Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fear Not...

I am back on Twitter.

Stop by tomorrow for a new Manic Monday, assuming some interesting things happen to me at the office tomorrow.

~ The Office Scribe

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Twitter Fail

If any of you are followers of my Twitter account (um, you all should be...) you may have noticed an absence of mundane Tweets lately.  That's because for some reason, I can't access Twitter.  It looks like it loads but all I get it a blank page.

Seriously, it's  not cool.  And I personally blame Google+.

Anyone else having this issue?

~ The Office Scribe

Monday, July 11, 2011

Manic Monday - The Midwest Hurricane Edition

You know what works better than an alarm clock?  A call from your mom who says the apocalypse is happening and headed your way.  No matter how tired you are it makes you jump out of bed to move your plastic lawn furniture into a more secure location on your porch.

I guess the weather gods didn't like the route I take to work in the mornings since they blew a tree down on a bunch of power lines right in the middle of the road.  Personally I thought I could have made it - ComEd and the local police thought otherwise.

Normally I like to be able to participate in a conversation with my coworkers, but when the topic is about how they had to shower in the dark because they didn't have power, I kept my mouth shut. (Since I not only had power when I woke up but I was listening to the radio, watching the weather channel and tweeting about it).

Lots of people have been talking about how weird the weather is this summer - and I feel like we have this discussion every year.  The weather isn't weird, you just have bad memories.

We were reminded at work that if the bad weather sirens go off we need to report to our specific locations for a head count.  Too bad I didn't click on the link to tell me where I belonged.  If someone out there can't find me, you should all just assume I am under my desk.  That's where the mini fridge is after all...

~ The Office Scribe

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Office Dorm?

There are many great things about going to college.  The all night parties. Locking people in the communal bathrooms. Undercover FBI stings to bust fake ID rings...

But nothing is better about college than the time honored tradition of having a dry erase board affixed to your dorm room door.

For those of you who didn't go to college let me explain: Practically the first thing you do when you move into a dorm, before you unpack you clothes and that illegal hot pot you had to have to make ramen, you got out your double sided tape and hung up your dry erase board.  You then took some colorful markers and wrote you and your roommates names on it and perhaps added something classy, like a a Keystone light sticker some guy handed you at Freshman orientation.

The main* purpose of the dry erase board was so that people could leave you messages while you were shacked up in someone else's room at class  It was pretty genius.  Which is why I think we need them around my office.

Right now, we have a ton of meetings and training sessions so no one is ever at their desks when you need them.  And yes, you could leave a post it note, but chances are there would be so many that when you got back your desk would look like a Midwestern yard in the fall.  (Because Post Its look like leaves).  Hence the need for a dry erase board.  That way when you are away from your desk people could just jot you a quick note to say they stopped by.  Or leave a funny saying.  Or draw an inappropriate picture which gets them reported to HR.

I bet we could even get them cheap through our office supply connections.

This will be my new pet project, you know, once I finally get back to my desk...

~ The Office Scribe

* Other reason include, but aren't limited to - accusing someone of stealing your boyfriend, telling your roommate she owes you money, drawing pictures of genitals, writing the answers for biology tests, reminding someone that they need to figure out what that smell is, etc, etc, etc.