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Humor

Coping with No (Work) Internet

I have been without steady internet at my job for a little over two weeks now. For context, I work at a school and if you ever wondered if we were maybe too technology dependent, visit a school. I’ve also had a computer at home that’s decided that this would be a good week to […]

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is In Denial

Y’all. I have SO MUCH work left to do.

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Humor

10 Ways to Stay Organized While Working 80 Hours a Week

Being organized is difficult in the best of circumstances. When your ass is owned by your employer for the equivalent of two people per week, organization can become a huge challenge.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Nothing tops last week’s otter, but we found fun links this week anyway.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Just Wants to Go Home

I am traveling for work, and it is THE PITS. Does anyone else long for snuggles from their pet (and/or significant other) when they are away?

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Let’s Talk About Jobs

I’m starting a new job today. I’m a little terrified. 

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Perspectives

Do You Want to Get Lunch: Social Awkwardness and New Jobs

After several long months of job searching (which I recorded in gifs sets here and here), I was able to land a long-term contract position with a big corporation that has several theme parks. Yay for a steady paycheck from corporate overlords!

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Perspectives

Can We All Stop Saying “It Is What It Is”?

It has been brought to my attention that the usage of this phrase has become an epidemic for those that have lost all hope and feel there is nothing left to latch onto but what has already been established. And I am a firm believer that things don’t have to remain the way they are, […]

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Humor

Pros and Cons of a Stomach Flu

Stomach viruses are tricky. 1. They’re gross and no one wants the details. People give you sympathetic looks but really they’re just thinking, “oh god, that’s disgusting and I don’t want this to happen to me.” 2. They always sound like a convenient excuse to get out of something. Birthday party for your cousin? Can’t […]

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Perspectives

My Immigrant Parents: The Path to the American Dream

I was at work when my mom called with the news that she had lost her job… again. Because she works in escrow, her industry is often hit substantially due to the inconsistent economy. This includes frequent massive layoffs and the worry that the job just might not be there tomorrow. In the 3 years […]

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Music

Five Playlists that Are Getting Me Through this Week

It’s going to be a very long week, since I’m very busy both at home and at work.  Luckily, I have some playlists at 8tracks.com all set to go.  I’ve been listening to these both while working and writing, so I’ll share then with you in case you need the musical motivation.

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Perspectives

5 Tips That Won’t Help You Avoid Seeing Your Coworkers Outside of Work

I don’t necessarily hate my coworkers, but the thought of seeing them outside of the office makes me want to set myself on fire.

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Life

[Mis]Adventures in Public Transportation

This summer, Mr. Dormouse and I decided that we needed to cut our expenses as much as we could so that we would be able to adjust our budget and pay off our student loans faster. For a couple of weeks, we fiddled with our budget spreadsheet, and I suggested that we get rid of […]

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Perspectives

Manufacturing and Quality Control

It’s come to the point that whenever someone walks into my office, I cringe. Because if someone takes the time to walk all the way up across the factory floor, taking their precious ten minute rest period to come to my office, chances are good that they’re going to yell at me or to me. […]

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Perspectives

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Getting Back on the Horse

“¦you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. —from The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell