Wednesday, December 19, 2007

There is joy in beantown...finally...

Seems like despite Mighty Sumo's customer service striking out on the order, Sumo Lounge's bean bags are of good quality. The Midnight Blue one finally came in yesterday, and after a thorough testing out by watching "The Two Towers: Spanish Extended Edition", (El Senor de los Anillos: Las Dos Torres FTW). I give the beanbag an A+ for comfort. I have yet to perfect the many shapes you can fold it into, but barring a catastrophic failure, the beanbag was worth the $129.

Hurry up and wait

Had an eye exam this morning to take a look at this annoying stye I keep getting near my left eye. Turns out I have some genetic condition in which the pores around my eyes tend to get clogged easily and so it's easier for me to get styes. Also, the stye kinda got infected so now I have to use this antibiotic ointment as well as an antibacterial eye drop. Whether or not these will enable me to shoot laser beams out of my eyes is still yet to be determined.
The most annoying thing was that I had the first appointment of the day, and I still had to wait 30 minute in an empty waiting room before someone told me that the doctor I was supposed to see had some problems or something or other and that I would need to see another doctor there. But on the bright side, I now know from CNN that a human stomach can hold up to 3 pints of food and that only 5-10% of sore throats are caused by bacteria.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

P in a cup

Had to get a drug test yesterday as part of the hiring process. I never knew these things were so complicated. First I had to remove all the loose stuff from my pockets. I even had to remove my badge. The cup they give you also contains a thermometer to make sure the P is between certain temperatures so you can't just bring in a bottle of P and pour it in. You aren't allowed to flush the toilet afterwards either, not sure behind the reasoning...maybe it's to intimidate you with the smell or something..

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Okay, Seriously, WTF Sumo Lounge???!!

So Sumo Lounge shipped me a RED bean bag chair when I specifically ordered the midnight BLUE bean bag. Apparently, not only are they incompetent, but also colorblind. I am tempted to send a bobcat to them instead of sending this thing back.

Addendum: Mindi has said they will ship out the new Midnight Blue bean bag and have FedEx pick up the old bean bag free of charge. Let's see how this works out.

Arrival and Departure?

Beanbag was delivered this morning. Too bad I won't get a chance to try it until later today.

In other news, Company A is contracted to Company B to provide IT support. Now Company B wants to bring all IT support inhouse and is offering everyone in Company A same position but as Company B employee. Company A is huge global consulting firm represented by Tiger Woods. Company B is a fast growing energy generation company that is currently ranked as the 3rd largest independent power generation company in US. Oh yeah, I have a week to decide...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Back in the Dark Ages

Yes yes, we all know barbarians invented Banking/ATM fees/Early Closing/etc etc. But Wells Fargo must have invented lines. This morning, the nice folks at Wells Fargo decided to give out free tacos to the people in the building. Sounds like a great move, but they only had ONE station that was giving out the food. The building easily houses 2,000 people and I would say about 400 of them all came down at once for the free food. The line wound all the way past the lobby and around to the other side of the elevator. Oddly enough, the Wells Fargo people didn't seem to care that there was a massive traffic jam in their lobby and didn't open another serving station until the line was almost blocking people from getting into the building.