Here there be dragons...

"I'm telling you stories. Trust me." - Winterson

"One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose." -Randy Pausch

So I spent this beautiful sunny day renewing my first aid for the umteenth time. Funfunfun let me tell you. At least the instructor was good -- one of the better ones I've seen. But I have to say I feel no more confident in my abilities than I did yesterday. The things I know, I know very well -- and was good to have confirmed that I'm still doing things right (although really, what challenge is it to create a sling with a triangle bandage?!?! It's only an art when you can do it with a polo :) And the things I don't know well, I still hope I never have to deal with. But such is life eh?

What I did find interesting was that I have taken this course every 2-3 years since I was 12, and this is the first time *ever* that I saw somebody fail. She was horrifically useless. And the worst part? She's in nursing school! How scary is that?!?!

Had a good laugh at work the other day. I'm working on a project that involves lots of latinate names and scientific terms, most of which I admittedly pretty well glaze over. Anyway, one of the files wasn't working so I sent an email to the person I got it from asking if he "could possibly re-upload echmatocrinus brachiatus as it appears to be corrupted."

Reasonable request right? Just had to share the response I got: "You know, when you get up in the morning, you never expect to be dealing with a corrupted Echmatocrinus brachiatus, do you? I know I don't. Always sad when an Echmatocrinus goes bad ..." hahaha Well I got a good laugh out of it anyways. But then, we know I'm a geek *g* Was a good start to an otherwise crazy day. :)

Awesome ride tonight. In the dark :) Or I suppose technically in the moonlight. Which was even better. Not pitch black -- enough light to see shapes, but not much more. Something I used to do all the time, but can count on one hand the number of times I've done with Sienna. N she was absolutely amazing. A little high of course -- to be expected, but otherwise round and floaty and responsive. I'm still smiling from it, hours later :)

Anyways - I'm on a "bit" of a sugar/caffeine high at the moment and have about reached my limit for sitting still so am off to do something productive. Night!

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