economy

Comment NOW to Get a Chance to Write my Paper


DOC: Missed ya last week.

LRE: I know, right? Must be rough having to go so long without seeing Larrie.

DOC: Tell me about it.

LRE: I just did.

DOC: Well, how did the surgery go?

LRE: Great. Why don’t you just read my blog yourself and find out?

DOC: Because I don’t actually exist.

LRE: Good to know that you’re finally grasping this concept.

DOC: Yup; I’m an old dog and that’s a new trick.

LRE: Amazing.

DOC: So I was thinking that we could talk about how you’re handling the stress of the holidays.

LRE: Stress? Are you kidding me?

DOC: Um, no. I think I was pretty serious.

LRE: Okay, fine. Perhaps I should be more stressed and that would force me to really sit down and get my final paper written already. Instead of doing it the night before.

DOC: So you’ll never not procrastinate?

LRE: Maybe; watch out with your double negatives.

DOC: Double negatives?

LRE: Don’t worry about it. Just being an English nerd.

DOC: An English nerd who hasn’t written her paper yet.

LRE: Well, it’s just a little bit difficult getting excited over a paper on XML and technical writing. I’ve done some research, but getting to the next step and putting together a first draft just hasn’t happened yet.

DOC: Isn’t it a bit difficult to write a first draft the night before it’s due?

LRE: Perhaps. It just means that the first is very similar to the final draft.

DOC: Good luck getting that published.

LRE: Gee, thanks, mister.


Political Link Cartoon of the Day: “Shouldn’t Somebody Be Rowing?

Profiling Me and My Blog


DOC: Hey, come on in.

LRE: Well, alrighty then.

DOC: I was thinking we could take a personality test today.

LRE: We?

DOC: Sorry… you. YOU could take one.

LRE: Is it the Myers-Briggs thing-a-ma-jigs?

DOC: Cute, that rhymed. Yes, it is. Well, almost. It’s not a thing-a-ma-jiggy.

LRE: Jigs.

DOC: It’s the Myers-Briggs TYPE INDICATOR.

LRE: Gotcha. Been there. Done that.

DOC: Oh. Fine. Ruin my fun.

LRE: Oh come on. Don’t get so down. We could analyze my dreams.

DOC: You remember them?

LRE: Yeah; one of last night’s was really weird, but apparently I was making out with the doorman of the building that I lived in in New York although he only made $22 thousand a year and I made over $400 thousand as a fancy lawyer.

DOC: Um, no. Let’s NOT try to analyze that one.

LRE: Fine. Well, when I took that test last, it told me I was an ENFP.

DOC: Enfffpah?

LRE: Yeah, that. More extraverted than introverted.

DOC: You’ve certainly changed from the little girl in first grade who was embarrassed to open the classroom door because you were late coming in from lunch recess.

LRE: True. But as an extravert, apparently, I don’t fit in the IT world.

DOC: Imagine that.

LRE: Right. So the other ones mean that I’m more interesting in intuition than sensing, slightly value feeling over thinking, and lean towards perception rather than judgment.

DOC: Um, so is there a brief summary of what that really means?

LRE: Brief, not so much. There were a couple of pages of description of what that meant, but watch me summarize. For me, at least according to Mister Myers-Briggs, life is a creative adventure full of exciting possibilities. Apparently, I hate routine, schedules, and avoid structure. Mostly, that occurs in the mornings when the alarm goes off. There’s tons more, but that’s enough for now.

DOC: Gotcha. And what type of personality does your blog have?

LRE: Well, that’s INTERESTING that you should ask, because I went to Typealyzer’s website to find out and my blog is ESFP.

DOC: And what’s that mean?

LRE: My blog is entertaining and friendly (good job, blog), especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and preferring to fill its surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells.

DOC: I didn’t know blogs could smell sweetly.

LRE: Apparently, they can. Okay, my blog likes to live in the present moment and doesn’t like to plan ahead.

DOC: Well that doesn’t work because you plan ahead for the rest of your blog life having your structured daily entries.

LRE: Turns out, I CAN handle structure. Back to my blog… it’s always in risk of exhausting itself.

DOC: Poor blog.

LRE: It also enjoys work that makes it able to help people in a concrete and visible way.

DOC: Maybe your blog should help out with more service projects.

LRE: Maybe. It tries to avoid conflicts and rarely initiates confrontations.

DOC: I don’t think Typealyzer read your political entries.

LRE: Perhaps. But there you go. My blog is a “performer.” Oh, and it’s rather gender neutral, according to Gender Analyzer, but Kaakun’s blog was rather womanly.

DOC: Ha.

LRE: And last, there’s the Literature Expert where most of my writing seems to match up with Frank Baum.

DOC: I thought you wanted to be the next Dave Barry.

LRE: I know. That website CRUSHED all of my hopes and dreams.

DOC: Weep.


Political Link of the Day: Seriously, internet… if you NEVER click on ANY of my other political links of the day in the past, click on THIS one because it’ll knock some sense into you AND you’ll laugh at the same time: Everything’s Amazing and Getting Better All the Time, But Nobody’s Happy

Episode 24: Happy Halloween! Bring on the Chocolate


MZ left her computer unlocked yesterday and it didn’t take long before an email was sent out with her name in the “From”:

Subject: I need chocolate

I’m having a rough day around here, kids… please bring me chocolate and I will heart you forever.

-mz

See what happens when you leave your computer unattended where I work?

Apparently, the chocolate gods smile on this behavior. So can somebody please tell me why I continue to lock my computer so that nobody has access to sending emails out “from me”? If I started leaving it open to the world, perhaps I would get some chocolate, too.

The last time I left my computer in such a vulnerable state, I was working in a different department. The chocolate gods didn’t care about the goings-on in that department… at least not enough to bestow gifts of their cocoa goodness on us. Instead, an email was sent out inviting people to a barbecue at my place.

I did get a response from a coworker saying they were so bummed they’d be out of town and couldn’t make it.

It’s okay, friend. Just bring me some chocolate as part of your RSVP.

P.S. I won again today! We had a drawing in our on-site gym to celebrate Halloween and I won one of the gift cards. Guess where I get to go spend free money? BARNES & NOBLE! HIP HIP POORAY!


Political Link(s) of the Day: “Obama alone is willing to discuss the economy,” and “McCain’s plan to lower taxes is America’s express lane back to prosperity.” (Two economists present two opposing opinions about who would be better for the economy; which article is more convincing? Notice I asked which article, not which candidate…)