Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Home Work

The joys of working from the comfort of your own home office. Of course, this only happens when I am ill, so comfort is subjective, but still.

I am sitting cross legged in a desk chair doing buyer support and listening to Phantom of the Opera, dressed in pink striped pajama pants and one of my little brothers t-shirts. No makeup, messy hair. Actually, aside from the striped pajama pants, this is not all that different from an "in the office" work day. Still, there are definite advantages to working from home.

No flourescent lighting is a biggie. Besides not be able to spell them, those lights kill my head when I am not feeling well.

Being able to lay down when you feel dizzy. The past two days at work the room spun several times. Putting your head on your desk doesn't really do much.

Access to water and healthy snacks. I haven't been good about stocking the work fridge with things I like (can) eat. So when I am thirsty, I end up drinking soda (we keep Zephyrhills water in our fridge, which makes me ill) and snacking on whatever happens to be there. Home means access to soup, tea, and water that doesn't make me nauseous.

Not answering the phone is also nice, especially this week, since it would seem that everyone calling our office has lost their mind. I have been yelled at, falsely accused, endured "man-crying" (I think I would have rather been screamed at), and an assortment of other delights. The drawback of living in an age of technologically advanced communication seems to be that people forget how to be polite. If you don't have to see the face of the person you are screaming at, it becomes much easier to treat them as if they weren't a person with feelings. (I don't exactly go home crying, but you can only take so much abuse in a day. On especially trying days I try to warn my husband before I get home, as my usually high level of patience is worn to almost non-existence by time I get home.)

So, aside from the nausea, dizziness, pain, and other details you don't need, I am quite comfortable today.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Bears and HDTV

Hey all...

I spent most of my day today curled up on our latest piece of furniture (I am sick, so staying on one piece of furniture is allowed). We purchased a SuperSac from the LoveSac line on Saturday. One of the two covers we purchased was a brown "Phur" cover. So sitting in this thing is like cuddling with a giant teddy bear. This morning I woke up with a grand pain in my head (ever get hit in the back of your head with a baseball bat? this is what I imagine that would feel like...) so I had to seek a room in our apartment that didn't get much light. It happened to be the room where the SuperSac resides, so I slept most of the morning on it. Sweet bear sleep.

In my waking hours, I enjoyed the 42 inch HDTV that was sitting in the same room, fully equipped with surround sound. The Discovery channel fascinates me more than ever before. I just watched geysers (with absolutley no commentary, just the sounds of nature) for a full half hour.

If there was a mini fridge in here, I would never have to leave.

In other is still busy, but the new hire seems to be picking things up nicely. Once she is on her own, my day should be less hectic. Remind me to tell you about some of the calls I had this past week.

For now, I am heading back to my pile o' phur.

Currently Watching: Discovery Channel - but changing over to West Wing
Current Mood: dazed

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A post!!

Hi all....

Man. I haven't written in awhile. At least not here.

I was reading J's blog and decided to fill this thingy out:

1. Seven things to do before I die:
- Visit Scotland
- Write a book (working on it!!!)
- Publish a book
- Write a screenplay
- Work at a job I REALLY love (almost did that...but not quite)
- Learn at least one other language
- Write some more

2. Seven things I cannot do:
- keep my mouth shut when people make close-minded statements
- ignore my health issues anymore
- watch Katie Couric (bah!)
- listen to people smack when they eat
- keep my car clean
- keep my closet organized
- watch Oprah without yelling at my TV

3. Seven things that attract me to... [people]:
- Sense of humor (preferably a slightly abnormal one)
- Honesty
- Open-minded
- fierce loyalty
- intelligence (not necessarily in the traditional sense)
- creativity
- more.....people who can put up with me :)

4. Seven things I say most often:
- And your point would be?
- No.
- Thank you for calling....
- Seriously
- Ya' think?
- Yello.
- Hot.

5. Seven books (or series) that I love (strong word - I would say really enjoyed):
- A Confederacy of Dunces
- several books by Orson Scott Card I can't remember the names of
-The Otherland series by Tad Williams
-The Pigeon books (see last awesome)
-The Myst series (gift from my husband when we were dating)
-(here is where I realize that I desperately need to read something......)

6. Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would if I had time)
- Ever After
- Sliding Doors
- Any movie with John Cusack and Jeremy Piven in it
- You've Got Mail
- The Court Jester

7. Seven people I want to join in (fill this out), too:
- Lori
- Eden
- Dee
- Crystal
- Tamara and Lindsey
- Joe and Sara
- Anyone else who feels so compelled..... :)

I tried to fill this out of the top of my head - so I may make some changes/additions to it when I have had time to think about it.

And one of these days I will write a real entry (most of my writing time has been going towards the above mentioned book...)

Listening to: Silence by Kate Earl (love this chick's voice, and she sang with Damien Rice at a concert, so that earns her bonus points) AND I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
Current Mood: Tired! Off to bed.....