I was looking for something to do when I had free time (on lunch breaks, in the evenings, on the weekends). So I wrote an article. It’s absolutely RIVETING, too. I mean, if I were to turn it into a full-length novel it would garner positive reviews such as, “page-turner,” “won’t be able to put … Continue reading Episode 80: Burning Bridges
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Episode 77: Mmmm, Bug Fest
What would YOU think if somebody gave you a full, brown paper bag that was labeled “bug fest”? Seriously. What would be your initial reaction? Mmmm, bug fest. What’s in this bag? Debbie brought us all bug-fest labeled bags the other day. We were going to celebrate our bug festival and we needed some treats … Continue reading Episode 77: Mmmm, Bug Fest
Episode 76: Bathrooms at Work
It was Tuesday afternoon and I’d been drinking water all day, time for my bathroom break. I was also hungry and needed my afternoon snack so I grabbed an oatmeal packet and walked down the hall. Obviously, I didn’t want to take my oatmeal into the bathroom with me. Gross. I stopped in the breakroom … Continue reading Episode 76: Bathrooms at Work
Episode 75: The Love Marathon—It was Tainted
We don’t always know why we do things in IT. We just do them. And think about them later. And later is when we realize that we are a special breed, all grouped together in one, big, geeky department, feeding each other’s social awkwardness. We think we’re funny. Yesterday, Gordon told me that I was … Continue reading Episode 75: The Love Marathon—It was Tainted
Episode 74: Meeting Rooms Need Clocks All Over The Walls
I’ve been thinking lately about how much I dislike certain meetings. I don’t dislike ALL of my meetings. So I wondered, why don’t I like certain meetings? I think I spent an entire 26 seconds pondering this life-defining question. The answer came quickly: oh yeah, they’re the meetings that don’t end on time. How hard … Continue reading Episode 74: Meeting Rooms Need Clocks All Over The Walls
Episode 73: Music at Work
My next door neighbor was complaining back when Pandora changed its website to limit the amount of free radio you could listen to. She was bummed because that was how she listened to music at work. I didn’t feel bad for her. I can’t even open Pandora’s webpage at work. Those that rule our internet … Continue reading Episode 73: Music at Work
Episode 72: Employee Badges—Better Looking than Drivers License Pictures
Did you see 30 Rock last week? If you did, you saw Liz Lemon’s ugly employee badge picture. She was apparently holding in a “snart.” And it made her look rather hideous. Who here actually has a decent looking employee badge picture, though? “Snart” or no. When I first started at my company, I went … Continue reading Episode 72: Employee Badges—Better Looking than Drivers License Pictures
Episode 71: Ever Mouse It Up With Your Left Hand?
Some people are left handed. They apparently have to deal with issues surrounding this for the rest of their lives because they live in a world dominated by right handers. They’re the kids that smudge the pencil on their paper because their hand drags across the writing. They have to have special scissors. And apparently, … Continue reading Episode 71: Ever Mouse It Up With Your Left Hand?
Episode 70: What’s Your Desktop Background?
Currently, my work desktop background is one of the pictures that I took on my London trip last April. It’s a pretty picture and I’ve stretched it across my two monitors using DisplayFusion (free software, hooray). Every 10 months or so, I change the picture. That’s just what you do, right? Working in IT, we … Continue reading Episode 70: What’s Your Desktop Background?
Episode 69: Team Weigh-Ins
I said it as a joke. Gordon and Kieron (the two others on my project team with me) were sitting around in our office talking about work when Kieron decided to step on the scale. I don’t know why we have a scale in our office. Gordon put it there. I didn’t ask him why. … Continue reading Episode 69: Team Weigh-Ins