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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’day, Gerbiliños!

CorporateToolK arrived safely back in ATL, although her flight was about two hours late, so we didn’t get home until well after midnight. As such, butts are dragging here at CasaK…alas, she’s expected in the local office this morning. (But hopefully will get cut loose early.)

Belated cheers for the well-wishes; BBL.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning/night, Fatwa!
It’s 4:00 a.m. here and we just got home from float decorating. Judging is this morning, so when we left, there was only a little bit of clean-up and touch-up to do. The float looks fantastic and we can’t wait to see it traveling down Colorado Blvd.

Time to get some sleep. Catch y’all later.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Rest well, Paddy & Co.

Also: criminy! 😉

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Good job, Paddy. And glad Miss Brenda arrived home safely.

Good morning and happy new year’s eve!

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Snicker snicker..the affluent dui murdering spoiled brat is still stuck in the mexican jail and his mom has been deported back to the USA to face the music. I wonder how long they will detain him in Mexico? Probably until the mother pays the mordida. I’m sure it is HUGE.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Paddy, I wanna see PICS!!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Good afternoon, Gerbil Nation!
At Cali’s request, here are a few photos that Mrs. Paddy took last night. These are all of the Miracle Gro float.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven, Cali & Mac! And cheers to Jerry for the festive decor.

Paddy --

Thanks for the pics; I like that the float appears to be fairly uncluttered.

But how come there’re no hemp plants? 🙂 (I can attest to the efficacy of the company’s products for that purpose after a “forbidden horticultural experiment” I ran while still residing in Los Angeles.)

Lastly, I’m glad that little scumbag Ethan Couch is stuck in a Mexican jail for awhile. An enterprising documentary maker could do “Scared Straight: South of the Border Edition”.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Wow, Paddy, that’s just incredible and quite beautiful.

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

First …

Happy New Year all y’all! I’m actually optimistic that 2016 is going to be a good year -- that may be the “baby boom” we’ve had here in the last couple of days.
Two bulls, one heifer. The heifer has a Pete-y eye patch, so I wanna call her Petie, Mr. X likes Black Eye -- which works with the New Year’s Day tradition …. decisions, decisions.

1. Gorgeous work, Mr. & Mrs. O’Furniture;
2. I’m glad there were traveling mercies to be had for CasaK;
3. Thank you for inviting me into BW’s world, Rabbit, I promise I won’t embarrass her either;
4. Glad you’re feeling better, Cali. I can’t take the OTC stuff that’s back behind the counter again -- I end up feeling like I have a head full of bees, so it’s Benadryl, Alfalfa, and the Neti squeeze bottle for these allergies;
5. Oh, and the answer to heat is FIRE! It would take awhile to break even on a woodstove in CA (if they’re even legal -- I know they have to be grandfathered in in San Bernardino), but it’s the only way we’ll ever go again (even as I sit here in a living room that’s currently 87° because of it);

6. To anyone or anything I’ve forgotten, my apologies. It’s been such a week! Lemme ‘splain:

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

I do believe I’ve shared some of the on-going technical harassment issues we’ve been dealing with at work.

My best guess at what’s behind this huge, months-long continuous rollout schedule is HIPAA and other data security requirements the clients of some of our business units demand be in place.

This month has been all about us remote employees and how we connect to corporate.

They’re implementing a second level of security to the login/password combination, and apparently damn near all of us opted for a physical fob random passcode generator rather than turn our cellphones over to IT and let them install an app.

Apparently the number of requests FAR exceeded the supply, so the go-live date was pushed back. And then pushed back again. And then Monday it was, “ZOMFGZOMBIEWEASELS! We’re implementing this Tuesday at 10am! We have to have this DONE by EoD Thursday (or we’re out of compliance)!”

Of course, come Wednesday morning, I couldn’t get in. After eliminating all the possible user error issues, I called the Help Desk.

Quelle surprise! They never bothered to assign me credentials!
:::bangs head on desk:::

And ‘den!
The whole second-level BS is essentially a ‘Net Nanny that sounds (and looks on paper) more robust than it is.

‘Course that presupposes you have ‘Net to nanny. Once in the new “secure-secure” system, I couldn’t even get to our corporate web mail. No ‘Net whatsoever.

I sent in a ticket about it this afternoon. The response? “Oh, go back to the old login. Nevermind.”

And we’re a “software company”.

And ‘den II! Have I got a Wal-Mart story … but right now, I need some chocolate and then some sleep. So y’all will have to wait ’til tomorrow.

*SMISH* each and everyone of you

My wish for 2016 is for us all to enjoy each other, good health, good luck, and good fortune.