May 16th, 2002

crane

Game 7

Was a blast. It was intense, tight, close, and a nail-biter to the very last second. Both teams were there to *play* and, on the most part, the refs just let them. It was just really exciting hockey.

Okay, there was one point where I was sure the Sharks were going to score and score big and early in the game. Poor Selanne.
crane

Phase Shifted Jet

Jet decided to stay up with us and watch the whole game with us even though he'd just been to Haley's birthday party. He actually ate pizza, drank his own juice, ate slabs of ice cream cake and ran around and played until he was so tired he couldn't stand up anymore... but he nursed, woke up during a big play and then walked around the livingroom. He then lay down wherever he wanted, on the floor and would rest for a while before getting up and walking around again or visiting with John or I.

I think he was too wound up to actually get to sleep easily, as it took John half an hour of bouncing Jet to get him to go to sleep. And then Jet was up again at midnight and at 4. At 4, Jet wouldn't go to sleep anywhere but the floor, so I just lay him on a pillow, covered him up in blankets and let him sleep spread eagle. He then slept in until 8! That was pretty amazing.

The other day he was throwing his head back and going "Aaaaaaaaoooooooo!" at the clouds in the sky. He also started, suddenly, pushing the stroller instead of riding in it. He also decided he wanted to push the shopping cart when he and John went to Safeway to get a few things. That was pretty funny for John to suddenly see the shopping cart moving steadily down the aisle without him... but John steered and Jet provided power and John got all the stuff he wanted into the cart. Pretty cool.
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crane

Work

It's been strange. My boss has decided to step sideways into a technical position, and give up all the management stuff to two other people. It's not bad. It's just change, so everything's a little uncertain and people are trying to figure out how to step into the void that'd being left. Boss Bill was very opinionated, very sharp and very much into all the technical aspects of what's going on with the whole system. He'll still be in on all the meetings, he just won't be leading them anymore, and no one can quite imagine what that'll be like.

But he'll get a rest, and he really needs it. He was great a grasping problems and driving them to a solution that was complete; but as a result of that, he was also really bad about letting certain problems go even if he gave over responsibility for it to someone else. So it's going to be just really interesting to see how that changes.

My present projects and problems involved a two hour meeting yesterday where we finally got things resolved in a way that completely confused me. But we got it all straightened out this morning, so I've been cleaning up after it all. That's been okay. I should be able to take the afternoon off, after I'm done with all this, and we're having a meeting tomorrow morning to deal with something new that came up. But I did what I had to for that, and I'm tired, too.

Getting that done involved a bit more perl wrangling that went very well once I figured out how to use the defined() proc. I like that.
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