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Electronic Elasticity

Friday, January 27, 2006

An Interesting Friday / Thursday Evening!

Well things have ramped up a little around here let me tells ya.
I met with my section manager today, and was offered a part time summer job already.
I am

T H R I L L E D.

Needless to say, an email was dispatched post haste to my parents, informing them of this wonderful turn of events. I am sure they are as thrilled as I am. This summer job thingy is ideal for me, especially if I want to exit Coop and return to full time schooling in the fall.

Last night was also very nice. Hung out with Kitch and co. (inc.) and was my usual silly self.
Played some pool. Got 'sharked' by Kitch's visiting friends Chris and Sarah. Was very nice.

Sharked is quotation-ed (!? Yes Im AWARE the word is quoted, Im leaving it that way thankyouverymuch) because, really, We saw it coming.

Good times. And all around a good week!

Love from the Lankster

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Arise Bureaucrats! To Battle!

Let all exalted readers know that forthwith herein lies the trials and tribulations of one Lanky D McLankerson from ye the first blessed day of the third week of January, to its inevitable denouement. (Jan 26th)

Having recently accepted a challenge on his honour from the nefarious COMPENSATION DEPT. of his place of work, our hero engaged in full scale warfare versus that most foul of adversaries, who was indeed granted assistance by a still fouler foe, the great beast: Red Tape.

But our shining knight did win some meager triumph this morn, as HELPDESK conceeded defeat, and did grant Lanky access to his own COMPUTER LOGIN.

But this was nay the last that our valorous champion would hear of the devious BUREAUCRATS. For when Lanky did attempt to contact his retainer: UOTTAWA EMAIL; he discovered the terrible truth.

That source off all that is random and humorous: THE INTERNET, has been pried from Lanky's enlongated fingers!

Our hero, sobbing, fled underground, plotting terrible revenge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


I attended a presentation on Tax legislation at work today, from around 9am until 12pm.
Im sure you can imagine how enthralling that was. I did manage to pay attention though, and I did learn some interesting stuff about how GST actually works in this country. Moreover, I was counting Buzzwords. And Boy oh boy were they plentiful:

1. Policy: 29
2. Procedure: 11
3. Information: 20
4. Issue(s): 15
5. Memo(andum): 21

Now, one interesting point of note is that 16 of the 29 usages of the word "policy" occured within a 1 minute time period at the beginning of the presentation.

Another interesting point is that I totally stopped listening / counting buzzwords for about 15 minutes at one point as well. So these results are not comeplete.

Anyways! I thought it was interesting, and this is MY BLOG SO ILL POST WHAT I WANT TO. RARRRRGH.


Monday, January 16, 2006


Lots has happened since the last time I wandered to this corner of the internet. Coincidentally, my lack of posting corresponded with my school semester, and my present loquacity is almost entirely due to my new Coop job, which is awesome, by the by, but still gives me some free time whilst providing limited internet browsing access.

Nice Sentence there J. Swift.

In any case, my blog is active once more. Huzzah?
PS: Hit up http://terranova.blogs.com to see where I spend my free time around the office.
PPS: There are some big dogs in the virtual worlds industry on that weblog. Fun reads.