Monday, March 25, 2013

Music Monday - "Tightrope" by Walk the Moon

I want to be friends with them.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Belated Music Monday - "Saw You First" by The Givers

It's been a heck of a week.
I got my stitches out today though, so that was rather exciting.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What I Learned Today - No seriosly, I learned this shizz today!

I'm working on a project that is pretty awesome and one of the components is a number sequencing situation.  Since we don't want to offend anyone, we had to identify numbers that are unlucky or offensive around the world. No srsly!!

I started researching and spent about a half hour to get the main numbers.  Here's the feedback I provided (realtively verbatim) to my agency folks so that we could update the list.

Okay, I’m going to pull out something a little weird here, so bear with me.

  •   Remove all instances where there is a 666 in the sequence.  I found about 6 or 7 of those.
  •  In China, these numbers are unlucky: 4, 5, 6, 9. Noting that many purchasers will be from China, I want to remove these numbers (if possible). I cannot highlight them on the list, so I’m hoping the randomized system allows you to put in what you want to omit.
  • Remove 167, 169, 1679 as they are also insulting in the culture (sound like dirty words when said out loud)
  • Remove 250, 5354, 7456, 9413, 748 – for a variety of reasons these are unlucky.
  • Remove 13 in combinations. This is a worldwide unlucky number.
  • Remove 39 from combinations. It is highly unlucky to Afghans

Honestly, I’m not intentionally trying to be difficult, but want to ensure that we don’t inadvertently offend anyone.

Go ahead and laugh… I am.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Belated Music Monday - "My Left Foot" by Stewie

Early Saturday morning, Hubster is in a panic because he cannot find his work badge. He wakes me up to help him and I'm running around the house stumbling over things and not having any luck. While there is a bigger issue with Hubs not putting things back in the same place, our house can be the Bermuda Triangle at times.

Long story short, I threw a temper tantrum and slammed the kitchen cabinet three times. On the last slam, it broke and splintered with a giant portion falling and plunging into the top of my foot. I was able to stop the bleeding just as Hubs had to leave for work. Then I wrapped it up and hobbled my way to the truck, drove myself to the hospital (note that it was my left foot and I had to use the clutch, which was INSANELY painful) and hobbled my way into the ER.

They removed the wood debris, took some x-rays to confirm nothing was broken, then gave me a tetanus shot. The worst part was when they stuck a needle into the open wound to numb it up for stitching.

Karma's a bitch.
And we never found his badge.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

All kinds of awesome.

A mashup of Head Like a Hole and Call Me Maybe.


Monday, March 4, 2013

Music Monday - JD McPherson "Farmer John"

Guess who's gonna be at Bonnaroo?
If you guessed "ME"... you would be wrong.
But this guy is!

This should start your week of smashingly.