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11:58 pm - Exciting vacation (or whatever) post!
So I took a next week off, not because I want to do anything spectacular but because my job requires all employees to take at least one annual full week off. I had assumed (as had most of my coworkers) that this was to prevent the sort of incident which popularized the phrase "going postal," but as it turns out, the week off is mandated by some kind of federal regulation. I'd link to it if I could find a reference to it online (and I'm not looking that hard), but the idea is that if somebody has set up a system for embezzeling money, the discrepancy should become apparent during their week away from the premises.

Frankly, any sufficiently intelligent criminal would be able to get around that. Then again, any sufficiently intelligent person wouldn't be embezzeling from their employer.

Whatever. I'm not embezzling, but I am trying really hard to get everything as up-to-date as I possibly can. I hate going on vacation without clearing off my desk first, and my coworkers won't touch my desk unless my unfinished work is holding up their productivity.

So what (you may ask) am I going to do on my vacation? No idea. At the very least I'll be helping my parents work on their old house, which probably means drywalling and... whatever else. I'm not sure. That probably doesn't sound like a great vacation, but I'm discovering that I'm really not big on that whole "fun" thing everybody else seems to like so much. I can handle a day trip or two, but ever since I started earning a paycheck, serious travel always feels like an expensive misuse of time.
Current Mood: cynicalfeeling fine about being a wet blanket.
Current Music: Oingo Boingo -- Private Life

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From:renny1780
Date:August 24th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
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What is this "fun" that you speak of?
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 25th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I think it's all a lie, or maybe a conspiracy.
From:renny1780
Date:August 25th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
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I used to think "fun" was that thing that you had in the summer or something. But then "fun" turned into "work"...and now I think it's all just a big lie that we tell kids about...like the Easter Bunny or President Bush.

I think we need to watch some Ed Wood movies.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:August 24th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure that this vacation means that you need to get you ass over here sometime soon. As long as it isn't this weekend or Friday before 9pm. The rest of you is optional, but highly preferred.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 25th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Rockin'. I think we should definitely get together. Monday and Wednesday nights are bad, others are okay so far.
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From:lord_alucard
Date:August 25th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
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Finally, finally win that bid on cleaveland and change you voice mail message. that should take a week.
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From:laviorli
Date:August 25th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
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no don't change your message I like it!! anyway if you do, you gotta keep the old one on file somewhere it's classic :) I'm going to call you and make you watch movies or something! *smiles* ~mary
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From:theenigma42
Date:August 25th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
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You and I should completely fail to hang out. We should however have that Ed Wood movie party. Tom and I now have a functional couch.
-KEiTH
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 25th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. I also have an Ed Wood boxed set plus the movie Ed Wood, so getting an Ed Wood festival together ought to be easy and cheap.
From:renny1780
Date:August 25th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
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And don't forget the functional couch :)
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From:evil_jim
Date:August 25th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
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Colin!

In other news, Brunching Shuttlecocks is updating again.
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From:evil_jim
Date:August 25th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
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This just in!

I smell another variant of your callback.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 25th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Hey! That's pretty neat!
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From:r3507
Date:August 25th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Um, as far as I can tell, they're not.
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From:evil_jim
Date:August 25th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
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It appears a couple features are still being updated, like Lore brand comics.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 25th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Hey Kyle! Would you listen to the most recent TMBG album if I made you a copy? Or would I be wasting a CD?
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From:r3507
Date:August 25th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Eh, give it a shot. I need a new Cd in my car.

If you want my everlasting admiration, make me a huge-ass MP3 CD to take advantage of the fact that my car is equipped with and MP3 player.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 26th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Huge-ass MP3 compilation may or may not happen because I'm somewhat worried that I'll get the usual "you don't seriously listen to this, do you?" reaction.

At very least you'll get TMBG's second most recent album. I tend to refer to it as Their most recent release, but that honor actually goes to Here Come the ABCs, which is exactly what you think it is. I find Here Come the ABCs to be musically superior to The Spine, but Their adult fans have given it lukewarm reviews citing songs like "C Is for Connifers" and "Pictures of Pandas Painting" as the shallow-end of the lyrical swimming pool. Meh. I appreciate the portrait of relapsed addiction painted by the song "Thunderbird," but "Letter Shapes" makes better driving music.
Exciting vacation (or whatever) post! - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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