There’s an Echo in Here

Hard to believe that Christmas will be nothing but a memory in less than one week! Friday night was our company Christmas party, and we had a grand ol’ time. At least I assume we did, though my recollection is a bit hazy. I am no stranger to the boozes, but I don’t usually mix ’em like IContinue reading “There’s an Echo in Here”

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NNWM/29: Turning 24 Into 10

When I got to work this morning, I told my coworkers how happy I was to be back in the office. They assumed I was joking, but I was deadly serious. I feel like I’ve been cooped up for days. Probably because I’ve been cooped up for days. Vacation felt like work, so in thisContinue reading “NNWM/29: Turning 24 Into 10”

I Pray There is No Future

Four years ago – almost exactly to the day – I lost my job. I hate that phrase, though. It’s not like I was walking along one day and suddenly misplaced it. “Hey! Where’d my job go?! It was right here a second ago, I swear!” More like, my position was eliminated. Out from under me. WithContinue reading “I Pray There is No Future”

Wildfire on a Windy Day

Today was just an average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill Thursday. I took a walk before work. Knocked out a few articles. Grabbed lunch with Tara. Started a rumor that the owner of the company’s wife was expecting a baby. You know, the typical daily grind. OK, in all fairness, my wife and I hadn’t met up for lunchContinue reading “Wildfire on a Windy Day”

My Subconscious is on Sabbatical

I recently filled out a PTO request at work, but accidentally asked for 5 weeks off instead of 5 days. My boss got a good laugh out of that, and I did, too. Until I started thinking about how wonderful five weeks off would be, and then I was like, wait a minute…why are we laughing?!Continue reading “My Subconscious is on Sabbatical”

Not Quite a Pot o’ Gold…But Close

A few days ago, I received the following email. Dear [first name], Once again we will be hosting a customer appreciation event with a focus on Social Seciurity and helping you prepare when it comes time to retire. Call me crazy, but if you’re holding a customer appreciation event, shouldn’t you make said customer feel,Continue reading “Not Quite a Pot o’ Gold…But Close”