Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
My last full week before the company-mandated 11-day vacay, and everyone around me seems to be walking on air. I can't wait to find out what's in store for me in 2015! Meantime, since I'll be off starting next Wednesday, I'll probably do much of my celebrating after Christmas, but that doesn't mean I can't put up some holiday-ish silly sites beforehand. And with the preponderance of Biblical movies around and in production, I'd like to share the TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read) versions of Bible stories (via io9). I know of an awful lot of Bible-thumpers who probably didn't read that book they're thumping...
Sunday, December 14, 2014
We opted not to leave the house today, and I think my body really needed that. A nice nap in the afternoon certainly helped, and I had enough mental energy to get caught up on bills and my checkbook and such. Even cleared up some DVR'ed stuff and watched with Robin a few minutes of bad movies featuring celebrities who should know better - possibly even the celebrities pictured here "posing with their younger selves" (via Arthur)...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Oh, my aching muscles. I knew I was going to feel it today, but I didn't know how much. And I didn't get my usual afternoon nap because we spent much of the afternoon addressing holiday cards and sealing envelopes. All done now! That should give me a few points in my Klaus Score:
Via Brand Flakes for Breakfast.
Via Brand Flakes for Breakfast.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Boy, it's a good thing I love books, I spent almost all day working with them, sorting and bundling and getting ready to ship them to area homeless shelters. I can't believe I get paid to do such great work. KFFL is totally going to be my "pet project" for the rest of my career there, I love the idea of giving books to needy kids! My back, however, loves it a bit less. Glad I didn't try to lift more than I did, I'd be in agony. But books are boxed and I'm home for the weekend (with books of the comic-pamphlet variety, of course). I did not get any of the magazines pictured here, however.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I could wish for better weather so I can finally get outside during lunchtime and explore my new surroundings, but I did manage to walk two blocks and have lunch at the now-pitiful Atrium which used to be the glorious Citicorp Center with restaurants galore and where the toy train displays lit up the Christmas season... now it's just a boring corporate building with a fairly small food court and an almost-in-tune a cappella choir singing carols. Even the buildings seem to be depressed in this weather. And it's snowing and sticking around us, which means tomorrow will probably be icy. I'm not ready for my treads yet! My one saving grace is Robin, so here's another site just for him - Pixactly, where you have to draw boxes of exactly a certain number of pixels then see how close you came. I suck at this, but Robin will probably ace it. Via Laughing Squid.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Despite a couple of miserable commutes (two hours this morning in the deluge, and a shared seat with another large woman this evening, resulting in extensive neck and shoulder pain) and of course the weather, it was another great day at work, as I continue to get oriented in my new position at headquarters. I even figured out, with some generous help from others, how to properly operate my building and floor passes! Have I mentioned I love being an admin assistant? So much better than being whatever fake jobs this Silicon Valley Job Title Generator (via Laughing Squid) comes up with...