Almost Never Boring…

and often easily amused

A bit of good news… 24 January 2008

Filed under: News,Rants — laughinglaura @ 23:40

As some of you know, a couple weeks ago I was forced to move away from my beloved window, to a temporary location for about a week and a half, b/c my supervisor wanted one of our new hires (she was hired after temping for several months) to feel like a permanent part of our team.  Then on Tuesday, I had to move again to a “nice, private, more of an office, less of a cube-type area” (as so-described by my supervisor), because my temporary office was needed for another new hire…  However, this new area does not have a window.  Furthermore, it has three walls that are all a weird, mustard-y brown color, and the area is about 7′ by 10′.  Prior to my moving to this area, it was used for storage and file cabinets.  I call it “the cave.”  Not only is it window-less and cave-like, but I am also isolated from all of my co-workers…  Additionally, everyone who has come over to see my new diggs have incredulously asked “this is your new area????”  They have all been sympathetic, and one gal who saw it for the first time today told me she would pray for me that I wouldn’t be too depressed by being there.  No, really, she did…  I promise I’m not making it up.

Obviously I am less than thrilled about working in the cave, and most of the folks in the office know this – they’ve asked, and I’ve answered honestly.  But, I’ve been trying to make the best of it, and my super has been pretty accommodating about finding a few of the extra furnishings that I’ve requested – a table for extra workspace, a bulletin board to post my calendar and other notes, etc. 

 Today, however, my super’s assistant asked if she could talk to me for a few moments…  She told me that she just wanted to make sure I know that I am a very vital piece of our team, and she wants to make sure that I’m happy.   She knows how unhappy I am in the cave, and told me not to get too settled in because I’ll be moving yet *again*…  My new cube is being vacated b/c a couple of gals from the office are switching to work from home FT.  And one of the gals who will be working from home has a cube that’s next to a window.  HOORAY!  The view from her window isn’t as good as the view from “my window” but it’s a million times better than “the cave.”  I have to keep things on the down-low for a few weeks, but at least I know there is light (literally) at the end of the (figurative) tunnel.  😀

 The frustrating thing about all of this, though, is that if I could’ve just waited a week to move the first time (a point I was unable to argue with my supervisor b/c he left on vacation having told everyone involved about the move, except for yours truly), I wouldn’t have had to move at all b/c the gal who moved to my desk could have, instead, moved to the desk of the gal who was fired last week…  Everyone involved knows that this would have been the best plan of all, but once the serial moves began, there was no stopping them…  *sigh*  I have a picture of the view from “my window” but I think I’m going to wait to post it until I also have a photo of “the cave.”

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I’m so excited… 21 January 2008

Filed under: Archives,Funny Stuff,News — laughinglaura @ 12:19

Some of you may remember the youtube video I posted last month  of the Twelve days of Christmas, sung by Straight No Chaser…  Well, last night I ordered the DVD of the full performance which the song is from.  It’s on backorder, and won’t arrive until mid-February, but I’m totally looking forward to its arrival!  😀 

 I also found out that they are doing a performance in Denver next month and I’m going to try to snag a ticket.  Unfortunately, the original members (featured in the video) are no longer performing with the group, but I still think it’d be lots of fun. 

 

Note to self…

Filed under: Randomness — laughinglaura @ 0:00

When planning your future, imaginary wedding, under no circumstances are you to choose tuxes with black shirts, metallic copper-colored vests, and diagonally-striped, metallic, lime green ties.  It is *not* an attractive combination…

 tux

 

Stupid People… 20 January 2008

Filed under: Funny Stuff,People Watching,Randomness,Rants — laughinglaura @ 0:21

Question:  What is even more stupid than talking on your cell phone while driving?  (Note: I talk on my cell while driving, though I usually use my bluetooth headset, which has shown to be safer than holding the actual phone)

 Answer:  Talking on your cell while driving while petting your toy poodle sitting in your lap.  (Note: the petting was happening at a stop light, but I still think it’s incredibly stupid to drive around with a dog on your lap.)

 

GRRR… 9 January 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — laughinglaura @ 13:36

I really, Really hate it when other people waste my time…

 

Stupid snow… 7 January 2008

Filed under: News,Randomness,Rants,Sports — laughinglaura @ 23:02

I left work at 5:02pm, this afternoon, but didn’t arrive home until 7:06pm.  It took me two tries to get into the driveway to park my car.  The first try, I slid past the drive as I tried to turn in (I live on a hill) and so I had to go around the block and try again b/c backing up was out of the question. 

 Stupid snow made me miss the first quarter of the LSU-OSU game.  I turned the TV on just in time to see the extra point that tied the game at 10.  Once I started watching the game, though, my winning karma kicked in, and LSU quickly took control of the game and never looked back.  GO TIGERS!