Archive for May, 2019

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Last week I got free-lunch Friday for the meet-and-greet interview, which sure was a thing. The interviewee was in their FOURTH HOUR of interviews by that point, and my main impression of them was that they were very tired of it all. But! Also hanging on to patience and tact with impressive determination. The BEST […]

it was so warm yesterday!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Spending time on the balcony after work is always an adventure.  From last night: *A bunch of kids yelling for Daniel. I don’t know who Daniel is.  Sibling? Cat?  New meme** I’ve never heard of? (**Duolingo offered me this gem recently: “I like that tall boy.”  I’d like to place my vote now to see […]

unexpected benefit

Monday, May 20th, 2019

I am old person in tech years, and skipped almost the entire initial texting wave. (Having to tap the key multiple times for different letters… AGGHH.) I was really hoping tech would just improve enough that I’d never have to get good at that, which is a strategy that sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t, but […]

it’s time

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Time to put away the winter clothes I’m not wearing, and get out the summer clothes that I also won’t wear! (Despite always *thinking* that I will want more options in the next season, I basically always wind up rotating between the same four pairs of jeans,* 5-10 t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts, and about six […]

full flower moon today

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

To celebrate the day Guardian-style, give a dramatic speech to your local forsythia today! Here is my question about the Yashou (okay, one of my many questions): *Flower Tribe, Snake Tribe, Crow Tribe — one of these things is not like the others! Why is it not the Bird Tribe? Why crows, specifically? Bonus Question: […]

decisions, decisions

Friday, May 17th, 2019

It’s free-lunch Friday, since I’m part of the ‘minions meet the interviewee’ lunch meeting today.  I have been debating whether I should go with an outfit that says ‘yes, this is a real workplace, and I have a real job here, as evidenced by my business casual attire’ OR stick with my usual work aesthetic […]


Thursday, May 16th, 2019

ELECTRIC BILL: PAID Now that I’ve achieved one thing today, I’m ready to relax! Or go to work, I guess. That should probably be step one.

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

After more than a YEAR, the powers that be are finally interviewing someone for the job that will be my direct manager. They’ll do about a half day of interviews, and I’ll be involved with the lunch meeting (minion level gets free lunch for once! amazing!). Part of me is excited that there might finally […]


Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Yesterday I got to work, unpacked my morning snack, and thought to myself, ‘hey, wait — am I wearing exactly the same thing I wore last Friday?’ [It couldn’t have been *exactly* the same — I’m 100% sure my socks were different, and based on the stack-o-jeans rotation, I’m pretty confident it was different pants […]

just another Monday thinking about Guardian

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The first time we saw Ye Zun’s pillar amid the ruins, I thought ‘gosh, it’s a little weird to have those abandoned ruins so close to the city.’ But Dixing’s relationship with infrastructure planning seems potentially as haphazard as their relationship with time, and did I WANT to see the characters spend an hour running […]