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workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Ooh, I sure was getting riled up yesterday! Our technology at work isn’t perfect, which is often frustrating but also understandable, if you start with the basic foundation that things generally aren’t. So I figure the problem-solving steps work for tech as well as anything else. Once you’ve tried ignoring it to see if it […]


Thursday, September 7th, 2017

There’s a scene early in ‘Rise of the Guardians’ — North makes a little ice train (that can fly!), and a yeti bursts into his workshop and the door hits the train. North and the yeti exchange pained noises a couple times (PS it’s hilarious). Anyway, that’s pretty much the exact noise I made when […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

coworker: “I can’t get into [program]! It says I’m not connected to the internet!” me: “…This may sound like an obvious question, but — is your computer connected to the internet?” coworker: “I think so?” me: “Can you see other internet things, like your email?” coworker: “Let me check. Yes! Oh, [program] is working now!” […]

who you gonna call

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

In this case, it’s going to be the landlord. Not quite as exciting as the ghostbusters, but on the other hand, I’m not really ready for the excitement of a ghost mouse in my wall. (Honestly, not ready for the excitement of a regular mouse either. But I didn’t get a readiness survey before it […]

more work posting

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Going in early today to shadow another department. What I hope this is: A pre-interview introduction that leads to a new job before the end of the year. What I have a sneaking suspicion this is: A way to have me take on more work in my current job under the guise of “helping out” […]

not actually a secret

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

I am not-so-secretly terrified of social media. I mean, sure, I post here, and I lurk on tumblr more than I should probably admit. Conceptually, I can see the benefits of having an online presence. But I worry a lot. (I mean, about everything, not just my online presence, but that’s part of it.) What […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

I have been confusing dates all week. What month is this? What year is it? *This morning I tried to find more information on registering for an event, only to realize (after an embarrassingly long time) that it happened back in 2015. *Yesterday, I was baffled by why we would be receiving 100+ orders “this […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Worked an earlier shift today, which was weird, but not unpleasant. The cat is confused. I am also confused, so I am at a loss to assist. What am I doing? What time is it? It is 7 pm. I am doing the 9 am things. It feels like the start of a shift work […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Given these two factors: 1. My workplace may or may not be moving an additional 30 minutes further away. 2. My job may or may not be slowly driving me around the bend. I am currently looking at other options. Sadly, rich eccentric is still off the table. However: 1. Job hunting is basically awful. […]

electrical misadventures

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

I am Not Great at crisis thinking. As in: Monday night, an electrical outlet in my apartment started making noise. It was that alarming crackling static sound that immediately makes you think ‘is that catching on fire?’ And there’s me, staring at it like that’s going to do anything (a watched outlet never ignites?) and […]