Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Band Day-ed

I both love and dread Thursday night band practice. Love to be in this concert band, but I'm not one of the more skilled players. But I am seeing some improvement, the more we play the same numbers. I think this is my 3rd year. Or maybe 4th. Looked it up, I started June 25, 2009. Fifth year. Hmmm.

It looks like we will be doing Stars and Stripes Forever with the tuba soloist for the next concert.

Work today featured The Meeting Which Starts Late And Never Ends­®. It's a 10-minute meeting, but boss makes the mistake of not stopping The Guy Who Never Shuts Up, who has become The Guy With The Bad Ideas. Who Never Shuts Up. The man is closure-disabled. He cannot tell when he has won or lost an argument.

I left early at lunchtime to go to Kaiser for my annual PSA blood test. Also picked up some eye drops mentioned by the speaker at the library yesterday. She suggested trying different viscosities. I thought there was only one, artificial tears. Turns out there are thicker ones and even gel drops, which are better for overnight - longer lasting lubricant effect but the trade-off is they make your vision blurry for longer too. I tried one of those just before band practice and it did blur my vision for about 5 minutes. Didn't feel as good as the tears products.

Popeye's for lunch. Have to strike them off my list - too spicy. I know, that's their trademark, but I forget.

One of the new product testers is on vacation this week, so boss gave me his machine to play with today. I ran a lot of tests, but most of them were not ready to be tested. Managed to pass about 5 of them. So many things don't work yet, so after a while I ran out of things to do. We're supposed to get a new build with more features tomorrow, but I am not holding my breath.

Automation Guy told me two jokes:

Q. What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A. Gummy bear

Q. What do you call 5 angry men watching the playoffs?
A. Lakers

I updated that to:
Q. What do you call 11 angry men watching the playoffs?
A. España

Plans for tomorrow:
1-on-1 seems to have been permanently moved to here :-(


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