October 29th, 2001

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Wow

So much stuff to get caught up on. I haven't even looked at LJ since friday night.

Some random tidbits:

When I was coming home from work friday night, all of the sudden i ran into some severe traffic on Foothill (the local major thoroughfare) just before i got home.

At first i was thinking that there myst have been an accdient or something. However when i got closer i saw a sign saying "Sobriety Check." When i got to the fron of the line, i just got waved through, the guy didn't even look at me or anything, i think because they already had a full line of people pulled off to the side of the road.

I considered asking them if they had a warrant if they pulled me over, but i don't think i would have actually had the nerve =) It does kind of annyo me though. Especially since as i was progressing through the traffic jam part, i saw several people pull a u-turn and head back the other way. At the time i figured they were going to try an alternate route to avoid the traffic, and if i hadn't already been so close to home i would have considered the same. However in retrospect, for all i know they were people who were a little tipsy and didn't want to get checked, and there was nothing being done to stop them.

So the police created a big traffic snarl to perform a check of dubious legality, while allowing those who might actually have been guilty to just turn around and leave, thereby negating any potential gain.

I also wonder who the hell has had time to get drunk and already left wherever it was they were getting drunk to head somwhere else. It was 8:00 and i was just getting home! =P

Apparently i was a little more tired than i was feeling at the time. While i was at the club at one of the points when i was feeling depressed, i sat down on one of the seats in back and just sat watching what was going on, and i think i may actually have dozed off for a few minutes, despite the music =)
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Vitamins are toxic

or something

I had vegetable soup with my sandwich for dinner on saturday. I went to Burger King for lunch on sunday which is better than the crap I usually eat, had a multi-vitamin after we bought some at Costco, and then had pasta and bread and cheese and a little bit of vegetables for dinner.

This morning i woke up with a sore throat =P I should just go back to eating crap since it seems to work better for me ;)
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Vacation

We got a fun email at work this evening shortly before i left.

They are working on the schedule for the next game, and they'd really like to have as good idea about the PTO situation as they can. They understand that unexpected stuff does come up, but they would like us to let them know now about any plans we might have (in the abstract manner of course) and schedule the PTO time now.

We have a maximum limit of 200 PTO hours that we can save up at one time, which means that when people reach that point they'll start taking a lot of PTO so that they don't lose any. Knowing this, they suggested that if any of us are getting close to that point, that we are strongly encouraged to take a block of time off before the end of the year. =)

I've been trying to figure out when the best time to use my PTO would be, and feeling a little guilty about not letting them know more in the advance, and all of the sudden they're telling me that not only am i allowed, but encouraged to take the time off when i wanted to be taking it off =)

I need to find out exactly how much i get off per year. My officemate said that it was 15 days a year, but i could have sworn that we only got ten off per year. Last i checked i was at about 170 hours. Even 10 days a year would be 80 hours, so i really want to use, well, all 80 or 120 hours of it really. I figure i'll probably take a week or two off in november. I'll take a day or two off at the begining of january to extend the normal vacation (we normally get the 25th - the first off) and then try to figure out some time during the summer next year that i can schedule a week off for.

So i should talk to people in boston about the possibility for planing a visit, so i can figure out what time in november would be good. I should also take a look at plane flights.
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