Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Meme and Some Randomnesses

Oh wow - I got tagged by two people, so here I go with my very first meme. It's a cool one too...I actually learned a bit of history! So thanks Heather and Jay! Here goes:

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).

I chose three from three different areas of history: American, music, and technology.

•1877 - Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
•1962 - The Beatles release their first hit, "Love Me Do," in Britain.
•1991 - The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

•1958 - Bernie Mac, American actor and comedian
•1962 - Michael Andretti, American race car driver (who did great at Indy this year, even if he didn't win!)

•2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (b. 1921)

International World Teachers' Day (personally I think teachers deserve a whole week, but a day is a good beginning!)

Now for some randomnesses:

1. Wandering through Salvation Army the other day, I came across a rack of donated underpants. I mean...who gives their old used underwear to the Salvation Army? And who would buy it??

2. Overheard on the bus, from guy entertaining the entire bus with his scintillating phone conversation: "Oh yeah, they had the street all blocked off for a couple of hours. A window on the 40th floor cracked and they were afraid the glass would fall." Then I realized that he was talking about the building we're moving to in a few months! Eek!

3. I'm a relative newcomer to the corporate world, and I am quickly realizing that the number of meetings is directly proportional to the amount of work that must be done to meet deadlines. No wonder people in this country take less vacations than anywhere else!

Oh! I almost forgot - I guess I need to tag someone...let's see...I tag Denise and Mike.


Jay said...

I'm glad other people admit to shopping at the salvation army. I've seen the undies rack at the store I go to also. It really is gross.

I used to work for a company that would have me in meetings all morning long and then right after lunch the boss would call me and ask if I hat started on whatever we talked about in the first meeting. Hello? You've been sitting across the table from me all morning moron!

Thien-Kim said...

You're not alone. I've thought the very same thing. I mean, don't you just throw away your old underwear? I wouldn't buy used undies from a thrift store. I've even seen negligees and under fancier undergarments. ~shudder~

Thien-Kim said...

Oh yea, I added you to my blog links!