The Ongoing Adventures of Naked Girl

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Technology Will Be The Death Of Me Yet

"As far as I'm concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza." Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard 2


So, after a shaky week of "are we up, are we down" at work, we are officially down as of 5:30 this morning. It's similar to what we experienced last week, but now other technology is down, impacting us even more. I'm not sure what this is going to mean for my weekend - if I'll be on call, if I have to come in or what. It is funny how we have made so many advances, but as soon as one part breaks, we forget how we used to have to do the job before the new technology.

One of the best examples of this was in my early days in travel. When our ticket printer would go down, we would have to hand-write a ticket. As we got into remote printing (printing at another office and having them send the ticket) and then e-tickets, the "art" of handwriting a ticket was forgotten. Agents would go into panic mode if you even mentioned having to hand-write a ticket.

There are going to be a few crazy weeks as we complete our spin off into our new company. Even though we've been operating separately for awhile, our technology is so intertwined that it's taken awhile to untangle it. We're almost at the end, though, and once it's complete we should be on far more stable ground and these outages/issues should become more and more rare. Until then, though, it looks like some long days, possible weekends and overall craziness. UPDATE - the broken technology is up, although it was up last week, too - for all of 12 minutes before it crashed again.

Once again, no big plans for the weekend. I am meeting some friends for an early Saturday morning walk and then off to get my hair cut and colored. And my first ever bikini wax!! I'm hoping the weather will be nice enough for some deck time. The house needs a major cleaning - laundry, sweep, vacuum, dust. I keep hoping some magic fairy will come and clean for me, but so far no such luck.

Mostly I need to focus on just getting organized. As I continue to try and control every aspect of my life, I am losing focus in certain areas, including exercise, eating, socializing, etc. I almost forgot when Father's Day was. I did forget my SIL's birthday. I have to cancel meetings at work because I'm not prepared or overwhelmed with other things. I misplaced 4 new boxes of contacts and I thought for sure I threw them away. Luckily Don found them before I ordered new ones. Seriously, I think I would forget my head if it wasn't attached.

I do have next Friday off, so I plan on just getting a few things together for our upcoming trip to Santa Barbara - 3 weeks from this weekend!!! I am so looking forward to those two weeks. That is kind of what's keeping me sane right now....

I was hoping to get out early today and hit the gym, but I will be lucky if I get out of here before 5:00 PM. Ugh. Ahhh, the responsibilities of leadership.

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