Thursday, January 26, 2006

What type of Weather are you?

I think this has some truth to it ....

You Are Sunshine

Soothing and calm
You are often held up by others as the ideal
But too much of you, and they'll get burned

You are best known for: your warmth

Your dominant state: connecting

Updated Employee Handbook

I've seen this before but it still makes me giggle. Does this sound like your place of work? =)


Please be advised that you are to report to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing $350 Prada sneakers and carrying a $600 Gucci Bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better
so that you may buy nicer clothes; therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress in-between, you are right where you need to be and obviously do not need a raise.

We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.

This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. There is now a strict 3 minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the
company bulletin board under the "Chronic Offenders" category.

Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation, and input should be directed elsewhere.

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

What superhero are you?

CASE'd from Dawnn
Thanks *wink*

I am:

Cool, calm and powerful. Whilst your actual super abilities may not be anything too dazzling, you have earnt the respect of both friends and enemies in response to your amazing fighting skills, strategic combat and experience. Luckily you have access to the greens which can fund all your majorly cool gadgets, vehicles and weapons! Also, you're reluctant but still accepting to the idea of having a teammate/side-kick, which just makes everything a whole lotta fun, doesn't it now! On the down side, you've probably suffered some sort of trauma at a young age (that's why we don't talk to the old man near the swings, kids). Similar to the Wolverine, your past is a base for your current motivation, undertaking some kind of personal vow in search of justice. All in all though, you're one tough nut. There's not a lot of people who have the minerals to go up against you, and you're experienced enough not to get cocky and let the little things like never finding happiness get you down!

Take the quiz yourself here: clicky

Ain't no stoppin me now ...

I don't know what my problem was but I could not figure out how to make links on my blogs ... Empress4 and Agent713 can testify to this ... I was having a heck of a time doing it.

Finally tonight I decided this is it ... I'm not getting up until I get this. In preparation for that I brought a sweater, snacks and a cherry coke.

10 minutes later I have links ... amazing what determination will do to you!

Now I'm off to find more things to link =)

Froggy ... who's next?

Thanks Empress :) Who's next?


Today at work I have project time, which is a full 8 hour day, or more if I stay late, of time to get caught up on my projects I have going. I've been on a huge, ongoing project for the Knowledgebase and web self-service project so some of my other projects have been bumped down the ladder of priority.
I had all my plans laid out last night before I left of what I wanted to do and came in this morning energized (well as much as I can be for 8:30 in the morning ...) and ready to get to work.

I get logged in, go to bring up our existing knowledgebase that could .... and the server is down! My whole morning and most of my afternoon was built around this, updating articles, publishing new articles and doing major housekeeping because some people have issue with certain numbers of articles because of connotations with those numbers ... I thought we were all adults but that is a separate vent.

So instead my whole day is shot to you-know-where and I am having to work on other things ... most of which are still built around the knowledge base taht I cannot access! I've done some work on smaller tasks I have, finished a couple of them, did extensive testing for a new release coming out next month and have one big project to do but I need to pull some stuff from the knowledgebase that is STILL DOWN.

I just want to go home and start other again. Plus tomorrow and Friday I have meetings off and on most of the day so I won't be productive and was counting on today to get my stuff done. I'm so annoyed right now.

I need to go and find new cheese since my cheese got moved due to servers being down, but I am more content to sit and whine for a bit ... thanks for listening =)

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Weekend in review, thus far

I've had a pretty uneventful weekend thus far. Friday afternoon at work I was in a meeting across the street that went till after 5:30 so I came back over to my building and worked till 8 to get some things done for a deadline for the meeting ... and hopefully will get the rest done Monday morning.

Saturday I went and ran a few errands and saw Brokeback Mountain with Paul and Donna ... or as Paul calls the movie, the gay cowboy love story movie. I thought it was a good movie. You leave it feeling kind of sad, I didn't cry or anything but I felt a little down. It has a good storyline and keeps going and isn't too slow or dragging but it's definitely not a feel good movie. The acting was really good so I can see why it is already winning awards and the scenery and the mountains were beautiful. I am glad I saw it, I just can't see it as a movie I own and that I would watch alot. If you are thinking about seeing it, I say go for it. I felt my money was well spent.

Sunday so far I have gone to tan. I was feeling a little winter blah so I decided to lay under some UV lamps and try and perk up a bit ... plus never to early to start thinking about summer =) and did some laundry and have been on here since. I need to get off the computer and do some major photo sorting. I'm waiting for the Seattle Seahawks playoff game to start soon ... I don't like football but if they win this game they go the Super Bowl so I am kinda excited even though I don't really understand the game *lol* I plan to take my 2 Power Sort boxes and 2 Mini Power Sort boxes and photos yet to be sorted and do some serious work on that. I have decided to organize them in their compartments by projects to keep it easier. I have about a half dozen album projects started, ongoing, or still in my mind. My plan is to do that tonight.

Nothing really exciting so I will post again later!
Take care ya'll.