I think there is a widely unused tactic for breaking an either boring or disgruntled conversation that needs to be looked at again by a good majority of the human race. The tactic could be used to simply see if someone is paying attention. Take this instance for example.

person: So, do you gather information to prepare a lawsuit?
lawyer: no not really
person: do you gather information to defend someone?
lawyer: no I don't realy do that either.
person: well, what is it that you do do?

Did you catch it? No it is not the fact that one individual is called a "person" and the other is a "lawyer" as if the lawyer was not a person. The person, with skill, slipped in a "crap joke" in the conversation. I had a similar conversation last night with a lawyer and completely missed the opportunity.


I've noticed that many of the blogs I visit (see list to left) have dwindled on their # of posts per week considerably over the summer. Two possible explanations:
1) They are all at Disney World 3 out of 5 days a week on vacation.
2) Winter just produces more than a normal because they are all wimps and won't go outside.


Yahoo! LAUNCH - Ricky Skaggs: Artist Page
This song always pisses me off. Watching the video made me want to smack that guy.

Not for cat lovers.


Thanks Johnny
Link goes to write up in the Tennessean, the paper from his home town.


Yahoo! LAUNCH - Johnny Cash: Videos
The Man in Black still has it. Reports say he is going to Cali next week to record a new album. He has something like 40 songs ready to record.
Don't quit Johnny.

Is it better, as a corporate workerbee, to take on twice as much responsibility and demand a raise right away? Demand it at all? Or just work your hiney off and network with all your new contacts? I've done the later. The responsibility spike is only temporary, but I think I've pulled it off pretty well. It has forced me to streamline responsibilities, making my usuall responsibilities much easier. I'm looking forward to the downswing when I will be able to put some of those streamlining procedures in place and work on some other projects that should ease my day and the days of those around me.

There will be lots of rememberances, memorials and messages today about 9/11/2001. I read an amazing account about the last person pulled from the rubble yesterday. She believes and angel held her hand until she was rescued. I will work twice as hard today to support the system that was attacked.


What a crack up. This guy packed himself in a crate and flew to DeSoto from Dallas.


In case you are wondering what to get me for Christmas.


Just for smiles..
Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
finishes given assignments on time. Often, Bob takes extended
measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
breaks. Bob is an individual who has absolutely no
vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
classified as a high-caliber employee, the type that cannot be
dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
executed as soon as possible.
Project Leader

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Shortly thereafter, the HR department received the following memo from the Project Leader:

Sorry, but that idiot was reading over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly read only the odd numbered lines of my assessment.

Project Leader