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Just a little more pressure please!

So yesterday started out as a normal day at work until we found out that a part of one of our projects which we though was due in a week was actually due today. It involved over 100 pages of layout with accompanying artwork which all needed to be outlined, turned to greyscale and saved with a clipping path. So by 5 pm everyone else in the building leaves an I go over and volunteer to do whatever still needs to be done including possibly driving the whole thing to Columbus, Ohio (6 hour trip one way minimum) if we couldn't get it done by 9pm. 8pm is the last time for FedEx drop out at the airport. 9pm is our last resort UPS overnight drop just up the street. I got all the artwork done (70 - 64 Meg hi res files) by 7pm. At 8:15 we still had 11 pages to lay out. We got done with everything around 8:48 and I grabbed it all and ran to my truck and made it to the box at 8:55pm. Then i realized you could only drop ship UPS packs and not the box I already had made up with the nicely typed out label. So out of the box it came and I huriedly scratched out a new delivery ticket with my credit card number on it and right as the UPS truck was pulling up, I shoved it into the box. I made sure the UPS guy could read all my writing then hurried back to the office where I was greeted with cheers and hugs from a bunch of nice looking women. Not a bad thing at all. Made it home around 10:30 pm and wen right to bed. This morning I tracked the package and made sure it go to Columbus. So the department head ordered a bunch of breakfast rolls in and now she's taking the whole team from last night out to lunch at Carlos O'Kelly's for Mexican. And shortly after that i have to dive back into the other two concurrent projects which are both due in early July so I can then go on 5 or 6 press OK's in 5 different states. And to top it all off evry single one of these projects could cost us all our jobs if only one of them fails to meet deadline. Having responsibility for losing 50 people their jobs. No pressure there!

Peace,

Wander

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jezabel_pheonix
Jun. 27th, 2002 10:37 am (UTC)
Man, and I thought I had a rough week. I hope you do some serious medtation here soon,I think it'll calm your nerves if nothing else,eh?
wander
Jun. 27th, 2002 01:33 pm (UTC)
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Actually I'm really good at leaving stress behind when I go home at night. Still, I could really use a vacation to the Mountains of NM. That will happen in August.

Wander

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jezabel_pheonix
Jul. 1st, 2002 11:27 am (UTC)
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Wow, never been there, have a wonderful time and take some pics,eh?
wander
Jul. 1st, 2002 12:22 pm (UTC)
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Or you could hitch a ride and come along. Sounds tempting eh?

Wander

jezabel_pheonix
Jul. 1st, 2002 01:33 pm (UTC)
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VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY*_* When I was in Thunder Bay,Ontario, all I can say is wow,the mountains are just beautiful.
wander
Jul. 1st, 2002 01:47 pm (UTC)
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I've decided to drive out to CO then down to NM to see my human friends and my wolf friends. Then to AZ to see some LJ friends and check out some ruins I've missed seeing for a number of years.

Wander

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jezabel_pheonix
Jul. 1st, 2002 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Sounds interesting, happy travels.
moonvision
Jun. 27th, 2002 10:47 am (UTC)
Ahhh... the joys of publishing, graphics and deadlines!!! ;)
wander
Jun. 27th, 2002 01:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I really do much better with deadline pressure than when I have lots of time to do something.

Wander


sherahi
Jun. 27th, 2002 05:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, how are you? Hm, I see... well that IS some pressure, you'll do fine. :)

I am making my first batches of jam, EVER. I just got into it! And I wanted to send you back some jam if you're interested. Do you prefer a berry jam or a marmamade? Its lots of fun and its not so hard, so far (of course I'm using pectin in my recipes...) Hope you're well.
wander
Jun. 28th, 2002 08:06 am (UTC)
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I am. I miss reading of your exploits but I understand why I don't. Good luck on the jelly making and any flavor is fine really. Hope you are doing well as well.

Peace,

Wander

ryl
Jun. 27th, 2002 05:49 pm (UTC)
Current Music: Coincidence or intentional? The debate rages on.
wander
Jun. 28th, 2002 08:07 am (UTC)
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Intentionals
jehosephat
Jun. 27th, 2002 07:41 pm (UTC)
Hey, if you ever have to rush to Columbus to meet a deadline, you know you can always crash here before heading back. Congratulations on the last minute save. Those are always the best cause they leave you pretty high til the next emergency.
wander
Jun. 28th, 2002 08:08 am (UTC)
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Yeah I was thinking of you and hte fac your phone number is right near my phone at the farm and not here in Peoria. Oh well, Emergency drive avoided for this time.

Wander

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