Friday, July 01, 2011

Weekend Reading: The Mostly Video Edition

My break from work on Monday evening was really effective- I was then able to spend the rest of the week working hard. Like Caramama (and I suspect a lot of people), I can maintain a higher than normal work load for short periods- I have been working 50+ hours/week for the past few weeks. That should be done for awhile once this big migration/upgrade is over. Which should be sometime this weekend. Things did not go all that smoothly today, and I am actually still at work, watching database migration scripts tick over. Fun and exciting stuff, and obviously, I'd much rather be home eating dinner with my family. But this sort of thing doesn't happen that often in my life- I plan like crazy at work to avoid it except for big upgrades that have to be done when the users aren't online- so I'm mostly OK with things. In fact, I'm planning on taking a little comp time next week- Hubby has the week off (long and not very interesting story), so I might take an afternoon off. We can leave the kids in day care and go take a walk on the beach or something.

Anyway... I have been really busy with work, so I only have one thing for you to read: it is a post that links to a NY Times article with predictions for the impact of the internet... from 1982. I thought it was a fun read. I found it via Ginger at Ramble, Ramble's twitter feed.

I also have two things for you to watch- both courtesy of my husband.

First up, a rap about first world problems that is (1) hilarious and (2) a nice follow up to my recent rant about (among other things) privilege.

Next, a completely random thing that made me laugh, particularly given the amount of time I spend at merry-go-rounds these days:

Have a good weekend!


  1. Anonymous6:18 PM

    I LOVE that rap! The merry go round was cute too. :)

    I am done with all three deadlines! And kind of exhausted...

  2. @nicoleandmaggie- hurray! Go have a great weekend.

    Next, I should figure out how to make those videos fit in the blog template properly. But I'm not really interested in any more troubleshooting right now....

  3. Anonymous6:29 PM

    I missed the daycare deadline today too... just like yesterday and the day before. But next week will be much better!

  4. Thank you! I needed a good laugh tonight.

  5. That first world rap was awesome! Thanks for the laugh! (I needed it, with first world problems getting me down...)

  6. Both of those videos were great. Thanks for the laughs!


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