Tasky

Software developers will understand this probably a little better than others — you know how, when you leave a bunch of files open on your computer, things can get kind of unstable?
Well, that’s kind of how I’m feeling at work right now — I’m the computer, and my tasks are the files.
Okay, that was a little far fetched. But it seems like lately, I’ll be in the middle of one thing get asked to drop it and concentrate 100% of my time on something else. Here’s the thing… I have no problem adding tasks to my plate. That’s fine. Just adjust the schedule accordingly and be clear about how it’s going to affect deadlines. As it is right now, things just get pushed “off the radar” and get left dangling. Aurggh!!!

And we’re back


Well I’m back and whoa!! Versailles is one strange and interesting place, and Poultry Days a fine fair and Ultimate tournament. More on those topics to follow, hopefully in the next day or two.
Fow now, though, I’ve got to unpack and whatnot and take a shower — then try to catch up on some badly needed sleep.
How was your weekend?
Update: I just found out old-time friend/ex-coworker Sudie became a father! To a little baby girl! Wahoo, congrats Sudie and Durga. More on that as info trickles in. 🙂

St Pete and The Pics

So last night I headed up to St. Pete with Eric J to check out the Ultimate Frisbee league which is starting up there. It’s a 45 minute drive up the I-75; this week and next is a pickup game and registration. Eric and I both signed up. We ended up playing 6-on-6 and was largely new players, with a couple old-timers thrown in for good measure. The women’s team practice was going on right beside us; watching it was impressive. They did warm up stretches, sprints, jumping drills, ran around the field a couple times, played a game, and then did a whole series of cooldown stretches and other exercises. That’s something my team in Sarasota should do… would seriously help reduce sore/stiff muscles the next day, I think.
The skies were beautiful last night.

Lightning all around us, but it never actually rained

One of the towers on the way to Fortunatos, downtown St. Pete

La Fin Du Monde, literally “The End of the World”. From Quebec, it was the beer to drink at Fortunatos. 9% alc. I had one.

L to R: Ilsa, Big E (Eric), Big City (Brian), Sam. I’m going to Poultry Days with City and Sam.

Eric and Brad.

Our venue of choice. Featuring live music and free pizza 🙂

One of the more eye-pleasing parking garages I’ve seen.

Corny


$2! Mmmm, corn. 🙂 Maybe some things are cheaper down here after all.
You’ve probably noticed the lack of pictures in the past few days. I haven’t been able to get out with the camera as much as I would have liked lately, but I’m sure that will change soon.
Still getting plans settled down for the trip to Versailles (pronounced “ver-sails” by the locals, not “ver-sigh”) Ohio on Friday. Questions which remain: who is renting the vehicle from the Indianopolis airport? Our flight arrives at 9:45pm — are we going to make the two hour drive and pitch tents when we get there, or get a h/motel somewhere along the way? What’s the general schedule of events?
Anyhow, hope you’ve been having a good week so far! More updates to follow.

Stanley To Get Tan

My game synopsis? Wow, talk about different second and third periods. After Calgary scored its first goal with half of the third to go to bring them within one, they were an entirely different team. My heart was pounding during some of the rallies which followed — and I was just sitting on Darren’s couch. But I guess it was not to be. 🙁 Oh well. Here’s hoping we’ve got something to look at next year.
On the plus side (I guess — that’s what I’ve been telling myself anyhow) a win for Tampa is a good thing, as it raises awareness of the spot in the area. Frankly though, in retrospect, I didn’t mind the low profile — it meant cheaper tickets! Crud. Well at least it probably means the franchise will probably stick around for a bit longer.
Poop!
Anyhow. That’s all for me, for now.

Happy Fryday

I collapsed the previous two entries because the page is starting to get just a wee bit long. Three things:
In case you didn’t see, my pictures from last weekend’s trip to Savannah are now up!

And second, with barely a breath to spare — guess who’s going camping next weekend? In a different state? Yeah, that would be me 🙂 I’m flying up to Versailles, Ohio for one of the biggest, most-respected, most-spirited Ultimate tournaments in the eastern United States — Poultry Days. I’m still learning about the tournament, but from everything I’ve heard and read, it’s looking like it’s going to be a heckuva lot of fun. God, it’s really turning into the summer of the tournament for me. Weee!
Second: tonight, something wicked this way comes… going to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with Cam, Melissa, Amy, Erik, Catherine and Darren. I’m kind of excited because I’ve heard good things about the film, and I’m going to be surrounded by Potter superfans, so it’ll be good times I’m sure.
Finally — Since I didn’t see a listing for Florida on the movie’s “Screenings” page, I emailed the US distributor for Super Size Me and here’s what I got back:

From: Krishen Greenwell
To: rjm@idpfilm.com
Sent: 6/2/04 9:29 AM
Subject: Supersize Florida?
Hi there,
Just wondering if there are any plans to bring Super Size Me to a
theater in Florida - I'd really like to see the film, but so far, looks
like no-one's picked it up. :(
-Krishen in Sarasota
--
From: RJ
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 10:21:06 -0400
To: 'Krishen Greenwell '
Subject: RE: Supersize Florida?
Hey Krishen -
We're coming to you either this Friday or next. Stay tuned to local
listings and we'll be there soon.
Enjoy the film and spread the word.
RJ

Sweet stuff, looks like I’ll get to see it after all.
I’m still looking for a way to watch The Delicate Art of Parking. Anyone know if it’s going to be DVDized?

Flames-Lightning, Game 5

Seeing as it could be the last time the Stanley Cup finals come by these parts for a long time, Catherine, Cam, Melissa, Darren and I all jumped in the Altima and drove up to St. Pete Times Forum to watch all the festivities go down outside the hockey arena (there were some tickets left — for $400 a pop!!). They had a TV screen set up outside projecting the game onto a wall of the parking garage. Here’s what it looked like:
[picture: Flames vs. Lightning, Game 5]

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