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!).

Let me just explain

Posted 3 October 2005

You know what's awkward? When your leg falls asleep in the bathroom, and then you're stifling giggles with every step and walking funny, and another guy walks in while you're making the trek from the stall to the sink.

You know what's frustrating? When somebody is squirting everything in sight with a water gun, even though someone has sarcastically suggested to quit, and then he repeatedly squirts the light bulbs in the Foster House lounge, causing one of glass bulbs to rapidly cool, contract, and shatter ~~and one of them shorts out and literally shatters~~ , raining down glass on the floor below. [Edit: props to Aaron and Justin for clearing up the physics]

You know what's incompetent? Announcing weeks in advance to your class that the big review session will be October 3rd at 5:00p (location TBD), and failing to ever update the webpage, or send an email, or post to the newsgroup where the session will actually be.

You know what's demoralizing? Sitting through your first class of Cognitive Psychology and listening to the professor justify why it's a real science (just like chemistry!), and realizing that every one of his points could be easily used to convince me that phrenology is a science, too.

You know what's pleasant? Waking up knowing that you've got apple cider donuts and apple cider in the fridge and you'll be all set for your day if you can just have a precious donut and cup o' cider.