(next to Masa)
It seems as though I might have been successful in completing the paperwork properly yesterday. I got a call yesterday evening asking for a couple bits that were on the papers I’d dropped in inter-company mail just so everything could get entered into the computer yesterday, and I’m taking that as a good sign. Of course there’s still plenty of opportunity for things to go awry, by I think I’m past the worst of it. My co-workers seem amused when I make statements like
Human Resources is not your friend. The very name “Human Resources” makes me think they’re in charge of gathering the raw materials for Soylent Green. But it’s true. Departments like that exist to limit a corporation’s liability and help it acquire the meat for the grinder. If they help employees along the way, that might be nice, but it’s not what they’re getting paid for.
A couple more pictures today, too. Both are public art I decided to take pictures of for no particular reason other than they looked cool at the time. The first is next to Masa, where we dined last month, and it caught my eye that evening. I’m not sure whether I prefer it lit up at night or backlit by the sun, as in this picture, but it was kinda cool looking. The second is a piece in the sculpture garden that always has me wondering. I’m just not sure what the point of it is, but it catches my eye, nonetheless.
One last thing before the links: I just looked at the calendar next to my desk and there’s something written in for every Saturday this year. Sure, on a few of them I just decided to stay home and be a hermit, but now March is already filled in, with multiple items on a few of the weekends. It’s nice to know I’ve got stuff to do, rather than just rattling around the house on a Saturday, but I keep thinking that I’d like to go out of town, if only for a weekend, and then something comes up and I put it off for another week. And that’s how I go a couple years without a real vacation.
- Bob Sansevere says we want to believe superheroes never die, but Kirby Puckett did. RIP. He was a hell of a ballplayer, he’ll be missed, but not as much as all the local TV stations were making out last night. The guy’s been a recluse for a few years now, and I don’t think I’ll notice all that much difference. [press-patch]
- It’s springtime, when a guy’s thoughts turn to baseball and other outdoor things. Which led me to Crazy guy on a bike over the weekend. I had some fun poking around there and pretending I was in good enough shape to contemplate some sort of bike trip.
- Ron Paul is Bringing Sunlight to Congress by attempting a bill which would require representatives have at least 72 hours to review legislation they’ll be voting on. I think it’s a step in the right direction. [endwar]
- Well, it’s finally hit his radar: Bush Seeks to Slim Down “Pork” Projects. Y’know, it doesn’t take a line-item veto to combat pork. It just takes sunlight. Shine a light on a lot of this spending, and people might be shamed into removing it. Oh what the hell am I thinking? They’re politicians, and therefore shameless. [instapundit]
- Kim’s not the only one getting tired of the Flea Bites of new laws and regulations. Lately I’ve been trying to ignore all the stupidity, but that gives me less to write about in the morning. And sadly, ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. [kim]