The Joys of Managing People ….With a 2×4

I generally tune out those around me at work. Not because I’m a bitch, but because I work in a cubicle environment that can be loud. Over the years, I have learned to just sort of make that background noise as I focus on what I need to get done. Here, the team has learned…

Intentions Tested

Resolutions have never resonated with me.  Maybe it’s because I’m too cynical about them.  Each year, you always see people jump right in on their “new year, new me” sort of movement, only to fall off by the time February comes around. I probably did resolutions when I was a kid.  People would always ask…

Didn’t Knock Hard Enough, I Guess.

“Next, Emmy is going to get it since she is pretty much the other one who hasn’t been sick with this crap,” commented my cohort one day. “Oh, I won’t get it – knock on wood,” and I did knock on wood. Apparently, not hard enough or the chosen surface did not contain enough wood…

Motivational Monday

Or….is it really motivational for your Monday if I post it after most of the day is over for most of you all? My day got away from me. I blame the financial auditors who came to point out all that my team is doing wrong. Thankfully my years of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) auditing prepared…

Longing

The place was packed. I mean – PACKED. They were turning people away at the door because the club was at capacity.  It was insane – bodies everywhere.  My job photographing scenes was hindered by the bodies – there were almost too many of them.  I would move 5 ft from one vantage point to…

Friday Feelz

Grumpy – I definitely woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. I slept like crap last night for some reason. My brain decided I needed to have a shitload of weird dreams. Weird dreams are rare for me and are usually connected to me getting sick. Don’t feel like I’m getting sick….

Friday Feelz

This is becoming a regular event.  I’m glad I stole the idea from Arrow Living’s Friday Feelz email. Oh and to pimp Kendall’s work – Arrow Living is a website and a podcast.  She got the name from this quote: “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging…

Reflections on the day

I’m sitting here in the glow of the Christmas tree, sipping a dram of good scotch, and reflecting on my day. I laugh at the kids because even though they are older, they still are up early to see what Santa brought even though Santa only brings stocking stuff these days.  They were up by…