Hanging out with your colleagues after work
Found a cover of Brandon Flowers singing what I’ve pretty much decided is my theme song and I’m pretty obsessed with it
“And she’ll tease you
She’ll unease you
All the better just to please you
She’s precocious and she knows just
What it takes to make a pro blush”
So Fairy Queen Khaleesi Director of QA came down to our office on one of her visits for an important meeting and basically walked in and said “I have to spend a bunch of money before the end of the year. Everyone order whatever they want.”
So the first thing everyone ordered was new chairs for our desks, since our are old and no longer cushy. Then we all complained that we couldn’t access our personal outlook files from home and we’d like to be able to work from home sometimes, and was there a way we could make that happen?
So she was like “so then how do we make this happen? Everyone gets a CVS laptop? There’s what, five of you? Everyone would need a laptop? Great, order five laptop set ups. That should take a chunk out of the money. What else? Keep ordering.”
So then we spent our lunch hour on staples all making wish lists of things we wanted, and then we just ordered it! I’m getting so many supplies and things for my cube!
AND next week she’s taking everyone to Capitol Grille for a christmas work party.
because my hair was getting out of control and I had gotten just a teeny trim from this girl who works at the salon I go to, but who is not my usual person. I’ve been going to my usual person, Shonna, since I was just a baby college freshman and NO ONE touches my hair but her basically. But I needed just around my ears and my neck cleaned up that time and I figured no one could mess that up too badly, so I went to this other girl, Lauren for my trim. I was satisfied with what she did, and she even trimmed up the rest of my hair a bit and it turned out fine.
So I needed a haircut yesterday because my hair was starting to look like a bowl cut, and Shonna was booked so I decided to go with Lauren again. I’m actually so super satisfied. Like I am equally as satisfied with lauren as I am every time Shonna cuts my hair. This is a big new step for me because, as I mentioned, NO ONE every cuts my hair but Shonna. Shonna knows how my hair falls and its thickness and understands my hair’s need to be tamed. But Lauren obviously looked at my file or something because my hair is finally doing the things I want it to and even my bangs are playing along. She even introduced me to some new stuff that gives my hair texture without it being oversized or sticky.
This is simultaneously the most hilarious and terrifying email my boss has ever sent in the entire series of months I’ve been working. It’s more hilarious than terrifying, but it’s still a little scary.
Allow me to tell you the back story. So if any of you may recall, my boss (the prom king referenced in the picture above) and his boss (Fairy Queen Khaleesi Director of QA) went to China and India for the month of November. Before he left, he emailed Curt (“Droppin The Ball Left and Right”) and me saying that there are too many samples failing testing due to high sodium, and that Curt should determine the root cause of all the sodium failures (whether the lab had a testing or sample size issue, or whether vendors had any sort of manufacturing issues etc etc) and include me in the project and teach me and stuff. His intention was for us (but in my opinion actually really me) to solve the sodium problems and I specifically remember him saying that this would be a win for me if I could get it done. Naturally, since I consider him my mentor and the epitome of perfection in a boss, this was a gold star I really wanted to earn.
So the week after he left, I started trying to get Curt to give me some direction for the sodium stuff. I tried talking to him and sending him some emails about it and didn’t get much back. I reached out to the lab for some direction and got a little help. I pulled all the reports for two particular vendors we have sodium issues with from the past two years to see how their sodium issues have gone over time. I did everything I thought to do. I really wanted to be able to have the project pretty much done by the time my boss got back. I wanted to be able to prance in to his office and proclaim that I had solved all the sodium problems and reaffirm myself as the princess badass he treats me like I am.
My plans did not work out as such. Over the three or so weeks he was gone, I met with Curt only once for a few minutes and accomplished nothing, and aside from the previously mentioned work I did on pulling and organizing the old reports and checking some things with the lab, I’m not entirely sure what, if anything, got done.
So then my boss came back and sent us an email with a friendly reminder about the sodium presentation. I emailed him back asking if I could talk to him about it. I was so excited that he was back and had access to emails that it took almost all my willpower to not send a novel of whining about the project to him as a response. But I told him I wasn’t where I wanted to be, progress or involvement-wise, on the project, and then the next day we had a conversation about it where I shared some of my frustrations.
On Thursday the project came up again when we were talking and he asked if there was an agenda or anything and I said that Curt hadn’t given me anything to do and I hadn’t seen anything yet and that I was honestly pretty pissed at how it’s all turned out. It’s entirely possibly that Curt’s taken care of the whole thing, but I just haven’t seen anything and it hasn’t been the learning experience I wanted it to be.
So then today I checked my work email and saw that I’d been CC’d on this beautiful gem and just started laughing.
The sodium presentation is supposed to be this Thursday and I really really don’t know what’s going to happen and I’m a little worried.
On the one hand, it’s not my fault if the thing doesn’t get done because it’s Curt’s project and if it’s not done he’s the one who has dropped the ball. But on the other hand if it doesn’t get done, then I will totally feel like I should have stepped up and found a way to either push Curt or do it myself, and I’ll feel like a cop-out being like “It’s not my fault. It was Curt’s project.” because I want to own things and be responsible and I get the very strong feeling that finger pointing is not super professional.
But anyway. He’s just soo the best and this email is hysterical.
but I just started watching The League on netflix and I’m like four episodes in and I’ve never fallen in love with a character as fast and as deeply as I have fallen in love with Taco.
Best Pope story yet?
Pope Francis has been sneaking out of the Vatican at night to serve the homeless.
The Pope for people who don’t like popes strikes again.
HE WAS ALSO A BOUNCER AT A NIGHTCLUB
Pope Francis has also shed the trappings of wealth that generally accompany his position (golden cape, ornate throne) in favor of white threads and a simple wooden chair. He’s also the first Pope to wash a woman’s feet, insisting that it’s what Jesus Christ would have done. Even if you’re not religious you can appreciate that this is a genuinely good man, and a wonderful leader of the Catholic Church.
"Hello mom? Yes I’m reforming to Christianity. Mom? mom?"
yeeeaaahhhhh but he’s still a pope and catholicism still isn’t that great. PS there are tons of nuns doing the same fucking thing as he’s doing and the church isn’t giving them any credit for it so let’s just calm down a second.
Me in every single way
this gif speaks to me on a spiritual level
I’ll explain more later. I need things to wish for for my cube. Nothing is out of the realm of possibilities at this point.