Category Archives: Work

Back to the Grind element of the year

A now we bid farewell to the American Holiday Stretch which is usually from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Until next “year,” we return to our regular programming and maybe, just maybe the vaccine will bring back the true, regular … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020 was relatively peaceful today

Although I’m really enjoying divorced life more and more every day, one thing I miss are the combined incomes which let me take this day off, watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse before joining up with my former spouse to … Continue reading

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Twenty-one years with Apple today

Rather neat that these two things (work and Easter) coincide today. I think we’re all in agreement…better circumstances are desired. Plans? None since it’s Sunday and I’m four-to-nine years off of anything Apple might do to acknowledge my tenure. Let’s … Continue reading

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New temporary assignment at work

Recently, I got told I would be loaned to another department to help out and it’s something I’m actually looking forward to. I can’t remember if it will last three or six months. Either way, it’s pretty exciting because it … Continue reading

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WizWorld gels, new gym hours, new fiscal year!

The people running WizWorld Austin were really playing it close to the chest this year. I had been checking about twice a week all Summer on who was coming and their site just kept saying bupkis. Thankfully it shored up … Continue reading

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Another toy tribute to a Caffe employee

Originally I wanted to make a Playmobil figure of Carlo as I’ve done for two other people at the Caffe who are very nice. The problem is that this chef wear a black outfit, not white. Besides being super difficult … Continue reading

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Kitten rescued at work!

With all the negative news given that we live in the Stupid Ages, it’s great to know about an ugly situation ending happily as it did for this kitten. I have nicknamed the uncommon female orange tabby Mela! It’s Italian … Continue reading

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Summer of ’18 is over part one

Needed a few days to get my sleep routine corrected because I was feeling exhausted at work most of the day. When it was time to go home, I was beat which meant falling asleep watching TV or just throwing … Continue reading

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Eighteen years with Apple

Still the last person from the 4/12/99 hiring class of seven people. I hope Scott is having a good life in Brazil, Joanna down in Houston and I once ran into Darren with little daughter at Rogues Gallery. The last … Continue reading

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The futility of my job

Sorry if I’m dour for a while. I got stiffed on the position I tried really hard to get at work. In many ways, I wish I were eliminated in the first round instead of being dragged all the way … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace John Martin

Last week John was killed in a car accident courtesy of an asshole running a red light up in Georgetown. I received the sad news during my lunch hour Friday from a co-worker. Although John left Apple a few years … Continue reading

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The new gym at work is pretty sweet

The newer buildings at work in Austin were recently completed while I was away on leave and one contained the new gym. It’s not just larger with more equipment (no more waiting for a stairmaster or treadmill) but the joint … Continue reading

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Threw in the towel today…

…after having a futile meeting with my boss’s boss (which was expected in the opinions others and mine), I was struck by a sudden case of icouldntgiveashititis. So I called the sick line to say I’m leaving for the day. … Continue reading

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So will Maggi Picayune be shifting to Volume VI soon?

I wish I knew but while I was home sick, I did do some heavy and deep reflecting over the last few months. Not just about work. Many tangential elements centered around me, me and me! I mean, I have … Continue reading

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