In me


Posted by: on Mar 10, 2004 | 3 Comments

Some personal updates:

  • I have a new job in Palo Alto. The people are fantastic, but I know my coworkers are reading this, so I had to say that.
  • In reference to the last item: But seriously, I’m quite pleased with the people and the environment so far at my new job. And I’m not one to keep my mouth shut.
  • I turned 31 today.
  • In reference to the last item, that sucks. Big time. What’s left? Death? Marriage, kids? (Oh Lord, where to even begin with why that won’t happen.)
  • AOL sent notice of the last chunk of money they owe me today. Not a small sum, and I’m off to Vegas tomorrow!
  • In reference to the last item, I had a good time at AOL and I really liked the time I spent with my team. The company? Not so hot, though. I’m glad it’s over, and although it was two years too late, God knows I wasn’t going to leave without a package. And I’ve been proved right: I had my out, I took it, and it paid off.
  • Carolyn and I have confirmed upgrades to First on our flights to Vegas tomorrow. I love United. I’ve never been denied an upgrade.
  • In reference to the last item, I lost my Premiere Executive status on United this year.
  • In reference to the last two items, this royally sucks. I’ve gone from 50k miles to less than 25k miles a year. On a bankrupt airline, but I still love them.
  • In reference to the last three items, my friend Chris no longer works for a corporate travel agency and can no longer score system-wide upgrades for me free of charge.
  • In reference to the last four items, why did a bankrupt airline go for a PR makeover that involved repainting all their planes? That’s not cheap.
  • In reference to the last five items, I noticed my neighbor has a massive 50″+ Plasma Sony sitting in his living room. He used to work for United, but is missing half of his right arm. In fact, his license plate reads: “LK MY 1[HAND SYMBOL]” Makes me wonder: is United footing his Plasma buy? I call him “Stumpy,” but never to his face. Is that wrong of me?
  • I’m going to buy a new Power Mac G5 as soon as a speed bump is announced. Rumors put it at March 23rd, but Apple is notoriously tight-lipped.
  • Some woman in Connecticut drove her car into a lake attempting to baptize herself after apparently being moved by “The Passion Of The Christ.” I am unimpressed. I call on all viewers of “The Passion” to re-enact all of the last 12 hours of Jesus, including The Crucificition. I’ll arrange the Jew, if need be.

That’s all.