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Thursday, May 05, 2005

dude, when it's bad, it's bad

yesterday i had a 2 hour commute home. (I know some people do this every day, but my commute is normally 15 minutes). The Atherton cops blocked off Northbound El Camino and diverted us down small residential Atherton Streets. bummer.

Today, I woke up to an unhappy email from my boss. She claimed I must have done the data analysis incorrectly since we didn't get any results. So I spent my morning and early afternoon redoing all the analyses with another person, only to end up with the same thing, again.

Then, here's the kicker. I knocked over an open water bottle onto closed laptop of the grad student I work with. I actually had a bunch of paper towels on me (I was about to eat). so I immediately tried to dry it up. Luckily the laptop was closed (so no water went into the keyboard). She did admit it was partially her fault for leaving her open water bottle on the floor next to her laptop. But I am the one who knocked it over. So I told her I'd pay for anything if it needs to get fixed. Last I heard, it was "blinking" and she was trying to get all her work onto the psych server.

bad days kick my butt.

I need some Yumi Frozen Yogurt or a piece of cake so I can wash the day away in sugary goodness.


--Deb said...

Oh no! That DOES sound like a bad day. I hope you got your cake to end it on a sweet note. And don't worry; I'm sure tomorrow will be better.

Peggy said...

It's my first time visiting your site. Sorry to hear that you had a bad day... but during the 2 hour commute, did you manage to get some knitting done? :)

Anonymous said...

That does sound like a horrid day... especially the cherry on top with your friend's soaked laptop... (I've had a few days like that myself when I was a grad student a few years ago - usually, about 5 quarts of chocolate ice cream helps! - just a suggestion!) Cheer up - and hope things look better for you tomorrow!

Laura.Y said...

One of those horrible days where u just wish u could stay in bed and not get up. Hope the cake helps. Things will be better tomorrow.

Abigail said...

Ugh, that is a bad day!

Here's hoping the weekend is better.

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