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GPOYSAGAEW - Still As Goofy As Ever edition
Actually this is the only pic I’ve snapped lately — and this was accident on my way from some expression to another — where I’m not all dark circles and eye wrinkles. I mean laugh lines because hey it’s better to laugh than cry. 

GPOYSAGAEW - Still As Goofy As Ever edition

Actually this is the only pic I’ve snapped lately — and this was accident on my way from some expression to another — where I’m not all dark circles and eye wrinkles. I mean laugh lines because hey it’s better to laugh than cry. 

Apparently I do it wrong

I have a paper to write in the next couple of weeks and I haven’t worked on it like I should have. The paper is for a creativity conference I am speaking at basically because I am creatively and intellectually bored at my day job so I find ways to amuse myself, in typical only child fashion. So yeah, geek version of play time for me is to read, and research, and become somewhat of an expert in things that capture my attention and then I go and share stuff with others who may actually take action on some of the ideas.

Anyway I’ve been so zapped lately between day job and stressing over mom that I haven’t been working on the paper. My brain has been a hummingbird, skittering amongst the brightly colored flowers. Today my mom told me I’m too responsible at work and I should be like others here who don’t give a crap. My response was that I’m not like everyone else. I take my work seriously because that’s how I’m built. She suggested I use some of my work time for the paper and I do things like that on occasion because I do get more work done faster than the average bear. I do give myself some perks. She rightly believes that my office is based on the Dilbert cartoon.  

Then I learned that what I should be doing is just not coming to work at all. We have an employee who works the graveyard shift who has taken to just not showing up. Now I did graveyard for years and I know it isn’t easy but this young lady has been irresponsible since she started so I’m not buying the latest update. She says she has SWSD - Shift Worker Sleep Disorder and if she gets medical documentation they probably will have to let her switch her shift to days where we don’t need an extra person. But I don’t think she will get the doctor’s note, so then it will be interesting if she gets fired. I’d say it could go either way. In the past we had an employee who worked in the evenings who got two weeks on short term disability because of “excessive tiredness.” I’ve worked all the shifts and basically if I was tired the answer my gut gave me was suck it up and go to work. But then I apparently do it wrong.

Fireplace in Hennessy Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Flickr.

From the FDU website:

The landscape was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, who is renowned as the designer of New York City’s Central Park. The surviving principal buildings, designed in Georgian style by the firm McKim, Mead, & White in the 1890s, have been adapted for educational uses. The 100-room mansion Hennessy Hall, centerpiece of the campus, is a work of Stanford White; it is a replica of a wing in King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court. Most of its interior decorations (such as staircases and fireplaces) are in Italian marble, worked by craftsmen brought from the same country. In addition to classrooms and offices, the Hennessy Hall holds Hartman Lounge — the chestnut-paneled former billiard room — and the Lenfell Hall drawing room.

Faces and flowers … details from Hennessy Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Flickr.

Truthies on a Tuesday

For over a month now I have been really watching my eating. I’ve never been one to eat really badly; I just eat too much. So I starting recording things and keeping myself accountable and trying to eat for the right reasons.

The results have been good. Unlike some of my coworkers who are doing the I don’t eat cheese diet or the I only eat pistachios during work hours diet, I’m been eating anything and everything, just less of it. The end result has been a reduction in my weight of about 10 pounds. I don’t want to say I lost it because that implies something I might want to find again. 

I’ve also been ramping back up on my exercising which I had gotten off track with during my travel-rama period. That was important this morning. I made sure I got up early and went for a run/walk/slog/whatever before my usual walk to work. I didn’t let the major failure I had last night discourage me and give me an excuse for staying in bed.

I’ve been kind of stressed lately. Not major stuff but a series of little things that build up and finally resulted last night in a major eating binge. I ate all of my feelings and everyone else’s too. So if you are missing any feeling today … sorry. Burp!

City Island on Flickr.

City Island on Flickr.

Posting pics left over in my draft folder

as proof of life or something like that. Although they could have just been queued up stuff that suddenly got spit out at some random time. Whatever version works for you is fine.

Mom goes back to the doctor today to see if her foot has improved and/or they can think of some other reason it was so swollen. Getting info from her is hard sometimes. I’m all “is your foot less swollen”? She’s all “how do I know; it didn’t look that different to me.” I’m all OK how can I phrase the question so that I can get some useful info so I ask “can you get your blue shoes on”? She’s like “I don’t know, I’ll try later.” The next morning I get “Good morning. blah, blah, blah, oh yeah, I got my shoe on.” 

One of my coworkers came back from disability and has been very grumbly because she has a project to do that she doesn’t wanna. My toler-ometer is tapped. No patience. No tolerance. No f&*ks. Today I learn that one of the managers asked her about an old issue and now she is going to use that to avoid working on the project that she is supposed to be doing. My brain is having trouble putting in a full day here these days. 

Blegh. I’m not a ray of sunshine at the moment. Maybe I’ll stick to posting a few pics.

A whale of a tale. City Island on Flickr.

A whale of a tale. City Island on Flickr.

Hello Fr(eye)day my old friend

Hello Fr(eye)day my old friend

Oh, that explains it

The firm rolled out a new website and when I first saw it I was all wow that’s big fonts and stuff. Gee it’s pretty ugly. Found out at lunch today that it was designed for mobile devices … because clearly no one uses desktops or laptops anymore.