This morning, I showed up bright and early for work.
I cleared my e-mail. I submitted my hours. I even finished an online training quiz I'd been putting off. I was ready to go, waiting for 9:00.
At about 8:30, the power flickered.
It flickered again.
So, we sat in the break room, waiting for the lights to come back on.
We waited a very, very long time. Long enough to nearly finish the break room puzzle.
It finally came back on shortly before noon... but then the various machines needed to be reset. (For some reason, they don't like power outages. Go figure...)
How long did that take?
Check the time stamp... and we're still waiting.
(At 2:00 the point becomes moot.)
Oh, well... at least I'm still getting paid. And there's a new puzzle to work on...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Sci-Fi Museum downtown has a special Avatar exhibition this summer. In honor of a relative's recent birthday - and because Avatar was far and away the most immersive sci-fi world I've ever experienced on the silver screen - we decided to swing by.
It had nothing to do with the many projects I'm dutifully procrastinating on. Really...
On the way out, we stopped by a large projection screen in the walkway. It looked just like ambient scenery from the Pandoran forests, but if you stood still for a while, you realized that you had visitors...
And, yes, I'd still give any of various organs for a ticket to Pandora...