I got this at Hobby Lobby for $7 on sale, it’s about the width of a license plate and a little taller, and I think perfect for the office. There is a lot of humor in that one small sign!Read more "Smart As A Bear?"
Back when SQLSaturday was in the #20’s or so I bought SQLHotties.com, thinking it would be good for an April Fools joke to build a mock ‘adult’ site that catered to/featured people from the SQL community. I was at SQLSaturday #33 in Charlotte not long after that, talking with some friends about work and life […]Read more "The Untold Story of SQLHotties.com"
That’s just one of about a hundred great lines from episode 1 of Farmed and Dangerous. A company with the initials of IFIB. The scene where the team is talking about the boss is good (listen for the remark about ticks). It’s free with a couple minutes of commercials embedded. Beyond the humor it’s a […]Read more "Why Am I Here? You’re On Retainer"
I saw this sign recently, which at first glance is unremarkable, but I couldn’t help be amused at the inclusion of “vessels”. I’m in Florida so I suppose someone parking their boat on a trailer in the parking lot isn’t impossible, but somehow that doesn’t seem big enough to really merit being called a vessel […]Read more "Don’t Park Your Vessel Here"
Amusing myself for a minute at Google Trends. Anyone missing 2005?Read more "Interest In SQL Server Seems To Be Declining?"
I don’t bowl often, maybe once a year at best. It’s a fun way to spend a couple hours – I imagine many of you have done the same. Regardless of location they all seem about the same. Mostly quiet, not fancy, maybe even utilitarian in most ways. Food. Not great food, but good enough […]Read more "Upscale Bowling"
If you work at a company with more than a 100 or so employees you probably get an email every couple weeks about a phone or some other item being found in the breakroom/restroom/conference room, often with a note saying to email or call with a description of what you’re missing so that can confirm […]Read more "Lost Phone, Ring,Glasses,Etc, At the Office"
One of the things I like about SQLSaturday is that it’s a place to try new ideas. This year on the Monday prior to the PASS Summit we’re doing something totally new, a SQLSaturday held aboard a charter flight that will start in Orlando, then stop in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and then finish up in […]Read more "Announcing SQLSaturday #175–In Flight Edition"
A few weeks ago I started clearing space for a small garden. Tedious work due to the area of the yard I picked, tons of some ugly vine that took hours to remove. I built four mini raised beds by using some 1×4” fence pickets and a small block of 2×4” at each corner. Not […]Read more "Gardens and Scarecrows"
Something fun for Friday, this was a gift from the client I work with to lighten things up and do some stress relief – punch it and it comes right back up. It sits on a table in the corner when I’m in the room, but I’ve taken to putting it my chair when I’m […]Read more "I’m Not a Bozo!"