Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2005.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

So about that weather...

Posted 6 June 2005 in life

Last night was a no-sleep night, because I've been attempting to perfect my final circuit layout for a lab that's due today. And what a Monday morning to walk outside for!

When I stepped outside at 7:30a to get some breakfast, the weather was flawless -- pleasantly warm, and neither drenchingly humid nor parchingly dry; a perfect morning. I was disappointed I didn't have farther to walk to get to the cafeteria, but when I got there, I realized I was probably the most on- top-of-it person there. I was standing at the 'L' in the hallways leading into the cafeteria, and noticed a guy and a girl having a conversation on their cell phones, oblivious that they were just around the corner from each other.

Guy : Where are you?
Girl : What?
Guy : Where are you?
Girl : Looking out window I don't see you!
Guy : Huh?
Girl : Where are you?

Cell phones are a tragic replacement to walking five feet to see both entrances simultaneously.

I definitely was the first person into the cafeteria, and with that experience I learned this one thing: Sargent food can taste good if you're the first person to get there. I don't think I have ever had banana nut bread until this morning, it was so tasty.