Posts Tagged ‘ Work

Building Client Relationships

Today at work we challenged one of our clients to a game of dodgeball. Fourteen games later (having lost 10 of them) we called it an afternoon. Happy Friday indeed.

I Heart Ivar’s

Today was a long day at the office, due to a prolonged five hour print job from hell. However, it was all made worthwhile when around 10PM my roommate and I went down to the pier for Ivar’s fish ‘n chips and chowder. Gah, it really doesn’t get any better than that. <3

You Could Have It So Much BetterCurrently Listening to:
You Could Have It So Much Better
by Franz Ferdinand

Last Few Days in NY

It feels good to be back in Seattle. The five-day-trip in NYC was a pretty awesome experience, but I can’t say it was not nice to have Ryan waiting for me outside at the airport and to be back home in the Emerald City.

I had flown into Newark around 2:30AM Wednesday night, by the time I had made it to my hotel in Manhattan, it was past 3AM. The planes had been delayed into Newark for hours due to thunderstorms. It wasn’t a great start since I had to be up early the next day for work and a client presentation. Oh rain, how you would further pwn me in the days to follow.

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Yesterday was a half day in the office for a celebratory ANC team event. The outing? WHIRLYBALL!


And oh yeah. It totally rocked.


WhirlyBall, dubbed “The worlds only totally mechanized team sport” is best described as a combination of Basketball, Hockey and Jai-Alai played while riding an electrically powered machine, similar to a bumpercar, called a WhirlyBug. Although the WhirlyBug resembles a bumpercar, it is a far superior machine. Quicker, stronger and far more maneuverable, the WhirlyBug powers you and your team down court in a five on five game.

The Week! The Week!

(I think the exclamation marks in my title are extraneous, but I sorta like it.)

Mm it’s been an eventful week. Currently home at my parent’s house where my Mom made steaks and my Dad made his usual bananas foster. Yum. Funny I am always so super munchie when I’m here. This is only the second time I’ve been home since graduation, it’s good to be here. But rewind to Monday.

Monday after work I took the trolley to meet up with Ryan and Trevor at their work. While I get excited at any chance to ride the trolley, I forgot how slow—er, I mean leisurely it goes and how badly it shakes. Regardless, it was still a pretty ride along the waterfront.

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Chronicles of the Microlab #4

Some of you heard about the worst user I’ve helped at work, who worried about “the computer taking the ink off the photo” while trying to scan by inserting her photo into the CD-drive. Worse yet, the photo was of herself, an image she wished to adorn her resume with, a resume which listed computer skills as her first qualification. But I can’t tell that story here, as I find it more effective to flail my arms around as I retell the anguish of that day and my urge to hide under the desk everytime she arose from her computer in the lab. “How am I supposed to know that’s where you put CD’s?”

Today, it was the woman who just now went up to the desk asking me to extend the library’s wireless access to her classroom upstairs. “Why can’t you do it? Can’t your supervisor do it? We use laptops in class. It’d be really really nice if you could do that.” Then she tried explaining to me how wireless Internet uses microwaves (or was it cell phone technology?) and reasoned it can’t be difficult for me to “bring it upstairs” or to extend the wireless access everywhere in Health Sciences. Right, let me leave my desk and do that real quick. I’ll bring the microwaves you speak of.