Just two full days left and I go home. It might sound trite to start a post like that, but I’m in a trite mood. I’m tired of my digestive system being unable to cope with food that isn’t 95% preservatives. I’m tired not sleeping in my own bed (as the one that I’ve got here in Prague has a spring that pokes me in the side no matter how I shift). I’m also just generally tired of being tired.
So, now that I’ve got all of the cheery stuff out of the way, it’s a Wednesday and I’m feeling particularly snarky (obviously). Started eating real food again today, which about an hour later turned into more digestive issues. Nothing on par with puking, but almost as bad. Never the less, I’m getting a lot of work accomplished (in between trips to the bathroom) and we’re about ready to do the code freeze for version 3.1. That means tonight the code is released to QA, who will promptly shit all over it and my friends in Development will have to re-write half of what they’ve done because… well… that’s just how the SDLC works around here.
I’ve noticed that Prague tends to be overcast all of the time. I think that explains the architecture. Structurally, everything is beautiful and complex, but the colors are just dull. Strange dichotomy.
The women are still beautiful, and I have to continually refrain from smiling every time I see a woman who very obviously is from a (former) Soviet Bloc state who has hair of an obviously fake color, a short skirt, dark hose, and hooker boots. In the US that would be quite an isolated event. Here in Prague, pretty much every other woman looks like that. The novelty has not, and shall not, wear off.
Tonight is the big team outing – all of Dev (plus me) is heading out “somewhere” for drinks after work. I just hope I have the intestinal fortitude to handle it.
Okay, back to trying to stay awake and not completely get sick again.