Archive for October, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

It’s Halloween! My workplace does office Halloween, so we are (somewhat) encouraged to wear costumes. (Some bosses are more encouraging than others. Mine has chosen to take the whole week off, and has never uttered the word ‘Halloween’ in my presence, so I decided their opinion didn’t matter.) Anyway, I wanted to participate, but in […]

big work news

Monday, October 29th, 2018

It is New Vending Machine day at work! I’m pretty excited, because all workplaces need something to chatter about, and a new vending machine seems like it will be more interesting than the weather. In other news, my boss is on vacation this week, and my coworker is working from home for an unspecified period […]

winter plants update

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Just moved one of the purple shield cuttings out of water and into soil yesterday; keeping my fingers crossed it will do well there. I still have one purple shield cutting that’s doing the rooting thing in water and looking pretty good (thought not quite as robust as its friend), and one iresine cutting in […]

“is that what you’re doing out there?”

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

I had a roller coaster of a conversation with (of all people!) my name nemesis at work this week. The topic of the weather came up, as it so often does in the workplace, and I mentioned it had been nice-ish out when I was out for a walk. Seems safe enough, right? And he […]


Friday, October 26th, 2018

I went to the grocery store last night, as one does, and I got some swiffer dry cloths, because 1) I had a coupon, and 2) they are A+ for sweeping up after a haircut. And of course the cleaning supplies aisle in the store is very strongly scented, so when I got a whiff […]

names are hard

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

I try to get names right, but there are some that I get tripped up by no matter what I do. My current name nemesis is: CRAIG. I cannot seem to say the name Craig without second-guessing myself. Is it ‘Craig’ like it rhymes with Greg? That seems wrong. Is it ‘Craig’ so you can […]

one (1) week until Halloween

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Last year I waited until Halloween to start eating my Halloween candy. This year — as I mentioned before — I’ve been eating candy all month. Mostly peanut butter cups, because yum. But I also like smarties, despite the fact that they’re basically just sugar tablets. (Or maybe BECAUSE they’re basically sugar tablets!) Except it […]

fake it till you make it

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

A while back, my boss asked if I could stay late. It was already 4:30 in the afternoon by the time they asked, so I felt relatively justified in saying that I couldn’t. I had to leave right at 5, I explained. I had another commitment that couldn’t be shifted without more notice. Also, it […]

I’m just saying

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Oh, wow, Monday again, huh? Stuff I’m thinking about this morning: *Since I usually do the grocery shopping on Thursday or Friday, that means there’s only one grocery trip left on this month’s budget, which is a Super Win. *And should balance out the fact that I really want to do a second supplement order […]

waiting on sunshine

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

(Theoretically, it will be partly sunny at some point today, which would make walking outside oh-so-much more enjoyable. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but plan to go regardless. Come on, sunshine!)