Jennie's doctor visit went well today. Her weight and blood pressure readings are fine. And, although her iron level is now in the normal range (11.0), she will continue taking the daily iron supplement.
Today, Jennie and I celebrate our 126th wedding anniversary (yes, that's monthly). Once again, she won our little game (as she does most every month) by calling me at work and quickly squeaked, "Happy Anniversary!" before I could even say, "Hello?".
Each morning, I have the same old routine. With coffee in hand, I promptly sit down in front of my work computer to key in a small blog entry (technically, before I am even considered "on the clock"). But today, I received an "8e6 - Blocked due to content" message while trying to pull up anything with the word "blog" in the URL. I cringed with horror... no blogger, no message boards, nothing. Hmm, websites containing Flash graphics were first restricted, then streaming radio zapped, and finally, any type of streaming video website was locked down and prohibited. Is big brother censoring my every move?
So, now, I am unable to write my daily diary entries at work. Also, they have blocked del.icio.us and Digg considering them unnecessary and unproductive. Call me a whiner, but I am furious and terribly angry at our Network Nazis! By profession, I am an internet web developer (Senior Java Developer & Analyst) for Christ's sake! If I were a great chef, would you take away my spatula and skillet? If I were a dentist, would you replace my drill, Novocaine, and spit sucker with a pair of rusty pliers and a tin can? Oh well, my griping does nothing but raise my blood pressure and kills off valuable, much needed brain cells. But do I feel a little better? Not a chance...
If you listen really hard, you can hear me sulking.
My workplace is quietly becoming the Hitler of computer services...
LINK OF THE DAY: This is the ridiculous, censoring product (R3000 Internet Filter) that my workplace insists on using.