October 29th, 2003

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Ugh.

I hate when you tell someone something on day 1, and they chose to think you are an idiot and it comes back and bites you in the ass on day 6.

Me: "We need to put this in there because we would always know that."
Z: "No we wouldn't, you can't put that in there."

As a result, Today:

Lt: "A is b, or is B b? Or is B A? Or A B?"
Z: "We have no idea."
Me: "Lt, what do you have for A?"
Lt: "I have [any data you want to pretend] for A."
Me: "Well, in that case, with the data we have [being the data I told Z to put in on day 1] that means that A is a, and B is b. Got it?"
Lt: "Got it."

Ensue mass debrief where everyone gets blamed and no on realizes that the crux of the issue is that when we were given bad data for day 6 we should have been able to easily fix it if we had put the right data in on day 1. The unfortunate fact is that we have to play by exercise rules. So I had to get a splitting headache trying to keep straight exercise from real life and walk people through the steps they needed to get to the answer. In the end all I was able to do was help one guy on one plane understand what was going on, and we failed MISERABLY. The bad thing is that I was sitting on the position with Terry today, so Terry and I take the brunt of the blame, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't make them see that it was another actual factor. Luckily, the last thing I accomplished was getting the point across to the Major that we need to work a certain way [the way that will stop the problems like we had today]. So in the future this won't happen again, but no one will realize it's because of what I told them to do. :/ Yeah, we messed up like 10 different things, but if we had done just this one thing I told them we could have recovered from the other 9 mistakes with minimal effort.

And to all those of you going, "What the hell did he just say?" I know it's confusing, blame peopel who say I can't talk about what I do. :p
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Rally.

Well today I have to rally the troops at 1:30. Which means an extra half hour longer than normal at work. *sigh* About half of the work crew will be absent from work today and tomorrow because they are getting to fly on planes. The major told me, and I qoute, "I'm sorry, I couldn't get you in because I didn't have all of your information." ... He has enough information to get me access to a top secret military intelligence facility but he doesn't have enough information to get me onto an unclassified cargo plane? As the coined phrase goes, QTF IMI. (for those of you who are now confused it means "What the f*^#?").

Anyway, I'll probably write a longer entry later, or maybe in the next few days. Maybe on the plane? Who knows! I can take this on the plane actually, and use it. :D I have batteries. hehe.
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Atmospheric Anomolies.

Ok, so today we will start with saying that I didn't have to actually work. Thanks to the fires in California, very high winds (gusting to over 100 knotts at 40,000 feet), and sun spots.today's flights were all canceled. So I sat around for NO DAMN REASON for about 4 hours then came home. :) In the end it's all good, I got to come home.

Now for something silly. A quiz.

Apparition
An apparition is thought to be a spirit who hasn't
moved on because of unfinished business or just
confusion as to what happened. They maintain
the shape they had in life and almost never
intend harm. They're just lonely.


What kind of ghost are you?
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Trick or Treating.

I had to try this. All I have to say is, a dead frog? Come on that's not fair.

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
zarchanalin goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as a vampire.
arie tricks you! You get a dead frog.
asciident tricks you! You get an evangelical pamphlet.
brownkitty tricks you! You get a rock.
kirbyss gives you 1 red cinnamon-flavoured jelly beans.
onesteek4you tricks you! You get a piece of string.
pezstar21 gives you 19 mauve licorice-flavoured gummy worms.
zarchanalin ends up with 20 pieces of candy, a dead frog, an evangelical pamphlet, a rock, and a piece of string.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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Uh oh, a meme explosion.

Ok, used several find and replace operations and have all of the important stuff readable. So now I'm off to watch Smallville and Angel.

The Potion Maker
zarchanalinium is a cloudy, crumbly maroon solid distilled from the muscles of an alligator.
Mix with zarchanalin! Username:
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern


The Potion Maker
zarchanalinium is a cloudy, crumbly maroon solid distilled from the muscles of an alligator.
arierium is a translucent, gritty gold powder drawn from the bones of a doppelganger.
Mixing zarchanalinium with arierium causes a violent chemical reaction, producing an opaque beige potion which gives the user protection from electric shocks.
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern


The Potion Maker
zarchanalinium is a cloudy, crumbly maroon solid distilled from the muscles of an alligator.
asciidentium is an opaque, thin ochre liquid leeched from the feet of a wolf that eats a twisted pine tree.
Mixing zarchanalinium with asciidentium causes a violent chemical reaction, producing a cloudy white potion which gives the user the power of dodging bullets.
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern


The Potion Maker
zarchanalinium is a cloudy, crumbly maroon solid distilled from the muscles of an alligator.
brownkittyium is a translucent, crumbly scarlet powder leeched from the heart of a murderer.
Mixing zarchanalinium with brownkittyium causes a violent chemical reaction, producing an opaque red potion which gives the user protection from fire.
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern


The Potion Maker
zarchanalinium is a cloudy, crumbly maroon solid distilled from the muscles of an alligator.
kirbyssium is a cloudy, soft tan solid obtained from the heart of a wildcat.
Mixing zarchanalinium with kirbyssium causes a violent chemical reaction, producing a milky ochre potion which gives the user protection from fire.
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern


The Potion Maker
zarchanalinium is a cloudy, crumbly maroon solid distilled from the muscles of an alligator.
pezstar21ium is an opaque, acidic violet liquid made from the bile of a hawk.
Mixing zarchanalinium with pezstar21ium causes a violent chemical reaction, producing a cloudy amber potion which gives the user the power of instantaneous healing.
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern
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