New York, New York

Yesterday was a travel day in so many senses of the word… woke up at 8am, went and got a headphone splitting thing from Radio Shack, drove to ‘s place, and had her drop me and to the BART station, where we took it to the Oakland Airport. Sat at the airport for a while, watching DVDs and stuff, showed up not too long after we got there, and not too long after that.
a bunch of short sentences

One busy day…

So after losing (yes, not loosing) a day yesterday because of a migrane, I now have a crapload of work to do today because I’m heading off for AXNY tomorrow. I have to make sure that things happen while I’m gone, and get some certain things done because they are needed while I’m gone.

I’ve made a very long list of things to pack, and I know I’m forgetting something. I, of course, won’t remember it until I’m halfway to the airport. (And strangely enough, typing this made me remember three more things.)

Work work work… and I have to wake up early tomorrow on top of it all.

Adobe, Fonts, Hotels, and New York

If I have any way to sum up the last three days of my life, it is thusly.


On Monday and Tuesday, I basically wasted away my whole work day just trying to convert these two fonts from Mac to PC without using a utility that I had to pay for. The painful part was that I had managed to do it in the past, but forgot how. Tuesday afternoon I finally figured out how.

Then again, last night, I was doing some random testing of AXNY Newsletter stuffs, and it turns out that PageMaker 6.5 (for OS 9) does not like certain fonts on my computer. Illustrator 10 (For OS X) happens to work just fine, and I could always pass stuff through, but it would be a pain in the ass. So tonight I’m going to finish what I started and buy the PageMaker 7 upgrade at Fry’s. If that doesn’t fix my problem, I won’t be happy.

We finally figured out our rooming situation for the days we’ll be in New York that aren’t covered by staffing. We leave on Wednesday and return on Wednesday. If I planned it correctly, there should be an shipment on my desk at work when I return, and in that shipment will be Mario Sunshine. I seriously considered taking my GameCube with me and buying it there, but was convinced otherwise.

Am I Invisible?

This makes two days in a row now that, as I get to work in the morning, I’ve had someone I know get into an elevator and had the door shut in my face because they didn’t hold it for me.

Thanks a lot, guys.

*beep* Battery Low *beep*

I am now going on my 28th consecutive waking hour. Yes, I know people do more than that, but how many work two full work days within that?

I was sick and tired of tossing and turning until 4am every morning for the last two weeks. Rather than try to move my sleep clock backwards, I’m going forwards.

Now I just have to stay awake until bedtime.

Must.. keep… moving.

No! Bad World! No cookie!

For the love of all things holy, people!

It’s spelled “lose”! One ‘o’!

Not “loose”!

(Okay, maybe not getting enough sleep and not eating enough are making me slightly cranky.)

You can’t win ’em all…

So my order has been sitting doing very weird things. It’s been sitting as “ready to ship” for the last three days, with an estimated delivery of August 1st. For a week before that, it was complaining about delayed items, when all of the items “usually ship in 24 hours”. So I emailed customer support.

They said, yes, there had been weirdness with the order, here’s a $5 coupon, your order has shipped and should be there on the date listed on the webpage, August 7th.


A last minute update. The webpage is a bit confused. It appears that they are now using time machines to deliver their goods. It’s a shame I didn’t have mine shipped to 1999, I could have included a gift wrap with a note that said “sell all your Yahoo! shares now!”

Now I’m only five movies behind.

Saw three movies over the weekend.

Still waiting on my order that was mysteriously delayed for a week. (That was the third thing I was going to mention last time.)

We had a group meeting today, the whole group under our V.P. There are 113 people in the group now, and most of them were in that room (some of us are spread out over the various international offices). When I started here, there were 11 of us (including one who started on the same day as me). Scary.