March 22, 2007

Down and Dirty Thursday Three

Okay, no time for long-windedness and literary flourishes--answer these questions, NOW!:

1. What are you supposed to be doing RIGHT NOW? (Aside from answering these questions, of course.)

2. How long is it going to take you?

3. What do you have to do after that?

GO! RUN! Get your keyboard and leave a comment or a link to your blog.



1. As with most Thursday Threes, Im actually writing this a day ahead of time, and I am right in the middle of preparing the Thursday mailout while simultaneously helping a lady whos about to come back upstairs to the counter in about five minutes, not that I really mind that, because shes as pleasant as can be--a little short solid chunk of a woman, with pretty eyes and hair and a wicked sense of humor. And obviously, Im writing this right now. And some guy just came in the office to ask me how to describe a steel-framed elevated crosswalk with an aluminum-framed glass curtainwall exterior cladding. So I told him that.

2. The mailout prep should be done in a few more minutes, waiting for the stupid copier to make stupid copies. The deal with the citizen-client person will take a bit of time--have to update several bits of paperwork (eww) and sign off on some other bits of paper and then grumble at someone.

Well, one of the benefits of this is that I can tell you that helping Client Girlwoman went well since her papers vere in orter [said in oily German-accented English] and the computers aren't puking up electrons everywhere.

So now just to find a grumble target.

3. If I have time, Im going to try to go ahead and get the mailout material folded and shoved into the envelopes today so I wont have to do it tomorrow morning and mess up playing along with other people on the Thursday Three.

SO there!

THURSDAY UPDATE: Got the Thursday Mailout done and in the box before close of business yesterday, meaning today I might actually get to come out and play!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 22, 2007 07:32 AM
Comments

I'm in.

Posted by: skinnydan at March 22, 2007 07:54 AM

Me, too.

Posted by: Diane at March 22, 2007 08:20 AM

Done!

Posted by: Nate at March 22, 2007 08:54 AM

I'm UP I think. It depends on the new blogger.

Posted by: jim at March 22, 2007 09:06 AM

Pretty much the same as Diane, except that the numbers are from orbit determination software rather than financial software. Part 3 is that I'll be stuck with this a while, 'cause the numbers are not 'reconciling' worth a darn.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at March 22, 2007 09:09 AM

Steevil, if we can find a conversion chart you can have some of my numbers to help you balance. I may have a few extra.

Posted by: Diane at March 22, 2007 09:17 AM

Diane,

Are your units kilometers or furlongs per fortnight?

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at March 22, 2007 09:41 AM

I must clean the spinach plants out of the raised beds, avoiding the tulips. That might take an hour or so.

Then I want to plant seeds for other flowers -- cosmos, zinnias, nasturtiums, petunias, alyssum and thunbergia in that bed.

Then I need to till the front bed where I plant impatiens for the season.

And the birds need baths today.

Posted by: Janis Gore at March 22, 2007 09:57 AM

Steevil--be careful there--you know Diane might be using volts per mile.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 22, 2007 10:15 AM

Well, you know, if they can come up with something that uses miles per volt we would owe them all a debt of gratitude (and they'd probably be rich to boot.) But then I'm no rocket scientist!

Posted by: Stan at March 22, 2007 10:24 AM

Here I am.

Posted by: Sarah G. at March 22, 2007 10:33 AM

1. It's 10 a. m. Friday here. I'm meant to be writing some copy for a bank margin lending product. Instead, I am gazing out a twenty-seventh floor window in a building in the CBD at some serious smoke coming from the Burnley Tunnel ventilation stack. Apparently there's some kind of an accident in the tunnel.

2. Half an hour when I get around to it, which might be this morning, might be this afternoon, might be Monday. These things need thinking about.

3. I'm going up to East Ivanhoe at lunchtime to look at yet another ancient Volvo - an orange 244 with 40,000 kilometres on the clock. (I made an offer on the 164 but I haven't heard back.)

Posted by: kitchen hand at March 22, 2007 06:24 PM

Yes, there is an incident and news is still coming to hand.

Posted by: kitchen hand at March 22, 2007 06:42 PM

Both those reports are updating automatically.

Posted by: kitchen hand at March 22, 2007 07:27 PM

OK, I'll play too.

1. What are you supposed to be doing RIGHT NOW? (Aside from answering these questions, of course.)

portioning out a bulk meat purchase and cooking dinner

2. How long is it going to take you?

portioning- 5 minutes, cooking dinner 10 minutes spread over a hour

3. What do you have to do after that?

listen to music and let Miss TobiKo sleep ontop of me, hard work that...

Posted by: Chef Tony at March 22, 2007 07:53 PM

My goodness, Kitchen Hand--that's a terrible, terrible tragedy. Looks like it's been a day for a lot of praying.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 22, 2007 08:29 PM