Today’s my birthday; I’m 27. Wendy is going to take me out for lunch after I get this problem with my laptop straightened out with Bud.
Guy and I both get off work at 5:00, and we’ll drive over to my house where my friends will gather for an intimate celebration. There’ll be Pestilette, Warren, Famina and her partner Mal. It’ll be Guy’s first meeting with my circle of friends; I hope he’s ready. :)
2/23: Cleaning the ‘haunted laptop’ won’t be as simple as doing a clean install (Which I could do easily). It’s that I’ve already done some work on it and transferred files that I don’t want to lose before I realized the situation. It’ll take time (that I don’t have) to sort it all out. I like Bud, but he was the one to drop the ball here and he needs to fix it.
2/22: Bud obviously knows that you’re supposed to wipe the hard drive before giving someone a previously-owned laptop, so I know it was just a case of him being overwhelmed with work and not taking the time to do it before handing it to me. Still, it’s something he should have done so that’s why I’ve called him on it.
2/16: Of course Wendy wanted to know all of the details of my lunch with Guy. It mainly confirmed my initial impression, that his mama raised him right. He adopts a serious demeanor on the job to belie his relative youth, and he only reluctantly allows others to see past it.
2/15: Guy is the same age as me, and has a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. He comes from a family of law enforcement officers, but growing up he was more interested in computers than police work. Through this current master’s degree program he’s finally able to synthesize the two elements of his life.
2/14: Thanks for the well wishes regarding my date with Guy the security guard, and Happy V-Day to both all the singles and couples out there of every configuration. :) And to those who’ve asked, no. I haven’t changed my Facebook status. It’s only lunch. Sheesh! :)
It didn’t take long for me to track down the person I’d met in the New Year’s Eve chat room. (I have a talent for digging up data.) It turned out to be a new security guard on the Fastrack staff, Guy Wyre. We’re going out to lunch today!
2/9: In the case of online come-ons I’ve always been cautious enough to avoid their siren calls in every case. So what’s my “access port?” Like everyone, I’m not perfect. However, I don’t presume to judge myself so I’ll leave that to those who know me best. :)
2/6: I’m thankful that online trolls have so far left me alone. What’s the difference between a troll and a gargoyle? Gargoyles serve a useful function! (i.e., directing water away from the sides of cathedrals.)
2/3: Progress. I’ve successfully shifted Patina’s attention from a permanent tattoo to the range of temporary tattoo options. Next task, telling Wendy of this so she’ll be able to monitor the situation at home.
2/2: As I mentioned yesterday, my strategy is to get Patina to take the long view regarding body art. In my case I have extensive ink and no regrets. The key is careful reflection before taking that step.
2/1: Patina approached me behind her mother’s back, asking about getting a tattoo of her cyber-superhero logo. I was afraid of this, and of course I’m going to inform Wendy as soon as I talk Patina out of getting any permanent work done. (Technically Patina is underage but I’m sure she could find someone who’d do it for her.)