You probably have already seen this, since we’re all following the U.S. Forest Service-Pacific Southwest Region on Twitter: This looked to be right up my alley, since I’m interested in weather and forests. I met most of the position requirements: U.S. Citizen (yep), valid driver’s license (just checked – it’s valid). But then they had one more key […]Read more "Inquire Within"
This morning I discovered that they had replaced the soap dispenser in the comfort station at work. The original one never worked, so this was a huge upgrade. Totally out of the blue, also. No inter-office memoranda circulated in advance of this change. No anti-bacterial task force was charged with selecting the vendor and product […]Read more "Living in the moment"
Overheard a little while ago in my cubicle warren: *crash* (far-off voice) Are you OK? (nearby voice) I’m OK, but I’m not sure about this ceramic cat. Followed by an intra-cubicle discussion of cat breeds that do not have tails.Read more "listen to this"
Today I ran an errand before lunch, returning a digital converter to Comcast (it failed to convert dumb TV shows into something worth watching), which allowed me to see the world outside of my hive during business hours. You should see all the people out there! Pedestrians, people in cars, everybody seems to have someplace […]Read more "stranger in a strange land"
I took this picture from the window at my desk. This started an hour or so ago, in a light industrial area just off campus. The smoke has now turned white, so they must be getting the upper hand. Update: just received a shelter-in-place automated phone and email message ’cause of the smoke. Which is […]Read more "where there’s smoke"
All day long people have been going in and out of the room across from my desk where the big paper shredder lives. What gives? It’s like the last days of the Nixon White House around here.Read more "paper trail"
This hasn’t been the greatest of work-weeks. Lots of system problems (not my fault, let it be said). So as things started to settle down I told myself, “on Friday morning, you will reward yourself with coffee and a cookie.” Friday’s here, got my coffee, and… they’re out of cookies.Read more "ssdd"