So, yeah, I’ve been pretty busy with the whole Save UAH Hockey thing. Tonight, Coach Cole and I went to pitch the SGA on taking a trip to Notre Dame. They listened well, and I think it’ll come off. Afterwards, Coach and I talked for a good half-hour about everything else going on. Most of… Continue reading “They couldn’t throw us all out.”
Those who argue that government should be run like a business, I find, rarely have any experience in running either one.
Tommy: “Are you a Mac guy?” Me: “Yeah, I have like five.” George: “No wonder you vote Democrat!” Me: “I own Macs, I grow a beard, I love my TiVo, and I drive a Subaru. Damn straight I voted for Obama.” Tommy: “You forgot to mention that you’re a Methodist.” To be clear, I don’t… Continue reading Conversation at Dinner Last Night
Scene: Your narrator walks downstairs, aiming for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up from the vending machine. Arriving at the foot of the stairs, he sees a test rig surrounded by five people. Co-worker, known for droll humor and dry wit: “It’s not rocket science.” Narrator [hitches up belt]: “Well, that’s what I went to school to do.”… Continue reading Eight Is Enough
A: “You let me go without taking that poster!” B: “I … didn’t know you needed to take it.” A [walking disgustedly away from B’s office]: “You’re supposed to remember everything for me!” B: “I … wasn’t aware that we were married.” A: “My husband can’t remember his own name most of the time.” A… Continue reading Work Spouses
We were having a conversation about someone I know and their dry sense of humor. I then said … “Well, you know, I like that, but I always think whatever I said is hilarious, so I just go ahead and laugh. I can’t keep a straight face.” Misty: “But you are hilarious.” “Oh, whatever.” If… Continue reading Lunch Conversation
My stress level is best indicated in the relative desire for me to go eat Thai for lunch. Today, I crave it.
So today at work, we took a colleague out for lunch on his last day. He’s leaving the contractor world to become a civil servant. PB is a hard-working thermal analyst; hell, he was in the office on Sunday when I was. If I was in my last week of work, I … wouldn’t be… Continue reading I’m such a nerd.
Text received: “What do you use to make screwdrivers?” Response sent: “3 parts vodka and 1 part triple sec to 5-6 parts OJ” Response considered: “Cold-worked stainless steel and a petroleum-based polymer for the grip.” Me, I’m working in the morning and am still a bit dehydrated from being sick, otherwise, well, I might have… Continue reading Someone’s having a better night than me.
The NASA teleconference system always asks for the same thing before joining you to the call: “Please state your name, followed by the pound sign.” No, most mornings, since we’re a staff meeting, I say, “Teledyne Brown, Huntsville” or “Huntsville” or “TBE Huntsville”, because we’re the only group from our company and city tying in.… Continue reading Further Proof That I’m Insane