"God must love the common man, He made so many of them..." Abraham Lincoln

Friday, June 24, 2011

Doggie Day at Work

Today was the official 'Take Your Dog to Work' day!  Annie was very excited -- up early and ready to go.  Her bag was packed with doggie jerky, a pink collapsible water dish and poo baggies.  Other necessities included a comfy bed and good doggie manners.  After all, the workplace is supposed to be civilized.

The face says it all -- the @#$% phone just won't stop ringing today.

I agree with Annie -- it's too hard to work when there are birds and deer to watch from the window.

So, all in all, 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' was a success.  It was nice to work WITH a dog instead of working LIKE a dog.  Maybe Annie can persuade the powers-that-be to do this more often...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Office First Aid Kit

Can you tell what kind of week it has been? Work can be stressful enough, but mix all the normal craziness up with ugly politics, stir in a heaping helping of uncertainty… and voila! Suddenly the collective blood pressure of the office is enough to launch the space shuttle. Time to break out the Office First Aid Kit – chocolate with a diet Coke chaser.

You know, this really could be a million dollar idea. Just think of it – first aid kits featuring comfort foods. Band aids? Check! Ointment? Check! Chicken noodle soup? Check and double check! Perhaps the kits could be arranged by ailment instead. Nausea? Saltines and 7up. Sore throat? Hot lemonade with honey. In-laws? Devil’s food cake.

So what kind of first aid kit could fix what’s going on at work? My mom would know. She was a first-class first aid foodie. If anyone in the neighborhood was sick or afflicted, Mom was there with the perfect meal to make everyone feel better. Honestly, her spaghetti could cause world peace. Hey, maybe that’s what I should do! Spaghetti for the local warring political factions, followed by, what else, angel food cake. Of course, there would be chocolates and diet Coke for all.

Yep, a food first aid kit. It is a million dollar idea, so kindly keep your hands off of it. If the politics don’t cool down, I will be unemployed and in need of that kind of cash. But in the meantime, the office first aid essentials can be found in the bottom drawer of my desk – help yourself.

Friday, February 25, 2011


What grows faster than the laundry pile?  No, really...what does?  Kudzu?  Blackberry vines?  Kids?  Well, since the pile grows so fast, doing a load or two of laundry every day is the modus operandi.  And it is so nice to have helpers when it comes to folding hot, straight-from-the-dryer towels...
Seriously, I only turned my back for a second before these two "helpers" were right there.  Gee, thanks.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Girl Scout Cookies

What do you get when you combine one office full of cookie-loving women with one cookie-selling Girl Scout?  You get exactly what you ordered!  Honestly, it was just like a holiday today when our office cookie order was delivered.

So this was my order.  Samoas because can't go wrong with the perennial favorite.  The lemon cremes are so good that really I can't be trusted with more than one box.  The berry cookies, as demonstrated by the open top, were delicious.

Yep, it was a holiday -- right there at my desk.