Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
They're sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
Would wish me one more day to stay.
But since it fell unto my lot
That I should go and you should not;
I will gently rise and softly call --
Good night and peace be with you all. Trad. Irish.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Email from sweet, lovely boss: Can you speak at an NAACP event this weekend about Ebola?
Me: I can think of things I'd rather do.
Turns out that this "event" is the 2014 State Convention. There are a number of reasons why I don't want to do this, and the least of them is that it's only four days away.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
DROMEDARY COCOANUT MACAROONS
1 1/4 cups Dromedary Cocoanut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup condensed milk
"Mix cocoanut, condensed milk and vanilla thoroughly. Beat egg white until stiff, combine mixtures, shake into cakes. Bake in moderate oven 15 minutes." Good Housekeeping, October 1919.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
There is no money in my program's budget for overtime, but guess who spent six hours at work today.
As the Emergency Manager for the university said, unless we're over-reacting the public thinks we're not doing anything.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I am in a training session with, among other people, six members of a local fire department. Two of them are discussing a piece of equipment.
Fire Dude #1: Is (make of radio) firefighter-proof?
Fire Dude #2: If you can use it as a wheel chock, it's firefighter-proof.
The instructor is a quiet gentleman from Utah who really should have known better.
Instructor: So what is the single most dangerous item in your house?
Fire Dude #2: My wife.
The training ends with a tabletop exercise simulating a flood in a resort town.
Instructor: You still have over 50 people stranded at the (imaginary) hotel. What is your recommended course of action?
Fire Dude #3: They're tourists. Let 'em drown.
The best part of the training? After lunch, all of the fire dudes showed up wearing hot pink t-shirts with the breast cancer ribbon printed on them. Tight hot pink t-shirts.