I am trying very, very hard not to lose my freaking temper with work. As the only actual QA person, that means I am persistently overloaded with crap that has to be done RIGHT NOW!!!!! but it just gets worse as a project nears completion. Right now, I feel like the guy in Office Space who has three bosses. Normally, I’m okay with this, but ugh … today … today, I just want to start hitting people with shovels because they keep freaking out over their pet project not being done, even though the bottleneck is generally on their end. And don’t get me started on the ones that are using incomplete enhancements to the software and then are surprised when it doesn’t work. “What? This project that you failed for not actually working and sent back to development that I delivered to my client is broken? I don’t understand!”

Ugh. I need a long, long vacation. Preferably someplace with a beach and plenty of beautiful women in skimpy bikinis.

Biking, Weight Loss and Gaming

Managed 26 miles on the bike yesterday and, if I’d really wanted to, I think I could have managed 30. Will probably try for that this coming weekend. Of course, with September coming up, I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do once winter arrives … guess I will have to stop with the procrastination and join a gym.

Related, my weight is currently down 27 lbs following said ride (so how much of that is lost water due to sweating, I can’t quite say) which is pretty good since today is Day 78 of the “eat less, exercise more” regimen that has been paying off at least a few dividends. I don’t personally think I look thinner but I am having to tighten my belt on my pants, so I guess I have lost a bit,

On Saturday, I ran the ninth installment of “Casus Belli” season 2, which is two more than I ran last time we played this campaign. Recap is here. I’d planned for 12 sessions but right now, I’m thinking we may go a little longer, in which case I’d really like to do 14 which would literally double the length of season 2. The coming session is going to be a bit combat heavy and there is a serious bad ass (a “level boss!”) waiting at the end of their pseudo-dungeon crawl who will very likely kick quite a bit of ass. I’m not targeting any characters specifically but I probably will completely take the safeties off because this dude is supposed to be a bad ass.

We’ll see, I guess.

Roadside Assistance

Used my insurance’s “roadside assistance” for the first time today. Didn’t even realize I was paying for that. Had a flat tire and could NOT break one of the lug nuts free. The dude who showed up had trouble himself. Considering my car will be paid off in December and I’ve had this insurance for the entire time, I’d say that State Farm has still made money on this.

Of course, I’m about to drop $300+ to replace three of my tires, so …

The Perils of Procrastination

I’ve needed to get my front driver side tire replaced for like 3 weeks now due to a slow leak and have kept putting it off or forgetting about it. Today, as I was leaving work, I heard a loud hiss and, by the time I’d backed into a decent spot, not only was the tire already flat, but I was grinding concrete. Fucking awesome. And then, of course, one of the damned lug nuts would not come off because my pseudo-lug wrench blows chunks. So tomorrow, I get to ride the bike into work, then borrow a co-workers lug wrench and change the tire.

I have a terrible feeling this is going to cost me a lot of money.

NFL Sunday

What have I done today? Nothing. Well, nothing except watch football all day on the NFL channel. Am hoping this is the season where I can come back to the game instead of wanting to just turn off the tube. I still maintain that my idea for a football channel where all you hear is the sounds from the game and none of the irritating talking heads would make bonkers money…