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Jay Dreyer

Me and Bullseye

Jay and Bullseye
We had our annual Target holiday (don’t call it Christmas!) party yesterday and the surprise star of the show was Bullseye, the Target mascot. He’s quite the trooper. He probably posed for about 300-400 pictures when all was said and done. I believe his name is Nick, but I might not have heard his handler correctly. He’s well behaved, that’s for sure.


Comment [2] | posted 12/16/2006 02:12 AM

I'm in Seattle and I have a goldfish named Erin

Originally uploaded by JayDreyer.

Right now I’m in Seattle for a conference with a big dot com company that starts with an A and ends with an N. I’ll give you a few minutes to figure out who it is…

I’m staying at the very cool Hotel Monaco. I have a goldfish in my room who’s name is Erin. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with Erin, but this is what the card says:

My name is Erin, and I’m here to keep you company during your stay with us. I do hope it is an enjoyable one! You don’t have to feed me or change my water. The housekeeping staff will take care of all that. All you have to do is have a great time while you are here. And perhaps talk to me every once in a while.

I think I can handle this. Erin seems to be a very cool fish and she/he seems to have a nice bowl to swim around in. If Jack was here with me, he would be enjoying this. The picture I took with my cell phone is pretty lousy, but you get the idea.

Seattle seems to be a neat city. We had a fantastic dinner at a place called The Brooklyn. I can’t say more because it’s dark out and we didn’t have much time to take in the scenery. One thing that I’ve discovered, however, is that they have streets with hills similar to San Francisco.

I wanted to bring a camera along with me on the trip but I forgot. I might be able to borrow some pictures from my friend, Dustin, or I might just use my crappy cell phone camera.

I will also note that the hotel has provided me with not one, but two bath robes – one of which has a leopard skin pattern.


Comment [1] | posted 11/14/2006 04:55 AM

Target Rocks...I Do Not.

Target logoWednesday was Target’s big, national stores sales meeting where everyone comes  to Minneapolis to learn about what’s planned for the upcoming year. Our group (the tech side) was invited this year to what used to be a stores-only event. I picked up my ticket and had every intention of attending but I had so much work to do I decided to skip it. I worked on test plans and studying process flows. By doing so, I missed the following performances (who knew?):

  • Tony Bennett
  • Elvis Costello
  • Diana Krall
  • kd lang (I think she spells it all lower case)
  • Maroon 5
  • Kenny Chesney

This was not a good move on my part. In my defense, I had no idea Target rolled out the big guns at these events. Now I know and I won’t miss one again.

On a side note, if you’re into community service, Target announced they’re going to increase the amount they give to the community from $2 million a week to $3 million. I work for a very cool company.


Comment | posted 08/19/2006 01:46 AM

Nail-Clipping at Work...

Nail Clippers

OK. I know this is slightly disgusting but I need a sanity check here. Is it now ok to clip your nails at work? In your cube?? Did I miss the memo on this? At my current assignment, I sit right next to three different people that clip their nails in their cubes. Not in the bathroom or outside, but right in their cubes. When did this become acceptable? Or am I going overboard here?

Clip…clip….clip…..clip. Ugh!


Comment [5] | posted 02/21/2006 03:16 PM