On Monday, I lost my iPod Nano.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
So I saw this on Manhattan Chowder, and thought it was fun. Plus, recently, I was talking to someone who told me all these impressions that he had of me that I thought were totally one-sided and wrong, and made me think, "Geez, does everyone think that of me?" The below actually sounds more like me.
|You Belong in Dublin|
Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.
Posted by TCho at 3:28 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tonight, on my way home from work, a woman asked me for directions. She asked me, "Excuse me sir, can you tell me where midtown is?" I was kind of in a mood, and it took a lot of self-restraint to hold back the urge to roll my eyes. I just replied "This is midtown." Instead of a look of embarrassment, I got a withering look from this lady, who said "No. Where's 42ND STREET?!?!"
Posted by TCho at 11:53 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
It seems like everyone has been crazy busy at work lately. I too have been contributing my efforts to save our country from a recession by burning the midnight oil at the office.
Working at the office has been a nice change for me since from about mid-December to New Years, I've been working from a hotel or from home. Apparently, I've been missing out. Some of the most interesting things that have happened to me over the past couple of weeks at the office:
- I eyeballed an 80 page Annual Report for one of my mutual funds and in one cut broke it into two 40 page sections. This is the most satisfying thing I've done in months.
- I told off a headhunter who must have called me about six times, and left three voicemails, when on the seventh attempt, I finally picked up and just snapped and screamed, "Leave me alone Max!" My cube neighbor shouted out, "Who was that?" And before I thought about it, I said, "Oh just my doctor." I can only imagine what my coworkers say behind my back.
- I finally got to play the Wii machine (is that what you say? do you "play" a Wii?) and played the tennis game no less. I gave Mario a kick-ass serve that day.
- I developed a new nickname for a bug we found in our software reported by one of our customers, whose name is "Dana". After the first reporting, I started calling it "The Dana Syndrome." I don't think anyone else found it nearly as funny as I did.
Posted by TCho at 11:16 PM
Monday, January 14, 2008
Over Christmas, I went to Hawaii for the first time. For those of you who have never been to our fiftieth state, you should know that it is populated by four different types of people: retirees, honeymooners, japanese tourists and vacationing families. Of course there are the local Hawaiians and the homeless hippies who arrived back in 1970, and never found their way off the island.
Saleswoman: "Why are you buying gloves?"Me: "Uh, because I'm cold."Saleswoman: "You're cold?!?!"Me: "Uh, yeah it's snowing right now back in New York." (Thought bubble: "Is she crazy?")Saleswoman: "Oh you look like you're from here. I thought you lived here in Hawaii."
Then Christmas came, and I had to fly back to New York. I kind of like flying on holidays because the airports and planes are mercifully empty. And I was ready to leave Hawaii. It was a nice break, but I don't think I could ever live there. I realized how claustrophobic I find islands, and I was ready to get off. What I was not looking forward to was spending 12 hours on a plane. Getting from Hawaii to the East Coast is a long-haul that I would not recommend unless you're flying First or Business Class, which unfortunately, I was not.
Now I'm home and coming back to my blog. At the end of 2006, I did a "Best of" and "Most of" 2006 series. I wanted to do it again for 2007, but now it's a little late. Oh well. I suppose I can still write them, and if my readers are too lazy to read them, then my readers and I have a lot in common.
It's good to be home.
Posted by TCho at 11:57 PM