Sep 21, 2011

Packing up my desk

So, due to the newbies joining our stafff on Monday, I am packing up my crap and moving to a different desk in the corner of the department.  Apparently, this is to ensure more accessibility for one of them due to the location.  Now, I agreed to change desks a couple months ago,  as I don't like the orientation of my setup, but I'm a little hung up on the accessibility issue.  I'm moving 2 cubicles away, an equivalent of 15 or so feet away from my current desk, and within my department's area in the building. 

What exactly do they need that allows my current desk to provide better access?

Only a few things come to mind:
  • The copy machine that isn't typically going to be used by a newbie for awhile.
  • The Clinical Pharmacy staff-but we have phones to call them/legs to walk over to them and talk to them
  • MastiffLady's office but she likely won't be coming out of it much anyway, so what's the benefit?
  • The Lunch Room (?) they'd be about 6 steps closer than I will be once I move to the corner
  • the Restroom-again, maybe about 14 steps closer as the ladies' is further away than the men's
Regardless, it's just a silly statement that doesn't really mean anything-and I got hung up on that one piece of information.  Like a pitbull, I am.

Sep 14, 2011

So Slammed!!!!!

My hands are hurting increasingly.  I am typing like a madwoman, and busting my butt to get stuff done but it seems almost futile.  I'm tired, I'm achy,  I keep getting phone calls that take forever and cause setbacks in work.  We're down to 3 people this week thanks to Snort's vacation and we're drowning!!!!

Lord help us.

On the flipside, we have two new people starting next week (yay!).
We have to take time to show them how to do their new job so it slows us down (boo).

The following week we get a new health plan and a previous one back (yay for job security!)

We'll still be training the new guys, learing all about a new plan, CuteShoes is going on maternity leave, and we'll be dealing with even more workload (boo!)

Sep 9, 2011

Questions to Ponder

I just got this email and I loved it so much, I just had to post it here.  Enjoy.
Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are
Considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".... But it's Only a "penny for your thoughts"?
Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the
Clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured
Out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby"
When Babies wake up like every two hours?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and
Then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.
Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast
To a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, Why is there a stupid song about him?
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?
If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio
Out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!
If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that
ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, And vegetable oil is made From vegetables, What is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, Does morality come From morons?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little
Star have The same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere,
But call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, But when You take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
Why Did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Sep 6, 2011

Ah, September.....and some other crap

I love Fall!  There is something about September through December.  I really love this part of the year.  (we're far from feeling like Fall here, but that's ok, I can jump in the pool) Granted, my favorite holidays are during this period of time, but I think it is more than that.  I love the change of weather, change of tree colors, school events, the county fair in October, my wedding anniversary,  and the air seems cleaner, more refreshing. 

The weather also reminds me of our favorite place in the whole wide world: Monterey, CA.  I love, love, love Monterey!  When I open the windows every morning, if I feel a nice chilly breeze and the air smells fresh and clean, I tell Mr.CooksALot that it's a "Monterey Day".  Yep, I love Monterey.  That is our "happy place", it never gets old.  We got married there, and spend most of our anniversaries there partaking in the Great Wine Escape Weekend.  I highly recommend exploring the wines of Monterey, very satisfying, the wineries/wine estates are beautiful, and the wines are tasty!  Although we live in a lesser-known wine region, I am way more informed on the wines from the Monterey area!  Ironic, I know.  I will explore the local wines more, I should, it is my duty.

Here's the other crap: 
My kids have been re-treated for lice, they are in the clear (yay!)  For two weeks, I have been the "Lice Nazi" checking hair twice daily, washing sheets often in hot water, vacuuming like crazy, and thinking about it constantly, hoping for a quick eradication.  I however, just discovered Monday morning that I became "inhabited" at some point.  I was sitting on my bed, watching NFL Network with Mr.CooksALot, and I felt something moving in my hair.  I fervently hoped that it wasn't what I was dreading, I asked Mr.CooksALot to check my hair, and he looked at me with this look like, "Noooooooooo"!  He checked my scalp, asked me some questions to help identify, and confirmed what I was feeling was indeed lice.
(screaming incredulously inside)
How can it be, I was careful, I was on constant alert, we kept our distance just in case!  Why?!?!

So, off to CVS I sped to get a big bottle of lice shampoo, I treated myself, and very graciously, Mr.CooksALot went through my long, thick hair in tiny sections with that lice comb, ridding me of my acquired scourge.  He originally stated that he had 10 minutes to spare before the next football game came on.  I told him that there was no way in hell he could get it done in 10 minutes so he better just deal with it.  Once he finished, a little over 2 hours later, I looked like Mufasa from Lion King, I was really fluffy! 

I now look like I have fried my hair, it feels kinda like straw, and is very frizzy.  If you are a woman, you know this is not a good thing.  Conditioner is my very good friend, my hair is thick, wavy, long, and not being able to use any for 48 hours really sucks!  I may have to cut some of my hair off for my own sake as well as Mr.CooksALot so he doesn't have so much length to go through when it's time to re-treat.  What an experience this has better be the first and last.