Weekend Coffee Share 2

If we were having coffee, I’d say:

You came back! Awesome! Grab a cup, have a seat.

Don’t mind that scraping noise, those damned felt things don’t stick properly on the bottom of the chair legs. I have to keep adjusting them every couple of days. I hate to say it but I almost miss the linoleum. The ‘wood’ (laminate) looks good, and it feels nice to walk on, but the felt things stayed put before. Sigh.

The new vacuum? Yep, it finally did come out of the box, got used once, got cleaned up and put back in the box and back to the store it went. Mr Tater, who is in charge of vacuuming, hates this modern baglessness. He does NOT want to see the dirt swirling around, and he does NOT want to reach in and pull the static-electricity-captured dust/hair balls out. The only reason we were looking for a new one was because we can no longer find the bags anywhere except online, and Mr Tater is somehow opposed to online shopping. I think he thinks it makes him weak. Boys are so silly. So, bags are currently winging their way to us from some Amazon warehouse and the Adventure of the Bagless Vacuum is at an end. For now.

The mushroom stroganoff from last week was NOT good. Don’t know what I was thinking – apparently we do NOT like smoked paprika. Ick. We wasted a whole bunch of very nice mushrooms.

The big news at work is that I’m up for promotion. Don’t get too excited, I won’t know anything til after the first of the year, maybe not til as late as March. It’s not really going to change my day-to-day work all that much, but what it is going to do is save me being a middleman a lot of the time. The developers say “age” and I (Senior Data Modeler) say “no no, age changes. Use birthday and do the math!” They argue that math is hard. I argue that MATH IS WHAT COMPUTERS WERE MADE TO DO. They continue to argue. I go get my Lead Data Modeler who just says “birthdate” and they shut up. Now that I am going to be a Lead, they might listen to me first time around. We are a very hierarchy-driven environment – a title carries way more weight than experience and common sense do. So a great savings in time, plus it’ll be a nice $$ boost. 🙂

I’m keeping up my New Month’s Resolution of walking 30 minutes a day, every day, in December. I’m not losing any weight, and I’m not sleeping any better, so I’m not sure WHY I’m walking 30 minutes a day, every day… but I said I would, so I will.

2015 Reading Challenge


I finished 100 books for my Goodreads challenge, but it feels a little like cheating because 6 of them were the first 6 of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. They’re so small and so quick, they really shouldn’t count as a whole book. So I’m going to count each of those as only 1/2 a book and not consider the Challenge really complete til I hit 103.


I guess that’s all I have for this week – see you soon!



12 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share 2

  1. hirundine608

    So, your promotion is not official? How does that work?

    You might buy the felt things for the chairs, with a little nail sticking up? Then banged into the leg, will protect both laminate and chairs legs from scraping.

    Lastly … I love my Dyson. Bagless and cordless. Except for the cord that recharges the little bugger. Yet, I love it. A tad on the expensive side, bought new. Yet it works like a damn. Yeah, do have to use a high tech gadget called a bamboo skewer once in a while; when the dust is caught between cup and rotating thingy. I prefer it to the expense of the bags. The other neat thing is. I can use it to vacuum my car out, even when the car is at the side of the road.


    But hey, thanks for the coffee …. Cheers Jamie.

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    1. datatater Post author

      All ‘Senior’ anythings (modelers, analysts, developers, etc) whose bosses deem them ‘ready’, are evaluated and ranked, then if Finance says we can afford to promote 5, the top 5 Seniors become Leads, in whatever their area is. Partly a popularity contest, partly who-you-know, but also at least a little, how good you are at your job. I guess I’m ‘ready’ 🤗

      And, yes, we’ll have to shop around for better felt feet.

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