Flipflops in the Rain


my geek chic level is rapidly dropping.

bye bye, Mac.
bye bye, happiness.
hello, ugly PC.
I think I’m gonna cry.
Good-bye, my wonderful glorious Mac, good-bye.

(*sung to tune of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bye Bye Love,” of course)

It’s a sad, sad week at the office for me. The evil-doers in the IT department are confiscating my precious Macbook Pro and dumping an icky, clunky PC laptop on me. I’m not sure when I became such a Mac whore, but I suspect it was about a year ago, thanks to Smugsy.

Bye Photobooth (and creepy pictures of my cat).

Bye easily configured wireless Internet.

Bye iLife.



taking business casual to new lows.

College professors, characters on the “The Office” and my parents have always said, “don’t dress for the job you have — dress for the job you want.”

as i was rushing out the house this morning, cursing the gods for not giving me enough time to shower and/or make coffee, i looked down at my outfit and realized — “i must want to be a lazy pig of a soccer mom when i grow up.”

i didn’t even dress this disgusting when i worked retail.



i take it back…

Pithy, you win. Early mornings blow.

5:05 a.m.: Cat threatens to cough up hairball on face. Works much better than an alarm clock.

5:45 a.m.: About to throw this Jimmy CD out the window. Need to update music collection.

5:46 a.m.: Realize I’m going 85 on the Beltway and still being tailgated.

6:02 a.m.: Realize I’m at work and I’ve been on autopilot for most of the morning.

6:03 a.m.: Co-worker greets me with, “We have a reeeeeallly angry customer.”

7:09 a.m.: Finished first cup of coffee. Need three more.

7:10 a.m.: How have I only been here an hour??



i can’t believe i’m saying this…
January 14, 2008, 7:13 am
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Waking up at 4:45 a.m.? Not so bad. Just give me a tall cup of coffee and a quiet office building, and I may even be functional by the time I’m off work at 3.

And beating DC rush hour with Jimmy Eat World blaring in the background? Priceless.



off to see the wizard.

headed to the emerald city for a week. celebrating the holidays and “relaxing” outside of the office for a bit. a lil nervous about my first real trip home, but i’m sure it will be a blast. it should end with many fun and fabulous stories — most of which will be better left off the internet…

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good week!

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fifty six: crazy eyes.
December 19, 2007, 8:55 pm
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always loyal, always so generous. i miss your company and i wish you’d move out here already! i won’t even make you drink wine.

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thirty nine: tami.
November 27, 2007, 2:41 pm
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you called me out earlier — but then you helped robin get me presents cuz i was stressed out.

you’ve won my approval for life.