Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This grinds my gears

$14 in convenience fees on a $35 ticket?!?!?!
Meanwhile, ticketbastards separate out the charges so that it doesn't look as bad:

I'm all for supporting live music, but this is out of control.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pizza Bartman

Decent article, but the end of it really got my goat:
Friend Aaron True called the whole thing, “Pizza Bartman,” a reference to the Chicago Cubs fan who cost the team Game 6 of the NL Championship Series in 2003 by trying to catch a foul ball.
Listen! That play did NOT cost the Cubs the game!
Alex Gonzalez made an error and Prior threw a wild pitch, etc. John Tomase, just say that it was a reference to a similar play that happened at Wrigley Field during the playoffs and leave it at that. Enough with the rivisionist history! I just hate these sports writers that sensationalize everything and end up effectively changing history itself by repeatedly making inaccurate statements.

Oh yeah, while we're at it: Drew Bledsoe did NOT dive into a "mosh pit." There are no mosh pits at Everclear concerts, idiots.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lack of Updates/Drinking Marathon

Sorry for the lack of updates. Since April 11, I've been going out every night. It will be eight nights in a row by this coming Wednesday. To recap: Foosball on Wednesday night, dinner and drinks on Thursday night, Beer Summit on Friday night AND Saturday night, dinner and drinks again on Sunday night, Patriots Day Red Sox game on Monday, and Ours @ Great Scott tonight. Back out again tomorrow night for more foosball. Whew!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Convicted murderer arrested scalping tickets outside Fenway

That is awesome.
More office email fun

Email received 5:25 PM:
Please make sure you are all registered for AIIM

Email received 6:54 PM:
PLEASE DO NOT register for AIIM

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Email from the office manager on Friday:

Many of you have noted that the accuracy of the daily calendar could stand improvement. I have given this considerable thought and have come up with two things which will hopefully make morning calendar more accurate.
  • The first is to deal with the problem of the calendar at the reception desk being covered with scrawl of varying degrees of legibility within days of being posted. In order to keep recent updates clear I will have a sheet of lined paper over the calendar Where you can write changes. I would still, of course prefer them to be emailed.
  • The second is to address the often confusing issue of whether someone who is not here and has left no message for anyone is late/out sick/ working from home/visiting a customer/ etc. It is proving not always feasible to get this information by 10AM by asking around. SO - at 10AM (half an hour after we are all either supposed to be here or have called in) I will walk around the office taking note of whether it looks like you are here today. If your office is locked and dark and I do not have a note on the calendar, on the update sheet, in my email or voice mail about why you are not here, then your name will appear on the calendar sheet in a new column called WU10 (whereabouts unknown at 10AM). If you want to talk to someone urgently and have seen that they are WU10 - it means that I don't know where they are either and when/if they are coming in. Yes, I'm hoping that pressure from annoyed peers will soon make it possible to retire that column
  • REMINDER: If you normally work from home on a certain day it is YOUR responsibility to tell me if you are going to be coming in to the office on that day after all. If you don't I will likely mark you as working form home unless I happen to see you on the 10AM walk around.
The proudest moment at my job happened today, as I am the first employee to achieve WU10 status.