So ... today I node
d some, but people did not seem to like my nodes. One even got brutally downvoted, even if IMHO
it was simply factual, and I stand by it: I still think that building your own toaster oven
is kind of a stupid and dangerous idea, much like making your own explosive
s, but without the imaginable justifications.
Besides that, I just came back from a nice weekend in Queretaro
, a town I definitely reccomend to visitors of Mexico
. A beautiful, big, colonial city centre, with a lot of people - but not overcrowded. And nice, friendly people, all of them, including the taxi drivers
(I know that New York
ers will not believe me here, but it is true). Walked around a lot, ate birria
The first night was horrible. I came close to a relationship crash with my SO. The following day we made up, and now we are in a kind of happy, mellow spell - I certainly hope that it lasts.
Some swimming in the pool got us both slightly burned in strange spots, which is the effect of hastily applied SPF 20 sun cream. A lot of little tikes running around, but not obnoxious. They even lent us a ball for playing pool-volley (more like "goofy seal-like creatures volley" if you ask me).
At work, the Lesser Kahuna is away. The Big Kahuna is back, but I do not interact directly with him out of religious reverence, respect due to age, and a well defined fear that he will fire my ass if I presume. And how should I presume ?.
This means all decision taking is postponed to tomorrow.
The evil consultant
s that I mentiond on July 27,2000
have not sent word yet. It is clear that, to them, we are dogwash
What else ? Miss Nice, the terribly nice new coworker has been nice again, all day long. Maybe she is on drugs, but certainly one welcomes her presence.
I am having my techies shuffled from one room to another, due to higher, weightier priorities. This sucks. The same dude keeps pestering me for the same raise, which I cannot grant him because I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY for it !
I wish he understood, and either left or shut up. But no, he looks at me with big round eyes, and makes me feel guilty.