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3/24/2011

Blast from the past


This is a repost from exactly two years ago. Funny - no matter how much things change, they manage to remain the same.


Lately it seems all I'm doing is whining and complaining about a series of escalating events that began last December. It's not what I really want to do. In a way, this whole series of events seems like a comedy - a 3 Stooges extravaganza, if you will. But then, I LIKE the Stooges, so maybe the comparison disparages them. It IS gradually getting to the point of resolution. I wish I could share all of the issues and their resolutions with you. I wish I could tell you just what I've been dealing with, but it is complicated and in some ways defies description.

When you build and deploy systems that are a combination of hardware and several layers of software, try as you might to assure stability in that system, it is, in the end, a house of cards. Houses of cards collapse. Period.

Rebuilding that house, while providing service in the meantime, is what I like to call "Dancin' with the Bear". When the dance is over, the Bear goes back into hibernation and we wait until he wakes up again, for the next dance. It can be grueling, it can leave scars, but if you're not willing to do the dance, then you shouldn't be doing the job. Like my Gramps used to say, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

Me? I'm a chef. And I'll dance that Bear right back into hibernation.

How's that for mixed metaphors?

Ndinombethe.

5 comments:

Nan Sheppard said...

SPRING IS COMING! Now quit yer whinin'.

And why DO you not live in Florida?

Max is feeling like you this morning. I said "Have a nice day honey!" and he said "I WON'T!" and slammed the door. Heh heh!

Grandmother said...

Nan's right! I went out this morning and the sun was shining on my new little begonia plants that I bought for 65 cents each and throwing 60 degrees our way- cured all my attitudinal ills.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

My brain hurts after this post...

Employee No. 3699 said...

Damn 'House of Cards'! If the girls win they get a new sewing machine and if it's the boys, it's a row boat.

What show was that from?

You're welcome for distracting you from the problems at hand.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I wish I had your eloquence Lou. Cause every thing you have said here is something that I have said.

But with profanity as punctuation.

Love you dude.