Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


It’s not too late!

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Things to Read — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:55 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Third Quarter Moon

You can still learn to be a good guest on Thanksgiving.
Personally, I’m bringing home-made bread, baked in my own kitchen, to the folks that are taking me in for Thanksgiving this year. And, of course, I’ll provide endless amusement with my wacky stories about my ex-wife. Those are always good for a laugh! Not to mention the fact that everyone will have at least one computer question for me. But, some of you may not be so lucky, so, for those unfortunate few, I offer this: the Men’s Health Guide to Being a Good Guest.
It hits the highlights of good guestness, but I especially like the cheesey magic tricks. And, I would add that bringing something, anything, is always a plus. If you’re not good in the kitchen you can always bring wine or beer. If your hosts are tee-totallers, you can still bring last minute flowers, just don’t pick them in your host’s yard.
(However, should your holiday turn ugly, may I reccomend The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays? I have it, just in case things take a turn for the worse.)

Have a great Thanksgiving Day everyone!

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else."


  1. My boyfriend is a network geek as well, so I recognize that “everyone will have at least one computer question” thing. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Comment by Jill — 11/24/2005 @ 11:46 am

  2. happy thanksgiving.

    Comment by sass — 11/24/2005 @ 4:16 pm

  3. Actually, the computer questions were at a minimum today. Though, I did get regaled with a story of a rookie Network Geek who showed his ineptitude loudly and in a supremely foolish manner. Silly kid, played the blame game instead of keeping his yap shut and finding the real problem. Which, of course, someone else did and made him look like an idiot. Dork.
    Hope everyone had a very yummy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by the Network Geek — 11/24/2005 @ 11:16 pm

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