Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Showstoppers Part Uno

I have blogged for almost a year now and sometimes forget what I have blogged about, oh well. I work in a very technical environment and crazy terms are thrown around all the time. You have to learn a new vocabulary almost to really know what's going on most of the time. In the development of new products and in the process of testing new products or old ones for that matter we use a term. The term is called "known issue" or sometimes "known issues." This is basically something that we know needs to be fixed or is in the process of being fixed. It's a polite way to say there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

I'll let the girls in on a secret here. Guys do the same thing when they analyze the female species. You can see the most beautiful girl or the girl with the coolest qualities. But you don't really know her well. But hey, that's what friends are for and you have a friend that does know her well. One of the first things that most guys ask sums up to this..."does she have any known issues?".....this is just hilarious to me. A buddy and I know one girl that is really super cool. I always give him a tough time about dating her. We have known her for years and cannot discover any known issues. It baffles us.

Introducing technical term #2. "Show-stopper" A "show-stopper" is a term that describes a problem that you find in the testing process that haults the entire project until it is addressed. The "show-stopper" must be fixed before the project can move forward. Well this applies directly to what I've been talking about above. There are some "known issues" that can be looked over. I mean c'mon, we have issues, all of us, none excluded. But when you find a girl with a "show-stopper", you must move on. I think I would rather let some other guy figure out the show-stoppers.....I'm sure some of my friends could list some show-stoppers....or "known issues". Names excluded of course. :)

17 comments:

Ed said...

Okay, I started to post a comment detailing some show-stoppers and known issues, but I quickly realized that I was going to hurt some feelings.

I pick my nose a lot.

mizwez said...

umm...as one of the female species this sort of concerned me. Issues/show-stoppers we all have them but now I'm a little self-conscious. By the way, men have some "issues" as well and we women will quickly warn others of them. We have to look out for each other you know.

Candice said...

I thank God that he doesn't look at us and our issues...and then decide that we aren't worth pursuing b/c of our past or issues.

:) Rachel...don't be self conscious...here are two quotes you will like:

"Woman are like teabags, the hotter the water...the stronger they become."

"What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves." -Paul Valery

JT said...

Rachel, my blog has become controversial. Haha, I luv it. You should not feel self conscious, you have never been the topic of "issue" conversation. LOL. I know I have my own issues, I chew my tongue, I really like gnomes, and also fall up stair quite often.

Stop hounding me Whitley! Let me have fun on my blog and write about girl issues. :)

erin said...

As a future counselor, showstoppers are what give me job security..male or female. so when you find them bring them to me:)

Laura said...

I should've known I'd never hear the end of "issues". Famous words from a Dillion guy (I forget which one said it), "You have to find the girl with the least amount of issues." Did I quote that right guys?

αλεχανδρα said...

jt, i refuse to consider that this blog topic might be a reality for anyone but you (or your strange friends) otherwise, i may be at risk for never leaving my apartment again for as long as i live. or...at least until tomorrow morning.

anyway...keep writing about your "girl issues." we girls enjoy the perspective.

even when it's completely warped.

Ed said...

If you do not agree with this post, then you have a known issue.

JT said...

Hahahahha...reDONKulous. Ed has a good point. Very good point. And Laura..."The goal is not to find the girl with no issues, it's to find the girl with the least issues!"

Laura said...

So, it was you who said it!

mizwez said...

Maybe we should not lose hope. Maybe there is a girl/guy with no issues...nah! Who are we kidding?

Chris Moody said...

I vote Justin Tanner for world's most famous blog. You are the man!

Julie said...

I would like to congratulate my husband on deciding NOT to blog about some of the issues that girls have...he is learning what can and cannot get him in trouble. It has only taken him about 6 years to figure this out. And besides...girl's with issues bring adventure into otherwise mundane lives!!! We've gotta spice it up a little!

And Erin, you are catching on quickly! There is such a thing as "Dillonese". I am just waiting for someone else to marry a Dillonite so that I can have someone to empathize with me.

αλεχανδρα said...

"a good marraige is not one where perfection reigns. it is a relationship where a healthy perspective overlooks a multitude of "unresolvables."
-dr. j. dobson.

i read this quote this morning...and sadly, i immediately thought of your blog. i need a real life i think. anyway...just some more input on this ongoing discussion.... :)

jerri said...

Hey hey now, take it easy on stereotyping the Dillonites...we don't all share the same deranged philosophy on life. :) It's mainly just this one bunch of goofy guys who think they have it all figured out. I do love you guys though!

cindy said...

jt...all i have to say to all this is, wow-you crack me up! thanks for all the entertainment, you make me laugh...and i must agree with mr. chris moody, your blog has to be the most famous in the world (note: this includes vietnam)!

Noel said...

jt's blog is popular b/c he posts pics of pretty chicks...its just like the national geographic.... i just look at the pictures