Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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It wasn't a hoot

So, work today finally the engineer came by to admit there really is a bug, and he had a partial work-around for it. Which partially worked. We did a bunch of testing together and figured out just how partial it was. Made me happy. He is one of the better engineers to work with, I blame program management for the delay.

Lunchtime I went to Walgreen's and got a jug of windshield washer, a new cat brush and Fabreze. Then walked out and saw Target right there, where I got a couple of cat toys and cat hair pickup roller and some SodaStream orange mix. Neither place had the kind of toys I was really looking for, may go to Petco next. I would have gone today but forgot my coupon.

After work I made the 40-minute slog to Hooters (20 minutes if it isn't rush hour), ostensibly to (a) see the end of the NFL game and (b) buy a 2015 calendar. I tried the D wings, which were crispy and a bit spicy. Sinus melting spicy. I had no idea D was all about hot. Also had the clam chowder which was excellent, but unfortunately served in a wide, shallow china bowl, so it got cold pretty quickly. The chocolate mousse cake was delicious and fresh. My waitress was of the Amazon variety - gorgeous but built for linebackers. There were a couple of very pretty petite ones, and the manager was serious eye candy for someone my age. Late 30s, early 40s, but a toned figure maybe 5'3" or so.

The place was way too noisy. One table was completely ignoring the 6 different sports programs on the 37 screens, and having a very loud time fueled by beer. The table in front of mine was a "let's meet after work, bring your kid if you want to" thing, and I was disturbed with how many children came through the place who did not want to be there.

My timing was pretty good, busloads of people started coming in about the time I was ready to leave. And someone at the table behind me had a percussive laugh which sounded like a woodpecker on steroids.

Despite the number of screens, they were all at bad angles/distances from the tables. Despite the eye candy, I won't be going there again any time soon.

Home, Spook was still in her hole in the office, had not left it all day. I know because I set up the nearest webcam with motion detection. A few minutes after I started to play on the computer, she came out to play on the cat tree, and also used the litterbox and had some food in the kitchen.

Amazon delivered a pair of HD webcams, I set one up in the kitchen, because the previous one had IR issues. I also moved some stuff off the office table so te camera there can see int the hidie hole.

Just got some more milk from the fridge, Spook was parked in front of a cabinet near the path from the livingroom to the kitchen. She seems to think I am chasing her when I'm just walking past. But at least she is out in the open, and little by little is adopting the house as her own - but only when I'm home. She just spent about 7 months by herself in a cage, so I'm not surprised. It has now been a week and a day.

Plans for tomorrow:
Work
TGIF
1-on-1 if it isn't canceled. Our first team meeting with the new boss' boss was postponed today.
Petco - shop for toys.
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