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Stuff in Berlin
I asked for a performance review from my boss a while ago, and I got it on Tuesday. It was all good news. There is something clear that I need to work on, which is much, much better than having nowhere to improve :)

My manager said that he is happy with my work and that I have been quite innovative.

I've been getting up around 7:00 in the morning, showering, shaving, dressing, and getting to the MySQL offices around 7:45 - 8:30 (depending on whether I have breakfast at the hotel.)

When I get to the offices, I try to get all of the internet-related work (grabbing libraries, header files I'll need, programs I need to work on, etc) on to my system.

I also try to call hannahadams and remind her how much I miss her. I tell her good night (It's around 11:00 pm there at this point in the morning), and let her get back to sleep.

After the most important emails have been addressed, I pack my office (two computers, power cables, network cables, mouse, mousepad, headphones, reading material, water) into my backpack and head off to the SAP offices.

I go to the U-bahn around the corner and get on one of the trains. Until recently, this was often followed by realizing that I was heading the wrong direction, getting off the train and getting on the one going the other way.

Once, I even got distracted by my book and didn't notice that everyone else had gotten off the train. I was there sitting by myself while the train backed into the end of the tracks and turned around. I was quite distraught, since I didn't know what was happening until everything stopped and there was nothing but tunnel and the dank air of a subway around.

Eventually, the driver walked by and noticed me in the car. He tried in vain to assure me that everything was going okay (at least, I assume that's what he was doing). But alas, he spoke no english, and I no german, so he suggested that I return to the car and wait.

Everything turned out okay, of course. :)

Anyway. After the u-bahn takes me to Zoologischer garten, I get off and take the stairs to the s-bahn stop. It's a rather long ride, so I read.

Eventually, we arrive at Hackescher Markt and I disembark. I walk about seven blocks to the SAP building, pass through security, and go to my offices.

I spend the days asking questions and having meetings. I'll publish some of the answers to my questions and notes from my meetings when I get back to the states.

And now... off to the SAP offices.

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leeloolala From: leeloolala Date: September 15th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)
you seem really busy. geesh. IT is a strange and busy world from my perspective.

listening to johnny cash's "john henry" as we speak and it makes me think of you crossed borders and far away only reached via convenient technology.

did you know that your wife and your daughter are (in my world) two of the most beautiful women to walk the earth. ??? true words from a chica who throws her words around liberally. re-calibrated. these ones are heart-felt. they are quality, you know, yes, boy?

geeshUS, their presence made my heart turn to tapioca pudding when they were here. you, my dear C.J., are one lucky man. wait to you see the mutated barbie i sent scarlet home with!
no appologies w/ that one. she likes punk rock freak show baby dolls so far as i can tell.
you are a teddy bear, we all know. you love those little babies of your's even more-so. they are priceless.
come home -- back where you belong! back "home". don't let those jaded germans taint your fuzzy little heart! but bring back some good chocolate is they have it.

mwah!

-h
cjcollier From: cjcollier Date: September 15th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Germans don't seem so jaded here :) Nice folk!

I like that you gave scarletwilde a beat up barbie.

I'm glad you got to hang out with the fam, and I'm glad they hung out with you.

You're right. I am lucky. And I miss my ladies. *sigh*
cjcollier From: cjcollier Date: September 23rd, 2005 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Concur!


did you know that your wife and your daughter are (in my world) two of the most beautiful women to walk the earth. ??? true words from a chica who throws her words around liberally. re-calibrated. these ones are heart-felt. they are quality, you know, yes, boy?


True. Please keep in mind that you think this as you judge her recent actions. Even if she's wrong, her concern should mean something to you...

We're worried about you, hon.
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