May 5th, 2004

My Widdle Bwain

Meeting Madness

E-mail:

Subject: Invitation: Staff Meeting (May 6 09:00 AM PDT in XXX's office)
Body of the message: XXX would like to have a staff meeting at 100pm today


Clarification was requested on the exact time and date of the meeting. It was concluded that it is supposed to be at 1 PM today.

Conversation had at 1 PM today:

Me: Do you know where Boss Man is?

The Other VB Programmer: He's in XXX's office, in the meeting.

Me: ... Aren't we supposed to be in that meeting?

TOVBP: *glares* Someone had a miscommunication.


So my boss sent out an e-mail invite to a meeting where the time and date put in the body of the message conflicted with the time and date in the subject line -- but it turns out that we weren't actually invited to the meeting at all.

I am left with a deep and abiding sense of "huh??"
  • Current Mood
    confuzzled
My Widdle Bwain

New Coworker Nickname

Rejoice and be happy! One of my coworkers has achieved that most coveted of all things: his own personal nick-name. Whee!! The award of a nick-name is a special, personalized occasion, not to be taken lightly.

The new nick-name is Harbinger Of Doom. Not because he brings me problems. Oh, no, he doesn't. What he does do is always come over when I am in the middle of a problem and sit in my cube and talk at me about absolutely nothing for no apparent reason. I do not know who this guy is or why he wants to talk to me. He's not in my department, and he's not one of the key users outside my department who I talk to regularly. In fact, he's pretty much not related to my job at all. But still he comes and sits and chats about nothing and keeps me from being able to fix major problems. And he only does this when I have major problems to fix. He never does this when I am bored, or have nothing to do.

Personally, I'm starting to suspect that he is some kind of sadistic, evil mastermind who goes and causes problems in production for me to have to solve just so he can come and sit in my cube and watch me squirm and try to come up with a polite way to say "Why are you sitting in my cube??? I'm busy, and I don't even know who you are! Why do you haunt me like this?!?"
  • Current Mood
    cracking
Happy Brain

Day of Nightwish

The radio station I listen to at work (www.radioseven.se) managed today to play two Nightwish songs that I had never heard before. One of them I know of ("Over the Hills and Far Away" -- [Bad username: taeriel,]this link</a> on it.

It also turned up the happy news that they will be having a new album, Once, released in June! W00~t! There is a thread on a board talking about the new albumhere.