Friday, February 29, 2008

The mystery of IT help desk personnel

So I don't know if you've noticed this but most all IT help desk people are skinny short white chaps with pasty skin and spiky hair. At least all of them at my current client site are. It's true. They're all about 5'5". They all spike their hair. Look vaguely Israeli. Are always addressed by their last names. Skinnier than Resh (and you have to admit, Resh is pretty skinny). Skin so pasty you wonder if they've been eating hog feed. (Yes, I know that last one was gross). Which I don't quite understand. Admittedly the cafeteria smells like animals (btw, I just found out what the smell is around here - it's the smell of cooking animal feed) but the food isn't so bad. They had biscuits and gravy with sausage for breakfast yesterday. And there are windows in the IT department. I know, I've been there. There is sunlight. It's all very odd. They wear bell bottom jeans and striped t-shirts with heavy black boots. It's a whole new culture there.

It's almost like they're.... aliens.... or something.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Maybe not the Gaza Strip area

I think I've finally recovered from the wedding madness that was January. Had a company offsite in Florida (Clearwater beach, very nice) as well. Put the travel bug back in my body as with the prospect of being grounded until June (I'm grounded until June) is making me want to travel more. Given that I have just spent pretty much the entire morning being thrown out of one room after another at my client site because they have no space for me, I figured blogging would help me feel less irritated.

So here are travel plans for the next few months. I was thinking New York for President's Day weekend. Time to redeem those SPG points. Plus can then drive to Black Cobra's in Noo Jerzey and drop off her boxes and pick up my suitcases (She moved her things you see. In my bags. Now I have to go retrieve them. And I sent her car off, you know. With all her things in it. But 3 boxes wouldn't fit. So I have to drop them off. Are you all caught up now? Good).

And then off to Dubai again end March and some of April. From there to my very first proper vacation to a foreign land as an earning adult. Are you ready for this? I'm going to Israel!

Yes, very exciting, I know! Lots of places in Israel will be visited! Along with the Dead Sea! I shall make a list! And look up places to stay! And transportation options! Hah! It will be fun! I'm very thrilled! It's another project! And this one definitely involves making lists! And one that I can make the decisions on! Hah! I love it! I shall get a mud wrap!

Do you want to come?