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A Place For My Stuff

Is something I will not have when we move to our new offices. In order to further this "increased productivity" and whatnot that inspired the whole consolidation to begin with, our new office space appears to be four major "stations" for each thing we normally each do at our own desks -- with no more assigned cubicles, just a "walkup" workspace to do whatever you happen to be assigned that day.

I have 13 years' worth of accumulated cubicle junk, including holiday decorations and all my toys, as well as two calendars which are of course only up to May. *sigh*

I hope they re-think this...

Yesterday morning when I weighed myself, I was down (yikes) to 178. Yay, I thought, I’m making progress – that was 4 pounds lost last week. This morning when I got up I was 181. Okay, not terrible; still a two-pound loss. But I was tired and went back to bed for a while instead of going to the gym, and when I got up an hour later, I was 186. Either my body is weirder than I thought, or my scale needs new batteries.

I am training myself to drink unsweetened tea. Sometimes it’s wonderful. Sometimes it’s not. It definitely goes extremely well with scones and jam, as well as cookies.

Speaking of jam, queenofattolia’s jams are THE BOMB. Seriously. I never much liked strawberry jam, but hers I wish to heap on things (or even plain). I held myself to two scones per day, a very simple breakfast, with unsweetened green tea. But I mean, really, really good jam. If she does begin a business, then I highly recommend buying them. Nom.

That said, I WILL lose weight this year. I WILL.


And since it was Caturday, and a good one, I'll choose some cat somewhere...

Behold the Incredible Cat Burrito! He did this to himself, burrowing in the fresh clean dog bed:






And then Bo went in to check out his clean digs, and he had an uninvited guest:





Here's one of the info plaques which decorate the Chinese Garden:




Osama Bin Laden = WOW. I was surprised at the depth of my feelings; like all Americans I have that sensitive spot which is September 11, 2001, but being from the West Coast, I have to admit, for us it has faded quite into the background, and Bin Laden himself has become something of a "well, he got away, didn't he?" figure -- and now it's all there again, the feelings I had right on that day, along with a big "YES!" I should never celebrate the death of another human being, but it's entirely possible that by choosing to do something like he did he forfeited the right to be called a human being. I hope he was met on the other side by Mohammad, Jesus, and Allah, and they all just shook their heads at him as he was sent to wherever the truly evil must spend eternity. "No, you just didn't get it, stupid."

And now I REALLY have to finish up with my writer's critiques.

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nutmeg3
May. 3rd, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
I wish my weeniehead cats were as comfortable with Kaiya as yours are with Bo. And ITA re: bin Laden. He was a festering disease and needed to be destroyed. As to the rest... Yuck to the work sitch, and I'm betting you need new batteries.
wildrider
May. 3rd, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
Well, Barb set out to find a cat that liked dogs and a dog that liked cats -- she succeeded. (Cairo and Silhouette mostly just ignore Bo's existence.)

Yeah, I probably ought to check the batteries.

At least I'll HAVE a job -- but I do hate losing my personal space! We'll have to see how it goes when we get there.
cornerofmadness
May. 3rd, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
i love how Churro sleeps just anywhere


You know, I couldn't imagine a more dehumanizing work situation than what your job is contemplating. that is awful
wildrider
May. 3rd, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Churro is a very RELAXED cat. (Barb says he's Freda's cat from Peanuts, completely boneless.)

Yeah. It's like they're planning on nothing but temps -- it has the look of temporary workstations for temporary employees. I can only hope once we're actually THERE they may take pity on us.

cornerofmadness
May. 3rd, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
i hope they do but I'm also doubtful. I might be shoved into the solar panel control room but i can at least pretend it's an office
wildrider
May. 4th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Same here. There are some perks, though -- there's TV in the break room, apparently, and LOT of restaurants within walking distance (as well as the light rail, which my current office is MILES from).

We shall see once things get going over there. First I have to get SELECTED.
cornerofmadness
May. 4th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
oh oh oh, I didn't realize you were talking a new building with the upgrade job. duh. well those are perks
wildrider
May. 5th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, we're going to now be under the Corporate banner, and no longer employees of the "Great Western Zone." (Don't ask me what the distinction is, I haven't a clue.) As such, we're going to be housed in one of our main server buildings (they're called ISC -- I believe the C stands for "center," but I can't recall what the IS stands for), so we'll be in the same high-security building with the servers for the entire western half of the country (from the Dakotas south and Nebraska to Hawaii, except Texas, who have their own ISC).
cornerofmadness
May. 5th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I see. good luck with that
sillymagpie
May. 3rd, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
I shamelessly rejoice that bin Laden is dead. He had to be taken out. He would never stop being a threat to innocent people to be left alive. There was no "redeeming" the man.

A few people in this world do, in fact, "need killin.'"
wildrider
May. 4th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
Yes, but they might have killed him SLOWLY.

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wildrider
May. 4th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
And then there's Cairo, who seems to be getting very sensitive about the fact I'm always taking pictures of this newcomer...

YUMMY caramel apple! I think the vanilla bean must really give the strawberry a kick in the teeth, because it's REALLY good.

I found the lemon to be too tart, but Barb loved it. I might like it with lime...

Sadly, with men like that, you CAN only kill them once. It's where you have to hope a little for some kind of justice in the afterlife, maybe with his thousands of victims taking shots at him (his 72 virgins were all victims from 9/11 and HATE HIS GUTS, and will do anything to make has afterlife eternal hell).
ljs
May. 3rd, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope you get a place for your stuff!

[hugs]
wildrider
May. 4th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
Me, too! THANKS!

(hugs!)
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