Weekend Dayenu

It would help to know the song “Dayenu” if you want to read this post. *grin* And yes, I know that traditionally each verse of Dayenu is praise for the good thing that happened, not saying what SHOULD have happened, but hey, poetic license. I started and ended properly. For those of you who do NOT know Dayenu, but would like to hear a decent version of it (I cannot believe how many youTube versions there are of which I do NOT approve), I found this one: passover Dayenu I don’t know who they are, but basically they sing it the way *I* do – only the first 3 (of innumerable) verses and they sing it peppy. We do it fast and loud. *grin* So, here while we are still a good 6 months away from the REAL Dayenu, I give you Ahuva’s Weekend Dayenu:

If I’d only broke my diet,
ate bad foods, sat nice and quiet,
If I’d only broke my diet,
Dayenu!

(chorus)
daih, dayenu
daih, dayenu
daih, dayenu
dayenu, dayenu!

If I’d only danced and partied
Danced with Sam and waved to Charlie (names changed to protect the innocent… guilty? *grin)
If I’d only dance and partied
Dayenu! (chorus)

If I’d only not slept badly,
tossed and turned, no resting gladly,
if I’d only not slept badly,
Dayenu! (chorus)

If I’d only packed much earlier
not waked up so rushed and surlier
If I’d only packed much earlier
Dayenu! (chorus)

If the van were built much smaller
meant for me not one much taller
If the van were built much smaller
Dayenu! (chorus)

If the weather had been sunny
Lots of music, fast and funny
If the weather had been sunny
Dayenu! (chorus)

If furniture could move by itself
bed, and chair and even bookshelf
If furniture could move by itself
Dayenu! (chorus)

If I’d brought all the stuff with me
not shopped at stuff-store and grocery
If I’d brought all the stuff with me
Dayenu! (chorus)

If I weren’t so compulsive
Had to do all that I could give
If I weren’t so compulsive
Dayenu! (chorus)

Thank Days Inn for clean hotel room
hot shower complete with shampoo
bed at 10, 4 up again
Dayenu! (chorus)

Interstate was dry and empty
me and trucks flew low, so tempting
made it home by rental deadline
Dayenu! (chorus)

Dropped off van, took dip in hot tub
what I needed was a back rub
went to sleep, woke, felt much better
DAYENU! (chorus)

Mommy, What do you do at your job?

playing the slidersMy job gets more interesting every day. Yesterday, my coworker explained that some people were unhappy with their default avatars. It seems that the, um, sigh, um, the proportions were NOT to their taste. The female proportions. Sigh. Well, my coworker is male. HE thought the avatars looked fine. Maybe I could help out with this issue, help them come up with a more acceptable shape. /me blinks rapidly. /me looks about the world. Okay, yeah, not too many of us girl types here. Sigh. So I stood up, went into Edit Appearance. I slid the sliders and called out numbers. *grin* I suggested a low number that I thought would still denote female avatar but would be, ahem, discreet.

Next, the same male coworker needed help debugging an error. Apparently he found a sequence of steps for wearing inventory (that is, clothing) that actually removed all your clothing instead of leaving you clothed. Ahem. He wanted someone else to test the process. /me looks at him. Well, he says. It only happened on my FEMALE avatar, not on my male av. /me rolls eyes. Uh huh. Sigh. This is actually what I do in the other half of my work life: run through test cases looking for solutions or confirming bugs. Bigger sigh. So yeah, I’ll test this process. But I’m testing it ALONE. Underwater. Thank you very much.

Sing around the ScrumfireToday things got even more unusual. My team leader was OBVIOUSLY in good humor and started the morning meeting with: Ahuva, I decided that we need a daily song to start our scrum. YOU need to come up with a scrum song for us. (The perks of being the junior member on the team *grin*) Oh really??? /me narrows eyes and thinks: you have NO idea of what you just unleashed. Bwaaaahahhahhah!!!!! C’mon – a song by tomorrow morning’s scrum? Piece of cake. But I let all of my friends in on it. I posted to Plurk and emailed and IM’d. *grin* Nearly everyone loves a challenge. So – you can play too! The rules are simple: Should be to a tune that nearly everybody knows. Should be clean (no swearing, no sex, no whatever – PG rating, thank you). Post ’em on up here as comments. By the way – this songster is for ALL scrums – not just virtual world scrums. *grin*

In the meantime…. for your singing pleasure……. the current inventory of Official Scrum Songs:


Sung to the tune of “Row, row, row your boat”: credits: Ahuva and family

Build, script, shape the sims
A world by you and me!
Rezzed-In Site 2009
The virtual place to be!


Sung to the tune of “I’ve been working on the railroad”: credit: Honour McMillan

We’ve been working on a new world
All the live long day
We’ve been working on a new world
So that folks will come and stay

Can’t you hear the users calling
We don’t do it for the cash
Can’t you hear the bosses shouting
Server don’t you crash!

Server don’t you crash
Server don’t you crash
Server please be good today, today!
Server don’t you crash
Server don’t you crash
We have work to do today!

Someone’s writing script that’s lag free
Someone’s building prims that flex
Someone’s sculpting art that rotates
And no there won’t be any sex!

Singin’ fee, fie, fiddly-i-o
Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o-o-o-o
Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o
And no there won’t be any sex!

Sung to the tune of “The Work Song” from Snow White and the 7 Dwarves: credit: my coworker Melissa

hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to scrum we go,
where life is grand,reality planned,
hi ho, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho

Sung to the tune of “Twinkle, twinkle little star: credit: Dale Innis

Twinkle twinkle little bugs,
we will squash you to the rug.
Ummph!!