Archive for September, 2013

happy otterday!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Last otterday of September! I believe these otters have located ::ahem:: someone’s missing bukkit. [photo via The Daily Otter on tumblr, via Monterey Bay Aquarium]


Sunday, September 29th, 2013

There I was, my last morning in Baltimore, enjoying the sunshine. And then I saw this. Guess where I was when I took that picture? Yes, I was ON THE SKYWALK. I’m *hoping* that it was just the bit beyond the sign that was, you know, dangerously in need of repair. (I peeked; it was […]

@ home, day 4

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Back from the expo! With much work to be done to get ready to be back at work. Tomorrow. (What was I thinking?) I had a funny photo to share, but then I turned my phone off without sending it to myself. Tomorrow will have to suffice. Luckily, I have a funny story to replace […]

@ expo, day 3

Friday, September 27th, 2013

My day in numbered list format! 1. Free breakfast = good breakfast. 2. Networking and I don’t mix. 3. “Business is not a zero sum game.” 4. Organic cheese puffs were only the tip of the iceberg. Who knew healthy food included so many pastries? 5. The reason I’m not carrying a bag isn’t because […]

@ expo, day 2

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Ah, the allure of free stuff. I picked up a pen shaped like a twig today. Why? I don’t know! It was free, I had a moment of weakness. That is also my excuse for the plastic pedometer, the canvas bag I already have, and what has to be the ugliest blender bottle ever to […]

It’s a nice room, okay?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

One of my favorite things about this show is that there tends to be a lot of free food around. One of my least favorite things is that people keep trying to get me to leave the free food and go out to networking dinners, where I will be expected to act sociable and and […]

@ expo, laughable amounts of tech

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Day 1 — relatively smooth sailing, aided by the fact that no actual sailing took place. One of the options this year was that you could borrow an iPad, like taking out a library book. I admit that I signed up for one mostly to see what iPads are like, with the secondary motivation of […]

countdown clock

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Less than 24 hours before I am off to the airport! Hopefully I managed to get enough stuff done today that I am adequately prepared. Exceptionally prepared would be even better, but I’ll take adequately. Current status: total freakout mode (looking forward to the moment when this shifts to cool competence mode — fingers crossed […]

happy otterday!

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

This is Sea Otter Awareness Week! (A real thing! Sea Otter Awareness Week) Things I have learned today: 1. Sea otters have an awareness week. 2. Lots of aquariums have cool logos. And so, otters!

movie review: Now You See Me

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Overall review: I liked it, but I probably wouldn’t watch it again. Surprise~realization: Turns out tumblr spoiled me for the big reveal without even trying, but that was cool. I don’t really like suspense, so it actually made the movie much more enjoyable for me. Magicians: smarmy. Had to keep reminding myself that I wasn’t […]