February 17th, 2006

magikist

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Joke of the day:

An aging man lived alone in Ireland. His only son was in Long Kesh Prison, and he didn't know anyone who would spade up his potato garden.

The old man wrote to his son about it, and received this reply, "For HEAVENS SAKE, don't dig up that garden, that's where I buried the GUNS!!!!!"

At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen British soldiers showed up and dug up the entire garden, but didn't find any guns.

Confused, the man wrote to his son telling him what happened and asking him what to do next.

His son's reply was: "Just plant your potatoes."
magikist

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I'm in what you might call trainer's limbo right now. I'm not sure whether I'm going to Santa Clara, CA next week or not, because the client hasn't gotten back to the boss about whether or not they're ready to start their project. I have my materials together, I'm just waiting for a phone call or an email to tell me to get my plane ticket and my materials printed. If they do decide to start next week, it's going to cost them an arm and a leg to get me there, is all I have to say.

Last night Mary asked me to drive her to school and pick her up afterwards. I had been spending most of my time in my office, so I said sure, drove her to school, then went to Borders for the next two and a half hours. I spent about half of that time wandering around looking at books, and the other half of the time in the cafe, drinking Cafe Americano (out of a glass, if you can believe that) and scribbling in a notebook. Didn't buy anything, but it was fun to get out of the house.

I took Mary to get a TB test so that she can do her externship after she finishes her class. She's going to need to take over the keyboard here in a little while, because she's taking a class in Windows over the Internet. Don't ask me why I'm not teaching her myself.

Oh well, off to prepare the training materials for the week after next. This one's going to be mostly cutting; I have the materials all set, I just need to cut out the parts they don't want me to teach. Maybe I should have lunch first...
magikist

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Well, that answers that question. I was talking to my boss (the lead contact at the company I'm contracting with), and explained that I was waiting to hear whether or not I was going to California next week. He said, "You wouldn't be going next week, you'll be going the week of the 27th, if at all." That's when it dawned on me that I had skipped an entire week, and I actually have another week to prepare.

Duh.

The good news, however, is that I have all of my preparation done a week early. You know, maybe that's what I need to do from now on.