Posted in August 2012

This Could Go Either Way

After the email from my CEO came a subsequent email from the president of my division of the company. It reiterated what the CEO’s email had said, with very little new information, but I still thought it wouldn’t reach the branch level on which I operate. In our daily team meeting, however, my manager seemed to … Continue reading

The Other Shoe

I said in my birthday post that I was constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop, work-wise. Well, my CEO just fumbled a steel-toed boot. (Did I take that analogy too far? Probably. Do I care? Not really.) I just received a company-wide email that stated in order to improve “internal synergy” we were going … Continue reading

I’m a Dancer

When I was seven years old, both of my school best friends were in ballet classes. (I say school best friends because when you’re seven, you have categories of best friends, or at least I did. School best friends, church best friends, neighborhood best friends, etc.) Of course I begged my mom to let me take ballet classes, … Continue reading

Desk Watch: Month Eight

Yesterday I posted about the random box I found in my office, and I mentioned that there are two desks for three people in this tiny trailer. Let me explain a little bit further. I work a quasi-office job in a light industrial setting. (Vague, much?) We do not have an “office building”, per se. … Continue reading

Chistmag Sfufe

So there’s this box in my office. Well, it’s not so much a box as one of those big Rubbermaid tubs. It’s been living up on a high shelf since long before I started working here. Neither of my office mates had any idea what was in it or whose it was. It’s obviously not … Continue reading


Today is my 30th birthday. I’m still not sure how to feel about it. I have gone back and forth about this birthday since my last one. On the one hand, it’s just another year. On the other hand, it’s a reminder of how different my life is than I thought it would be at this … Continue reading

Melba Post

I have a big post planned for tomorrow, so this is my little post. Or Melba post, if you will. And if you get that reference, you’re already my kind of people. I’ve followed and enjoyed other people’s blogs for a long time. I’ve been on Twitter, interacting with some of those bloggers, for a … Continue reading