Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Funny Engineers...

SWEET!!! Tonight is the last session of this class. Our last class comes next, which is essentially our final project. We won't be attending class except for January 27th when we present our final projects.

There are 21 chapters in the book, and for our homework we had to go back through and summarize each chapter. So what does the teacher plan for tonight, you may ask? Why, he is going to go through every chapter and summarize it. Again. Gee thanks, I was wanting you to reiterate and regurgitate not only what you've said, but what I've said as well.

Engineers are funny people, we just have a different sense of humor. I totally get this joke, as in it is the kind of joke I could see one engineer playing on another.

That is freaking HILARIOUS!!!!

This week my co-worker has been off to take care of his wife and new baby boy, so I've had more work to stay on top of. It's been fun and challenging, but I'll certainly be happy for him to be back! :-) He and his wife decided that if they were going to have a baby, they were going to do it right and get all the stages from newborn to the "terrible twos" out of the way before he even was born. He weighed in at 10 lbs, 13 oz and was 21 in long!!!

Since he has been gone, I've been trying to think of some practical joke to play on him when he gets back. I can't say yet if I have because he might read this, and that would totally ruin it, if there is anything. Unfortunately we don't have glass walls and big long formulas written out for me to change the "-" to a "+" in.

I should probably be nice to him because chances are he will be able to get me back even worse when we have our baby.

Speaking of funny engineers, someone on my floor posts quotes and jokes on his cube wall. It's great because his cube is right outside the break room so it gives us something to read while we heat up our leftovers. Here are a couple of gems.

"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

"It's only unethical if you get caught." (That was up when we were all taking our corporate ethics training...who says engineers don't have a sense of humor?)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Engineers are normal people too...

Soooo annoyed with this class. Our teacher seriously has a god complex. Plus, that's not diet Mountain Dew he's drinking...that's the REAL stuff. Crap. Probably be here until 10PM. At least we only have one more class with him after tonight...

I have been analyzing TV shows over the last week and have come to the conclusion that Engineering is a dying profession. No kid in their right mind who watches TV is going to want to be an Engineer.

There are all of these super cool shows on TV about detectives shooting criminals, cops shooting criminals, criminals shooting criminals, criminals trying to shoot cops...

About as close as engineers come to being on TV is on the Big Bang Theory where four ubergeeks struggle to to understand how normal human beings operate. It's hilarious, but I don't know of any teenager who will watch that and think, "Wow, I want to go to college to I can be as maladjusted and socially inept as those nerds!!"

Weird Al doesn't help my cause either.

I think I should create a TV show with engineers shooting stuff. Numb3rs kind of has the right idea, but Charlie Epps doesn't shoot stuff and without his older brother being an FBI agent, the show would tank. You have to mix in the geeks with people who shoot stuff and kick ass. Oh, and the smart people better not be all pimply and look like they live in their mom's basement. They have to look HOTT, have six pack abs, and have sexy girlfriends who are willing to put up with the geek to get the goods.

Of course, I would be the star of the show.

But seriously, we need something that makes kids want to be engineers. We have to trick them into thinking that they will get to do really cool stuff, makes tons of money, and get all the hot girls. Plus occasionally they get to chase criminals, shoot guns, and blow stuff up.

We can end each show with the tagline "Be an Engineer. We are normal people too."