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Friday, October 10, 2008


It's been a long week. I'm guessing I'm not the only one that feels that way. So, to close it out, I feel like pulling a page from Wan's patented Yay/Boo style blog posts, but let's reverse it so we end on a happy note, 'kay?

Boo: After a meeting at work on Tuesday, I was told a project I've been working on for months, but that kept getting stalled for one reason or another was going live on Thursday... but the final prep work wasn't finished yet.
Yay: This project has been languishing for months, so it's good to get it done already.

Boo: In order to get the remaining prep work done and the project rolled out appropriately, I needed to get to the office at 6am on Thursday and Friday, meaning the alarm went off at 4:30am. :/
Yay: Since I was already running early, I stopped at Starbucks both mornings for their new Signature Hot Chocolate. Sooooo good!!

Boo: Having extended hours at the office this week has put a real cramp in my walking schedule seeing as how it's getting dark so much earlier now.
Yay: I took advantage of the extra time at home in the evening to make yummy teriyaki chicken and rice using Thatgirl's recipe.

Boo: I had to put in over 11 hours on Thursday, all of which was spent working on databases, which don't run fast enough to keep the process going quickly nor slow enough to give you enough time to go work on something else while it's loading.
Yay: I had pre-existing dinner plans with some of my awesome co-workers for dinner at Din Tai Fung and we didn't have to cancel them. It was a really fun treat after a long day (and led to lots of laughing when we wondered what the staff were thinking with the lone white girl at the table doing the ordering while my asian co-workers let me go at it).

Boo: There were a multitude of fires that had to be put out today that led to some not fun exchanges with a few co-workers.
Yay: Some people really surprised me by being very helpful with the project and supportive of all the work that had gone into it.

Happy Friday everyone and have a good weekend!!


  1. This has been a very Boo/Yay week for me too!!! But I am SO glad it's Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend. Which I've already started...time for another pumpkin ale!

  2. I love that you took charge at Din Tai Fung!

  3. A definite YAY for the weekend! :)

  4. Yay for Din Tai Fung! Oh how I miss you, good authentic real Asian food! Well at least the work week is over so you don't have to think about work anymore for another 48 hours :)

  5. a big YAY for all the yays, especially the DTF dinner. mmmmm!

  6. You have no idea how happy I was to see Friday. Or maybe you do. :)

  7. How is it that I JUST discovered this blog?! *waving hi*

    Ah, the fond memories at DTF.