Little things

CANCELLED this weekend:

1. Babysitting for our friends Saturday night

2. Concert (The Cliks) on Sunday in Noho. Last minute, lead singer got sick. We even drove all the way there, to find out they had just cancelled when we got to the door. Oh well, at least we got to grab a drink at the Sierra Grille before we headed home…

In a way, the cancellations were a blessing in disguise. Who really wants to go out in such crappy weather? So we got to bum around inside, sipping hot tea and watching Clean Sweep (made our house not feel like such a mess!), and 30 Rock (gotta love Alec Baldwin).

Seriously spring cannot come sooner though!!!

If you want to see some seriously bad singing coupled with a bad music video, check this out (apparently the girl in it thinks she is the next Mariah Carey):

7 Weeks till Sanity Resumes

I am counting the weeks, ok maybe the hours till sanity resumes in the form of my new boss who starts not soon enough.

Today was just one of those days that gives you a headaches and makes you just wonderhas the world gone crazy?

It all started with an email asking for me not to do what I was originally hired to do for my job but instead concentrate on only 3 projects for the next month or so. Anyone that works in web development knows this is a recipie for disaster. Yes that is right, doesn’t make much sense to me but that is pretty typical of late of request.

Then later on before I leave I have a short meeting with the person who sent it only to explain that those are needed functions that cannot stop….. long story short I m continuing too do those things.

It became more evident that I hope my new boss actually spends a little bit of time to find out what I do day to day. I have met her and don’t think that is going to be a problem, she seems to have a pretty good grasp on the big picture and doesn’t have such tunnel vision as the current one.

Next Morning take on it:

After a nice walk, venting with my wife which really helps, it is even more apparent why this person is a consultant. As one you don’t have to worry about any long term chaos or problems you create. You may sweep in get a few things done and dash out of the job before anything really hits the fan.

Needless to say I will be counting the days now, which hopefully will make me feel better.

Perfect Phrase to Sum what is it up

It’s Momento mixed with Clockwork Orange.
You don’t know if you are going forward or backward and you always wondering WTF is happening.




Amazing video for YES WE CAN, a must see. Over 2 million views in a few days.

Boston, baby

So this weekend I had to go to Boston for a dental convention. I had hoped to leave Friday night because my class was super early in the morning, but the bad weather made that impossible. I had to leave Saturday morning at the god-awful time of 4:30 a.m!
I got there on time, but the class that I took was kind of a disappointment. Instead of talking about periodontal instrumentation, the instructor mostly droned on about stuff that had nothing to do with anything, like explaining what groundhog day was (who doesn’t know what it is? And who CARES!!?)
The good thing: some cute periodontal grad students from France helped teach the class! oui oui! (sorry Chris, but you’re way cuter anyway).
I DID get a lot of free goodies, like toothbrushes and such…

I met up with my sis in law for the afternoon and we grabbed lunch and hung out, we also met up with my friend Donna who came with us to St. John. She and a couple of her coworkers were there for the dental convention too.

My sister in law has the good fortune of living in one of those beautiful brownstone apartments on the impeccable Newbury Street. She had a gorgeous apartment in a lovely old building with a complete view of the back bay from her window. Seeing it lit up at night was quite a sight!

We went out to dinner with Donna and her hygienist friend DD, and then went bar hopping for a bit. We ended up at the Black Rose until the wee hours of the morning, singing along with the band some Irish drinking songs. We met a 72 year old retired teacher (totally harmless guy) who square danced the night away with us!
We ended up back at Jen’s apartment after, drinking wine and playing cards until 4 a.m.

I had a very good time but I’m still recovering from all the lack of sleep! And I missed Chris.

So the Giants won the superbowl. Maybe the Pats let them win because they didn’t want to seem size prejudice.

Does anyone know whatever happened to the Bud Bowl? It just disappeared.

(This is a very minor accomplishment, but I do have to say I’m a wee bit proud of myself for driving all the way to Boston without getting lost, and taking the T allover all by myself without getting lost either!)