Welcome to joblessness
Posted by pneum0nic 7 years ago
I just lost my job today.  
 
Didn't care for the job, have been thinking of getting out of IT altogether, but it still sucks going into the office and being asked to leave before you even get a chance to take off your coat.  
 
Maybe I'll find a job closer to home (Silver Spring, MD, rather than DC)...
My 'pneu' blog
Posted by pneum0nic 7 years ago
Found the Vodka..!
Posted by pneum0nic 7 years ago
Absolut Capitalism
Posted by pneum0nic 7 years ago
Left Brain vs Right Brain - Which Side Do You Use?
Posted by pneum0nic 7 years ago
Being creative or artistic doesn’t mean you know how to draw or play an instrument. Being creative is a way of thinking, a way of viewing the world.  
Creative people use the RIGHT side of their brains more than the LEFT. Take the test and find out if your brain is RIGHT for a creative career.  
 
http://www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.com/vancouver/left_right/rb_test.htm
The Perfect Storm?
Posted by pneum0nic 7 years ago
Caught in a Bind
Posted by pneum0nic 7 years ago
My sister and fiancee got in this big fight on NYE this year. Sis essentially attacked fiancee and wouldn't back down - even when fiancee pleaded with her to stop.  
 
Meanwhile I stood to the side, too stunned to speak.  
 
Like watching a train wreck.  
 
In the six months that followed, I have spoken to both sides, and came very close to arranging a discussion over Easter, but that fell through.  
 
Now my sister is in town, and she wants to revisit this matter.  
 
My fiancee doesn't want to reopen old wounds.  
 
Sister is hurt, claims I'm taking the word of a woman I've know for a year over her, whom I have know over 36.  
 
Fiancee doesn't trust me to do the right thing this time, and stick up for her.  
 
...  
 
And to top it all off, last night I wondered out loud why she couldn't 'fight her own battles.'  
 
That went over well.
Caption?
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
For Pone
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Stupid Gout
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
I recently made the decision to pursue a bartending career in addition to my dull day job in IT. Things were really looking up - I was happier than usual; nothing could get me down. I was driven and passionate about my new direction. Nothing would stop me...  
 
...and then I had an attack of gout.  
 
If you're one of the lucky who's never been struck down by the gout, know that you're very lucky. I wouldn't wish this affliction on anyone. It's hard to walk, hard to concentrate, hard to sleep. Misery reigns for 3-10 days until the uric acid crystals dissolve and the inflammation goes away. Seriously, when I went into the emergency room, I was sure that I had broken my foot, but I had no recollection whatsoever. The diagnosis of gout was worse, though.  
 
Is my bartending career shattered? I can't be a good bartender without tasting my own cocktails, at least initially. That's like cooking without tasting the food.  
 
My fiancée cheered me up, suggesting that surely the doctor would be able to prescribe some meds to keep the gout at bay. However, I'm not so sure anymore.  
 
Is there no recourse for me?
Tequila cocktail in a can???
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Subject: Please stop friending me
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
I got the following email through facebook today from someone I used to know:  
 
on Facebook, Linkedin etc  
It has been many years and we were never close friends, I only know you through your ex, who I only knew through Regina and John - neither of whom even stay in touch with me today. I feel bad ignoring you repeatedly when your request, but I don't share updates with people other than friends I know rather well and like to keep it that way.  
Regards,  
Johanna
 
 
I just don't know what to say...  
Best signage EVAR
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Lard-a-licious!
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Carrots, carrots everywhere...
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
 
 
 
 
...but none to eat.
Quiz: How Useful Are You?
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
There is a Twilight Zone episode where a businessman makes a pact with the Devil, which allows him to go back in time so that he can capitalize off of his knowledge about the future. It turns out though that the businessman’s knowledge about the future is all superficial and thus he is unable to jump start any technological advancements by traveling back in time. This would likely be the plight of most contemporary humans if they were sent back in time. While we rely greatly on technology, most of us don’t know much about how it actually works and where the materials to make it come from.  
 
If you were to travel 2000 years into the past, how useful would you be in jumpstarting technological advancements? This 10 question quiz will help you figure out your technological usefulness. If you do poorly on the quiz, as most people likely will, then just let that inspire you to study up more on how things work and where raw materials come from.
 
 
Here  
 
I got 3 wrong and 7 right. "Quite good. Starting from the year 0, you might be able to advance civilization to the 17th or even 19th century. You are technologically useful."  
 
Yay me!
Darned Stuff!
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Recently my girlfriend & I moved in together. I moved from a 2BR apartment - and she from a studio - into another 2BR apartment. The resultant merging of our stuff, paired with the reduced closet storage space in our new place is forcing us to reevaluate the importance of keeping extra stuff around.  
 
I have gone through my books at least six times since early August, weeding. Weeding out the paperbacks I would probably never re-read, the cool books that I never read (and probably never would), old textbooks, etc. I have gotten rid of hundreds of dollars worth of used books.  
 
I am doing the same with my techno-junk. The old speakers and computer parts and lengths of coaxial and CAT-5 cable that might someday come in handy.  
 
The glass head also went. I was sorry to see it go, but I'm cool with it now.  
 
The one thing I haven't considered throwing out (yet) was a couple of boxes worth of memorabilia - photo albums, old yearbooks, baby shoes and the like. I think I would regret throwing out any old photographs (with the exception of the 'naughty' ones of my ex). But what about the old Junior High and High School yearbooks? I never go back and look through them. Probably never will. So why is it so hard to part with them?
Elevator Straight
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Coming back into my building this afternoon, four people got on the elevator with me. We each chose a different floors, 8 thru 12 - the top five floors of the building.  
 
In poker a run of five cards like that is called a straight.  
 
I wanted to shout - woo hoo, straight - I win!  
 
Unfortunately, it was more of a pain having to wait for the elevator to stop at each floor.
Unlock the Doors!
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Add Bahcelors, Dotcorate or Bacehlors Dgerees to your resume in just 4-6 weeks and open avenues to promotion and better jobs!  
 
Diploma from prestigious non-accredited universities based on your present knowledge & professional experience.  
 
Get your Dipolma!. Ticket to Success. Unlock the doors.  
Put up yer dukes!
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago
Pneum0nic's johari window
Posted by pneum0nic 8 years ago

The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in the  
1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from  
a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe  
you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up.

 

You are reading this page because pneum0nic wants to know how  
you'd describe  
him or her - pick the five or six words from the list below that you think describe  
pneum0nic the best. (You can set up your own Johari Window afterwards, if you like.)

 
HERE
oh, I in love!
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
Subject: The lonely woman searches the partner in life.  
From: [supressed]  
 
Hello, let's get acquainted I Anna.  
To me 29 years also think, that I well educated, clever and rather attractive woman. You understand, that it is impossible to describe yourself briefly. I love new acquaintances and would like to learn you on much better for serious relations. At first sight you have liked me!  
 
I very much want, that we could learn each other better and I ask you to write to me on mine email here: [email protected]  
 
 
If you have interest in the lonely woman I shall be glad to receive your letter. Only please with me be serious. I sincerely hope, that you good man and will write to me. Until then I wish you all good. With impatience I shall wait for your answer. Anna.
 
 
It real deal. I know it true! Don't even know how she reads my mind but see this picture?  
 
YOU GET ONE WORD FOR EACH THING. GO!
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
1. Where is your cell phone? online  
 
2. Your significant other? lost  
 
3. Your hair? hairy  
 
4. Your mother? hopeless  
 
5. Your father? creating  
 
6. Your favorite thing? music  
 
7. Your dream last night? sexeh  
 
8. Your favorite drink? alcoholic  
 
9. Your dream/goal? success  
 
10. The room you're in? imaginary  
 
11. Your fear? misunderstood  
 
12. Where do you want to be in 20 years? space  
 
13. Where were you last night? studio  
 
14. What you're not? small  
 
15. Muffins? bitter  
 
16. One of your wish list items? supermodel  
 
17. Where you grew up? midwest  
 
18. The last thing you did? itched  
 
19. What are you wearing? socks  
 
21. Your pets(s)? none  
 
22. Your computer? fast  
 
23. Your life? messed  
 
24. Your mood? maintains  
 
25. Missing someone? yes  
 
26. Your car? Pops  
 
27. Something you're not wearing? pants  
 
28. Favorite Store? amazon  
 
29. Your summer? sweaty  
 
30. Your favorite color? green  
 
31. When is the last time you laughed? now  
 
32. Last time you cried? 2006  
 
 
FOUR PLACES I GO OVER AND OVER:  
shows, internet, work, bed  
 
FOUR PEOPLE WHO E-MAIL ME:  
mom, sister, ex, girl  
 
FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS:  
pie, vodka, pizza, borshch  
 
FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:  
bed, show, movie, Baltimore
For Shigpit
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
Save Aricebo Telescope!
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
For XIV
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
Hilarious Email Digest
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
I got this in from a listserve I'm on. Fortunately, I get my updates in digest form...  
 
Messages in this digest:  
 
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HAHAHAHA!  
 
I will not be afraid
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
So in my efforts to be more outgoing and extroverted, I'm saying 'Hi' to more people in my neighborhood, including the scary gangsta types. The two times I said something to these guys (outside two different houses on two different blocks) I was flashed this backwards peace sign.  
 
Izzat like a gang sign or what?  
Should I be afraid?
Just Live
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
For some reason, this spam just made my day:  
 
 
-------- Original Message --------  
Subject: Are you ...?  
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:08:19 +0200  
From: Riley Barry  
Reply-To: [email protected]  
 
Happy?  
Think about your life.  
What you did, what you do, what you are going to do.  
You can solve all you health problems with us.  
http://expectpair.com/?said=n2  
 
Just live.
Nice bionic birdie...
Posted by pneum0nic 9 years ago
 
For some reason, this picture just made my day!