You Might Be a DBA

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With all apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, I was up late Friday night on a holiday weekend (which translated into T-SQL becomes “Maintenance Window”) and I got bored in between the two or three minutes I had between clicks. So I started a “Twitter” meme – and it just took off. I haven’t cleaned these up much, but here, in author order as of Saturday the 29th of May is the list “You might be a DBA” from around the Twitterverse:

buckwoody Your two main enemies are developers and SAN admins #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody People can use Access as a cross or garlic on you #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You always plan an exit strategy, even when entering a McDonald's #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You can't explain to your family what you really do for a living #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have at least one set of scripts you won't share #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have an opinion on the best code-beautifier #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have children older than the rest of your team #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You and the Oracle DBA would kill each other, but you'll happily fight off a developer together first #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've threatened to quit if they give anyone the sa password on production #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've sent a vendor suggestions on improving their database design or code (and been ignored) #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've sent a vendor suggestions on improving their database design or code (and been ignored) #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have an opinion on the best code-beautifier #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have at least one set of scripts you won't share #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You refer to co-workers as "carbon-units" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Being paranoid is on your resume at the top #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Everyone comes to your cube to find the MSDN DVD's #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You always plan an exit strategy, even when entering a McDonald's #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've worn down developers to get your way by explaining normalization levels #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You refer to clothes as "Data Abstractions" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Users pester you to be able to put data in a database, then they pester you to take it out and put it in Excel #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Others try to de-duplicate data, you try to copy it to more than three locations #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have at least one DLT tape in the trunk of your car #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You use twitter and facebook to talk with colleagues because there's no one else in your company that does what you do #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your spouse knows what "ETL" means #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've referred to yourself as the "Data Janitor" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You don't have positive connotations of the word "upgrade" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You get your coffee before you check your servers, because you know you won't get any if you don't #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You always come to work through the back door so no one hijacks you on the way to your cube #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You check your server logs before you check your e-mail in the morning so you can reply "Yeah, I already fixed that." #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have more conference badges than clean socks #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your coffee mug says "It depends" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You can convince a boss that you need 16GB of RAM in your laptop #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've used ebay to find production equipment #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You pad all project timelines by 2X, and you still miss them #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know when your company is acquiring another even before the CFO #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You pad all project timelines by 2X, and you still miss them #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You call aspirin "work vitamins" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You get the same amount of sleep even after you have a child #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You obsess about performance metrics from over one year ago #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody The first thing you buy after the database software is aftermarket tools to manage the database software #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've tried to convince someone else to become a DBA #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You use twitter and facebook to talk with colleagues because there's no one else in your company that does what you do #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You only know other DBA's by their Tweet Handle #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've explained the difference between 32 and 64-bit to more than one manager in terms they can understand, using puppets #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your two main enemies are developers and SAN admins #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've driven to the Datacenter to install SQL Server because "you don't trust those NOC admins" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You pay more for faster Internet connections than cable at home so you don't have to drive in #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You call texting a "queuing system" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know that if someone can read Perl, they manage an Oracle system #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have an e-mail rule for backup notifications #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your food pyramid includes coffee, salt and fat #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You wish everything had a graphical query plan #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You refactor your e-mails #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've gotten more help from twitter and facebook than all your years in college #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You would pay money for a license plate that has the letters S-Q-L together #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have actually considered making a RAID array from thumb drives #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Everything on your laptop is installed from your MSDN subscription #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've written blog posts on technology you've never actually implemented in production #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Everything on your laptop is installed from your MSDN subscription #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody @MidnightDBA Click the #youmightbeaDBA tag. I've had WAY too much coffee today. 
buckwoody There is no other position that is 1-deep except you and the CEO #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody When you watch "The Office" you call it "OJT" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You would pay money for a license plate that has the letters S-Q-L together #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your blog would make a "best practices" or "worst practices" book #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You have actually considered making a RAID array from thumb drives #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody The first thing you install on your netbook is SSMS #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Everything on your laptop is installed from your MSDN subscription #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your watch is set to UTC because it's just easier #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You make plenty of money, but you're excited to get a $2.00 squeeze-ball from Quest and Redgate #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You make plenty of money, but you're excited to get a $2.00 squeeze-ball from Quest and Redgate #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You think data can be represented as something OTHER than XML #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You tell people that you made a database query go faster, and expect them to be happy for you #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You take the word "NoSQL" as a personal attack #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody People can use Access as a cross or garlic on you #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody * == bad #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody * == bad #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody There are just as many females in your technical field as males #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody People can use Access as a cross or garlic on you #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've gotten more help from twitter and facebook than all your years in college #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You think that something OTHER than the database might be the performance bottleneck #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You refer to time as a "Clustered Index" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know why "user" refers to both business people and crack addicts #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You make plenty of money, but you're excited to get a $2.00 squeeze-ball from Quest and Redgate #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You can't explain to your family what you really do for a living #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You tell people that you made a database query go faster, and expect them to be happy for you #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You think a millisecond is a really long time #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You're sitting and typing #youmightbeaDBA when you could be outside #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You can't wait for a technical conference so you can wear a kilt - and you're not Scottish #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know that "DBA" stands for "Default Blame Acceptor" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody People can use Access as a cross or garlic on you #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know what "the truth, thole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me Codd" means #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've gotten more help from twitter and facebook than all your years in college #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You can't talk fast enough to get a concept out of your head so you tweet it instead #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You cry when someone doesn't use a WHERE clause #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You think data can be represented as something OTHER than XML #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You think "Set theory" is not an verb but a noun #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You try to convince random strangers to vote on your Connect item #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You think 3 hours of contiguous sleep is a good thing #youmightbeaDBA or #youmightbeamother 
buckwoody You don't like Oracle, and not just because of what she did to Neo #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know when to say "sequel" and "s-q-l" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know where the data is #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You refer to your children as "Fully Redundant Mirrors" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Holiday == "Maintenance Window" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your laptop is more powerful than the servers in most companies - including your own #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You capitalize SELECTed words #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You take the word "NoSQL" as a personal attack #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You know why "user" refers to both business people and crack addicts #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You cringe in public when the word "upgrade" is used in a sentence #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Holiday == "Maintenance Window" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody All Data Is MetaData means something to you #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You've never seen the driveway to your house in the daylight #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You think that something OTHER than the database might be the performance bottleneck #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Most of your bloodstream is composed of caffeine #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody Your task list is labeled "CRUD Matrix" #youmightbeaDBA 
buckwoody You call your wife/husband a "Linked Server" #youmightbeaDBA 
anonythemouse When someone tells you they are going to take a dump and you wonder of which database then #youmightbeaDBA 
anonythemouse When it's 11pm on a holiday weekend and you are working #youmightbeaDBA 
anonythemouse When you sit down at a table and look for it's primary key #youmightbeaDBA 
anonythemouse When getting milk from the fridge you check the expiry date is > getdate() #youmightbeaDBA 
blakmk when you wake up dreaming about sql #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver You think a @buckwoody bobblehead would be a cool thing to have on the dashboard of your car #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver Your friends don't understand why you think there's a difference between single and double quotes #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver Even the newest employees know your name from all the downtime notices you've sent out #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver You sometimes feel anxious and think "I should test restoring those backups" and then the feeling passes #youmightbeadba 
CharlesGarver You know what a co-worker means when they ask "how is your squirrel server?" #youmightbeadba 
CharlesGarver You can't sleep at night and you ponder the logisitcs of collecting every copy of Access for the world's biggest bonfire #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver You can't sleep at night and you ponder the logisitcs of collecting every copy of Access for the world's biggest bonfire #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver You're willing to move someone's job up in priority for a box of #voodoodonuts #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver Each person in your company seems to think you work for THEM #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver You have a Love/Hate relationship going on with #Microsoft #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver People ask you to troubleshoot their Access program #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver The first words you hear in the morning are 'your voicemail box is full' #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver The thought of disrupting 500 people's work so you can do something doesn't phase you #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver You can't sleep at night and you ponder the logisitcs of collecting every copy of Access for the world's biggest bonfire #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver Your home computer is backed up in 3 different places #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver Your wardrobe for work includes pajamas #youmightbeaDBA 
CharlesGarver Someone tells you to look in the INDEX and you look puzzled before finally going to the back of the book. #youmightbeaDBA 
chuckboycejr If you have ever set up a SQLAgent job to email your mobile phone to serve as an alarm clock #youmightbeaDBA 
chuckboycejr If you'd rather meet Itzik than Jay Z #youmightbeaDBA 
chuckboycejr If you'd rather meet Itzik than Jay Z #youmightbeaDBA 
chuckboycejr If you'd wrestle a SysAdmin to the ground to implement #DPA best practices as per @aspiringgeek #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy I need to be up in 7 hours, so I'm off to bed! I'll have to read the rest of @buckwoody's #youmightbeaDBA posts in the AM. (g'night Buck!) 
databaseguy When people ask you about your house, the first thing you describe is the network. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy The last thing you say at the office each day is, "is anybody else here? I'm shutting off the lights!" #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy Your blood pressure rises when you read application specs drafted by marketing. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy A good day at work is one when nobody pays you no mind. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You care about latches and wait states. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You have worked over 200 hours on a performance tuning project that required no application changes at all. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy The late-night security guard knows the names of your spouse and kids. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You have had vigorous debates about whether it should be pronounced "sequel" or "ess-queue-ell". #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You have VPN and RDP software installed on your phone ... just in case. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You have edited a data file by hand, just to see what would happen. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You decorate your office walls with database catalog posters. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You've built programs that access data just to keep other developers from asking you to run queries all the time. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy When you watch movies like The Matrix, you find yourself calculating the fasibility of storing all that data. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You have tried to convince someone to spend money on an SSD storage array. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy When CPU is spiked on a server, you want to gather forensic evidence. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You have to remind developers not to push code to production without checking if the database is ready. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy Nobody cares what you wear to work, as long as the thing keeps running. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy Telepathy is a job requirement when working with app dev teams. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You read database statistics for the educational value. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy And your boss freely admits this to anyone within earshot. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy Your boss cannot explain or understand what you do. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You envision ERDs when you see a GUI. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You say things like "applications come and go, but data lasts forever." #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You have memorized the names of several of the AdventureWorks employees. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You know what MAXDOP setting you can get away with for a big query based on current server load. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy And you immediately recognize the recursion in my last tweet. #youmightbeaDBA 
databaseguy You find 50 simultaneous tweets from @buckwoody about #youmightbeaDBA :O) 
DBAishness You have "funny stories" about the times your developers accidentally deleted the T-log in their test environment. #youmightbeaDBA 
DBAishness Planning to slice and dice your MDW data with PowerPivot makes you giggle like a schoolgirl. #youmightbeaDBA 
donalddotfarmer You think @buckwoody lives in the "real world." #youmightbeaDBA 
jamach09 @buckwoody #youmightbeaDBA Why go outside when you can sit in the nice cool server room? 
jamach09 If you refer to procreation as "Replication", #youmightbeaDBA. 
jamach09 If you think ORM is a four-letter word, #youmightbeaDBA 
JamesMarsh If you have ever preached the value of Source Code Control, #YouMightBeADBA 
jethrocarr @venzann You store your shopping list in a ACID compliant DB #youmightbeaDBA 
joe_positive @buckwoody thought it stood for "Don't Bother Asking" #youmightbeaDBA 
joe_positive when you check your IT Events Calendar before making weekend plans #youmightbeaDBA 
LadyRuna You cringe whenever someone calls Excel a database #youmightbeaDBA 
LadyRuna When the waiter says he'll be your server today, you ask how many terabytes he is #youmightbeaDBA 
LadyRuna you always call the asterisk a "Star" #youmightbeaDBA 
LadyRuna You walk into a server room, say "Nice RACK!" and everyone there knows you're talking about server rack... #youmightbeaDBA 
LadyRuna You receive more messages from servers than from friends #youmightbeaDBA 
LadyRuna hmmm... #youmightbeaDBA if your recipe for gumbo is "SELECT * FROM Refrigerator" 
markjholmes @SQLSoldier Heh. #youmightbeaDBA if you correct other DBAs' spelling of @PaulRandal 
markjholmes #youmightbeaDBA if you actually test RAID5 vs RAID10 on your SAN because when it comes to configuration, "it depends." 
markjholmes #youmightbeaDBA if you have at least 3 definitions of the word "cluster" 
MarlonRibunal 3 Words: @BrentO, snicker, & Access #youmightbeaDBA 
MarlonRibunal @onpnt @mikeSQL my appeal was a couple of mins late. Enjoying #youmightbeaDBA 
MarlonRibunal @mikeSQL @onpnt pls, don't mention bacon #youmightbeaDBA 
merv @buckwoody You HATE 3-way joins #youmightbeaDBA 
MidnightDBA If you're up at midnight Tweeting about SQL #youmightbeaDBA 
MidnightDBA @buckwoody I'd noticed that. :) #youmightbeaDBA 
mikeSQL when people talk about "their type" you're thinking varchar, bigint, binary, etc #youmightbeadba 
mikeSQL people ask you to go to lunch , but you can't go because you're attending #SQLlunch #youmightbeadba 
mikeSQL you laugh for hours at all of the #sqlmoviequotes ....things in which a normal individual would scratch their head at. #youmightbeadba 
mikeSQL you laugh for hours at all of the #sqlmoviequotes ....things in which a normal individual would scratch their head at. #youmightbeadba 
mrdenny If you think that @buckwoody's demo using PowerPivot to analyze index usage data from DMVs is awesome then #youmightbeaDBA 
mrdenny You wish @PaulRandal still worked at Microsoft so that they would make a bobble head of him #youmightbeadba 
mrdenny When it's 11pm on a holiday weekend, and your posting stupid jokes on Twitter then #youmightbeadba 
mrdenny If you go out with friends and wonder why no one's wearing a kilt then #YouMightBeADBA 
mrdenny You can't do basic math, but you know off the top of your head how many CALs $14,412 can buy you. #YoumightbeaDBA 
mrdenny If you've ever setup a SQL Job to email you to get you out of a regularly scheduled meeting #YouMightBeADBA. 
mrdenny You throw up in your mouth a little when ever you here the word "Access". Even if it doesn't relate to a MS product. #YouMightBeADBA 
msdtjones You spend more time listening to @buckwoody than your wife #youmightbeaDBA 
NFDotCom You perform "hail deltas" on a regular basis. #YouMightBeADBA 
NoelMcKinney If you tell your wife you want to go to Columbus Ohio for your wedding anniversary so you can attend #sqlsat42 then #youmightbeaDBA 
NoelMcKinney You read a union is on strike and wonder if it's a UNION ALL #youmightbeaDBA 
NoelMcKinney You read a union is on strike and wonder if it's a UNION ALL #youmightbeaDBA 
NoelMcKinney Someone asks you to throw another log on the fire and you tell them not to worry about it because Autogrowth is turned on #youmightbeaDBA 
Nuurdygirl Even if you have a girlfriend...its possible #youmightbeadba. Yeah-i said its possible! 
Nuurdygirl When your girlfriend has to lean around the laptop to kiss you goodnight #youmightbeadba 
Old_Man_Fish If you worry about how big your package is and how long it takes to finish #youmightbeaDBA 
Old_Man_Fish If you no longer wonder if someone is in trouble or died if you are getting calls at 2AM #youmightbeaDBA 
Old_Man_Fish If, when you hear the word ACCESS with no connotation you blood pressure jumps 50 points, #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt When you hear the word inject you immediately get concerned if your databases are OK #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt Your servers haven't been rebooted in a year #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You know why it's funny when @PaulRandal has the word, "Sheep" in a tweet #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You have read BOL without actually having a problem to figure out #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You can type "SELECT columns FROM tables" without typos but tipen ni Banglish ares a messis #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt DR strategies doesn't include the word, RAID in them #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt you can move a SQL Server instance to a new server without the users ever knowing #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You have made an SSIS package that is more than one step #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You have the balls to say no to your boss when they ask for the sa password #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt you google to trouble shoot a problem and end up at your own blog (and it fixes it) #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You talk your wife into moving the family vacation a week earlier so you can attend the areas local SSUG meeting #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt you can explain to a nontechnical person what a deadlock is #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You hope a girl asks you what your collation is #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt you make jokes that include the words shrink, truncate and 1205. And you are the only one that laughs at them #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You rate your ability to stay awake to work longer on blogs, twitter, forums and your day to day job with the 5 9's goal #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt you have major surgery and beg the doctor to release you back to work 5 days later because you miss your servers #youmightbeaDBA #TrueStory 
onpnt You do have backups and you know how to use them #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt It's the network #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt When the developers get to work your mood changes rapidly #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt When someone says, "PASS", you first think of karaoke #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt Recruiters try to get you to call them *just* because they think you'll give them @BrentO contact info #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You chuckle every time you go to grab the "CLR" Calcium, Lime and Rust Remover to clean something #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt @MarlonRibunal @mikeSQL Sorry man, it was already in motion ;-) #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt When you have an "I love bacon" sticker on your laptop. #youmightbeaDBA http://twitpic.com/1ry671 
onpnt You sing SELECT statements in the shower #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt When you see a chicken it doesn't remind you of food. It reminds you of a guy named Jorge #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt At time, SQL is your mistress #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt Your wife wonders if SQL is the code name of your mistress at times #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt it's Friday and you are on twitter thinking really hard about what would be funny for hash tag #youmightbeaDBA 
onpnt You organize your wife's "decorative"pillows on the bed in a B-Tree structure #youmightbeaDBA 
PaulWhiteNZ If you: SELECT TOP (1) milk FROM fridge WHERE use_by_date >= GET_DATE() ORDER BY use_by_date ASC #YouMightBeaDBA 
RonDBA #youmightbeaDBA if you read @buckwoody's and @BrentO's blogs. 
ryaneastabrook @buckwoody omg, you have to stand up a website with these on them, they are awesome #youmightbeaDBA 
soulvy @StrateSQL @LadyRuna Or a "Splat" #youmightbeaDBA 
speedracer You can still fall asleep after three cups of coffee #youmightbeaDBA 
speedracer You retweet @buckwoody on a Friday night #youmightbeaDBA 
speedracer You can still fall asleep after three cups of coffee #youmightbeaDBA 
speedracer Developers make you twitch #youmightbeaDBA 
sqlagentman You know what X/1024*8 is. #YouMightBeADBA 
SqlAsylum Your still in the office at 5:00 on memorial day weekend. #youmightbeadba :) 
SQLBob Whenever someone you know gets pregnant you bring up INNER JOINs or SQL Injection attacks... #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLChicken You know one or more SQL folks in the community with an animal in their username #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLChicken You've used one or more car analogies to explain how a database works #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLChicken “@sqljoe: #youmightbeaDBA if you applied to attend #sqlu and requested @SQLChicken to pull strings for you” lmao nice! 
SQLChicken When talking about SSIS your discussions break down into various jokes about packages #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLChicken Just SEEING the code for cursors makes you break out in hives #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLChicken Just SEEING the code for cursors makes you break out in hives #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLCraftsman You coined the phrase "Magic SAN Dust" because calling a vendor's marketing claims BS is not acceptable in a meeting. #YouMightBeADBA 
SQLCraftsman If you hear about a new feature with the acronym "DAC" and wonder what disaster of a feature it is attached to this time. #YouMightBeADBA 
SQLCraftsman You really own a "Stick of Much Developer Whacking" #YouMightBeADBA 
SQLCraftsman You coined the phrase "Magic SAN Dust" because calling a vendor's marketing claims BS is not acceptable in a meeting. #YouMightBeADBA 
SQLCraftsman Default Blame Acceptor #YouMightBeADBA 
SQLCraftsman If you hear about a new feature with the acronym "DAC" and wonder what disaster of a feature it is attached to this time. #YouMightBeADBA 
SQLCraftsman Default Blame Acceptor #YouMightBeADBA 
SQLCraftsman If you hear about a new feature with the acronym "DAC" and wonder what disaster of a feature it is attached to this time. #YouMightBeADBA 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you wished your wife knew T-sql. USE ShoppingList SELECT NecessaryItems from Supermarket WHERE Category<> ("junk food") 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if the first thing you kiss when you wake up is your mobile for not waking you up in the middle of the night 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if your wife has a "Do Not Fly" family vacation list of her own including your laptop and mobile 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you have researched for DBA Anonymous groups and attended a #SSUG willing to drop your database (vice) 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if your only maintenance windows are staff meetings 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you think of yourself as "The One" in The Matrix "balancing the equation" from The Architect's (developers) poor coding 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you think @PaulRandal should have played the Oracle in The Matrix 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if home CD & Movie collection is stored in secured containers,in logical order & naming convention,and with a backup copy 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you applied to attend #sqlu and requested @SQLChicken to pull strings for you 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you have tried to TiVo @MidnightDBA broadcasts 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if your #sql user group feels like #AA meetings 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you thought of bringing your #sql books to #sqlsaturday and #sqlpass for autographs 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if #sqlpass feels like the #oscars 
sqljoe #youmightbeaDBA if you are proud of your small package 
SQLLawman #youmightbeaDBA when you hear MDX and Acura is not first thought that comes to mind. 
sqlrunner If your wife double checks that there isn't a SQLSat within 200 miles of your vacation destination #youmightbeaDBA 
sqlrunner When you're on a conference call and your wife thinks your speaking in a foreign language #youmightbeaDBA 
sqlrunner When you're on a conference call and your wife thinks your speaking in a foreign language #youmightbeaDBA 
sqlrunner You treat the word 'access' as a verb, not a noun #youmightbeaDBA 
sqlrunner If you are happy with sub-second performance #youmightbeaDBA 
sqlrunner When you know the names of the NOC people AND their families #youmightbeadba 
sqlrunner When you know the names of the NOC people AND their families #youmightbeadba 
sqlrunner Your company set's up international phone coverage for your cruise #youmightbeaDBA 
sqlsamson @buckwoody if your manager asks you for data and you respond with "there's a script for that" #youmightbeadba 
sqlsamson @buckwoody If you receive more messages from your server then your spouse #youmightbeadba 
SQLSoldier You've spent all night Valentines Day upgrading the SQL Servers and forgot to tell your wife you'd be working late. #youmightbeadba 
SQLSoldier You're flattered when someone calls you a geek. #youmightbeadba 
SQLSoldier @llangit @mrdenny it's 11pm on a holiday weekend, & your reading stupid jokes on Twitter then #youmightbeadba 
SQLSoldier Your manager borrows lunch money from you because your salary is 30% higher than his. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You think "intellisense" is a double negative because it's not intelligent nor makes sense. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier 75% of the emails you receive at home have the phrase "now following you on Twitter!" in the subject line. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You petition Ken Burns to remake Office Space because it should have been 18 hours long. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You select a candidate for a Jr DBA position because his resume said he's willing to get your coffee. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Somebody misquotes @PaulRandall and you call him on your cell to verify. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You wish the elevator in your building was slower because it's the last time you'll be left alone all day. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier The developers sacrifice small animals before giving you their code for review. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Developers bring you coffee and a BLT when you review their code. #youmightbeaDBA #IWish 
SQLSoldier You can get out of any family get-together by saying you have to work and nobody questions it. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You've requested a HP Superdome for you "test" box. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your leave work early because your internet connection to the data center is better at home #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier The new CEO asks you to justify your salary, so you go on vacation for 2 weeks. And he never questions you again. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You cheer when Milton burns down the company in Office Space #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier A dev. asks if you've heard about some great new feature in SQL and you show the 16 blog posts you wrote on it ... last year #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your dev team is still testing SQL 2008 and you're already planning for SQL 11. #youmightbeaDBA #TrueStory 
SQLSoldier The new CEO asks you to justify your salary, so you go on vacation for 2 weeks. And he never questions you again. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your dev team is still testing SQL 2008 and you're already planning for SQL 11. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You use a cell phone service coverage map to plan your next vacation. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You come in to work at 7 AM because it gives you at least 3 hours without any developers around. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You figure out a way to make take your wife on a cruise and deduct it as a business expense. #youmightbeaDBA #sqlcruise 
SQLSoldier You name your cat SQLDog because the name @SQLCat was already taken. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You rate your blog posts based on the number of retweets you get. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You disable random logins just to mess with people. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You fall for the pickup line, "Hey baby, what's your collation?" #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You can blame an outage on anyone in the company because you're the only one that knows how to find out what really happened #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You can blame an outage on anyone in the company because you're the only one that knows how to find out what really happened #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You cheer when Milton burns down the company in Office Space #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your leave work early because your internet connection to the data center is better at home #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You cheer when Milton burns down the company in Office Space #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your think the 4 food groups are coffee, bacon, fast food, and Mountain Dew. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You tell someone your job title and they ask "What?" You describe it and they ask "What?". So you say "computer geek". #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier The #1 referrer to your blog is Twitter.com. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your idea of a good time on a Saturday involves free training. #youmightbeaDBA #sqlsat43 
SQLSoldier You write a book that all of your co-workers have and none have read it. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You write a book that sells a couple thousand copies and is heralded a best seller. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier No matter how sick you are, you go to work if it's time to pass the pager on to the next guy. #youmightbeaDBA #TrueStory 
SQLSoldier You go out on the town, and strangers walk up to you and say, "Hey you're that SQL guy" #youmightbeaDBA #TrueStory 
SQLSoldier Your wife asks you to fix something, and you request a downtime window. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your wife asks when you'll be home, and you tell her that you wish you knew. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your best pickup line, "Hey baby, what's your collation?" #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your wife asks when you'll be home, and you tell her that you wish you knew. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You know that @BuckWoody is not someone's porno name. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You list TSQL as your native language on the 2010 census. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Starbucks' stock price drops every time you go on vacation. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You're happy when the web master says that the website is down. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You know that @BuckWoody is not someone's porno name. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You get mad when someone calls your car a "heap" because you've always considered it to be a "clustered index". #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier Your blog has more hits than your company's website. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You systematically remove the asterisk key from all keyboards in the company except yours. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier When asked if you recycle, you reply that you run sp_cycle_errorlog every night at midnight #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You wouldn't allow someone named @AdamMachanic to work on your car. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You switch offices every 3 days to avoid developers #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier PSS has your number on speed dial. #youmightbeaDBA 
SQLSoldier You frown when you they tell Neo that he's going to the Oracle #youmightbeaDBA 
swhaley you regretted saying "This shouldn't effect production" #youmightbeaDBA 
swhaley you regretted saying "This shouldn't effect production" #youmightbeaDBA 
Tarwn A pleasurable saturday means spending the day learning more about what you already do the rest of the week #youmightbeaDBA ...oh, wait... 
thelostforum For great justice; all our base are belong to YOU !! #youmightbeadba 
thelostforum @SQLSoldier: You need a witness to use a mirror #youmightbeaDBA ;) 
TimCost you capitalize key words. always. everywhere. you can't help it, usually don't even notice. #youmightbeaDBA 
Toshana Your the only one in your company not impressed with the developers new application. #youmightbeaDBA 
venzann Coming soon from a (respected) book publisher - @buckwoody's #youmightbeaDBA 
venzann He's on a role tonight. @buckwoody is summing up my life with his #youmightbeaDBA tweets... 
venzann I love the #youmightbeaDBA tag. Found at least 6 new DBAs to follow.. 
venzann He's on a role tonight. @buckwoody is summing up my life with his #youmightbeaDBA tweets... 
venzann You use #sqlhelp as a primary resource during troubleshooting #youmightbeaDBA 
venzann You insist on stricter password security for your sql servers than you implement on your own laptop #youmightbeaDBA 
WesBrownSQL @buckwoody you are up so late the only tweets you see are from @buckwoody #youmightbeaDBA 
WesBrownSQL @SQLSoldier you are upgrading all your 2005 prod servers to 2008 R2 on a three day weekend... #youmightbeaDBA 
zippy1981 #youmightbeaDBA if everytime you do something with #mongodb you think of the Vulcan proverb "only Nixon could go to China." 

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