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Slow day

*insert slow day music from Sports Night here*

'Tis the day following a holiday here at the ol' place of work, and we have no network connection on this floor. None. Zip. Zilch. So I can't work. Can't install our main customer info. system on the redundant Citrix server. Can't install the new server anti-virus software remotely in our data center. Can't write documentation on these because I can't guarantee that I have all the steps down correctly from memory. Can't look up information on any new viruses or MS security vulnerabilities.

I could clean my cubicle, and will likely do that after writing this. Priorities and all... I'm currently writing this offline with Semagic, and will post it when we're back up or when I get home, whichever is sooner.

Did no turn on this computer all weekend long. Man was that nice. I've been feeling very burned out lately with these multiple viruses and security alerts. Between that and attempting failing at doing my normal job, it's been a heck of a month. So I took three days off from it. Saturday was spend doing yardwork with Jen's assistance. She's never used tihngs like lawnmowers and weed-whackers, so she got a crash course in edging with a weed-whacker on Saturday morning. Did a good job of it, too, I might mention. I mowed both yards. Got cleaned up, had breakfast at Zeke's Eatin' Place (yummmm), and went to Borders for the next three hours. I ended up reading an interesting book on the revitalization of Marvel Enterprises due to Joe Quesada taking the Editor in Chief role. Jen read a CSI graphic novel. We bought $110-some in books but only paid $60-some due to teacher discount and gift cards. Had a relaxing evening with a few friends coming over to play dominoes.

Sunday, I finally put up the rear speakers in the living room, so we now have 5.1 surround. Too bad the cable company doesn't support that. One of these days, after DirecTV goes HD and has DirecTiVo - HD, I'll jump. Not worth the extra effort and money now when I'd have to buy it again next year... Apart from that, didn't do squart really. Helped with the laundry a bit...

Monday, we watched about four hours of VH1's I Love the 70's. I had no idea that Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles came out in the same year -- 1974. Good year for comedy, it was. Got the car gassed, at $1.99.9 a gallon, which is cheap around these parts. Took some pictures in for developing, and got the car washed. It's all better now. Went to the last Claremont concert in the park for the season to see The Answer, a classic rock band which played everything from Santana, Brooks and Dunn, the Doors, and Ricky Martin. Strange... but in a good way.

Jen's last week of school was spent, not making sure her kids were educated, but making sure justice was served. She was in jury duty, and that lasted seven work days -- two days into her vacation. She's a bit ticked, but she's happy to have done her part.

Well... this cubicle isnt' getting cleaner on it's own... I must go now it seems. See ya!


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Sep. 2nd, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
Umm, I thought teachers are exempted from Jury Duty. Both times I've been called, one of the first questions the judge asked was, "Are any of you teachers?"
Sep. 2nd, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)
According to Jen, teachers are not not exempt. Matter of fact, again according to Jen, the court system *loves* teachers, since the districts give so much paid time for educators to be on jury duty, and teachers generally think, which makes them bad jurors from some cases...

Perhaps that's why they asked if you were a teacher -- get ya in and keep you in.

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