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[May. 19th, 2007|11:41 pm]
Have I mentioned before that I really like board games that take a classic, strip it down to its essentials, and come up with a variation on the theme that is, unlike the original, actually fun? I'm sure I have. We played Mystery of the Abbey over at Chris's last night, which is a lot like Clue except that it doesn't suck. We being me, Chris, Matt K., Tom, & Brian. We also had Bryree for the game of Bang! we played beforehand.

I had ambitious plans for today, but they were thwarted by a midday nap and my need to spend hours and hour putting data onto my new laptop and organizing it. But I did manage to put a bunch of data onto my new laptop and organize it, so the day wasn't a total loss. Plus, I got a nap in!

Somehow I have become enmeshed in several committees at work whose purpose is to figure out what things about how the computers work is making people crazy and pass that on to the people who can fix it. There's something about my very disinterested (not uninterested) position that I'm enjoying. I don't have to figure out how to fix it or how to balance competing priorities (though I can make helpful suggestions), all I need to do is find the information and pass it on. It's kinda cool.

Several times this week I was complimented for coming up with diplomatic ways to say things. So that's nice.

I have a bunch of ideas coming together for an interesting story, but I'm having difficulty finding good times to write them down. I need something that can take incoherent notes and translate them into finished prose with the press of a button.

[User Picture]From: srotu27
2007-05-20 07:35 am (UTC)
Please don't automate my job. I like my job (sometimes.) Let's say that I like having a marketable skill that keeps me in food and shelter, so if you could not turn your attention in that direction for, say, forty years, that'd be great. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-05-20 08:21 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm perfectly happy to have the button be the "send" button that emails all my notes to someone like you. Now I just need someone else to pay for it...
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[User Picture]From: srotu27
2007-05-21 05:25 pm (UTC)
Getting paid is good. However, many people with this skill also understand the value of some well-placed pro bono work. For example, I'm getting a friend who does renovations to eyeball a giant hole in the ceiling of my prospective dining room and let me know what it should cost to fix it, so I can ask for that in the offer I want to make on the house. I'm feeding him to say thank you, but if he, in turn, wants me to look over his resume, he's golden. A lot. It's about hand washing or back scratching or something like that.
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