Archive for June, 2016

memorable search Monday

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Some weeks it is just abundantly clear that I would be lost without the internet. 1. “what is the best day to call comcast” (no clear answer online, but based on my own experience in answering customer service calls, I’d say Tuesday) 2. “hiking pack shoulder strap collarbone” (such a relief when other people have […]

Happy Fathers Day!

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Thanks, Dad!

“new traffic pattern”

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

‘Tis the season for road construction, of course, and there’s a stretch of highway that’s part of my commute that’s been undergoing “night road work” for about a month now. Of the many unhelpful signs surrounding this project, my current favorite is “New Traffic Pattern Ahead.” Apparently what that means is “we drew all the […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, June 17th, 2016

within me, an invincible summer, by notcaycepollard “Canada, then. I like Canada. The people are nice. I heard they give you a gallon of maple syrup with your passport, that true?” “I dunno, I’ll make sure to include that point in negotiations.” (I want this for the team so much — Sam and Bucky and […]

movie review: Zootopia

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

I liked it! I mean, okay, I pretty much watched it because of the snuggly cheetah, but I liked it! Music: catchy Visuals: enjoyable World building: deliberately vague Plot: technically present Characters: snuggly cheetah! (and some others, also fun) Fanfic: plentiful And really, it’s an animated movie that makes enjoyable references to many other movies […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

A coworker unironically used the term “man card” in a conversation with me this week. (As in “If I did that I’d have to turn in my man card.”) On the one hand, I had to carefully censor my reply in order to maintain workplace harmony. On the other hand, I finally know what guys […]

random computer grumbling

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

aka: Why the tab key and the enter key shouldn’t be considered interchangeable. At work we use a program for data entry that uses the enter key instead of the tab key to move between fields. I would really love to meet the person who made that decision, so I could shake their hand and […]

memorable search Monday

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Every once in a while we have team meetings at work where we are reminded not to google things for callers. (Which is hilarious, because we spend at least 25% of our day playing tech support.) But it reminded me this week that sometimes my work searches are the best ones, so here’s a recent […]

star trek beyond: the search for spock

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

So far we’ve had ‘Star Trek’ (mysterious and powerful unknown alien shows up and starts wrecking stuff) and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (Khan shows up and starts wrecking stuff), which is actually pretty spot on with the original first two movies. Which means ‘Star Trek Beyond’ must be the one that’s kind of like Star […]

caturday is here!

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

When I woke up at 6:30, it was sunny, and I thought to myself, ‘I’ll just get a *little* bit of extra sleep after feeding the cat, and then I’ll be ready to rock this day!’ When I woke up at 8:30, it was cloudy, and I thought to myself, ‘Huh, maybe not.’ Now it’s […]