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December 13, 2019

Yukon, Ho! in Globetrotter

Back in July, Dyfais and I went on a cruise to Alaska with Red (my boss), her husband Napster (Dyfais’ best friend), their two boys, and all of Red’s family. The cruise was to celebrate Red’s p...


Okay guys, it’s Crowdsourcing Time. (As soon as I typed that, all I could hear was the Thing from the old “Fantastic 4” cartoons bellowing, ”It’s clobberin’ time!” Oy.) So, I’m at a bit of a los...


God. I’m in a pissy mood. I was all geared up to start the new season of Project Runway last night, when, to my horror, I realized that the season had actually started August 21st. (I thought)...


Dyfais has been in Tokyo all week, and is coming home tomorrow afternoon. This means that tonight will be the last night I have the bed all to myself for who knows how long. This also means tha...


When we were in Cuba, I picked up a free newspaper that was in the foyer of the Museo de Revolucion. I thought it would be a perfect media element to use when I scrapbooked our travels (that’s r...


If you’re joining this party late, feel free to catch up, and get your hand stamped one entry back. So, when we last left our touristy group of American tourists, they had just finished eating ...


I had this weird flashback as I was writing this entry—you remember back in the day, when OD first allowed you to post pictures to your entries? And how, if you had a lot of pictures, you’d put ...


Nothing gives you a greater sense of your own indispensable nature, than returning to the office after your vacation, only to have your team lead greet you with an expression of astonished surpri...


Welp, I’m back. Do not—I repeat, DO NOT—cancel the chocolate pudding slip ‘n’ slide though, because I’ve been thinking about it, and it just sounds like a good time. Don’t have time for a disser...


I was in a meeting last Friday where one of our Solutions Analysts was apologizing because she hadn’t completed one of her tasks by the due date. Her explanation for this lapse was that she had ...


So, it’s been raining over here for the last three days, and it’s a straight up pain in the ass. For one thing, it’s not a cool, refreshing rain, but rather a humid, limp, dousing, that makes st...


Dyfais and I moved into our current house in 2010, missing the height of the 2008 housing crash / recession, while still getting a nose-full of its low-tide stink. Do you know how hard it is to...


Ugh. The past several days—ever since Dyfais came home from Tokyo on the 8th—have been an absolute pisser. Every day feels like I’m in a nightmare where I’m stuck in the mall, and every store i...


Well, I’m on day five of Husband Hiatus while Dyfais is in Tokyo for the week, and so far, I’ve: Done naughty things to a plate of nachos in my kitchen. Seriously folks, these nachos were hell...


Three weeks ago, my husband’s company told him they were sending him to Tokyo for a week. I had burst of volcanic excitement that lasted exactly long enough for me to do an internet search for p...


Oh. Oh, fuck you MARVEL. And special fiery hells to you, Taika Waititi. I just saw Chris Hemsworth’s new look as Thor, from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok movie, and some small part of my soul tha...


This afternoon I worked from home because I was expecting a delivery. I had a couple of meetings at work in the morning, so around noon I packed up my laptop and headed home, only to once again ...


So yesterday, after I posted my previous entry, I was bitching a bit to Red about how some people had used the excuse that my email was “too long,” to explain why their stuff wasn’t where it was ...


I’ve just spent a distressingly large amount of time having the following conversation with our Marketing Manager, Trixie: HER: So do you think we should pass the welcome bags out when the train...


This happened last week, and I’ve already posted a summarized version of it on FB, but I wanted to capture it here as well because 1) I thought it was hilarious, and 2) I’m almost obscenely proud...


January 11, 2017

Crushing It in That's What I Thought

As I believe I’ve mentioned before, there are a lot of millennials in my office, and by “a lot,” I mean about 75% of our work force is under the age of 30. This is because the owners of the comp...


December 30, 2016

2016 (a)Musings in That's What I Thought

I’ve got about 30 things I should be doing, but there’s only about seven people in the office, it’s cold as fuck in here, and I’m just not feeling the prospect of updating SharePoint timelines at...


I want to start this entry off by being very clear about one thing, and that thing is that I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I love (almost) everything about the holidays. I love the lights in the streets, and ...


Well, my last entry seemed to have gotten itself up a LOT of butts in a bad way (although really, is there a GOOD way to get up someone’s butt? Actually, you know what—let’s not answer that here...


How do you tell what percentage of an employee pool consists of millennials? Just wait until the day before a holiday, and see how many people come back to work from lunch. In my instance there’...


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