Thursday, March 18, 2010

Do Not Complain Too Much

The other day I was having lunch with a friend I haven't seen much of lately, and I figured she was doing alright with the situation because, as I said at the time, "you don't have to put up with my brain abortions." This was a statement in poor taste, and not a good use of time together that has gotten rarer and rarer, and I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize.

I should have gone with "neural abortion," since there's closer symmetry in the number of syllables in each word, and "neural" has gentler tones to lead into another word, not to mention being closer to an adjective. Still, this is why I prefer writing over speaking; I can edit my writing much easier.

I've been loaded with extra physical labor at work lately, which is bringing me down a bit, but I've had a couple of good ideas that I hope to play with when I take some time off soon. I also spent today training someone that might take some of that burden off later on. As much as I taught him, I don't think he learned what may be the most crucial thing: do not bring up the "Back to the Future" series in my presence. Those who know will be proud - I did NOT go into my full rage mode - but it was a close call.

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