Tag: servers

Today the installation of MySQL on one of my biggest servers decided to die (it was post upgrade) and multiple phone calls, emails and texts followed.  My customers are always great, I am really lucky.  I worked my butt off to get it fixed and even with patient customers, a server issue always presents itself in a very stressful manner since so many people rely on technology working.  Working NOW.  NOW!!!  Always working.  Luckily server issues are rare.

2013-10-23 20.18.12This is my best friend.  Her name is Meredith but we mostly call her “Ninja.”  Yes, my son’s dog was named after her (it was her idea, who am I kidding).  It’s nice to have a friend who calls and calls you back 3 times throughout the aforementioned rough day to make sure you aren’t ready to jump off a bridge.  I’ve known her for 10 years but we were on a break (ha, a “Friends” reference) after we were mutually insensitive to each other while we were going through really hard times.  Our fight (which wasn’t really a fight because I hate confrontation and avoided her like the plague) is something that I will forever regret.  I’m grateful to have her back in my life because she is awesome, supportive and makes me laugh like no one else.  If we were gay I would definitely ask for her number.

She hates the couch in this picture and literally has it sitting on her curb tonight waiting for pick-up tomorrow.  I have no idea where we are going to sit when I go over to her house for free food but I guess that is my problem.  Her TV is too far from the couch and I have to rely on sound to know what is going on in any show.  I deny needing glasses, she just has too long of a living room.  I don’t care, really. Well, not until Longmire returns with some new episodes (she got me hooked on that stupid show).

Anyways, that’s Ninja.  She has a couple of awesome kids and a husband who tolerates me. 🙂