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  • Saturday, August 30

    8/30/2014 6:11:30 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a slow but busy day at work yesterday. Mostly non-billable work again. I worked on a project that my manager assigned to me and a colleague. So, we both are working on the same project. He didn't tell me that he also assigned to my colleague. I left work at 4:30 PM so I can work on my pa... Read more

  • Friday, August 29

    8/29/2014 6:18:46 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was another busy day at work yesterday. Mostly non-billable work. At the Team Meeting, my manager looked at me and asked me about a document sent for the SOC2 audit -- I had a blank look on my face. I responded, "I didn't send that document for the SOC2 audit." He had only involved me in the... Read more

  • Thursday, August 28

    8/28/2014 7:05:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Short blog because using iPad. Got several paintings completed for the solo show yesterday. Contacted MT about getting one of my paintings back so I can include it in the show. Time to get into the car and drive to Tyson's Corner.... Read more

  • Wednesday, August 27

    8/27/2014 6:47:24 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at work yesterday and mostly non-billable work. My manager is an IDIOT. Sorry, I expect more when people are in management -- such skills as time management and organizational skills. Also, the ability to remember projects they worked on...sorry I had to get this off my chest. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 26

    8/26/2014 6:24:03 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a very busy day at work yesterday. Mostly non-billable work. I ate lunch at my desk around 2:30 PM EST (typically I eat in the kitchen around noon). Well, I decided to leave at 4:30 PM because I wanted to come home and work on my paintings for the solo shows. I re-created Nebula. I cr... Read more

  • Monday, August 25

    8/25/2014 6:18:51 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, tennis was interesting. David, hubby, and I were warming up. Then, Denny, Thomas, Eric, and John showed up. David J was re-doing his grip. So, Denny and Thomas jumped in and used the court and started hitting with hubby and me. David M, John, and Eric started hitting on another court. I ... Read more

  • Sunday, August 24

    8/24/2014 6:31:28 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We had a very busy day yesterday...tennis at 9: AM EST, meet with the Art Director Sandro at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown at 1 PM to do a walk through of the show space, lunch afterwards (around 2 PM), and grocery shopping (around 3 PM). Put the groceries away. Ordered more canvas. I need to cr... Read more

  • Saturday, August 23

    8/23/2014 6:30:28 AM, by TENNISJIM

    A very busy day at work yesterday -- had to setup for the Board of Directors meeting. I ran into some issues and had to call the Network Engineer to help me resolve it. He did. But the COO said. "we don't have time. we are going with a sure fire solution!" If he gave me two minutes, it would ha... Read more

  • Friday, August 22

    8/22/2014 6:18:42 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a very busy day at work yesterday but very little billable hours. I came home and baked salmon for dinner. I tried something new. I sauteed roma tomatoes with the mixed greens. Not sure it was a success. Well, I better get ready for work and the commute to Tysons Corner.... Read more

  • Thursday, August 21

    8/21/2014 6:30:51 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I started the "paint-over" painting yesterday. I made lots of progress since the support queue was slow. I will post a picture when I am closer to finishing. Late in the afternoon, I received an email that I have selected for a solo art show at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown (Washington, DC). It... Read more

  • Wednesday, August 20

    8/20/2014 6:50:31 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day at work yesterday. I helped one on the Project Directors with her MAC laptop. She was having problems installing VMWare Fusion and other apps. It took a while but I finally got it installed. Learned something new which is very cool. I also learned that I will leave my MAC as is... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 19

    8/19/2014 6:22:09 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Last night we went to Pho Factory for our 4 year legally married anniversary dinner. The food was okay. Not as good as before. The service was good. I also gave my neighbor Mario a couple of PSP and a Gameboy. I have been cleaning the house and getting rid of stuff. I need to find a case with ... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 19

    8/19/2014 6:22:07 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Last night we went to Pho Factory for our 4 year legally married anniversary dinner. The food was okay. Not as good as before. The service was good. I also gave my neighbor Mario a couple of PSP and a Gameboy. I have been cleaning the house and getting rid of stuff. I need to find a case with ... Read more

  • Monday, August 18

    8/18/2014 6:14:06 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, tennis was interesting yesterday. We started at 9 AM EST and had a passing shower while we were warming up. Then, it sprinkled a little while we played. The first set was a 6-1 win for hubby and me over David and Thomas. David was not playing well. The second set was a 6-3 win over David ... Read more

  • Sunday, August 17

    8/17/2014 6:45:25 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Saturday tennis was from 9 AM EST to 12:30 PM EST. I played four sets (3/1). Lost to John and Andrew 6-3 when playing with David M. After tennis, we went to Ruby Tuesday for lunch. Hubby ordered the chicken tenders (large portion) and I ordered the chicken tenders (small) with the salad bar. ... Read more

  • Saturday, August 16

    8/16/2014 6:49:18 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was another slow day at work yesterday. I arrived around 7:40 AM EST and left at 4:30 PM EST. I came home watched some tennis, applied gesso on the canvas that I am painting over, and then we watched tennis again (Roger v. Andy). I was so happy that my prediction was wrong. I thought Andy was... Read more

  • Friday, August 15

    8/15/2014 6:11:05 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a slow day at work yesterday and I tried my best to keep myself busy. We also had a baby shower for someone in the Sales department. I left around 5 PM EST so I can watch tennis -- it was not on. ESPN2 was not showing tennis until 9 PM. Thus, hubby and I watched Federer v. Monfils on our ... Read more

  • Thursday, August 14

    8/14/2014 5:55:09 AM, by TENNISJIM

    So the Lync meeting I had my manager yesterday was to review the support tickets. I don't understand why he couldn't review them himself and tell me what needed to be done since he doesn't trust me to know what needed to be done. Oh well. It's back to Tysons Corner office. At least I don't h... Read more

  • Wednesday, August 13

    8/13/2014 6:51:20 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another long day at work yesterday. I didn't leave until 6 PM EST. Around 4:30 PM, I was getting ready to leave when a support request to apply Time & Expense and Costpoint licenses so the company will have more seats. This is a good support ticket because takes about 30 minutes and it's billable... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 12

    8/12/2014 5:51:28 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, a very boring day at the office yesterday. But we did have a one hour meeting to prepare for the next set of customers moving to the new GCS servers. I was happy to see that my manager realized there are so many areas to check to make sure that we got the correct customers, etc. I tried... Read more

  • Monday, August 11

    8/11/2014 6:19:23 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday's tennis was David J, Eric, John, Denny, Thomas, and me. Denny and I played David and Thomas in the first set while John and Eric warmed up. We won 6-3 and came back from 3-0 down. Eric and I played Denny and David. We won 6-1. Last game was a long game and a struggle. I didn't help ... Read more

  • Sunday, August 10

    8/10/2014 5:51:31 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I majorly screwed up the new painting. The canvas will be painted over. A new canvas has been ordered. Start over with a new idea. Yesterday, there were only six people for tennis. We played until 12:30 PM EST. Eric and John had to go home for a delivery. So, they didn't join us for... Read more

  • Saturday, August 9

    8/9/2014 6:25:01 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had a busy day at work yesterday. I also decided to leave around 4:45 PM. I wanted to work on my painting last night, which I did. I think the painting is 99% done. I made baked tilapia and sauteed spinach for dinner. I tried to watch tennis but it was kind of boring so I went to bed earl... Read more

  • Friday, August 8

    8/8/2014 6:09:31 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday was so slow at work. Both Leyla and I were trying to find "busy work" to keep us busy. It got a little busier after 1 PM EST. I made lemon pepper chicken with pasta for dinner while we watched the Rogers Cup. Today, it's back to the office in Tysons Corner.... Read more

  • Thursday, August 7

    8/7/2014 6:26:22 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday was a busy work at home. I made baked salmon and sauté spinach for dinner. I started phase 2 of the new painting. Applied tape and molding paste. Waiting for the molding paste to dry so I can paint on top of the tape. Well, it's back to the office in Tysons Corner.... Read more

  • Wednesday, August 6

    8/6/2014 6:21:10 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Very busy day at work yesterday -- mostly non-billable work. I sat in for the second Open Enrollment meeting to ensure the technical parts of the meeting was okay. No one came to the conference room so I packed up and left around 4:30 PM EST. I'm glad I did that since we had our hair cut appointm... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 5

    8/5/2014 6:08:01 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Left earlier than usual and got to work around 7:30 AM EST yesterday. So, I left around 4:45 PM. Hubby said he got home around 4 PM EST. We did Chinese carry-out. He hadn't eaten since breakfast. It was busy at work yesterday. A good mixture of billable and non-billable work. Time to ... Read more

  • Monday, August 4

    8/4/2014 5:55:36 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We played tennis from 9 AM to 12:15 PM. I only played two sets and one tie-breaker. I was very tired. David J and I beat Andrew and Eric 6-2. We won the last six games. Then, we beat them in a tiebreaker 10-7. Andrew and I then lost to David and John 6-0. I didn't play anymore. I was tired. ... Read more

  • Sunday, August 3

    8/3/2014 6:30:19 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We played tennis from 9:30 AM to 1 PM EST. I played the entire time without a break. Afterwards, we went to Crystal Thai for lunch. The food was delicious. The service was awesome. Hubby and I been there before. It's been a long time. After lunch, I went grocery shopping. I spent the eve... Read more

  • Saturday, August 2

    8/2/2014 6:27:08 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I got to the office around 7:40 AM yesterday (25 minutes). It was a fairly busy day with billable and non-billable work. I decided to leave around 4 PM EST since I only took 30 minutes for lunch each work day. I am trying to see if leaving at 4/4:30 PM would make a difference commuting home... Read more

  • Friday, August 1

    8/1/2014 6:08:54 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Wow, the beginning of a new month. Yesterday was a busy day at work. Mostly non-billable work. Better to be busy. Our weekly team meeting (scheduled for one hour) was two hours long and we didn't even have the VP attend. My manager is ineffective. He has no management skills, no time manag... Read more