Thursday, January 31, 2008

Random Nothings for Jan

I'm in a funk with school. Similar to last semester, I just get burned out every now & then. We had mid-terms last week. (8-week classes, so we have mid-terms on the 4th and 12th weeks of the semester.) I was so pleased with my progress in Micro-economics. Honestly, I love this class and think I really have a knack for it. However, the professor walloped us with an overly vague fill-in-the-blank exam. Like me, most people felt disappointed with their performances. I don't feel like it properly assessed my knowledge of the subject. We'll have to see what curve she gives when the tests are returned on Saturday.

Strategic Leadership finished but we still have a final paper. For some reason, I'm paralyzed on that as well. The paper is on 'Profiling the Executive in the Next Decade'. The title seems really clever; "Gen-Xecutive", but it seems that my cleverness has stopped there. Wish me luck as I have to generate 4 pages by Monday.

We did a print job at work this week that went bust. The team created a new member folder used to welcome schools that recently joined. We misprinted the word "assess" as "asses". Nice, huh?

Work has some other issues, but more on that later.

On the plus side, we have joined Tivo community. Holy crap, do any of you have this? It revolutionizes watching television. I cannot stop recording things (which mind you, I have no time to watch). I can schedule recordings from work. We watch photos from the computer on the TV. And Corey now has a bucket of shows just sitting there for him to watch. I love this service.

In the pet world, we seem to be nearing the end for our daschund. Reggie had a stroke on Thursday. His back legs keep slipping out from under him as he walks. He's compensating, but some days are better than others. The good part is that he's eating and doing his business with no problems (other than us ensuring he's standing when he goes). The vet says this is a good sign, but we're getting ready for the inevitable. I'm not a big fan of this part of the circle of life.

And as of today, I'm now as old as Mitch.


Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

You know how I feel about TiVo. I couldn't live (or parent) without a DVR.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Poor old Reggie, I am sorry to hear this news. Makes me feel sad to hear about Reggie.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

Happy birthday. Now you're actually forty-something. Or is that thirty-eleven?

I took microeconomics in college and did so badly that I dropped out to take the incomplete rather than a failure.

3:42 PM  
Blogger M&Co. said...

My sister has TIVO and makes fun of us because we don't, we're living in the dark ages, watching TV like the animals. But like you, I have no time to watch TV so I don't think a DVR or Tivo would be money well spent.

Sorry about Reggie. That's always tough.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

Okay - you haven't been with me long enough to remember the story about the lightning striking the pole that feeds our house. It took out the garage door opener, the hot water heater, the VCR and the TiVo. Guess what got replaced FIRST?!

Are "happy birthdays" in order?

4:36 PM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Tivo . . . love our DVR, am assuming that Tivo is kinda, sorta like it.

Classes that suck . . . my sympathies

Reggie . . . haven't had the courage to tell the girls about him yet. Give him kisses and hugs for us.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Rich | Championable said...

Dude. Happy Birthday!

I'm totally Tivo-enabled. I've got a Series 3 upstairs, and an TiVo HD in the basement... with an additional 500GB drive slapped onto the basement TiVo. You can watch shows on one TiVo on the other, or you can shoot 'em over to your laptop to watch on the train. Plus, there's the whole "Amazon Unbox" thing.

Check out the KidZone feature. It lets you lock the TiVo into age appropriate programming unless you key in a code. Your boy's gonna pick up on the TiVo controls super-quick, so this might be a good thing.

If you have TiVo questions, man, ask me.

How old are you today, anyway?

6:13 PM  
Blogger Bacchus said...

Congratulations on being an Aquarian! They rock!

Tivo is the new tool that seperates us from the animals. First it was metal working, then it was steam engines, then Mac over pc, and now Tivo! We went a year with the cable alternative and hated it!

Sorry to hear about Reggie. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the vet is right and things will be ok.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Whit said...

Happy birthday (old-timer).

9:56 PM  
Blogger Kelly O said...

Happy birthday! Rock on with your bad self.

3:44 PM  

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