Thursday, October 30, 2008

Everyone keeps asking me if I'm going to get my free flu shot today. No, I'm not. I can't remember the last time I got a flu shot. I'm annoyed that people seem to think I "should" get a flu shot. In fact, I'm annoyed at people for getting flu shots, getting mildly sick, and then going around giving the flu to the people who didn't get one. maybe if they quit getting flu shots the flu would just disappear. DID THEY EVER THINK OF THAT???

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I can't hear (read, whatev) the word "operational" without hearing Admiral Ackbar echo it in my head.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I love the sound of high heels on wet pavement. It's so Gotham City.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I really wish they had hired the boy that plays video games, instead of the woman lawyer with 2 kids. Now I have to sit next to this person with whom the only thing I have in common is a vagina. lame :-(
so my boss wanted me to check with this department to make sure that a couple of things were correct on this form that they sent us, and one of the things that she wanted me to check is that the guy is actually from China because his name looks middle Eastern. The thing is, though, it's not like they had to choose from a drop-down menu and maybe they accidentally picked China--they had to write it in. Secondly, country of birth, country of citizenship, and country of legal permanent residence are 3 different blanks, and they all say China. You'd have to be pretty dumb to make that mistake 3 times. I mean, maybe the guy had middle Eastern parents or something but was born in China, eh? whatever, this is dumb.

Also, I've been using my down time at work to make an international foods cookbook. it's pretty fun. makes me kind of hungry though. lenz, you should let me know of some sweet Korean recipes.
ugh. I do NOT want to be here today.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"It isn't premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married"- George Burns

I like it. Also, I just heard Meghan say from behind me "What kind of (academic) program has their meeting in a bar?" I was like "...the best one?" I think it ended up being communication, lol. Drinking is how I get better at communication too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

When I end up doing something that's not on my To Do list, I like to write it on there and cross it off anyway. It makes me feel like I'm getting more done.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

For my gamer friends:

A gaming theme park?? Sounds freakin' sweet. Until I read it and found out that it's based on a medieval times RPG. That's like going to a Ren Fest to do things that you do at home with your nerdy friends. Not that that's bad, but having worked there for a while, the novelty of the Renaissance Festival has pretty much worn off...except for the behind-the-scenes action with all the nice potheads, drug dealers, crazies, and generally just good people to know. But I digress.

A gaming theme park would be just about the best thing ever. Who has never wanted to play a real-life game of their favorite FPS? "Here's an energy sword and a sticky grenade. Good luck fucker!" No worries, you'll respawn...eventually.
When I first started working here, it discouraged me that it seemed to be so hard for me to break in and become friends with people. I thought that perhaps one reason people don't open up to me is that I don't show enough interest in them--I don't ask them questions about themselves, their interests, what they're doing, etc. So I thought hey, maybe if I try to show more interest in people they would be more interested in conversing with me and getting to know me better. And then I had a realization: I don't show interest in these people because I'm not interested in them. I really don't give a shit if your son just started swimming lessons, you don't like Obama OR Palin (oops, I mean McCain?), or if you had a good weekend. I don't care if you're working on a tough case or how your grad classes are going. When I leave work, it stays here at work, along with all these people. It's like a part of my life that doesn't count.

I'll start making posts about something other than work sometime, probably. But I did start this blog to write on when i'm bored at work, so...yeah
So the new scholar advisor who sits next to me came over to me and was like "Erica" and then she was just laughing and i was like "uhh..." I had no idea why she was giggling, but apparently I was supposed to know because she didn't really explain it. and then she said something like "do you just sit over here and stay out of it?" wtf?? i gathered that she was giggling in reference to whatever the hell the people at Elizabeth's door were talking about. I was like "uhm, yeah." Apparently they were talking about last night's debate or something. Really, I could not care less about what the people I work with are talking about, so it's really easy for me to just "sit over here and stay out of it"--I just ignore everybody. I just thought it was funny that she was all giggling about something that I was obviously supposed to know about and I just kind of looked at her like ". . ."

/sigh my posts are dumb, huh?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I was supposed to have a team meeting at 1.30 today and I wanted to ask if there were any new projects I could start on, but now it's been postponed until Thursday and my supervisor is REALLYSUPERZOMGBUSY with meetings and stuff. I guess I'll just read the internet some more.
I'm listening to a song called "Home Honey I'm High." lol.

Monday, October 6, 2008

there is a roomful of women exclaiming and giggling within my earshot. i am not amused.
the step that I'm writing in my Manual (which, I think, should get a new name, other than Tracker Manual. I'm looking for suggestions) right now is called How to Open the Portal. it's not as cool as it sounds, but I feel all mystic-y
so right now I'm supposed to be WRITING A MANUAL about how to use this new software program that we are trying to incorporate. I'm not sure how I'm in any way qualified to do this other than I'm the only one in the office who has fucked around with it for any significant amount of time. I feel like I've kind of got a nice unspoken agreement with my boss though. She doesn't check on me too much or ask what I'm doing with my time, and i don't mention that she gives me the most meaningless bullshit tasks in the whole office and that a monkey could do my ridiculously stupid and easy job. That makes it so that on days when I'm supposed to be doing things like "writing a manual," I can spend my day on things like browsing the internet and starting new blogs. I also think I'm getting more used to hanging out at a computer all day. It still sucks my balls that I'm in a cubicle in a basement and there are no windows, but at least I'm coping better and learning how to find amusing things on the blag-o-tubes. if anyone has any interesting websites for me to check out, let me know.


zomg, i R creat a blog on the blag-o-sphere. seriously though, I sit here at the International Center "working" all day and coming up with what I'm sure are quite amusing anecdotes, epithets, fake words, musings, and other things that make me sound smart and it's just a shame that no one else gets to hear these jewels. SO NOW YOU CAN!! All 3 of you that I plan on telling about it. Also, it will give me something to do while I'm at work besides reading reddit, xkcd, and bash and occasionally completely random tasks my boss gives me. And i get bored a lot, so expect lots of small, useless input throughout the day. kbai.