Saturday, March 29, 2008

Changing office view

Remember these?

Well, I changed my view....


yip, that's the view from the top of the hill on our land in Costa Rica.
And aren't you impressed with how well I framed it with the tree leaves coming down around the edges?
I did that on purpose.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cactus Truck

I saw this on the highway today, thought it was interesting.



Sunday, March 23, 2008

Car manufacturer emblems

I'm been thinking about emblems lately. I think its because I look at cars coming around the course and I don't know what they are. I think, how will I identify this car if it hits a cone, because I don't know what it is. So, I started thinking that I should pay more attention while I'm driving and maybe I'll figure out what's confusing me.
It worked.

here is a selection of the most common brands at autox:
They are all round!

here are the exceptions:

of course this one is a hybrid:

and this is what marks me as a "girl"; do you see the differences between these 2 cars?
the only way I can tell is to look at the logos.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

"SAT words"?

I've started thinking that the reason why some of our younger staff don't follow my direction is because they don't understand the meaning of the words I use.

here are two that have come up recently:

status quo

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Saving Daylight: for what?!

I hate daylight savings.

Mostly because we don't do it here in Arizona.
What that used to mean is that 1/2 the year I was 2 hours behind at work, and then the other 1/2 I was 3 hours behind.
There is a big difference between 2 and 3.
Being 3 hours behind (I get to work at 9, its now Noon in DC) means that the people I work with/for are going to LUNCH when I get to work.
At this point, they are frustrated that the emails and phone-calls they left for me all morning are still not answered.
When its 2 hours, its still "morning" when I return the messages. Not as frustrating.

Frustration number 2: Most people don't realize that AZ doesn't change time. So, I get phone calls at 6am (oh, I'm sorry, I thought it was 7!); those meetings that I said I could get up for at 6am so that they could do them first thing in the morning? now I have to be awake and alert at 5; all that traveling I do? now my body has another hour to go before its awake while I sit in meetings wishing I drank coffee.

Our lovely President went and changed the daylight savings months last year.
Instead of it being 6 and 6, now its NINE and 3... I ask you, what is the point?! 
If the time is saving daylight for more months a year than its not, why don't we just permanently change it!! and stop all this nonsense!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Maybe Max isn't so dumb

He just smelled the milk in a little jug but it was too low for him to reach it to have a taste, so he dipped his paw in and licked it.

Now, in some contexts, that could be considered a "tool".

Maybe I'm watching evolution in action, and the next thing you know he'll be walking upright on his back legs!