Counting Down

April 22, 2004

I think third daughter hit the nail on the head with this post. Only I don’t have a week of late shifts, I have 2 months of late shifts. The worst part is, were circumstances just a wee bit different, I would probably be enjoying the hell out of it. I just can’t seem to go to bed when I’m done with work. It takes me ’til noon to get to sleep, and with days until I am out of school, it’s gonna be a long month.

I was able to run some aluminum cans to get recycled in my own tiny homage to Earth Day. I understand that today was not technically Earth Day, not being on the vernal equinox and all, but my free Walgreens calendar says today’s the day. (It also says yesterday was “Administrative Professionals Day”…Do you think they call it that now to make Female Secretaries feel better about their jobs or to make Male Administrative Assistants feel better about receiving “Secretary’s Day” cards?)

Being Thursday, and somewhat wont for ideas, today I’m going to try the Thursday Threesome, because it involves geekery, and…well…it sounds a little dirty doesn’t it? hehe…




::A geek in the family::

A geekHey, who handles tech support at your place? You? …the six year old? …or someone from outside? …and how about in your web space? No, we’re not looking for techs; we’re just curious.

I am the only source of tech support, there is no six year old in the house, except maybe one of the cats. Web space support is largely a non-issue, but if it where, the techs at Insider Hosting are quite efficient…

in thecomputer? Just a curiosity for the designer types: what Operating System are you running? …and which browser? Since sites can show up differently in different browsers it’s more than a casual question.

Windows XP Professional. When you do IT work, you may as well know the latest and greatest from the Evil Empire, because you’ll need to use it at work sooner or later. I’m browsing these days in MyIE2. It’s got all the goodies you’d expect, plus pop-up blocker, and the best implementation of tabbed browsing I’ve seen to date.

FamilyDo any family members read your place? Do they care? Do they have a clue? …and how about your ‘off line’ friends? …or do you supply a little bit of separation there?

Well, Raven obviously does, and vice versa. I actually recently found out that I have a larger readership among my offline friends than I previously thought. I have yet to bridge the gap and meet in person anyone I’ve “met” via blogging however….but it’s only a matter of time….

Filed under: La Vie — GSeven330


  1. susan says:

    as of today, there are no more late shifts!! yeah! at least mine were not all nighters. just til 8pm… i used to work 12 hour shifts in the 80’s – could not do it now. hope you survive yours.

  2. Scott McGerik says:

    I don’t know how you do it. By 9 PM, I am ready to crash. After two nights of late shifts, I probably would crash the car or something equally unpleasant.

  3. GSeven says:

    I still have that period during the night where I become consumed with sleepiness, and am the personification of non-productivity. Most nights it hits somewhere between 3 and 4 am, although today, it hit me at 6:45 … kinda weird. Regardless, once I’m over the hump it’s smooth sailing….which is part of why I have trouble winding down and getting to bad at what passes for a “reasonable hour” in my twisted little world…