Posts Tagged ‘Circumstances’


New Year’s Eve

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

ZHB on New Year's Eve

31 December 2010

New Year’s Eve isn’t the same for us as it was in the fifteen years of hosting one of the few Hogmanay parties in the United States.  It’s very low key by comparison.  But, we manage to make fun where ever we are and with whatever circumstances we’re given.  This year, we were fortunate enough to be invited to a private party where our dear friend Ron was playing in the band!  Ronnie has played the bass for longer than I’ve known him, but I had never before heard him play.  The phrase “it’s about time,” doesn’t even do the situation justice!  So, we pounced on the opportunity and we had a great time.  It turns out … he’s really good! <wink>

We listened to his band–the Zane Henley Band, and then we listened to the first set by the headlining band … also named after it’s lead singer, but obviously not sticking in my head.  We toasted the New Year, sang Old Lang Syne and crawled in bed by 1:30 p.m.  Welcome 2011.


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Yellow Cable on a Work Day

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

13 July 2010
I’m in a situation at work where I have a very hard deadline looming, but events (and other companies) are conspiring to make that deadline damn near impossible to make. So, consequently, my stress level is going up and my social life is declining. On top of that, I have a 4 day seminar next week during which time, my chances of writing any reasonable code drop to subzero. I fear, for the first time, I will not make a deadline. That makes me angry, but the circumstances are completely out of my control. I was supposed to have data on 28 June, then 2 July, then 9 July, now it looks like 16 July. With a deadline of 1 August, I’m getting a bit fearful.

Tonight when I got home, there were strange contraptions in many of my neighbors yards and this bright yellow cable that strung those contraptions together. This cable goes from eight houses on one side to 3 houses on the other.
Yellow Cable on a Road
I have no idea what’s up. I hope it’s Fios so I can dump uVerse. You know, one of the selling points of uVerse is: “No more outages during inclement weather.” Right. That’s true enough. Instead, we get outages for no reason at all at all times of the day in all types of weather. Bugger all.

~KR (Written on 13 July 2010)

Listening to:
Dear Prudence by Siouxsie and the Banshees
from Nocturne

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