Monday, April 15, 2013

Manic Monday #66

I'd like to think I am adult at age 31 - but apparently I am not adult enough to remember to purchase coffee when I am at the grocery store over the weekend.

The green highlighter is the most elusive color of highlighters.

Kudos to the building I work in for finally turning the heat on.  In April. To 180 degrees. Pretty sure all the females (and probably the males) though they were going through the change of life.

A coworker and I were trying to figure out if hand sanitizer goes bad. What prompted the discussion was I used the bottle of hand sanitize on my desk for the first time in about 5 years and it was so potent it burned my eyes. It might not be as harsh if it was mixed with some tonic and a slice of lime.

Thank god the office was practically empty when I was scared by the life size statue in my company's lobby. Me squealing and jumping a foot into the air would have knocked a few points of my intimidation factor. 

I like that I have to do division to figure out how many vacation days I have this year since our payroll site gives it to me in hours instead of days.  (Please note the sarcasm - it's weird to see you have 170.5 hours of PTO for the year.)

Today is April 15th - the day you have to have your taxes done by. I don't understand why the lines are always so long at the post office on this day. It's not a surprise that you have to have them done by today, why did you wait? You should have been like me and downloaded the Turbo Tax app last night at about 10:00 p.m. while scurrying around like a madwoman trying to find your W2. 

~ The Office Scribe

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Awakening (Not The Musical, That Was Horrible)

It's that blessed time of year when animals across the northern hemisphere yawn and stretch and start to come out of their hibernation.

I am one of those animals, except the unseasonably cold weather in the Chicagoland area is making it a little difficult. Seriously - last year by this time I had a tan. This year I am still sleeping in a bed with flannel sheets.

But technically it is Spring and I have had the urge to get back into my old habits, like doing laundry on a semi regular basis and continue to this blog. I haven't written in ages because I kinda fell off the creative bandwagon. Most of my energy has actually been focused on like family and friends and work, which I know is crazy.

Okay, so maybe not crazy crazy but crazy awesome, but I feel like there has been a little hole that can only be filled by returning to this blog.

So followers (if I have any left) I am back. I have a whole cache of thrilling new stories gathered from 8 hours a day spent in an office.

And I promise that is not as boring as it sounds.

~ The Office Scribe