually yes. It was quite detailed, not the norm for me, and a little odd. I was doing a paramedic ride-a-long with the two medics from “Saved.” A show which I don’t get since no TNT, but the guys had the same name. I forget parts of it, but we had brought in a comatosed patient who had been fine until a fight with her family. She had walked out to the bus stop and was talking to one of the medics until she just froze. While at the ER I was standing at the desk and talking about the $225 bill I had gotten for visiting when I cut my finger. Then I got into a weird conversation with a doc while wondering the hospital in search of a recycling bin for my Coke. Finding the coke, and realizing we had been gone for a while, we sprinted back to the ER. In my little world it is broad daylight at 2245 too. Some other random stuff happened, including a disertation on why I was going to stay in Dispatch and not go be a street medic, but I don’t remember it all. I swear, this is why I remember almost none of my dreams. It’s my system’s way of protecting me… from myself.

When did you last laugh?
You mean before I wrote the last paragraph, which is all tru, hmmm. Probably last night while playing Anagram Mania with Treva and watching TV.

What is on the walls of the room you are in?
I’m in our bedroom at the moment. There’s a picture of something between the closets and a shelf of some sort with nicknacky type things over by the door.

Seen anything weird lately?
Nothing more wierd than the usual Rednecky goodness I encounter on a daily basis. Mmm, rednecky goodness.

What is the last film you saw?
Sadly, I had to consult my Netflix queue, to answer this question, since we’ve been watching more older TV shows than movies lately. It was “Monster-In-Law.”

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
I would purchase a plot of land, several barrels of concrete, a shovel or two, and a group of hired goons; shortly thereafter, a team of high priced lawyers. All right, fine, in all seriousness I would give a bunch of money to my church, send some to Shanti’s parents, bribe the Chineese government to speed up Tony and Rett’s adoption paperwork, finally get my island in the south Pacific, and hire a personal shopper/chofer and never shop at Wal-Mart again, and I would probably buy a couple of new radios too.

Tell me something about you that I don?t know:
I don’t know. What doesn’t anyone know about me? I look good in a dress.

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Everyone would know God and how wonderful his love is.

Do you like to dance?
NOOOOO!!!

George W. Bush:
Wow, I don’t even know. I have many mixed emotions.

Imagine your first child is a girl..what do you call her?
A surprise.

Imagine your first child is a boy..what do you call him?
Also, a surprise. Haven’t given much thought to having children yet. Ask my wife, she’s probably got loads of ideas.

Would you ever consider living abroad?
Probably, but I’m not sure how our families would take it.

What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gate?
“Well done. The buffet is that way.”