Thursday, September 20, 2007


My apologies for not posting for two days, but I've been busy working on books about machinery and machinery systems (captivatingly zzzzz) , acting (I think I'll become an actress; I could win an Academy Award! I've still got my speech ready...), teaching and classroom diversity (another zzzzz), and other fascinating topics.

I even have a book coming up about collation
. How much is there to say about collation? Do they mean, like, the collating of papers that come out of a desktop printer? Probably not. I'm worried it's about this:

But one must pay the monthly maintenance, so I take whatever work I'm given. I can stop TOMORROW if you people would just get together and pay my maintenance for me. Sheesh, what's the problem?!


Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

I have performed collatio bonorum many times, often for money.
You don't really want to stop tomorrow, do you? You like it, don't you?

Hmmm, collatio bonorum...

Sep 20, 2007, 5:23:00 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

I am no longer jealous of your job.

I work so I can pay doctor bills. Nothing is left to send your way, sorry.

Sep 20, 2007, 6:28:00 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

It is amazing the simple things they can write books out of.

My husband got me a thick book on how to plan a Disney World vacation. Here I thought I would just peruse the internet.

Sep 20, 2007, 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Sushiboy said...

This sort of colation has to do with how data gets stored in a database. Sounds like a fun read. Hang in there zed.

Sep 20, 2007, 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Skylers Dad said...


Sep 20, 2007, 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Sans, you have the most fascinating mind ... Thanks for the enouragement not to stop, but if you'd just send $1,000,000 US, I could. You made millions in royalties from Lucille Cataldo's remake of Hairdresser, Hairdresser--no?

Really, Mel, no point in being envious. Publishing isn't what it's cracked up to be.

Lynda, have you see the book about the toilet by John Crapper? Yes they write books about everything. :) (Actually, that was a funny book.)

Sushiboy, that sounds absolutely snoozable. Can't wait! :) (NY sarcasm...)

Sep 20, 2007, 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Thanks, Skyler's Dad. I think so too. :)

Sep 20, 2007, 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

here's a buck toward your maintenance. i owe you 10 bucks anyway.

Sep 20, 2007, 2:42:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Hey, Jane, where's the other 9 bucks?

Does your husband know anything about collation? He's nerd of the year, so I'm thinking yes. :)

Sep 20, 2007, 4:40:00 PM  
Anonymous gifted typist said...

Put the words " the seven habits of highly collated people" in the title and you'll have a best seller

Sep 20, 2007, 9:06:00 PM  
Blogger Nobody™ said...

Wow, it appears we have SQL expert here... Next time SQL is kicking my ass I'll ask Sushi to fix it, cause I pretty much know nothing about it, except my blog uses it to store data. I hope that's all I ever need to know about it...

Sep 20, 2007, 9:24:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

GT, how about:

1. The Purpose-Driven Collation.
2. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Collation.
3. Men Are from Mars, Collation Is from Venus

Or my personal favorite, #4:

4. He's Just Not that into Collation

Sep 20, 2007, 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Nobody, SQL is a God-awful computer language I hope I never need to learn. And now that we've got Sushiboy, we don't have to! I love how that works! You know what SQL stands for Stupid Query Language (I made that up). :)

Sep 20, 2007, 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I have to write some equally boring stuff in my job, too — probably not as much as you do, though.

Sep 21, 2007, 11:19:00 AM  

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