Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

So Much Fun

Even with the halvah I had an early morning Hgl crash, in the 50's. Boo, hiss.

The good news is it was very soon after bedtime, so by the time I needed to wake up the afterlag was gone.

Took some extra time making sandwiches for lunch so I didn't need the microwave in case going to lunch early meant fighting a crowd in the break room.

Morning to work by the back-most roads, then 101. The last 3 miles was at 65mph. Talked to AG on the way, we both got to work at the same time.

Grabbed a banana, hb egg & coke from next door. One of the engineers beat me to it - he lives in Campbell, here is no way to predict that commute. One day an hour, another day 15 minutes.

A couple of facilities guys came by way earlier than scheduled, did a quick check of the doors. I went next door at 12:30 to have lunch, it wasn't crowded, I warmed up the sandwiches and had some thin mints for dessert.

Back to the hole, the real locksmith was there at 1 (instead of 1:30) and we chatted till Boss arrived. She was early too. turns out she wants to make the first floor a series of labs for partners, each with a coded lock.

After locksmith was gone we had a sync, and she gave me a pre-pre-release box to beat up. Filed about a dozen bugs on it, some of them were doozies. More to come because as I was about to leave, it decided it didn't want to boot up at all. It was sending logs to my linux machine, which means I can probably fix it over USB.

Meanwhile another partner manager wanted me to run a test and grab logs for something not on the formal test plan. I know how to do it, but have to finish the project I'm on first.

Final snack, at my desk, a couple of squares of mango treat.

Left on time + 10 minutes, thinking I would have dinner and leave at 8 for the auditions at 9. Changed my mind when I got home. Had a Kind bar and some soda.

Delivered was the two paw paw trees, saplings, actually. Dormant, dried out bare root, as promised. I think I need to soak the roots before planting them. Maybe tomorrow.

In the mail was the Global Entry card. It's ugly. The holographic seal covers most of my photo. Had to go online to activate it. Gotta hand it to them, they make it dead easy. I'll park the card with my passport, since they would be used together. Or not. Maybe I should fly to San Diego or somewhere like that for a weekend. Alaska & Southwest have my number on file.

But not this weekend, planing on going to the rodeo in Castro Valley Saturday.

7:45 got antsy, drove to the audition hall which I remembered as being half an hour away. But it was just a dozen minutes, I was there before 8 for a 9 o'clock call. Parked behind in the back lot, fired up Ingress and found a portal down the block, which I hacked. It was already fully charged green, but there was nothing for it to link to. The theory is I get extra credit for hacking in a new area.

This is the rehearsal hall we used for Anything Goes, and I tried out for Hello Dolly there too. It's a nice space in a horrible neighborhood alongside the freeway. Since I was there last, the other side of the street has become a homeless dump. Not a shelter, just a long row of shopping carts. bicycles, trash and items left there by homeless people. One guy parked in the lot in a red Mustang was obviously living in his car. He started out parked on the street, moved to the lot, then drove off as I was done auditioning.

Auditions were super organized. A receptionist took the forms, checked them, handed out a number tag. Then said wait outside till 8:55. After returning, everyone was lined up in numerical order as 8 pm victims straggled out. Then we were let in, lined up in front of the ballet mirror wall facing the staff. We gave our names and were told to take seats on the side benches, and come up one by one to hand music to the accompanist and sing. I was second up, and I liked my performance, and by the applause I guess others did too.

Next, we were called up to form two rows, and the choreographer taught us a way too complex but [where's my thesaurus?] short routine, which we did following her about 37 times, then to music twice as many, and then half of them were told to sit down and the rest of us did the routine once in the front row and once in the back row. And then the sitters danced and the dancers sat. I could not follow the logic of the dance routine. After 5 times through, I stopped trying to keep up. I do not want to be doing that choreography on stage. It will look great, but it's more stylized than I care for. I just hope they will allow for a non-dancing butcher.

When it was over, the director said email would go out inviting people to call-backs and co-director added that only certain roles were needing callbacks, so don't panic of you aren't called back. Callbacks are Wednesday and Thursday.

As we left, the 10 pm group was gathering. 8 pm had more people, they took the full hour, we were out of there in 45 minutes.

Home, gave Spook some treats, made a Boston Market beef & noodles dinner, ice cream w/walnuts for dessert.

Did I mention that yesterday I ran windows update on the laptop? It needed it. But not for the ransomware thing - that was installed months ago.

Plans for tomorrow:
Break the new box some more
Check my email for a callback notice.
Maybe wok up the beef slices being tenderized in the fridge. Which means I need to steam some rice.

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