Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Yarrr, scurvy!

So at work we get bottled water delivered, but they also bring in these "Super C" powder vitamin supplements. You're supposed to put the powder in some water, mix, and drink your way to 1670% of your daily required vitamin C intake. I kinda like them, so I mixed in two to my large water bottle. My coworkers then convinced me to add another packet, and finally they snuck a fourth in there as well. So now I'm looking at a bottle of 6680% of my daily vitamin C intake.

A quick Yahoo search turned up the effects of vitamin C overdoses: upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea. Nice.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Time to Get a Watch

After a particularly talkative lunchtime, I said to my coworkers, "Well, I think it's time to go back to bed."

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Societal Observations

The other day the printer stopped working at my office. By the time I got physically to the printer, three coworkers had already gathered around it, poking and prodding it, trying to coax printed documents from it. By the time I power cycled the printer, four more coworkers had joined the fray. By the time I decided to reset the print spooler, all hell had broken loose. However, I managed to handle the problem and put it to rest.

At the next staff meeting when IT came up I said, "Well, we had a situation last week when the printer stopped working and everybody went all Lord of the Flies on me."