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Caprica 6, Chicken, Bondage - what else do you need?
[Work thoughts - a week.5 in]
I feel really lost at my new application currently. I've jumped in to help a lot of testing because the rest of the team doesn't have the coverage right now. So, I'm holding a full load of old application logs, a load of current application logs and doing the managing thing. It's good, jumping off the cliff, as it decreases the slope of the learning curve to get in there and mess around.

It's slow, though, much slower than I'd prefer given that I don't have all of next week to test like the rest of them. I'm trying to finish 90% of what I need to test by EOD tomorrow so I can have the weekend to relax before I'm off to Dallas on Sunday (chandrielle: up for dinner with a weird, LJ guy you don't really know on Sunday?) . I'll have to work most nights from the hotel but should just be straggling things and follow-up rather than major testing... though I've prepared my MacBook to connect to my machine again because the bigger screen allows for more productivity... in case.

[Managing a manager?]
I seem to be steam-rolling the other TL here in some decisions because he's a little slow to respond to some things. I've also been having him go to meetings rather than both of us so I can get more testing done. And.. in some cases, sort of directed him to handle a few tasks I didn't want to handle or he would be much faster at. I feel vaguely bad about that but he isn't doing any testing and seems to enjoy the meeting/coordinating part of managing better. I like it too but my talents are better spent testing, I think.

[Relaxing last night]
Last night? Last night was great. Fox and I roasted a chicken, watched more of BSG season 2 and played with some rope. It has been.... years... since I've tied anyone up for reasons to lengthy and personal to discuss at the moment. But! I took pictures. I'm not overly pleased with the lighting I was using. I'm still really crappy at model photography, let alone model photography without studio lighting. I think I'm going to spend some of my wedding fee on some compact lighting goods... umbrellas, stands and what not so I can start doing some studio work in my home.

[Lighting]
I can probably get some stands, umbrellas and another flash gun for about $500. Nothing heavy duty since the flash guns can stand in for Real Studio Lights in a pinch given the proper diffusers and reflectors. Then I need to get a back drop setup.

Also, I decided I desire this attachment in addition to some other lighting equipment after further thought from yesterday. And the price dropped by a third since last year!

Bleh! My workstation updating nearly finished. I leave you with...!

Rope Bonds


I need a rope icon again. I intend to get back into this.

Current Mood: calm calm

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chandrielle From: chandrielle Date: May 28th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure! I have a guest coming in from out of town, but I think he's flying back home that afternoon. Plans are always sketchy when you fly standby though. I gotta think up a good place to go eat. I'm not familiar with Dallas but I know it's got some great food.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nifty. I'll LJ message you flight times. I should be getting to the hotel some time around 5:30. I'm staying at the Mariott on Stemmons by the hospital. So I'm happy to meet at a place between there and where you are!

Oh sweet. I have a direct flight!
chandrielle From: chandrielle Date: May 28th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
GAAAAHHHH stop frightening me with Dallas words! All I know about Stemmons is that it pops up on the traffic report a lot. You'd think after being here three years I'd know Dallas but I don't. Dammit.

Any chance you can stuff Kat in your suitcase and bring her with you?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's pretty springy. Maybe she'll fit in my suitcase.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm confused about what part of the body that is. Your NSFW suggests that it is a sexy part, but your extreme zoom and ropes that could make down any-old-which-way suggests shenanigans.

I demand proper boob pics from the internets!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's her lower back. Fox has a tramp stamp, remember? :)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
A1) I'm proud of you for using that term.
B2) Those are the best kinds of tats.
C3) I honestly don't think I knew that, or maybe I knew she had a tat but not where? or maybe the other way around?
D4) Did I mention that I'm really sleepy this morning?
E5) You're dodging the question. (the boob question)
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
1) It's one of my favorite random, derogatory terms. It sounds so stupid.
2) What do you have against a MOM heart?
3) You knew.
4) LIES.
5) No boobies at work. I'm working.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Re: 1) I agree on all accounts. Plus it's hawt.
Re: 2) If it's on a woman's lower back, absolutely nothing.
Re: 3) Probably
Re: 4) YOU CAN'T PROVE THAT.
Re: 5) Some people work with boobies. We call those people ornithologists. You should look into it.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also - apparently I offended a whole bunch of people with this photo that they un-friended me today.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bondage is evil?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
What if you're tying up the devil so you can send it back to hell via submerging in holy water?

Maybe you should retitle and change the comments on the picture to suggest that you're actually performing an exorcism?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 28th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seriously? Dude.
alibee From: alibee Date: May 28th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
People are dumb.
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: May 28th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, what?
onesoul From: onesoul Date: May 28th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay for you two being sexy!
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