Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

More humps than needed today

Started the day at the main office, was all set to work on following up some fixes a manufacturer made based on my bug reports, but a pow-wow with Boss and one of the lead engineers de-prioritized that. As expected I spent the rest of the day at the off-campus office. Found one major bug, and maybe a second one but Boss wants to see if it's just me not understanding how a feature works.

Brought a jar of herring in sour cream for lunch, ate next door in the break room. I found where they hid the microwaves, so tomorrow I'm bringing something to heat up. There are soft drinks galore and plenty of snacks which work as dessert. I just don't like having to walk a block in the rain. When I was laid off last year I put my lunch cooler away, time to break it out again.

The new place exits to a divided road which goes the wrong direction for me, and when I got to my usual main road, I was trapped into going the wrong way, and spent 10 minutes trying to detour around a head-on collision which was blocking the direct way back. The detour took me back where I had come from, and about a mile out of my way.

Home, a long-awaited set of remote controlled switches arrived, but they will be going back because they don't connect with my other devices, and their phone app doesn't even reach 10 feet. The others are reachable from wherever I have a data signal or wifi. Sad, because they do exactly what I want to do otherwise.

Fired up Netflix, was disappointed to find they had none of Jennifer Lawrence's hits. I was wanting Silver Linings Playbook but would have settled for almost anything else.

I watched an episode of Undercover Boss on the CBS feed. I have a love-hate thing going with that show, have not watched it in years. This one was a little different because in addition to visiting franchises, she went to a supplier's warehouse. The amounts of cash she gave away was way beyond what we saw in the first few years. She gave away a franchise, a $100,000 value. And another employee got $25k to go to college, with $25k more on graduation, plus $10k for rent & emergencies.

Started reading Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. Only a few pages in, I'm not impressed. I'm also not tempted to delete it. Yet. There may be hope.

Dinner was a handful of TGIFriday's chicken wings, the buffalo sauce went straight into the trash. Their wings are the closest to the deep fried ones I like best, but have gone the way of mercury thermometers and transfats. Sizzler has the best ones in their salad bar side car. I should do dinner there sometime soon. Cole slaw and marinated artichoke hearts rounded out the meal.

While I was eating quinoa was boiling up in my rice cooker. That's in a storage tub in the fridge, a smaller portion will probably be part of lunch tomorrow.

Plans for tomorrow:
Work. There's some kind of staff meeting in the afternoon.

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