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When work politics gets in the way of work

There are times when the politics of work, make it very hard to actually do the work that needs to be done. I am currently going through this in my department, where the manager is realizing that the few of us who actually come to work to, you know, work, are getting very frustrated with the others who are dragging along. Sadly, instead of doing something to remove the problem, the problem just gets worse due to crappy management. Something will change that only half of the department will follow for more than 2 or 3 days, and that just makes the entire situation worse, as it puts even more work on those who follow the guidelines set forth for them. This could end up being a long week here at work. Today is Cinco de Mayo though, so maybe a pitcher of margaritas will help with the BS.

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Sickness has arrived

Well last Friday morning, I started getting a scratchy throat and had to blow my nose quite a bit. Over the weekend I took over the counter meds, and that seemed to clear up my nose, but I still had a deep cough. The cough just wouldn’t go away. I went to the clinic today, and I was running a fever and have a viral infection. I was told to stay home for the next two days while taking the meds that I had to get. This does create quite a problem, as Chattacon is this weekend, and it doesn’t look like I am going to be able to go. I can’t drink on the meds I am on, and that is a big portion of Chattacon, and without that aspect, the cost of the badge makes it very cost prohibitive. I hate to miss this one, as it was one of my first conventions to go to, and it has become a tradition. I would rather get well though, as I hate being sick.

Current Music: Family Guy

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I thought I had updated recently

I thought that I had put in another update recently, but apparently I must have dreamed that.

I finally got over my sickness right before Christmas. On Christmas eve day, I arrived at the old Nashville prison where Green Mile and Last Castle were filmed for the Metro Police Department toy/food basket program. The HOG chapter helped start this, and it has been going for 47 years now. Officers submit the names of families that they encounter throughout the year that will need some help for the holidays, and they are added to the list. This year over 220 families benefited from the program. What did I do for this? Each family get 4 bushel baskets of food. I was one of the 4 people on the loading dock who put these baskets into patrol cars and personal vehicles for people to go and deliver that morning. It was a great time. It was cold and rainy, but it was for a good cause, so you kind of have to look past that part of it.

I worked on Christmas, if you call finished season 1 of Burn Notice and starting season 2 work. I then hopped in the car and headed down to Dallas(Atlanta). Right when i passed Chattanooga, my car started losing RPMs and lurching. I had to drive slow the rest of the way, but I eventualy made it there on Christmas night. I took my Jeep to the dealership the next day, and found out more reasons why I will never get a car at Carmax again. The hoses to the vacuum for the fuel pump had been repaired with electrical tape instead of replaced, so that seemed to be what was causing the problem.

Christmas was pretty low key, as I got some things that I will need for the house, and then gift cards for Walmart, Subway and Las Palmas. It was nice to be away from work for a few days. Sirius loved it down in Atlanta, as he ran around with my nephew chasing him for 3 straight days.

As I was driving back to Nashville on Sunday, sure enough, right around Chattanooga, my car started doing the same thing again. It turns out my throttle sensor had crapped out. Almost 500 dollars later, I was able to get my car from the dealer in Franklin yesterday. So far it is working, but I will believe that when I see it.

The weather has been cold the last 2 days, but dry which was nice as the bike was my mode of transport. A few weeks ago I got some heated gloves, and was finally able to install them yesterday. Heated gloves are the best invention ever for a motorcycle I have decided. It is amazing how that little bit of heat can turn a cold day into an enjoyable ride. I am doing a polar bear ride on Saturday and then a trip coming up the following week to see the bald eagles at Reelfoot lake.

New years will probably consist of sitting on the couch watching a movie like it has the last couple of years. I might pick up the new Call of Duty with my Walmart gift card, and if I decide to do that, then I will be fighting the world wars all throughout the day.

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The Big Bang Theory

While working the mid-shift at the data center this week, I have given into watching The Big Bang Theory. Some of my friends suggested it to me, but I hadn’t had the time to watch it. I broke down and torrented the entire series, and I only have 3 episodes left to go. I have to admit, I love the show. I am hooked. I now have another show that I need to watch on Monday nights. It is very topical to things that I deal with, and I have found myself laughing out loud.

I will be glad to be done with this midshift BS. Rumor is that it might not be a permanent thing, and that would be a blessing.

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The holiday weekend

Well this weekend was interesting to say the least. I worked on turkey day, which mainly consisted of watching jackass 2.5, a river runs through it, and the first 6 episodes of 24 season 1.

On black Friday, all that I did shopping wise was to go to the cigar store to smoke the Opus X cigar that I picked up on Tuesday. I did break down and get a Diamond Crown Maximus while I was there as well, so I guess that makes me part of the black Friday crowds.

I did have an odd encounter at the cigar store. One of the people in there was one of the customers that I found most annoying when I worked at DK. He then decided to start talking to me. I view the cigar store kind of like the men’s room. It is a private place unless you are commenting on a game on tv etc, or you add to a conversation already in progress.

On Saturday I trooped the predators game for the sci-fi night. I ended up handling since by the time I helped paint Summer and Raychel blue, it was time to go out, and Gnash the mascot wore my Jedi robe and used my light saber when rapelling down from the rafters to the ice.

Today I slept nice and late and then went over to Radnor lake to play with the camera some more to try working on the manual settings. I took one of those pictures that you don’t expect. I got a picture of a buck mounting a doe. There were 2 other bucks right there too. It was kind of a crazy sight to see. I will post some pictures later on of the weekend’s events.

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