The Vortex of Suck and Other Matters

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Vortex of Suck

Guess what I got last week? You guessed it - another RFP. I have now officially been drawn into the Vortex of Suck. If I don't emerge before the end of December, please send in the Search and Rescue team. But make sure they don't have any technical skills or I'll be tempted to make a Devil's bargain and leave them there in my place. And no one wants that.

Seriously, how come proposal managers don't just indiscriminately engage in homicidal massacres after answering the same banal, non pertinent question for the 8,000th time?

Science is Cool*

So the Smart Man and I bought a new bed as part of the bedroom remodel. We selected one of those Memory Foam mattresses, and we slept in it last night for the first time.

Those things are cool. Once you've laid there for a while, the material cradles your body like a cocoon. Of course that also means that when you try and get up you flounder around like a turtle on your back, but with a front end loader, really, it's no problem.

Antisocial Me

Not only am I traveling more this fiscal year than in years past, I'm also having to actually leave the house and spend time with other human beings even when I'm not traveling. In a way this is good, as I really do need to get out more (even though I don't want to admit it). But really - who wants to be around other people? Mostly they just suck, and if I have to attend business meetings, you just know I'm spending most of the time with snotty and completely irresponsible commentary running through my head. If I ever develop a cognitive condition that removes my mental filters, I am fucked. 

So I'll be in and out of the house for the next several weeks attending meetings, some internal, some external.

Call the Men in the White Coats

So from a work perspective, December is shaping up to be a real HOOT. As in, running around like a crazy person hooting and hollering and giggling to myself. Hee. Hee, hee.

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*Memory Foam was developed by NASA. So we have a Space Bed! Yes, we are easily amused, thanks for asking.

11 comments:

neurondoc said...

Oddly, memory foam makes my back hurt worse. And who says that it has to be men in white coats?

brenda010 said...

On the "memory foam" mattress, they are wonderful, but depending on quality, their memory fails after about five years or so.
Then that dip stays.
I promptly cut mine up to make into doggy beds and Jag adores this. It is WONDERFUL for aging dogs (as well as aging owners).
Glad you are enjoying the "foam."

brenda010 said...

By the way.... what is an RFP?
(you need to remember that I am a total country hick)

Jim Wright said...

We bought a new bed as part of our general remodeling project too.

We looked at the memory foam mattresses, but I was afraid that they'd be too hot and I really didn't like the way they felt. We ended up with a latex foam mattress and I really, really like it. We also bought latex foam pillows, they're not cheap, but I think they're worth every penny.

Have you tried fleece sheets yet? Because those are awesome. Seriously.

Sorry about the vortex of suck, Janiece. Try spending more time in bed to compensate. ;)

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

@brenda010

Request for Proposal

We bought a new bed when we moved into this place, prior to that it was a mattress on the floor.

OK it was the floor of a sleeping loft, when you have a 14' ceiling at the end of an 18'x44' room you get creative. Loft 18'x10' with 6'4" clearance underneath http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/CEA608C/charcuteire/2009/Scan10009.jpg and http://blog.charcuteire.com/2009/06/30/379-8th-st-brooklyn-ny-19781996.aspx

Anne C. said...

@brenda010

And further, RFP (request for proposal) is the way many clients figure out who to hire for a project. Sometimes it involves some free design work, but always it involves routine questions about the company, your history doing similar projects, and other questions designed to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Janiece, you'll just have to hang with some worthwhile people to remind you that not all social activity is bad! ;)

mom in northern said...

For your RFP's doesn't copy/paste work?

The Mechanicky Gal said...

SHoe PrOn!
Janiece (and other interested parties) check out coclico. Joe's New Wife has posted about them. Niiiiiice.

Janiece said...

MG, you're a evil, evil friend. Just what I needed - a shoe designer that's even more expensive than Fluevog...

The Mechanicky Gal said...

::Bats eyes with modesty::
Why Janiece, I'm just looking out for YOU!
Seriously nice shoes. I am saving, however, for a pair of Fluevogs myownself. If only I didn't work in the steel-toe industry.
Oh wait, then I would have to have the rest of the appropriate clothes.
Never mind.
(BTW, I giggle at the thought of you wrestling yourself out of the Space Bed!)

Steve Buchheit said...

Hang in there, it's almost the end of the year.