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Work Faux Pas

Today I committed an uncharacteristic act of weakness at work today.

I cried while addressing a co-worker. Not in a cry me a river, incessant sobbing, loudly whimpering, I-just-lost-my-pet kind of way. But there were visible tears. And looking back on the reason now - I was just told a co-worker would be leaving us - and I realize, it was really quite a tame occurrence.  We weren't even particularly close! Gawd. So emo! Lol. Granted they were genuine tears of emotion, I do not consider this one of my finer managerial moments.

Since I am usually the epitome of togetherness, I caught myself a little off-guard (if you can imagine that! Lol) which of course made me panic and cry even more (lol!) and I can imagine my co-worker didn't expect that given how unapologetic I am about being a hard-ass/ borderline bitch at work.

After the fact, I was a bit of a mess and I thought, what the hell woman! Lol I must admit being a little disgusted with myself at having revealed such a weak sid…

Thinking positive

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After an especially draining day at the office, which (from what I can tell) will only be compounded in the weeks to come I've decided that if I'm to survive - I must keep an open mind, and cast aside my judgments on this new-age approach - I must engage in more positive thinking. It's kind of an exercise in foresight and a preventative effort to sort of stabilize the train before it spirals down the hell hole. :) Anyways, I've adopted a new mantra today, or rather borrowed one. Repeat after me.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it - Groucho Mar

Let's say it again:
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I…

Random List

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It has been a minute since my last post.

LOTS HAPPENING. Quick bits.

1. Manu Samoa are world champions in Rugby Sevens!

Few things can top just how moving and awesome this achievement is to Samoans. I screamed, cried, rejoiced, got drunk, cried some more and then drank some more. It still lifts my heart to think about this and this definitely goes down in history as one of our greatest moments!

2. Work is over flowing with change. Mostly additional work but for the most part it is good change.  Lots to complain and moan about also but I'll take out on another post and my liquor cabinet my liquor cabinet in the mean time. In a nutshell - when I'm not hating it, I'm loving it.

3. I'm rather fond of lists :)

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This is just a random reminder of a time in my life when the greatest of my worries was whether the table or bar could take my weight. I can't believe how foreign it now feels. Just felt like expressing as much. That's all :)








5. I've nicknamed the treadmi…