Thursday, January 31, 2008

Work Woes

So, they moved the printer at work.  The printer now resides outside of my cubicle, which in a way is a blessing as it helps disguise noises*, but at the same time is a curse as it brings a constant stream of people standing right outside my cube.
With my computer monitor strategically placed directly perpindicular to the entrance to my cube, it takes just a step to the left for a person to see my screen.  Seeing my screen is unacceptable.
Now, of course, I can't spend my days surfing non-stop as it's inevitable that people come in and out of my cube for work related things.  Hence the "hover over the X" technique in which you surf the web with your mouse always hovered on the X to close your window and your finger poised for action.
But people are at the printer NON-STOP, no joke, and that's just not a way to live, CONSTANTLY on guard.   Well, I guess I'll get more work done around here now! 

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I have a fabulous recipe for Weight Watchers chocolate muffins.  Basically, you take a box of Devil's Food cake mix, and mix it with a 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree.   Mix, lick, bake.
Supposedly each muffin is around 200 calories, and 3 Weight Watcher's points, if you're interested in that sort of thing.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Not only is it my boyfriend (fiancĂ©!) Nick’s and one of my dearest best friend Karin’s birthday, but it’s also my boss Tammy’s birthday as well. Looks like plenty of people were getting busy on April 4th!

Cheers, cheers, and cheers!

Another birthday today… Sir Isaac Newton.

Straight from my daily email from The Writer’s Almanac…

It's the birthday of the inventor of calculus, the mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton, born in Woolsthorpe, England (1643). He solved many mysteries of physics involving light, optics, gravity, and motion. Newton always gave credit to his scientific predecessors for his achievements, and he wrote in his journal, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.".

Thank God for Isaac Newton. I love math!! And no, I’m not even joking. I also love that he gave credit to his predecessors. What a stand-up guy. (Although, I bet if I looked him up on Wiki it would say how he spread narsty diseases throughout villages and bore twenty children with as many women, etc. etc.) (Maybe I should look him up on Wiki before ignorantly defaming him on my website.) (Okay, Wiki’ed him… turns out, no kiddos, no diseases, actually it’s believed that he was a 40-Year-Old-YOU-KNOW-WHAT! Also, that he might have had Aspergers. He sounded quite lovely, in fact. We could have been friends.)

Also born today: one of the Grimm Brothers, Gao Xingjian (Nobel Prize winning author), and Michael Stipe!

Good post, I know!