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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Oh yeah!

Happy Halloween!


wingless was still breathing at 3:44 PM - 0 comments

NaBloMoPo (try saying that three times fast)

I decided to do something drastic about how infrequently I post nowadays so...I decided to join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and will be posting daily for the month of November (or trying to anyway). Bear with me as I am rusty and out of practice and have only been writing things like, "Please amend xyz" or "Please advise abc."

Of course, expect a lot of pictures.

Hm. Or not. It is a lot easier to tap a bit on the keyboard than it is to download a picture, resize it and then upload it to the web.

Anyway, expect posting. Of what variety? That is yet to be determined.


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Monday, October 22, 2007

Living amonst them

Unsurprisingly, San Francisco is a city full of ironic juxtapositions.

I can't even count the number of times I've overheard some hippies jabbering at the next table about the usual hippie crap - and then they go on to order dinner and wine that costs easily over $150 on two people without batting an eye.

Meanwhile, there are bums all over the place. Not that they're going hungry here either though. And apparently, a lot of them could have a roof over their heads if they so pleased.

So why not get into the program? There are gripes about the outreach workers, I suppose, that they pester residents to get rid of their drug or alcohol problems, but isn't that a small price to pay for a warm, dry place to live?

I'm going off on a tangent here but why is that even an excuse? And if someone says to you "I would rather do drugs and live like an animal in the street than have a roof over my head without drugs," well, what are you really supposed to do about that? Will increasing funding for the homeless really "help" someone like that? Is it even possible to help someone like that? And at what point is society not responsible for someone's personal decisions in the liberal mind?

Pretty sure there are no answers to any of those questions.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Random things

  • I feel pretty bad for the poor guy who married this crazy chick.
    She says Posy Floral Design in Manhattan substituted pastel pink and green hydrangeas for the dark rust and green ones she had specified for 22 centerpieces.

    Not only that, she alleges that the hydrangeas were wilted and brown, and arranged in dusty vases without enough water.

    "The use of predominantly pastel centerpieces had a significant impact on the look of the room and was entirely inconsistent with the vision the plaintiffs had bargained for," Glatt, a lawyer, said in the lawsuit, filed on behalf of herself, her husband, David, and her mother-in-law, Tobi Glatt, who paid for the flowers.

    The flowers cost $27,435.14. The lawsuit asks for more than $400,000 in restitution and damages.

    Yeesh. Talk about focusing on the wrong thing here, lady. Did you get married? Does it significantly alter the course of your life? I mean, seriously?

    Anyone surprised she's a lawyer?

  • Since I work at a trading desk for an investment bank there are not a lot of other females around. In fact, there's one saleswoman, our admin and yours truly. So I work with a bunch of guys who all happen to be happily married, engaged or moving in with their gf's. This works out well for me since I too am married, and it probably gives us all more in common since no one's really out and about partying all the time. Not like we could with our hours though. Anyway...

  • Today was better than yesterday. Thank God. I wanted to post this yesterday but I just couldn't even bring myself to talk about work at all yesterday. Not even a little bit. It was that bad. I kind of just left. I still had a few things I could have done but my friend who gives me a ride home was leaving and for a brief moment I thought about staying and waiting for my trade to match (good thing I didn't since it didn't match until this morning) and walking or taking the bus home. And I thought about the last time I waited and stayed until like 4:30 for the TA's to just book the damn trade already...and I couldn't do it.

    And then of course I felt bad about leaving. And worried something horrific would happen because of the unmatched trade. Which was really, really unlikely. But this did not prevent the worrying.

    Everything was fine and no one else even really seemed to notice it until I called this morning wondering what was going on there. And it matched and settled and the world was in balance once again. There were no fire drills today, no staring intently back and forth between the clock and your email/bloomberg waiting for a response because the deadline is approaching and it's a REAL deadline not one of those "eh" deadlines, but like a serious deadline where you WILL BE CUT OFF at this time. Period. End of statement. Absolutely no exceptions. And there are exactly six minutes left and OH MY GOD. I can't talk about that anymore.

    Let's just leave it at, today was better than yesterday.

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    Wednesday, October 10, 2007


    Only in San Francisco can someone run a red light, nearly hitting a cop making a left turn, and not get so much as pulled over.


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