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First day back at work

  • 17th Jan, 2005 at 7:46 PM

I'm back for the first day of work, and everyone seems glad to see me. This is nice, it's good to know I'm liked.

I travelled with my roommate, Stephen, to work in the morning. I fired up the computer, and decided to give it the dist-upgrade. I compiled all the recent source trees this morning, so now was a good time to break the system, which would take about a day. I then wandered around the office trying to get back into the vibe of the place. Being gone for three weeks really murders your context, and unlike a computer, it's difficult to page it all back in correctly.

I met the two new students from John Abbott College. They seem pretty enthusiastic and ready to learn, which is a good sign. Saw Adam, the other QA co-op, as well as all the returning Human Cannonballs, I walked past Julie's empty workstation, and stared at it for a little too long. Then, the rest of the day was spent intruding on conversations and listening.

I've been up since 3:00, so I'm brutally tired. The timezone change really affects me, because I really like having lots of sleep, and I haven't been getting any restful sleep lately. Stephen and I left work together, and dropped by the Metro for some essentials. Like cat litter. Poor Timin has a filthy litterbox, and I'm off to clean it right now.

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thebabynancy
17th Jan, 2005 17:25 (UTC)
I missed you. At some point I meant to ask you if you would be interested in bringing back some sand... as I collect sand... but I wasn't sure how much grief you would get leaving/entering country A or B... so I didn't ask. But now I am kicking myself, wishing I had at least asked... but then again, I am not even sure you were near the ocean... or would have wanted to bring back sand for the baby Nancy.

At any rate, glad you are back safe and sound... hope you are rested and rejuvenated... and not dreading the NITI beast this early in the new year.


:) Nancy
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2005 17:38 (UTC)
The closest I ever got to see sand was in the form of cement.

Even in the playgrounds, there was no sand. If you asked for a sandbox, you'd get puzzled looks. To protect children from falls, they have big rubber pavement underneath the equipment, admist a sea of concrete sidewalk.

When I was small, the rubber would have been concrete as well.

Hong Kong is an unnatural place to live.
joenotcharles
17th Jan, 2005 21:23 (UTC)
Oh, I thought from the tone of your posts that this was your first visit. I guess you lived there long enough ago that you don't remember much - when did you first leave?
sfllaw
18th Jan, 2005 00:20 (UTC)
I left over twenty-one years ago, and I was less than three years old at the time.

I have only one real memory of the place, and that is of the front door of our old apartment. When we went back to visit it, they had renovated the place.
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sfllaw
18th Jan, 2005 17:01 (UTC)
It's better, I think, because your reality wasn't erased.
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swestrup
17th Jan, 2005 22:32 (UTC)
You collect sand? I once had a bottle of beach sand I brought back from Adelaide Australia. It was at the request of a friend, who decided they didn't want it. If I come across it again, are you interested? (I don't honestly know if I still have it, but I kept it for many years, so its likely packed away in one of my boxes in the basement...)
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