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No earth shattering kaboom

May 24, 2016 - 17:40 -- Admin

For years I've thought I'd been a possible cog in a cultural shift. I felt pretty good about myself. But I never knew for sure. An opportunity came to flat-out ask someone if I had been a cog and they said I was not.I held onto that—that I was a possible cog—like you would not believe. So I lost it. I lost that feeling of having been possibly cog-awesome. Oh sure, I'm still awesome. I'm just not the possibly cog-awesome person I thought I was.

Re-gaffed my ugg boot

May 23, 2016 - 22:27 -- Admin

The silver gaffer tape keeping the hole closed on the top of my left ugg boot frayed so I had to re-gaff the hole with black gaffer tape, which now matches the black tape on the matching boot covering a like hole. They're so old and shapeless with the matching colored tape I'll have trouble telling them apart.

Big day

May 23, 2016 - 19:50 -- Admin

It was a big day. A big, exhausting day. I had a pit crew meeting. While it was an anxiety-riddled event I got praised for good work—that I was an asset respected for his gumption and talent. It was nice to hear. I know I'm awesome but it's far more awesome to have someone else say it than me. If I say it I just sound like a tool.Post meet I ached in the tum and my body was sore.

Stolen pen no longer rolling

May 22, 2016 - 09:55 -- Admin

I knowingly and publicly stole a pen from a recent pokie palace visit—I was at reception, held their pen up and said "I need a pen; can I please have it?" and they did not say no—but it was sans pen led and of the tubular kind.Which means when I place it on the book in the shed where I note my exercise and other metrics unless the book is flat the pen rolls off and into the innards of the box of crap the book sits on.So I needed to make the stolen pen stop rolling.

Third ping

May 18, 2016 - 20:02 -- Admin

I sent a third ping as per one of my three, six and 12 month goals upon re-spawn. I got a ping back—another faint one but a confirmation ping nonetheless.It felt good to have fired another shot into the dark. I spent the day carving up PDFs and converting some of them to Word to meet accessibility. Sometimes there's a preceding text, sometimes you have to rebuild it. I lost my day slicing and dicing then writing and uploading.

The rust flaked off but it still worked

May 17, 2016 - 20:07 -- Admin

I've been working long enough to have been involved in a tender process. Let me stress how horrid it is to be involved in a tender process—writing it, reading it, vetting it, whatever it is the process sucks brass door knobs. Which I imagine would be both difficult and irritating to suck.I got chucked into prepping a document from a panel of providers and the rusted-old tender skills, honed over that short span of my career where I had to be involved in a tender, kicked in.

I enjoyed the shiny fruits of my labours

May 6, 2016 - 17:59 -- Admin

Being mobility impaired—I can walk but it hurts and my knees sometimes feel they will split any second—I have to use lifts instead of stairs, even if going just a floor or two.I also have my delicious cheek scar. As luck would have it the lift cars I've been taking of late are the ones I got lit up with LEDs, the luminescence significantly increased.