Archive for December, 2015

last work post of 2015!

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

So. Work. The great computer changeover happens this weekend, which — more power to them; I’m just glad I’m not important enough to be called in for weekend work. But the manuals — man, that is a story and a half. Way back when training started (November?) we all got an enormous 3-ring binder full […]

more snow!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Some things we apparently collectively forgot how to do during the snow-less beginning of winter: 1. drive 2. plow roads 3. clear off cars for actual visibility 4. use turn signals And once again, all of our shovels and scrapers seem to have mysteriously disappeared! At the end of last winter, everyone was equipped: snow […]


Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

We are now experiencing our first accumulating snow of the season, liberally mixed with sleet and predicted to change over to rain at some point this afternoon. It’s — kind of pretty, I guess. Right now it’s mostly very grey outside. Things I fee especially lucky to have in my life this morning: 1. hot […]

memorable quote Monday

Monday, December 28th, 2015

I really wanted to come up with some kind of epic quote for the last Monday of 2015, but I’ve been drawing a blank. However, one thing that has popped into my head many times in the past week or so is the “What You Can” New Year’s post by Hanne Blank, back in 2012. […]

movie review: Inside Out

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

I laughed, I cried, I thought it was a much more nuanced (and generally much nicer) look at growing up than the disaster that was Toy Story 3. It didn’t have much of what I like most in a movie, which is characters who actually communicate and connect with each other. The two mind workers […]

thanks a lot, leap year

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

I can’t believe we’re going to miss having Christmas on a Saturday next year because of leap year. On the other hand, this year is awesome because we get a full weekend to recover from Christmas before going back to work.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2015

1. Merry Christmas! 2. It’s a good day to eat a chocolate bar for breakfast. 3. Full moon tonight — that’s cool! 4. I remembered to give my cat his new catnip toy this morning. 5. The sun is up, Yuletide 2015 is up — let’s do this day!

Happy Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

No matter how you choose to spend the day, here’s a cute puppy who is 100% determined to be of assistance!

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

I am super lucky in my work schedule this week, since I managed to snap up two vacation days (yesterday and tomorrow). That does mean I’m headed to work today, which should be… interesting. The whole saga of the new computer system happening concurrent with the holiday season and end of the year has been […]

one more Star Wars post

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Okay, so my favorite moment of the movie — (I don’t think it’s too spoiler-y to say there is a bad guy, and he gets angry) — when the two storm troopers patrolling (or whatever? idk what they were doing) heard the bad guy being all ‘hulk smash’ and just noped right back the way […]