(Note: quote is fixed now!)
Guess where I'll be spending half my time in July and August. Yes, 31 days between July 1 and August 31, so officially half the days.
The Howard the Duck quote is fixed now that I'm home. The quote is from Giant-Size Man-Thing #4. (Aside: Giant-Size Man-Thing is officially the most wrong-sounding comic title ever.)
(No, I don't have a Giant-Size Man-Thing (no jokes), just the reprint in Marvel Treasury Edition featuring Howard the Duck)
They asked for availability. I marked out the big dates of the summer (Gencon, in particular), most (but not all) of the dates when I have Cubs tickets, and a few other dates, and left a couple extra days of pad around some of those times.
And then, every single day I marked as "available" before the end of August, they assigned me to be in Cleveland.
The scarier part is that the bigger concentration of available days that I marked were in September, and they haven't set the September schedule yet.
Let me just say - eep!
And, the part that makes me lean toward the "pissed off" side -- it looks like only about half the team actually answered the e-mail to give their availability/unavailability. And, if you didn't answer, you weren't assigned. That's just wrong.
I guess this is why they pay me the big bucks.