Sunday, April 18, 2004

Capri racing today...or more correctly Catalina 14.2 racing. (It's a long story). Nico and I were the first place co-ed team. I must say, Capris are much more difficult to sail than Lido 14s. But enough about sailing. Blog traffic has fallen off recently. Only one thing (other than Quizno's Sponge Monkeys) can pick things up again: Uma Thurman. That's right Uma Thurman pictures. I have finally figured out how to post pictures on this thing. What better way to start off than with Uma Thurman pictures? Sorry, Uma Thurman is not nude, but she is holding a priceless Hattori Hanzo sword.
Anybody seen Kill Bill Vol. 2? Super Cool.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

I had no idea!!!!

There's more:
Anti-Union Negotiating Tactics
Rx Solution’s (Rx) immediate
agenda was to destroy the support for
PACE. At the first meeting they
demanded transfer of 20% of the unit
jobs to a non-union facility 90 miles
away. Many of the affected included
top union supporters.
Rx also has refused Union Security
clauses, Union Leave, and Seniority
They insist on retaining their Merit
Pay System.
They want to subcontract bargaining
work at management discretion, even
allowing supervisors to do any and
all bargaining unit work.

Incidentally, I happen to like merit pay. I guess I never was cut out for that union stuff.
Today's Latin lesson:

Signed up for Capri racing today. The online form asks for University affiliation. All the graduates always fill in "alumni"...obviously incorrect as it's plural. As I am no longer staff, I went with "alum" (instead of my usual "alumnus"). Nico had to do one better: "alumna". I think she had help from

On to the Latin lesson:

alum: An alumna or alumnus.

alumna: A woman graduate or former student of a school, college, or university. (plural=alumnae)

alumnus: A male graduate or former student of a school, college, or university. (pluarl=alumni).

Usage Note: Alumnus and alumna both come from Latin and preserve Latin plurals. Alumnus is a masculine noun whose plural is alumni, and alumna is a feminine noun whose plural is alumnae. Coeducational institutions usually use alumni for graduates of both sexes. But those who object to masculine forms in such cases may prefer the phrase alumni and alumnae or the form alumnae/i, which is the choice of many women's colleges that have begun to admit men.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Still recovering from the last marathon (Dr. Foot says I have a neuroma), I had resigned myself to not doing anymore distance running. And then here I am at work...working along and I get this email delivered to my Inbox:

PacifiCare is excited to announce its sponsorship of the first annual OC Marathon, taking place Sunday, December 5, 2004.

The 26.2 mile course is tentatively scheduled to begin at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, with the scenic route continuing through Irvine to the Spectrum and finishing at the Newport Dunes via the Back Bay. The course will provide a fast-paced tour of Orange County, showcasing both its history and beautiful scenery...

Seeing as how my boss is telling me to run, if I further injure my foot, is it a work injury? Anyway, I have it penciled in...anybody want to run with me? It's just like the Huntington Beach Marathon, only you don't have to worry about being mugged...oh, except for that part in Irvine.
This year's resignation letter (Sent to my boss and co-workers via email):

It is with great pleasure that I tender my resignation, effective immediately. I will soon be fulfilling my lifelong dream of opening a floating ice cream parlor/soda fountain on Newport Harbor. (Something similar to Forbes Island in San Francisco). If funding allows, I also plan on including a small pharmacy in the back. If any of you are interested, I will be needing a few good employees on both the ice cream and pharmacy ends.