Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Big Move - Part One

It was announced a few weeks back that my entire office is uprooting and moving a few towns away.  This is awesome for several reasons:

1) Our current office space is dark and dreary and falling apart around us.  There are these weird rumples in the carpet and the desk chairs won't roll over there.  And nothing matches.  We have about 22 styles of desks and they all suck.
2) The move will turn my 40 minute commute into a 15 minute commute, saving me on gas and allowing to sleep in for those extra 25 minutes.
3) We will no be within walking distance of bars, which means to reinvention of the 3 martini lunch.

So until we actually move on August 8th, I will be updating all of you on how an office actually moves everything.  

So I bring you... 


I work at a company that is all about keeping all the paperwork we can because of liability issues.  But what is the first thing upper management did was tell us to put as much stuff as we could get rid of into these giant read lockable garbage cans that are setting around the office.

The thing is, no one wants to get rid of anything, so these containers are virtually empty.  And that makes me feel bad so I have devised a new use for them.  Reverting back to my middle school years, we now are passing notes amongst each other about people we hate in the company and then we throw them in the containers.  But at least my VP now thinks I am actually getting ready for the move.

And sadly, a lot of working in an office is worrying about what upper management thinks...

The Office Scribe

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Can I Get Brake Installed on My Life?

Ferris Bueller's Day Off gave the world a lot of memorable quotes:


"Ferris Bueller you're my hero"

“The place is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything.”

And possibly the most quoted.  Basically seen in every high school yearbook quote section since the movie came out...

"Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Well what happens if you can't seem to find the brakes?  I have been so busy the past couple weeks that, aside from not updating this blog as often as I should, I have also not been able to keep up with laundry, friends, family, grocery shopping, and a myriad of other day to day activities.

So I am making it my mission to revert to my school days and chill a bit this summer.  Pop open a bottle of my new favorite beer (Leinie's Summer Shandy) and spend my nights doused in Deep Woods Off relaxing on my patio or up at the lake.  You all might want to do the same and save your sanity.

The Office Scribe