I'll be competing within sight of the border... literally... but as I'm not crossing it, I get way more bang for my $$! It's a new-to-me comp, but as I understand it, there will be more Americans than Canadians there, and the second scholarship is part of some US circuit. It is indeed a weird schedule.
I'm really just whining as I wrap my head around the unexpected timing. 3 warm-ups it is - probably 1 good one, 1 light one, and another good one. I'll be the dancer napping in the change room or my car between rounds, because I'm not staying on-site. (Seriously, planning to bring a travel pillow, yoga mat and a throw to make myself a comfy nest somewhere quiet for the downtime.)
Hopefully, the organizers will follow through with their commitment to work with me on entry tickets, because they've scheduled my stuff across two sessions - and it's not because I've registered for different styles, levels or age categories.
You sure that's two rounds of singles and not a round of singles, a championship and an evening session scholarship? That wouldn't be too out of the ordinary schedule-wise for that for a comp here in the states.
The colocation data center where Mark's server is hosted was hit by the WannaCry attack. He's been rebuilding, but he first spent his time getting the online registration part of o2cm up so comps could keep running. Also, for whatever reason he has no backup of the main (public) pages. I don't know why; he had to rebuild previously—you'd think he'd have learned the redundant backup lesson then.
Went walking at lunch at Convention Center...stopped at a Crimson Cup at 12:10 p.m. to get a chai tea..3 women behind the counter...lights are dark...politely ask if they are open...no, one replies, but there's a Starbucks down the way...tell them I've stopped there a couple of times within the last 2 weeks, and they haven't been open then either...unbelievable...if I would have wanted Starbucks, I would have went there to begin with...went to walkup stand at the Hyatt instead...how hard it have been to dispense hot water for tea??!!...and why is a coffee shop closed by noon??!!...not going to attract a consistent customer base that way...disappointed
...and yes, the Hyatt offers Starbucks products, but it's not a Starbucks...Convention Center has a new Starbucks...don't really care for it...Hyatt probably costs more but the customer service is better and generally there's no line...
...did good deed of day...coworker likes honey for his tea...and clerk at Hyatt offered me 2 small jars of honey with my tea...so I left them unopened on coworker's desk...never had clerk offer honey before but filed it for future reference in case I want honey another time
What is with people? There's a dance event in town tomorrow. The organizer just posted an open "help - need a few more volunteers" on FB... I answered that I was free and could give him a couple of hours, as long as he didn't need me there really late. The reply: "Sorry, a couple of hours is not enough. There's a 4-hour minimum."
I'm sorry, what? There are conditions on me helping you out when you are in a jam? Are you short or not? You would rather have no one at all than my help for 2-3 hours?
gotta love it don't ya?...I had this sort of thing this week from a woman who is taking the entire Summer off of her job (which she does poorly) but was defensive the entire time she was explaining it to me (never once expressing any gratitude)...all she could do was bemoan how indispensable she is and how worried she is that those of us who are pitching in while she is gone will screw it up (aka fix it)
Yeah, I don't get it. I do understand minimum shifts when booking volunteers in advance, but when it's the day before and you're desperate enough to be making a public FB plea, well, I think you take what you can get.
I'm proud of me for holding firm. I replied that I can give them 3 hours, and to let me know.
I was not paying close attention to the label, and the pint of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia that I purchased the other day is the non-dairy version. This is like expecting filet mignon and biting into a White Castle Burger. Even the chocolate flakes aren't good. Argh!
I've seen people here with their own personal Keurigs at their desks. There's also a communal one in the breakroom. I personally drink a travel mug of coffee on the way to work but that's it for the day.
Those were probably more suited to the "random thoughts" thread than the "whining" thread, but there you go.