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fic rec Friday

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Okay, first things first: 1. The breakfast was not a buffet. I was definitely late, but not as late as many, because traffic has been kicking my butt lately, and also I’m very bad at guessing when my phone gps wants me to turn at the current stoplight or the next one, because they’re really […]

I know that trick

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Last week I sent a coworker an email that said, essentially, ‘hey, so, those five things you said you’d get to last month — any progress on those?’ (Because there is only so long I can be told ‘I’m definitely going to get to those this week’ before I at least want a *different* lie.) […]

SAFETY DAY has been achieved

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

And so the answers to all most some of my questions have been revealed! 1. A million kudos to the people who walked around both before and after the event saying things like, ‘Are you working? No working today!’ Even my boss could not deny this evidence. The intention was that the company was closed, […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Yesterday at work someone described me as “the opposite of high-strung.” Shocking, I know. I wish I could say that it is Exhibit A in my new and improved lower-stress outlook on work. However, that would perhaps be untrue. More likely it is because: 1. Both of us work closely with another employee who takes […]

the case of the disappearing turtle

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The building I work in is on a dead-end street, and it’s nice to take a short walk down to the end and back before I start my day. Last week I started my walk, and as I got towards the far end, I realized there was something in the road. A TURTLE. (Small turtle. […]

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 […]