No entry yesterday because I had to go to a work thing that lasted until 8 PM. When I got back home, I looked like Phyllis Diller; man, I was beat. And I'm still really tired today. If you expect anything but a semi-coherent, crap entry, you shall be disappointed. But come on, read some more!
The event was our user's group meeting. In normal person lingo, that means a big group of users for our software get together for a week of training and presentations. Not only was I the only programmer there, but I was also the youngest by a few years, I'm guessing. That's a precarious situation for someone whose reservoir of social skills is actually a vacuum capable of destroying the space shuttle. Some of the users would be sitting around, talking about a particular feature that I know something about, and I'd try to jump into the conversation with a remark. Understandably, they'd just say, "What are you, the bus boy? Go get me some cashews and one of the fancy soaps from the bathroom." This is because, not only was I the youngest, but I am so youthful looking, I expect to be carded for alcohol until I am 57 years old. And when I'm no longer carded at 57, it'll only be because the drinking age has been lowered to 12.
However, I enjoyed the user's group simply for the facilities. The conference was in this big, fancy hotel, and right outside the meeting room, they set up a table with a vast array of goodies. It had fruit and cookies and drinks and, most tantalizing, Reese's Pieces. I love Reese's Pieces, but I never eat them because I always accidentally see the nutritional info on the side of the bag. Seeing the nutritional info for candy is like seeing one of the knights from Medieval Times at Denny's after the show; it sours the whole experience. However, since it was just a huge vat of candy, it didn't have any scary warnings on the side. I was free to just dive in. And dive in I did. I wanted to fill my pockets with that stuff, and I would've, if I'd been wearing my pants with candy proof pockets. In retrospect, it was a pretty good afternoon. I answered an occasional question, but most of my time was devoted to sitting and eating candy.
I would continue, but work has been very stressful lately. I'll save it for one of my better-adjusted days.Posted by Cody at February 9, 2006 6:43 PM