Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

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Nothing Seems Real

Every now and then, nothing seems real to me. Today was one of those days. My last day at Microsoft was a busy one, I had a lot of wrapping up to do, managed to get the non-upgraded machine back to playing video, which took a while because of how tedious it is to restore the configurations on it. When I get to Terayon I'll encourage them to fix this. It should not be difficult for a programmer to figure out.

Boss was very low key, I think he was surprised I didn't bail early. I just don't work like that.

Found time to say goodbye to almost everyone I wanted to. A couple of folks came by the office after I sent my "Goodbye, and Thanks For All The Fish" email. I was especially happy to find one particular person in her office. Someone I have a bit of a crush on, I think she's DDG, partly because of her looks, but also because she's bright and charming. And spoken for, of course, darn it.

Got everything done I'd planned on, except my office mate did not buy the PDA, he couldn't figure out how to make it work, and I was busy elsewhere. Nice guy, smart, but he has a mental block against anything with a Windows operating system. The machine needed resetting to its factory defaults, which is easy enough to do if you go online and look through HP's support pages, which is what I did when I got home tonight. I'll sell it on eBay. Unless someone here wants to buy:

  • HP iPaq rx1995

  • USB/power cradle

  • USB/power adapter (not a cradle, but does the same function)

  • Car charger

  • extra styli

  • extra battery

  • clear plastic case

  • black cloth case

  • manual

  • Applications CD

  • Original box

Bought some goodies in the company store. T-shirts (one which says "backward compatible" mirror imaged), brain in a petri dish, a Rube Goldberg-ish toy, and a little stuffed cow with a microsoft T-shirt on her. Which I gave to the fellow who plays our Jekyll's Father. The story goes like this - in this role he's corpse-like on a gurney, in a straitjacket. We wanted to get him a teddy bear in a straitjacket, but the only ones we could find were $250 on eBay. It's a long story.  

J-H was pretty good tonight. I got out all my lines, did the songs well, and after the quartet someone in the audience said "wow" loud enough for everyone to hear. The final scene was the best it has ever been. Lots of standing ovation.  Good to see johnnyeponymous - I hope he does a write-up for SFSF - I can provide photos. Theater friend Marilyn was there, she was quite overwhelmed by the fact that I was singing in this one. Don't know why, she has a copy the DVD of me in  Pirates of Penzance, which was a much bigger singing role.

Another face from both my and bigcatroary's past were "Captain" Jack & his lovely wife Phyllis. That's her in my icon photo. bigcatroary is the guy on the left. Haven't seen them in years. She said her lovely redheaded daughter is now living in Ohio and has a 4-year-old. Sigh.

Tomorrow: buy an eraser and erase my notes from the original script (that won't take long, after a couple of rehearsals I copied the script and wrote my notes on the copy).
PetSmart - buy some flea stuff for the kitties, and maybe see farmount if she's there.

Now: get some sleep.
Tags: theater, work

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