Thursday, December 24, 2009

Let the festivities begin!

My Christmas morning started with a trip to the Dark Sector to troubleshoot a project's power system. We couldn't get everything troubleshot in short order, so the staff back in the States were cool enough to say just shut it down and deal with it after the day's big events. It's nice when folks in the World remember that those of us on the Ice are actually human beings that might want to do something other than work 24/7. Thanks Stanford!

The big dinner, for me, starts at 5pm, so I'll have to get a shower and changed here before the rest of my science checks kick off. At least I have plenty of friends that will be ensuring I have a seat reserved, if I can't make it there early enough to fend for myself.

I did get 3 packages yesterday, 2 from home and 1 from Becky. Thanks for the ridiculously varied contents of the box(es). I felt like I'd hit the payday in Vegas or something.

Anyhow, I need to get back to the grindstone for a little bit longer. Best holiday wishes for everybody who takes the time to read this, and travel safe if you're headed anywhere away from home. It's dangerous out there in the World, you know!

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”
~Marcus Aurelius
"A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady."
~Thomas More

3 comments:

Craig said...

HAve a good holiday!

Becky said...

That was fast! I was hoping for Mid-January. Hope you have fun with the toys. The tie is to wear whilst performing.

EthanG said...

My "costumers" liked the idea of the tie, so it's pretty much a shoe-in for Saturday.