You what really annoys me sometime…. It’s when people don’t ask you how your day is. You know, if you’re friends with someone, I just feel that upon greeting them that day, or specific time you should say, “Hi, how are you doing” or something like that. Maybe it’s just the fact that I’ve been raised in a customer service home. You know, being raised at the store, you welcomed everyone with ‘Good Morning so-and-so, how are you doing today” It was just the nice thing to do. But what’s happened? How come people don’t ask you how you are doing? Blah. I just think that if you’re going to be friends with someone, you should ask them how they are doing.
On the other hand though, it does ANNOY the hell out of me when some people ask me how I’m doing. IE, There’s this guy who works in the Santa Monica office who IMs me like once a week with some stupid problem. I always know that when he IMs me he’s got a problem. I’ve NEVER met the guy in person, I’ve NEVER talked to him on the phone. I only talk to him through AIM, But he ALWAYS blabs for a while, you know “HOw you doing” blah blah. In these cases, I know the guy doesn’t give a shit about how I’m doing, so why bother asking? You’ve got a problem, IM me and say, “I have a problem” don’t waste my time with “How are you”, etc!
But I do think that people who should care, should ALWAYS ask how one is doing.. It took a while to get Andrew to do it all the time, but now he’s good at it. Just have to push the rest of my friends to do it. lol
You might notice that this post is a little late in the day for me… I usually post shortly after I get to work…. Well let me start with last night…
I ended up working from home till 5:30 or so, then stopped because I was asked to push things back to 6:30. So I tried getting on at 6:30 to work, but the network here was down because they were doing work. So I didn’t do my work last night and just planned on doing it this morning. Since I had already put in 3 hours extra yesterday anyways.
Well I went to bed about 9pm.. And lately I haven’t been sleeping too well… More on that later… Anyways, I go to bed and then some jerk calls me at 10:30! So I get online to find out who it was, Find it it’s the guy that ALWAYS calls people when they aren’t on call… (I should really add his number to my phone so that I know who it is). So I get online and am kinda bitchy to him, because I’m NOT ON CALL this week! And then go to bed. Of course I couldn’t get back to sleep. 🙁
Well I wake up about 4:30 and still couldn’t get on the VPN, so I figure maybe it’s just that that’s not working, so I lounge around the house for a while and then get ready and come in about 5:45ish. To find out the WHOLE NETWORK is down! So I go upstairs to the network room and find that one of the UPSes had blown it’s fuse. I reset it and the 7th floor’s network starts working just fine, but for some reason the 15th floor still isn’t working. So I look into that, then I find out that the RT box and the local webserver aren’t up. So I have to start working on those!
Eventually our network guy got here and he took over looking into the network issue (I never would have figured it out!). And I dig into the rt/webserver problems. I eventually had to reboot both them off the CD’s and then fsck the hard drives! That sounds so dirty! Anyways, after that the webserver came up ok, but the RT box didn’t come up. By this time I had a few other things to do, so one of the other SAs took over the RT box and got it fixed pretty quickly. Ended up being some error with the LDAP connection. (Which i supected, just didn’t know how to fix).
So hat’s been my day so far. I’m going to take off here soon to make up for the time yesterday. Hitting the gym and then making tacos for supper. 🙂 Yummy!
Anyways, about the sleeping. I’ve been reading up on this whole Chemo/Radiation stuff that Blake’s been going through. It just depresses me so much and makes me so sad that someone as amazing as him has to go through this at such a young age! I mean, if it were me, I probably would hav egiven up by now and just said screw it…. Hell, I don’t have anywhere near as big of problems as he has and sometimes I still feel like giving up…. I dunno what keeps him going but i hope he keeps fighting it and I hope that he wins soon.