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workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Yesterday I was having a conversation with my boss about Goals, and of course one of The Goals is always to Cut Costs. And of course I put on my Serious Business face and nodded while slightly frowning (my go-to expression for Serious Business conversations). And I was nodding and slightly frowning, I had a […]

“Cool motive, still murder.” (Brooklyn 99)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

I am frequently frustrated (aka I get grumpy at work) by the way people oh-so-casually bridge the chasm between understandable and okay. It usually goes something like this: Me: ‘I’m upset by this person’s actions.’ Coworker: ‘Would you agree that the feeling that drove those actions is understandable?’ Me: ‘Of course the feeling is understandable, […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

You know when you start a new job, and you’re all ‘gosh, I wonder how long it will take me to learn the process?’ And then you’re there for a bit and you start thinking ‘am I doing badly? do they not trust me enough to tell me the process? is it a secret?’ And […]


Sunday, January 14th, 2018

This is one of those days when I would normally just select a picture, post it, and be done with it. Which I would absolutely do today, except that for whatever reason, my wordpress blog and my dreamwidth journal don’t actually communicate anymore. There’s supposed to be a cross-posting thing? It used to work beautifully, […]

yankee swap report

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

*I traded to get my own gift back. (Thanks, person who opened my gift right before it was my turn, giving me a chance to do so! Sorry about the trade, but it was your boss who brought the wacky bagpiping Santa statue you ended up with, so maybe talk with her about that?) *The […]

nano day 25

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Nanowrimo continues on, but in the spirit of ‘I just finished my Halloween candy,’ here is a Very Important Story. Last year the Reeses peanut butter cups were the big mover in the Halloween candy I put out (totally understandable!), so this year I got two bags — one big one to put out, and […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

As of this week, it’s official — same company, new job title! They let me keep the same phone number, but it hasn’t meant much so far because I don’t currently have a phone. (The desk is so much cleaner without one! I like it!) It’s temporary, of course. I guess they want people to […]

time to think about something else

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

My work schedule is changing again, shifting back an hour earlier. Which is fine, that’ll work out, but it has led me to think far too much about the exact details. Should I get up earlier? How much earlier? What about driving? Should I change my route? How will traffic be different? What other ways […]

cat update <3

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

We’ve moved on to an OTC spot-on flea treatment. (I felt like any progress I was making through alternative methods was largely illusory, and it had reached the point where I thought his quality of life was being impacted. Increasing the use of natural treatments had its own risks with less expectation of success.) After […]

the mystery box

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

One day this week, I drove to work, parked, and noticed that a Mystery Box had appeared in our parking lot. Just a random box, full of books, sitting in one of the spaces. (Watching Doctor Who as a child taught me a LOT about mysterious objects, so I gave the Mystery Box a wide […]