Monday, November 22, 2010

Stop. Talking. to. Yourself.

Do it. Your co-workers will thank you.

In other news, third graders from the local elementary school toured city hall today, and I welcomed them into my office, giant aerial map in hand, eager to talk about planning. The first question out of their mouths? They wanted to know why my office is so messy.

At least they didn't ask me how old I am or how much I'm paid, which is what two lucky co-workers were asked.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ginger Spit Ouch

Accidentally aspirated some ginger-filled spit today. Coughed, of course, as one does in such cases. It burns, y'all. It burns.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Recent chat with Impatientchicken

[13:49] bee: Yo.

[13:49] bee: What up?

[13:50] bee: Saw that you were logged in. I just logged in to see if I could catch [friend from grad school] for a minute. I don't know when he logs in, but it's never at the same time as me. Aaaanywho, just sayin' howdy.

[13:50] bee: Howdy!

[13:50] chicken: whadup!

[13:50] chicken: I have a korean question for you!

[13:52] bee: Lay it on me!

...[chicken asks, and bee answers]...

[13:59] bee: Hotdog, I could answer a question.

[13:59] bee: I feel good.

[14:00] chicken: It took me a minute to realize that you were saying "hotdog" as an exclamation.

[14:00] bee: Ha!

[14:00] bee: Hahahahahahahahahahah

[14:00] bee: It says "hotdog"

[14:00] bee: Trust me.

[14:00] chicken: :)

[14:01] chicken: Actually, it's better than that. FIRST I thought you were saying that she said hotdog.

[14:01] chicken: Then I thought you were using one of your famous nonsequitors. randomly saying "hotdog" (like maybe you wanted one?) and then, "I could answer a question," as in, if you have one, I could answer it. Then I thought maybe you meant, if you had a hotdog, you could answer a question.

[14:02] chicken: and THEN I figured out what you meant.

[14:02] chicken: So my thoughts were, "that does not say hotdog," (2) ???, and (3) I'm sorry you don't have a hotdog.

[14:03] chicken: And THEN I figured out that you had answered my question and were excited. But for a few minutes there, it was really interesting.

[14:03] chicken: well, seconds, not minutes.

[14:06] chicken: And also, for about a nanosecond, I wasn't sure that you weren't calling me a hotdog.

Why Are So Many People Against A-Few-Hours-Old Coffee?

Conversation with co-worker, as I walked into the office late this afternoon from the general direction of the break room:

Co-worker: [with suspicion] Are you drinking old coffee?
Me: It's not old. It's from today.
Co-worker: [pause] I made it late in the morning. I'll give you this one.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

So Far This Morning

The alt + left arrow key feature on my computer isn't working this morning, and it really bothers me that I have to move my mouse all the way over to the back arrow on web browsers. We lazy people like our shortcuts.

But now it's been 30 minutes since taking my medication and it's finally time for breakfast! Wheeeeee!

Friday, November 05, 2010

All That Effort, and Nothing to Show for It.

Yesterday, I had a meeting at 10:00, and I figured I'd prepare for it in the morning when I got to work. I didn't have anything else on my calendar, so I mentally reserved the time between 8:00 and 10:00 for meeting prep. But not too long after I'd sat down at my desk, my boss came in and said, "I have a meeting at 9:30. Can you make a developer packet for me?" And I thought, "Oh, that's what I'm doing this morning." And the rest of the day went like that.

Today was our office health fair! We had the results of our fitness challenge. Although I didn't win the challenge, I did walk more than my supervisor, so he had to wear my school colors to the health fair. All that hard work was worth it...if only it had made some difference in my actual physical appearance. Still the same size. Still can't fit those clothes I bought on sale last month because they juuuuuuust managed to fit, before I gained a couple of pounds.

And then I found out that I came in 2nd place in the fitness challenge!

And then I had toffee for lunch.

In other news, nothing interesting in going on with me.

(But the good news is that the toffee was recently found in the office fridge by a co-worker. I'd forgotten all about it! Sweet! Don't worry, it was still good.)