With rare exceptions (like the guy who gets to shoot off canons to start avalanches) I am willing to bet most people don’t really want to go to work everyday. That’s why its called work! (Don’t get me started on those who say, “I don’t go to work, I go to play. My job is fun!”)
Work serves the purpose of letting us earn money, so we can go do what is fun!
In general, I like my job, but if given the choice of going to work or going for a bike ride… yeah I think you know which one I’d pick. One thing I dislike the most about work, though, might surprise people. I really do NOT like having lunch with people… Continue reading “Just say no…”
I HATE work meetings, always have always will. And being Cold and Callous I hate the touchy feely meetings the worst. Team Building, getting to know you, in touch with each other feelings I just cringe…
So, when we were told to come up with our Native Genius, I had NO idea what to put. Native Genius is defined as: something you do easily and freely – meaning you aren’t necessarily aware of it and you don’t often have to think about it.
Since I had no stinking clue, I cheated and went to Facebook for help…. Continue reading “Native Genius”
Well, once again I will be traveling to and teaching in Spokane for a month… This will put a damper on the bike miles. However, in the effort to keep the legs from turning to mush, I am signing up for spin classes. I keep being told I have no idea what I am getting myself into, but we will soon see, and I will share my misadventures!
Being the smart trainer that I am, I went over yesterday for a quick round trip. It let me check out the new office and new training rooms. The flight over was uneventful, but coming back was interesting. Continue reading “An interesting trip!”
It happens every year, about this same time. The evilness invades the office….
It starts sneaking up around Halloween, when there are bowls full of candy all over just prior to the big night, and then overflowing the day after. All that candy that wasn’t handed out has to go somewhere, and it ends up at work.
But then, sometime after Thanksgiving and before the Holly Jolly Holiday, the ultimate example of the darkside appears, sometimes, like today, out of the blue. Yes, you all know of what I speak, the Office Holiday Pot Luck!! <shiver> Continue reading “There is Evil afoot!”
Folks, I know there is a reason work is called work. If it was meant to be fun all the time, it would be called fun, or Disneyland, or maybe even beer. But nope, its called work because sometimes it just aint fun. Today was one of the worst of those days. Continue reading “This was a hard day…”
So I have to tell ya, today was NOT one of my better days. Work has been tough lately with the project I am on. It has me grouchy enough that Rocky, our cafeteria guy, asked me Tuesday why I didn’t whistle any more as I walked through the lunch room. NOT a good sign. And today was not good at all… Continue reading “Well it ended ok….”
For the last two days, I was in a classroom working with a group of people. Heads down, nose to the grind stone cranking things out. And, unlike other times I have said this, it’s really true this time. We got a lot done in the last two days, and the info we gathered is going to keep me busy for the next month.
When I got back to my desk this afternoon, this was taped on my monitor:
Continue reading “Runaway!”
As you may or may not know, I work for a personal lines insurance company. I like to refer to it as the Mighty P. Now to some, I am sure this sounds incredibly BORING! I mean come on, how exciting can insurance be? Buncha stuffed shirts walking around talking about money, premiums and contracts. YAWWWWN…. Continue reading “Elevator Karma”
Ladies and gents, pure and simple, it was a LONG week. I was sitting there this afternoon in class, with 2 students to teach, and I felt like I was on the last long uphill of a century ride (100 miles) about a mile from the finish. I was flat out of gas… Continue reading “Brain Fried!”
You just never know what conversations you will have while sitting in the lunch room at work.
I am far from the most social person when I am down there. I always say high to our barista. Yep, we are in Seattle and have our own latte stand in our cafeteria (how cliché is that?). I also say hi to all the folks who work in the room, they’ve been there for years.
But, generally after I’ve made my oatmeal in the morning, or heated up my lunch, I go to the window counter table, turn my back to the world, and read while I eat. It’s a relaxing 15 minutes or so before I walk.
Sometimes though, people come up to me…. Continue reading “Lunchroom Chatter!”