Thursday, January 12, 2006

Safety Tips

Slapped upside the head this week -
  • 52 degrees today?? WTF??? It's January 12th.... IN WISCONSIN. Don't tease me like this. I drove out to the Waukesha club today with the window down and the music loud. That's not supposed to happen until May. And I couldn't enjoy it as much knowing that the weather is going to absolutely SUCK until May, and it would be another 4 months before a day like this again. If weather was normal, I wouldn't have remembered what this was like, and could have managed another few months no worse for the wear. You're a bitch Mother Nature.
  • Packers hired the 49ers Offensive Coordinator, Mike McCarthy. I need a few days to wrap my head around this one before I talk about it too much. I have a slight problem with the deja-vu. This is the anniversary ( to the day ) of the hiring of Mike Holmgren as head coach, who was also a 49er Offensive Coordinator. I'm not completely happy with this choice - but I'm going to give it a day or to, and see how it sits.
  • Speaking of Packer coaches.... the recently fired Mike Sherman has just interviewed for the New Orleans Saints job. I can't imagine that anyone really, really wants that job, given all the franchise went through last year, but for a particular reason, I hope Sherman gets that job. The Saints have on their roster, a one Mike McKenzie, former defensive back of the Green Bay Packers. McKenzie was traded to the Saints in the 2004 season after saying he refused to play for Coach Sherman, and wanted out of Green Bay. Well, he got his wish - and I really hope karma comes back to bite McKenzie in the ass, and the Saints hire Mike Sherman. That would be some funny sh*t. They should broadcast the first team meeting that Sherman holds, and just have a camera on McKenzie's face.
  • Fired Saints coach, Jim Haslett is interviewing all over the country for head coaching jobs in the NFL. HOW? Here's a guy that hasn't ever done ANYTHING in New Orleans, and yet is being coveted by NFL teams. Is there any other profession on the planet where you can be ABSOLUTELY mediocre, and after being fired, have other companies pursue you with zeal for a job? I don't understand it.
  • Which reminds me of an incident that happened at work today. One of our 'employees' purchased some software for her job. This was okay'd by the company, and when the software arrived, I was sent out to install it on 3 PCs. You only need one license for this software, because it comes with some apparatus, and can only use it on one machine at a time. I was going to install it on a PC at our Waukesha location, our West Allis location, and our Wauwatosa location. The software was at the Waukesha location, so I went there first, and was going to take it with me when I left. Only I didn't take it with me, because I couldn't install it. It seems that when she received the software, she threw out ALL the packaging that came with it...... INCLUDING the CD case. She kept the CD, which was nice of her, because she thought that was all we needed. She has never heard of a Registration Code, and couldn't understand why I was upset when I didn't have the number. She also couldn't understand why not having the number would stop me from installing it at all. This is a person that is required to have a college degree for her position. In today's world, how do you make it through college and not understand that? And who throws away CD cases that the software COMES in?
  • I've put in a call to the software company's tech support, and I should have an answer back by Easter.

More tomorrow, I should have a short day. Yes, I know I just jinxed myself there.

10 Comments:

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Nick said...

Ohhhh... ouch! Though I have you beat by one... I once had a prof throw out a parallel port dongle... and I had to rummage through a trash can to find it because those cost a mint to replace.

And if you don't know what a dongle is... I don't blame you... nobody uses em anymore really. But its a plastic hunk that plugs into a parallel port that acts like a pass-through (so you could still plug in printers and stuff), but has a special hardware code in it that the software looked for. The software wouldn't run unless the dongle was plugged in.

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Intense said...

I love the tease of the 52 degree weather!!! Loved the chat last night:)

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Intense said...

I just saw it and love it!!!!

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

If I were you, I'd be very nervous about the hiring of anything to do with the worst team in football, a.k.a. the 49ers.

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger ptg said...

I want to hear how late you're at the club when it turns to 24 hours. Then I'll giggle more. :o)

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger Intense said...

What the hell is BNS?

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger Will said...

You have a vagina, you're not allowed to know what BNS is.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Intense said...

Will that is not very nice:(.......

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger ptg said...

ha ha ha, I know what the BNS is!

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Intense said...

ptg....tell me what BNS is.....Come On.

 

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