Anxiety decreasing - part 2
Just got back from the doctor’s office where he had my lab results. Dude, I am a goddamned rock star. I think he kind of wanted to say something like “you should lose some weight” (because it could possibly help my headaches) but based on all of his own tests I am as healthy as the average person. In fact, out of hundreds of screenings only ONE was slightly elevated but is in the...
styro: giddygirlie: Craigslist bike buyer was an Australian dude who was very nice, paid cash, and left. Maybe I’ve been lucky, but I’ve never had bad craigslist luck. Most people bring cash and are just… normal people. I think the weirdos have plenty to troll on the sexy parts of CL. I just felt like a moron for giving away my address without any kind of ‘collateral’ from...
Actual conversation at work, nearly daily
Client: And we definitely need internet access in our tradeshow booth! I mean, we have THINGS TO DO! We're so busy, so yeah. Get us internet.
Me: Internet access in Las Vegas (convention centers) is always steep, just a heads-up. A normal venue will charge around $150 per connection, but Vegas is a whole other Oprah!
Client: Yeah, yeah. I'm sure it's ridiculous. It doesn't matter! I NEED internet access, so I'll pay whatever it costs.
Me (later): Ok, so the set-up for that will be $1,400 plus labor.
Client: You mean $14.00?
Me: No, sorry. One thousand four hundred dollars, plus labor. Which is usually 25%.
Client: Oh, you mean for the whole conference? That would be cool. Like, we could tell all the attendees "we're sponsoring the wireless, come by our booth to get the code!"
Me: No, sorry again. That cost is for ONE line, a hard line connection at your booth. Just like you'd have at home or the office - a single ethernet cable.
Client: WHAT?! THAT'S CRAZY! I'm not spending that much money! I thought you were going to say it's, like, $30. (then proceeds to go on crazy jag about how if Starbucks can provide free wireless, why can't these conventions, blah blah blah)
Craigslist bike buyer was an Australian dude who was very nice, paid cash, and left.
Truthful Tuesday - nerve wracking edition
1) I posted my bike on Craigslist and got 6 responses within minutes. I gave first right of refusal to the first responder. He’s supposed to come by my house in the next hour to buy it. I don’t know why, but I feel weird now that I’ve given out my cell phone number and address. The guy used his work email address (not Gmail or Yahoo or whatever), so I was able to verify that...
rachelkristin: I think The Beatles are overrated. *ducks* I really don’t like The Beatles. I never have. I respect what they’ve accomplished but the music irks me. I feel the same way about Led Zeppelin.
Ryan: I just remembered! We have english muffins. Yay!
Me: Um, no. Sorry.
Ryan: They're gone already?
Me: Well, we only bought the 24 hour pack. You have to eat them within 24 hours or else the nooks and crannies go bad and then you get crags and stalagmites.