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Should old aquaintance be forgot

Author: | July 25th, 2012 | Category : Columns

Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama: 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck 5. Learn the rules so you know … Read more »

Still No Job

Author: | May 25th, 2012 | Category : Job

I think the interview went well the other day. They told me all about the practice and new things they’ll be doing later this year. Then they took me around the office and I sat with the receptionist for a few minutes to get a feel for what she did. They didn’t ask me any really interview questions, which ALWAYS throws me off. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed … Read more »

Nobody notices what I do, until I don't do it.

Author: | April 16th, 2012 | Category : Job

Today, I was looking for a particular file on our server when I saw a file that seemed out of place. “Disciplinary Action” – and a date. Since I’ve had some trouble with this job in the past, I had a hunch that it was related to me. Sure enough, it was my last DA from last year. There aren’t word to describe how I was feeling. How could they … Read more »

Within these concrete confines

Author: | March 21st, 2012 | Category : Computers

Worked on the Internet till one. Decided to go to sleep. Planned out the rest of the day to catch up on assignments. Guilt overpowered me. Took the books out, and burned the fuse till two something. Woke up on time. Got to school on time. Fell half asleep during lecture.

Kicking the Bucket?

Author: | March 12th, 2012 | Category : Columns

Unfortunately, I get the feeling that our TV is going to kick the bucket sometime soon. It started a while back with a high pitched sound. It stopped for a long time, but it started up again in the last few days. NOW – it’s going into harmonics. I think it’s giving me a headache, but I need my CSI fix!

Confessions of a Drama Queen

Author: | February 22nd, 2012 | Category : Columns

Once in a while, I’ll have what I’ve come to call my “little breakdowns”. Everything that goes wrong (which is usually small stuff if compare to anyone else) builds up on me and I spiral downwards. I feel so tired and I just don’t want to have to deal with this crap anymore. I can’t stop crying and then the “scary thoughts” start. Luckily, I’ve come to be able to … Read more »

Four Eyes

Author: | February 3rd, 2012 | Category : Columns

I picked up my new glasses on Tuesday. Woo! I can see!! I never realized how bad my vision was until I put my glasses on for the first time. It’s taking a little getting used to, but I like them – everyone thinks they’re really flattering. As soon as I can get James’ attention away from Everquest II for a couple of minutes, I’ll get him to upload my … Read more »

If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

Author: | January 25th, 2012 | Category : Columns

I don’t even know what to write. My meeting this morning didn’t go as well as I had planned. My boss “documented” her version of last Thursday. She had TOLD me that the dates were wrong, apparently. Yadda yadda fucking yadda. They turned it all around on ME again. *sigh*

Work = Hell

Author: | December 12th, 2011 | Category : Job

Work has been so rough lately. We’ve been looking for a company to set up a barcoding system for us – problem is – we use macs, so, of course, the software has to be mac-compatible. We scheduled a meeting with CPS Express to see what they could set up for us. Friday, our office met to discuss our “barcode needs”. My boss practically threw a fit AT ME, in … Read more »

Tomorrow's D-Day

Author: | December 1st, 2011 | Category : Columns

I just realized that I’ve hardly blogged anything personal for the past month or so. That’s a little disturbing. I have needed an outlet the past month or so more than ever. My job’s going downhill quickly. A while back, I got a “written warning” for the usual mistakes – miscommunications with my boss, forgetting to do things, yadda fucking yadda.