The Twitter Diaries: 2009-12-06: Phoenix

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^ spent the weekend in Phoenix catching up with a very dear old friend

  • I hate these voice-recognition reservation systems. I’m using the phone because what I’m doing is UNUSUAL. So I don’t fit your damn tree #
  • I wonder if they keep track of how many people end up screaming “F*ck you – get me an operator!” at these systems. #
  • okay, Ross’ ticket to Sydney (and back) is booked. #
  • @miglsd I’d love it but can’t guarantee I’d be there – most of my travel these days is not up to me. in reply to miglsd #
  • having a Fireman’s 4 blonde ale from Real Ale Brewing in Blanco, TX (via Costco) – most excellent #
  • one of these things is not like the others ; ) – Twitter / Lists following DeirdreS “nau” http://bit.ly/62OA5j #
  • woke up at 4:30 am, finally got back to sleep around 6, now up for good, irritable and jumpy. Argh. #
  • dang, Texas monsoon coming down. #
  • @deirdresm tell me about it. My dad’s troubles are partly due to 50 years of smoking -> COPD. The pea in the lung was just a bonus. #
  • @deirdresm …nor do they think about the risks /besides cancer/. I’m told (by friends who do hospice work) that COPD is a lousy way to die #
  • @moroplace perche’ noi che rimaniamo abbiamo ancora piu’ da fare… #
  • @missrogue India exported Hinduism and Buddhism all over Asia millennia ago #ted #tedindia in reply to missrogue #
  • Still catching up from the talks I attended at #ghc09 in October… Becoming a Person of Influence http://bit.ly/1194h9 #
  • getting ready to leave Austin. I’ll be back in CO until Friday, when I go to Phoenix to visit an old friend. maybe see the desert this time! #
  • About to board. Looking forward to being home in my own bed (warm) with my own wifi (fast. ish.) in about 3 hours #
  • I like men who wear hats. Real hats – baseball caps don’t count. Cowboy hats fine. #
  • Otoh could live without ties. #
  • @willsnow you’re in India? Where? How long? in reply to willsnow #
  • @willsnow check my site for Delhi shopping tips – that’s what j mostly do kn Delhi! ; ) in reply to willsnow #
  • grumpy #
  • a little vamp humor to start my day: Vampire Reunion – CollegeHumor Video http://bit.ly/7arPSB #
  • RT @sogrady: apparently the markets anticipating movement on Oracle/Sun: traffic from the Yahoo Finance boards to my Q&A is spiking #
  • surprised to find I’m now following a baby on Twitter. But he’s the baby of friends, and has a really cool name. #
  • where did the day go? I know I got a lot done, but feel as if I spent the time daydreaming. #
  • oh, goodie. More opportunities to practice my snow driving skills. #
  • @saraford Umm, no, nothing remotely saintly in my daydreams. ; ) in reply to saraford #
  • oh lord, here we go with another lurid, hypocritical moralizing spree. Could we all just agree not to care who anyone else has sex with? #
  • @shawnferry insert the name of any celebrity and/or politician you care to… sooner or later it’ll be a headline! in reply to shawnferry #
  • hmm. Do I try to get to the office before my 8 am meeting, or do that by phone and go straight to the dentist at 10? #
  • @mschoenu ma, non sono tutti furbi? ; ) in reply to mschoenu #
  • Tooth pain probably result of grinding. Can’t imagine why I’d be doing that… #
  • time to go home and shovel snow… Think I’ll stay home tomorrow. #
  • veni, vidi, shoveli. #
  • @llcrowe yup. Fortunately, not much – just enough to make driving to the office this morning a real adventure. in reply to llcrowe #
  • @davest I knew that would please you. ; ) I’ll definitely be feeling this tomorrow. And tonight. in reply to davest #
  • @missbhavens The NY Nays, like hypocrites everywhere, want to dictate who we have sex with. I wish everybody wd just mind their own business #
  • for the true ZFS fans out there: ZFS Workshop at LISA 08 – six hours! of Sun Video http://bit.ly/7KDLHS #
  • #whypeoplecheat “… our brains make it easy for us to be adulterous.” http://bit.ly/8yPHbf – read the science, people! #
  • …speaking of rum drinks, with or without beach: NYTimes.com http://bit.ly/8XjmTq (hat tip to Greta Cristina) #
  • for you ZFS fans who might not have noticed, all things video & ZFS can be found here: http://bit.ly/7z1koR #
  • @lskrocki apparently I have beach drinks on my mind: for a second there I thought you wrote mapmyrum.com #
  • @johnnysunshine Exactly. And healthy babies. Sometimes I think the body is in control and we don’t really have choices… #whypeoplecheat in reply to johnnysunshine #
  • drank coffee late in the day so I can stay up late. It seems that if I go to sleep before midnight, I wake up at 4 am. Don’t need that. #
  • RT @stephenfry: West Side Story for the age of Twitter – http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1913584#
  • baby, it’s cold out there: NREL: MIDC/NWTC M2 Real-Time Weather Display http://bit.ly/4wKoXR #
  • a long-time newsletter reader sent me a book from my Amazon wish list – George Carlin’s memoir. Looking forward to reading that. #
  • Find out about innovative Sun technologies and programs for a chance to win a limited edition t-shirt! http://bit.ly/55uChE #
  • sore from shovelling snow yesterday. Good thing I had a massage (my one luxury, aside from travel) scheduled this afternoon. #
  • new release of Solaris Cluster http://bit.ly/89rWnW #
  • the days are too short and yet pass too slowly #
  • I think my head just exploded. #
  • YouTube – Take This Waltz by Leonard Cohen http://bit.ly/8tEwch #
  • trying to free some video which should never have been shackled. Let my content go! #
  • Deploying OpenSolaris in Your Datacenter – Sun Video http://bit.ly/4THIiB #
  • @monkchips I believe Italians did invent forks precisely to deal with pasta. in reply to monkchips #
  • @SaraD yes, I have been in Austin in snow a couple of times – “chaos” doesn’t begin to cover it. in reply to SaraD #
  • against all expectations, I must be getting used to cold weather. At least nice, dry, sunny Colorado cold weather. #
  • @monkchips So if the Chinese also invented the fork, Marco Polo likely brought it to Italy along with noodles. Why not #chopsticks? Boh. in reply to monkchips #
  • @timfoster that’s the engineer’s definition of vacation – only doing putbacks? ; ) in reply to timfoster #
  • @sogrady what I don’t get is the fad to have 8 or 10 such pillows on the bed, so you just have to put them somewhere else when you sleep in reply to sogrady #
  • @macsun exactly. What is the freakin’ point?!? in reply to macsun #
  • sick headache again. Maybe I was meant to take today off. #
  • Wendy Pini – not just about elves anymore! Masque of the Red Death http://bit.ly/6bS0WA #
  • @storagebod FYI, it’s not quite SFW in reply to storagebod #
  • @storagebod just like to give people fair warning. ; ) in reply to storagebod #
  • @willbldrco wish I could be there, but I’m flying out to Phoenix instead. Drink one for me! in reply to willbldrco #
  • @willbldrco good point! I will have to shed a couple of layers of clothing upon arrival – gratefully! in reply to willbldrco #
  • @storagebod me, too, but not everyone is… in reply to storagebod #
  • @ElaineEllis and lots of t-shirts pointing out, for the truly ignorant, that there are no kangaroos in Austria. in reply to ElaineEllis #
  • really hard to concentrate on all the Big Important Stuff I’m supposed to be doing when my head is pounding. Need good headache cure #
  • @ben trying the beer cure again. Already had lots of coffee in reply to ben #
  • US airways boards by zones instead of rows. I cheated. He let me thru anyway. Now I have a bin just for my carryon #
  • http://twitpic.com/s66k9 funky corporate artwork from our campus that somehow seems appropriate #
  • Looking fwd to wkd catching up w an old friend, then a busy week, then… back to San Francisco the following wkd! #
  • Seated in the last row. It will take a while to get off this plane. Annoying when for once I have not checked a bag #
  • I am on the verge of deciding that any tweet containing the words “ousted” or “mayor” will result in unfollow. #
  • We were supposed to go hiking, but after a long night of girl talk and wine, that may be a bit delayed. #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Thousands of Italians rally against Prime Minister Berlusconi in Rome, demanding his resignation http://bit.ly/5ZqNLf #
  • @Danjite Italians believe that sleeping in draft created by fan AC or open window will make you sick. Article on my site on colpo d’aria in reply to Danjite #
  • Ross on her way back to Italy today with excess luggage and a guitar. May see her during her week back in Austin before Sydney #
  • Out being girly, buying clothes and makeup. #
  • http://twitpic.com/sbs67 – Yes, they’re real #
  • http://twitpic.com/sbslc – Yes, they’re real #

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