Just realized I'm turning 51 next week.
Working from home all week because my dog's Vestibular Disease has returned, and she can't stand up to go outside and pee without falling over, and she doesn't want to eat because the dizziness makes her queasy.
Well, technically working from a coffee shop for about 2-3 hours in the morning while my dog is asleep, and then I bunk off the rest of the day and focus on the dog. I keep the laptop open and Outlook and Slack refreshing, so I know if anyone needs me.
Right now my job is mostly documenting processes. So nobody cares where I work from... just that I get the work done.
Lost all my armor to a crash in Fallout 76. Have since rebuilt everything - armor, weapons, CAMP, etc. - and am enjoying the heck out of the game again. (See: "bunking off" above.)
I have Tennis Elbow from all the heavy work I have been doing (motorcycle repair, garden, writing, construction project for the neighbor), and need to get Physical Therapy. But... can't get a call back from the physical therapy center near me. So... I'm mostly ignoring it. Like ya do.
Impeachment has begun, for good reason. (Note: Anyone who says it's "just one call" is parroting Republican talking points and doesn't know shit about what they are talking about. There were multiple calls and an explicit "promise" made that caused the original whistleblower to speak up. The Republicans are doing the same thing they did with the Muller Report, by constructing a strawman - "no obstruction" vs "one phone transcript" - that they can debunk in the media.)
The weather in Seattle is beautiful.
The Seattle Seawolves schedule came out, and it looks like I might be traveling to away games in Washington DC and Atlanta, this year.
I'm volunteering for a Seattle Slam wheelchair rugby event this weekend. No, I have no idea how you play rugby in a wheelchair, and I have purposefully not researched it. I want to see it in person, first.
I had a realization: Most people only use 5% of the capabilities of any piece of software. I am surprised every day at the utterly simple and basic functions in generic software - MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Chrome, Slack, email - that people have NO CLUE about. And inevitably I find out about their lack of knowledge by watching them do something horribly convoluted and ... I ask ... what the heck are you doing?!? Click the thingie there. See? Their eyes open wide... the angels sing, the clouds part... and they think I'm some kind of software guru. I mean... it's a button on the screen you use every single day!?!?
OK. Brain is empty. Now I get to go write a training for salespeople, training them on the basics of how to follow up after an initial call with a customer, and what questions you need to ask when you talk to them. It's like ... how does a salesperson not know this already, instinctively?!? Who are we hiring?!?