December 13th, 2007

Conrunner Kevin

Second Time's the Charm

Yesterday, when I went to do my lab sample and was balked, there was nobody waiting and I was there less than ten minutes. This morning, the place was packed and I had to wait quite a while before they called me in to stick a needle in me. This time the paperwork was in order. It was the same lab technician as yesterday, so I got the opportunity to apologize for any offense I may have given. I explained that I wasn't angry -- I was hungry and was getting out as fast as possible in order to go get something to eat.

This blood draw was quite routine, and I complimented the technician on her technique. I barely felt the needle going in this time.
Hugo Sign

Courage of His Convictions

jaylake, having consulted with me on the technical issues, and having had me point him at the official article on changing the rules, has decided to stick his head in the lion's mouth and undertake a campaign to create a lifetime achievement Hugo Award.

Inasmuch as I believe that comments are better made over on his LJ or on the SF Awards Watch discussion on this subject, I've disabled comments here. I am an adviser on this project on technical and parliamentary drafting matters, as I think everyone knows by now that I'll help anyone get their proposal into the proper format so that the debate on the subject can focus on substantive and not technical issues.

Edit, 14 Dec 14:45: Minor edit to clarify that Jay is campaigning to create such a category, not to try and win one himself. What a difference a preposition makes!