Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 | Life in Czeltistan

Things I need to do:
1) Send replies to several personal emails I’m behind in replying to.
2) Write my bio for my high school reunion book.
3) Clean my apartment.
4) About 1,000 other things I’m sure I’m forgetting about, but all of which are far, far more important than anything I’m actually doing.

Things I’m actually doing:
1) Becoming horribly addicted to the show House, MD. (Damn you, Hugh Laurie. Why must you be so talented? And what’s with those blue eyes? Quit it.)
2) Visiting the local pub and chatting with friends.
3) Plotting future vacations, which largely consist of things I can’t afford to do right now or don’t have enough vacation time to go about doing.
4) Writing stupid blog entries.
5) Wondering again why it is that I don’t have a cult following.

So, as you can see, I’m being terribly productive.

I blame work. While we’re replacing and adding to our web production/front-end developer staff, a small army of us are covering overflow web duties. I had cheerfully put all that out of my brain by this point. And really, since I’ve written any code, things have progressed. I look at the code our guys have written since then, and it makes me dizzy. (Yay, web staff, for being so talented, but sheesh, give a girl a break already.) So it’s nice that I’m so billable, but by the time I get home, I have just enough brainpower left to figure out the remotes and make the DVD player start doing its job. (Though sometimes not even that much. I got stuck watching some really horrible shows the other day ‘coz the remote was waaaay over there, you see, and I just couldn’t work up the energy to get to it.)

Eventually, the insanity will pass and soon we’ll be back into Trek season at work. (I’m looking forward to the “break” that the craziness of Trek season will bring. Is that wrong?) And in the meantime, hey — brain workout. That’s something, right? (Why do I not lose weight on brain workouts? So unfair.)

Anyhoo… apropos of nothing, this news item about this year’s Derek Jeter baseball card makes me want to go out and try to find one. Hooray for Photoshop nonsense! Forget everything you’ve heard about the program being a serious image editing tool. This is what it’s really designed for. 200 years from now, people will find one of these and try to figure out how they screwed up the timeline in the whole “reanimating the dead” thing. “Holy cow. They had that 100 years earlier than we thought! Look — Mickey Mantle!”

6 Comments to Arrgh.


Perhaps you would have a cult following if you’d tell us what you’d like sacrificed to you. What, we gotta do all the work out here?


When you write the bio, don’t mention prison, and tell them that your father was only kidding when he said all that stuff. He was referring to somebody else’s president. Yeah, that’s it.


?? A cult following ?? What do you have in mind??

Will there be red-velvet cake slices as an incentive to join?
Please advise..


Sammy I have been a charter member of your cult since my freshman year. I may even have the fine distinction of being the longest member of said cult! I believe floating cereal in beer was one of the initiation events. (Or was that beer in the hospital? I forget!)

czeltic girl

We floated cereal in beer? That I don’t remember. (Gee, I wonder why.) I do, however, remember smuggling the beer into your hospital room.

Well, I guess that’s how I develop a cult following: Beer.

captain flummox

Oh, I think you qualify for cult status. Being a cult and simultaneously producing billable work — that’s a nifty accomplishment there.

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