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You Say It’s Your Earth Day

I know, I know, today is not Earth Day. It was on April 22nd.

A group of people at work decided to ride our bikes in for the day. Ray and I usually carpool but he had left for the weekend to go see his mother in California so I jumped at the opportunity to ride my bike to work.

Not to mention the opportunity to post a photo of me and my bike on my blog!

I have to apologize for not being up-to-date with my blog. I’ve been a little busy. Oh, who am I kidding? I’ve been very busy.

One of our programmers at work resigned and I was assigned his duties. It was surprising how some people at work saw this as “being dumped on”. I think it’s a fantastic opportunity. I’m learning a lot — especially in the SQL database arena. I’m a web guy who deals with databases but I’ve never had to go in and run scripts or create queries. I’ve also inherited a bunch of applications that were built in-house so there’s some programming involved. At least they guy who did all this work left behind some documentation and all of the original project files.

Yay programming! Soon, I’ll be making my own web-based applications — and no, I’m not looking for side work. People do that to me all the time. “Hey Cobban, my friend wants a website for her dog grooming business so I gave her your number and told her how much you’d love to do it.” WTF?? What did you do that for? Now I have to deal with this person who’s pissed off because they think I’m all hot to do their website and I’m not.

My other favorite is when people find out you have a design background. “You’re a designer?? Great! My kid’s soccer team needs a logo!” They expect you to, A. Pull a logo out of your ass and B. Do it for free. When finding out that the person I have just met is a dentist, I don’t open my mouth and ask for a free consultation. “You’re a mechanic?? Can you run outside and see why my car is making that funny noise??” The nerve.

So life has been kind of busy but in a good way. I’m really ready for the heat of summer. I love heat!

 

 

 

3 Comments

  1. alice

    Are you looking to hire anyone to help you design those web sites? I would love to work for you, as you would be the most awesome boss man ever. Hell you are the Boss. Good to hear that life is treating you well.

  2. schmetterling

    This thoughtful comment is priceless.

  3. Erik Rubright

    And this is why I don’t tell people what I do typically. Or did. 😉

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