February 28th, 2005



My parents were visiting me a while ago. Maybe a year. Maybe more. I don't really know. Anyway, we all headed out of the building so we could go have dinner at some restaurant. We take the elevator to the first floor and the lobby, then head out. Some guy is fiddling with the intercom, apparently looking for someone in the building. We walk out, and then my dad holds the door open for this guy. I turn to the gentleman and tell him, I'm sorry, but I can't let you in. I don't know you. After which my parents get all confused and question me about not being courteous, letting him in. Guy went back to trying to raise his friend on the intercom.

I don't know if I got through to my parents, but they didn't argue it much. What amused me most was that my parents moved to Lynden when my dad retired. A big reason for that move was my mom was afraid of the crime in the city.

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French Bread Pizza

Jason bought a Stouffer's French Bread Pizza that he was gonna eat at my place. Then he fell asleep and never ate it. It's been in my freezer for a month or so. Now, he will never eat it.

Also, I like the new Coke with Lime. Specifically, I like Diet Coke with Lime. That's a few less calories per day.

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Oh, this is such a great honor! It's so amusing I don't even need to do a translation.

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Interacting with executives

The last time I criticized a company executive I was let go shortly thereafter. I wasn't too circumspect with my criticism. So now I am writing something up to offer a suggestion with some implied criticism that will be send to a big-wig. I sent it to my boss to get his ideas on my wording and approach. We already discussed the substance of the message today. I've been kind of spinning this around my head for a week or so and had drafted one message already. Never sent it because carping about such things isn't a good idea. But my boss brought up the general subject and so I let him know my views. He asked me to write it up and send it up to the big wig. Let's just say I'm not particularly looking forward to actually doing this. I'm not afraid to go toe to toe, or to make enemies. But I don't like doing it if I can't see where it'll do any good. And this has a good chance of pissing people off and going nowhere.