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November 20, 2006

rich creamery butter

the color mary selected is called "melted butter".

today we had a focus group to talk about the intranet at work. for almost ten years now i have worked on the intranet and we've never had a focus group before. it just never occured to us to gather user input in that way.

it was really cool-- i sat in the room as the "subject matter expert". but wow did it screw up my day. i thought i'd get a chance to eat a proper lunch and run to the post office at 2 when it ended, but that didn't happen. i got to run out for food at around 4, and then i got caught in the hall by people wanting to discuss the focus group and i didn't actually eat until 5. i was loopy and tired and stressed and just felt bad, not a big shocker after skipping lunch.

on the way home from work i got a quart of Melted Butter and some sanding supplies, and laid into the kitchen again when i got home. not having a functioning kitchen is becoming a real problem. as i write this i'm now ravenously hungry at the inconvenient hour of 9pm when i imagine most of the places i'd want to eat are closed.

so anyway, the new color definitely looks better than the old yellow but i hesitate to commit to it without seeing it in daylight. but i desperately want to finish this project tomorrow night, put my kitchen back in order and then prepare for thanksgiving.

we've got another focus group tomorrow.

Posted by lisa at November 20, 2006 09:12 PM


Back in high school someone (a grownup, I think) told me a joke about two Cajuns visiting the big city. The punch line rhymed "focus" with "bofus?"

That's what I think of, now, when I hear "Focus Group". Sad, but true. But funny. But sad :-)

Posted by: Phil on November 21, 2006 01:09 AM

Has anyone said "Mmmm... melted butter" yet? I guess so. ;)

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas on November 22, 2006 01:44 PM

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