I noticed last week that one of my bosses told me "I trust you" when it came to the front-desk work that I'm still learning about. Being that I'm the senior-most employee working that section, (and that's a helluva shocker), it was a bit startling.... And that I don't recall hearing that phrase much, if ever.
(image found on Pinterest) You know when there's some unpleasant niggling at the back of your mind that you can't put your finger on? Well, leave it to Bill Maher to put a name to it in his closer on May 20th's episode of Real Time. Now I have to admit, there's something about superheroes and … Continue reading A Theory: “Superhero” Pop Culture Might Have Helped Elect Donald Trump
I've noticed a sleepless trend the last few months. To be more precise, it's the inability to know how much sleep I've gotten or if it could be considered sleep. Most of my nights remind me of the one M*A*S*H episode of exhausted Hawkeye telling Col. Blake. "I had a dream that I was asleep … Continue reading Finding my dreams: or, how to stop working in my sleep…
For once, I got to open on a Monday. That should've clued me in on the weirdness that would happen.
I've been getting ma'am-ed. I gotta admit, as someone who taught (oh so briefly) in the classroom, it wasn't unreasonable to hear the word ma'am from students. Being I was much older than they were, it could be considered normal. And since I'm in the south (Houston metro area, Texas, to be more precise), that … Continue reading I’m being called “ma’am” a lot lately, & I don’t know what I think about that…
(edited to correct a link) I've seen these around, but never got a chance to figure out what they were. Well, Andrew at Life between 0 and 1 nominated me this time around, and I wanted to take the time to peruse what it was about. It's simple: according to the creator Okoto Enigma, it's … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award–groovy
Am I the only one who gives a distinct visual to their writer's block? Maybe I had too much fun reading the books and all, but now I have to admit, when I find myself with "writer's block" and picture it, that's what it looks like: the 2001 Monolith. I mean, it's there. My Block … Continue reading My writer’s block is a lot like the Monolith
(4/12/17 Edit: I woke up this morning and realized my title--using the word "pseudo-stalking"--shows I'm still trying to rationalize his behavior in some way. I need to call it what it was--unwanted attention and stalking--hence the change.)
I wish I could say that I'd been doing a helluva lot of good work on job searching and getting my ducks in a row. Probably the best thing I did was sign up for a couple of online courses on technical writing and communication. Otherwise, I lived in a wooooorld of pure pro-cras-ti-na-tion (cue the Gene Wilder/Willy Wonka parody).
I checked out the website with my job application on it yesterday, and it came back "no jobs match your criteria." Guess they made their choices for interviews...so I guess that "perfect-timing" job's not on the menu for me right now. Back to searching as best I can, and coming up with new ideas.