Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Scorecards, get your scorecards...

...how can you know your players without a scorecard.

I think I promised you an initial attempt at a cast of characters in the dynamic melodrama that is Hopeful Pessimism/JAM's Life. To wit...
  • JAM = moi, yours truly, your humble author...
  • MLW = My Lovely Wife. Smart, pragmatic, and while having questionable taste in men, an otherwise loveable woman. (Now I thought using her initials -- JOB -- might be better in terms of the Google Ad Sense search 'bots, but then I remembered, I don't really care what the ads are for.)
  • MDFA = My dear friend Amy, who actually went to high school with JOB, she has become a fairly regaulr participant in our misadventures.
  • WPE = One time fellow employee of CPI (actually he worked for me), sometime opera singing, and all time friend, WPE ofttimes has more powerful web-fu than I...
  • Jado = the husband of someone MLW and I went to college with, I feel somewhat resposibile for leading Jado down the path to total web-surfing corruption, by introducing him to a number of sites that take up all his extra time at work... But he is a frequent reader and commenter of H.P. so...
  • The Insidious Mr. Huge = Huge can only be one gentlemen (unless it's somehow Alan Moore), just based on his writing style. And if it's who I suspect it is, well, we went to high school together ("Freebird!!") -- he's a curmudgeon and a sometime wiseass, but we like him anyway. Most of time.
  • Ultimate Brian = the first person I ever met at Drew University. Weird. He is now well into his quest to reinvent himself with some sort of supersoldier syrum or something (you can see I pay close attention) which you can read about on his blog...
  • Orgami Slayer = wow, that pseudonym is so cool, it's almost like it's an anagram. I mean, it's no Amazon Haunt Jar, but still... Another Drewid, OS usually is available to explain things once I've stepped hip deep into a technological situation I know nothing about...
  • Kevin = my former boss at...
  • CPI = my former company (detailed in earlier posts)
  • The Shark = while I don't think I've mentioned him yet (even though we had lunch yesterday), I'm sure he'll come up eventually. My former coworker and officemate (literally one I shared an office with for years), his nickname comes from our monthly poker gatherings...
So, there you are. By no means a comprehensive list, but consider it the cast in their order of appearance thus far. More to follow, I'm sure.

5 comments:

WPE said...

Web-fu, schmeb-fu. That's all I have to say, and it may mean nothing...

Insidious Mr. Huge said...

Scorecards! Get your scorecards here! Can't tell the players without a scorecard!

Will there be updates to said scorecard? It seems incomplete. By design? What are you hiding? What skeletons abide in that basement laundry closet?

"Sometime wiseass"? I really must be slipping. How will I keep up these daily doses of gloom and vague threats for another six months?

Adjust your tinfoil helmet. It's time to coordinate with "anonymous" for a two-pronged attack.

Jado said...

I do, indeed, blame you for my current favorites list that I MUST check every day.

I look at it this way - it is either YOUR fault or MY fault... therefore it must be YOUR fault.

QED, ipso facto, corpus delicti, non compus mentus… and other fancy Latin terms that mean I am right and you are responsible.

And Mr. Huge, the whole "sometimes" thing I think is the author's attempt at kindness - you have never been less than acerbic, at least in my presence

JAM said...

Naturally, I get more comments on the scorecard post than on the one actually updating people on the job search...

Anonymous said...

Ah, Mr. Huge. How is the All-Day Sucker holding up?

And there were more comments on the scorecard because 90% of people just look for their names. Which is why I must remain

-Anonymous