February 27, 2006

Still Hibernating

Charrette went well, although it created yet more work for me that I don't have time to do; weekend was spent cooking hamburgers and hotdogs in the rain for three little squealy girls because Cat had a playdate/post-birthday shindig that required flambéed meat products. The rain was just a secondary annoyance, and one that lasted the entirety of Saturday without respite. It's very difficult to cook meat on a grille and hold an umbrella, let me just say. Interspersed with this smoke-filled fun, I had an emergency phone call from the architect for our building to look at some addendum questions before the bid opening, which will be Friday. Dial-up is not the way to deal with emergency questions. Sunday--church, and then later on, an education meeting.

Today? I got to work at 8:45. I left home at 6:55. It seems that well-known motivational speaker Zig Ziglar is in town, and apparently through nefarious mind-control ray beams, caused all of his acolytes to materialize downtown during morning rush hour, causing an ungodly amount of gridlock. It was bumper-to-bumper, 20 mile per hour traffic all the way from Trussville. You want some motivationalism? Don't waste your time in traffic! How bout that!?

Anyway, I have so much to do that I probably won't even get a nap for the rest of the week, much less play on here. SO, all of you go do other things, and check back next week and let's see what happens then.

UPDATE: Oh, I am so ignert of the goings on around here! I found out just now when I went to get a bite of lunch that not only was Zig here, but Hizzoner Rudy Giuliani, and a bunch of other bigshots like that Forbes guy and the Monster.com developer guy.

And seems Birmingham shares something with Sacramento and Baltimore (a few years back) when it comes to star-induced traffic jams.

Anyway, just remember--there's no such thing as a free lunch.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 27, 2006 09:00 AM

I think it might be time to start risking a few posts from home. Tell everyone you need some time to look for toilet cleaning products or volvo parts, then sneak over here.

Don't worry about typing coherent sentences. We've managed without them so far. [shane]Come back, possum, come back![/shane]

Posted by: skinnydan at February 27, 2006 09:42 AM

Work used to be the only place I was able to relax. And NOW, what with all this ACTUAL WORK TO DO...sheesh!

IN any event, I shall return. Speaking of which, I really need to get my taxes finished.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 27, 2006 10:05 AM

Well if you went to work in that nice revolounary war outfit and on of these http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_92_186_190&products_id=9503 it might clear traffic out from in front of you. BTW I want one of these very much.

Posted by: Anthony von Krag at February 28, 2006 12:48 AM

Well, I'd hate to display any anachronisms--I'd have to have my War of 1812 clothes on, not my Rev War knee breeches.

In any event, I don't think it would have helped. It also took me thirty minutes to get OUT of the parking deck yesterday.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 28, 2006 08:15 AM

Opps. Well you know how us Louisiana boys are, we count one, two, many. Besibes them there knee britches look cool, better than them ol floppy 1812 things.

Posted by: Anthony von Krag at February 28, 2006 09:23 PM