Archive for September, 2014

work words

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Yesterday was our first day at the new building at work, and it was certainly more fun than our last day at the old building. And it yielded this gem of an exchange: Coworker 1: “Is that quacking or crying?” Coworker 2: “It’s a little of both.” Which actually sort of encompasses how I feel […]

it’s like I can’t read a calendar

Monday, September 29th, 2014

After so confidently and enthusiastically declaring that last Monday was the last Monday of September, it turns out that in fact there’s one more. But I’ve officially posted my last S-Monday animal for the year, so here’s an early October posting. Hi there, Ocelot! [photo credit Anne Griffiths Belt, via National Geographic]

Sunday chores

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

9:46 am: I’ve spent the last hour psyching myself up to go to the laundromat. 10:00 am: Yet I’m still here, surrounded by my laundry on one side and the cat on the other. 10:18 am: Right. Really going this time. … 11:58 am: Back at home, safe and sound! (Wow, laundromats are a totally […]

work notes

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

My current workplace is moving — not the whole company, just one group of us, so we’ll all end up closer together. (In ridiculous news, apparently this was sort of supposed to be kept on the down low? Not from us, but from people calling in. Probably they should have told us that BEFORE the […]

when in doubt, add cats

Friday, September 26th, 2014

why I shouldn’t post before bed

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Exhibit A: Yesterday’s spelling!fail. (Al? Really?) 1. I probably should have been clued in to my inability to post correctly when it took me four tries to get my password right. 2. I thought about trying to claim that since I’ve written so many words about a character named Al that my computer auto-corrects anything […]


Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Today, in further adventures of ‘why are al of the photos I take with my phone’s camera so unfortunately lit?’


Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Okay, inquiring minds want to know, because a police car did a slow drive through the parking lot of the apartment complex yesterday evening, and I suddenly had All These Questions. How do police officers get into apartment buildings? Or firefighters? Or EMTs? All the doors are locked, and it’s not a fancy electronic code […]


Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Feeling a little sloth-y this evening…


Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Stuff I Have Accomplished This Morning: 1. What exactly are those crumbs on the bottom of my Thomas’ English Muffins? Google says: farina. 2. Roasted some veggies. Salt makes everything taste better. 3. Refilled salt shaker. 4. Decided on an S-animal for tomorrow, the last SMonday of the year. (Spoiler alert: it’s a sloth.) 5. […]