Posted by: ppernick | February 23, 2006

We need to talk about your TPS reports.

One of the changes at work since I’ve been back is a desire for weekly status meetings — especially since the QA team is beginning to grow (yay!).  Today, my boss is asking me to start completing a Total Project Summary report.  Originally titled Key Project Spotlight, we just couldn’t resist changing the name :).  I should design a coversheet for it next week1.

Tegan Time
Tegan got to the eye doctor today.  Sounds like we just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing.  I tried to be kind to Ari and found a way for him to deal with Tegan or Simeon rather than both at once.  I remember how difficult it was taking Tegan to the nearby vet and dealing with Simeon in a carseat all by myself.

Simeon Stuff
I know they say you should sleep babies on their backs, but it has become quite evident that Simeon’s preferred way to sleep is on his side.  I used to have a problem with him waking up as soon as I laid him in his crib.  The last few nights, I’ve just layed him on his side and amazingly he’s not calling for us 10 minutes later anymore.  Thank you Ari for figuring this out!  I do wonder if it’s from any chest discomfort (as my mom wondered as well), but whatever the reason is, as long as it works and he’s happy, so am I.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the movie Office Space, IMDB is nice enough to have a list of memorable quotes

Dom Portwood: Hello, Peter. What’s happening? We need to talk about your TPS reports.
Peter Gibbons: Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Bill talked to me about it.
Dom Portwood: Yeah. Uh, did you get that memo?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah. I got the memo. And I understand the policy. The problem is, I just forgot this one time. And I’ve already taken care of it so it’s not even a problem anymore.
Dom Portwood: Yeah. It’s just that we’re putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports *before* they go out now. So if you could just remember to do that from now on, that’d be great. All right!

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