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After 15 odd years working in a Dilbert-sized cubicle, my current job affords me one of the best views in the city:Why I Like My Tech Job (jpg image - 50k bytes)Sure, it's no penthouse view of a sprawling metropolis but I like to think my window is better than what 99 percent of corporate management has. It would be wonderful if I was looking at the same view this time next year...
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), September 13, 1999
You possibly could be -- only using an abacus. ;-)
-- A (A@AisA.com), September 13, 1999.
I like that too Arnie. A few days ago a mother doe and her two yearling fawns were in my back yard nosing around where we had planted our now defunct spring garden. After a few minutes the mother noticed me watching her out the window and gave me a look like "OK, So where's the Fall Peas?"
-- Nikoli Krushev (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 1999.
Wow, Arnie, that is a great view..... kind of like ours here.... It is sooooo soothing to be able to look out and not see anyone else!
-- (email@example.com), September 13, 1999.
Y2K Dinner on the hoof.
-- Its (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 1999.
That is great!! you are a man of my heart. Get a domain name and an put a picture of a deer outside of your window. I look out of my window and see hundred foot trees. The only way to have it. Mind you I don't work here (it just seems like it :o)
Good luck with your new view. BTW what is going to go on your new website?
-- Brian (email@example.com), September 13, 1999.
That reminds me of the time back when I had a regular job (well sort of) and I moved my office into one of my deer stands 18 feet up in a tree. I had a 12 volt battery powering my lap top and cell phone. It was great, except the clicking of the keys keep the deer away.
-- chicken farmer (chicken-farmer@ y2k.farm), September 13, 1999.
I could be jealous but I get lucky once in a while when my son sits here and plays in my office. Of course, when he runs the conference calls it gets a little distracting : )
-- Michael Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 1999.
1) NICE TA SEE YA!!!! DON'T BE SUCHA STRANGER!!
2) THAT'S NEAT.
3) If you DO harvest this one, be VERY careful how much of the left hind quarter you use and be EXTREMLY careful in skinning her. Note the growth.
Chuck BUT it's STILL NEAT to look out the window and see her!!!!!
-- Chuck, a night driver (email@example.com), September 14, 1999.
If you liked those, here's 3 more from today (50K bytes each):
Doe & 2 Fawns #1
Doe & 2 Fawns #2
Doe Peeks In
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), September 14, 1999.
Those pics are great, Arnie! Yep, a job worth fighting to keep. Thanks for the refreshing view.
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.
Neat pictures! Who put out the apple for them? I would have a hard time working! :-) (Also noted box of Puffs Plus- same kind I use.) LOL!
-- Gayla (email@example.com), September 15, 1999.
Last year I made a mid-night Saturday visit to the office. I walked in the front door and heard BANG. About 15 seconds, another BANG. I headed down the hall to see what was going on. BANG. With no lights on, the windows here act like a mirror at night. A big buck spotted himself in the reflection, and was head-butting the window! He ran away when I turned the light on. Sure glad the window held up, and he didn't make an "unauthorized" entry into the building!
Also, a few years, I was driving home at night, and there was a herd in the middle of the road. I slowed down to about 5 MPH, and they scattered. But, AFTER I was past them, BANG, a buck charged my car! It's a good thing my window was closed, or we would have been nose-to-nose!
They may be nice to look at, but they can be pretty nasty sometimes! <:)=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.
That's a strange looking dog.
-- ??? (email@example.com), September 15, 1999.