Gimme Those TPS Reports. And STRIP!

A few months ago, the company I work for moved into a cool new building in downtown Camas. It’s not really “new” because it was built in the 1920s and housed many businesses over the years, most recently an automotive dealership. Where service bays once stood, there are now desks. The ceiling was ripped out,Continue reading “Gimme Those TPS Reports. And STRIP!”

Have Yourself a Mini Little Christmas

I had my annual review at work a few days ago. Things went well. My boss told me how much he appreciated my hard work and effort, gave me a new title (Senior Content Specialist…has a nice ring to it, huh?), more money, and  a person to supervise. This is all very exciting. Career-wise, I haven’tContinue reading “Have Yourself a Mini Little Christmas”

All You Need is Love. And Rum.

Our office smells like a frat house on Sunday morning.  Actual email from the president of our company, sent after everybody had left last night. The funny thing is, I don’t think he was complaining about it. More like boasting, if anything. The guys that run the company are forever demonstrating what a fun andContinue reading “All You Need is Love. And Rum.”

Smaller And Better Things

Last night, when the kids came back from their mother’s house for the week, I was telling them about my new job. “I start tomorrow!” I declared excitedly. To which Audrey replied, “Does that mean you’re unemployed right now?” Hmm. I hadn’t thought about it that way, but realized that – technically, at least –Continue reading “Smaller And Better Things”

I Bought a Woodpecker

A couple of months ago, I bought a woodpecker. Tara and I were in Portland, eating lunch from the food cart pod on SW 10th & Alder. There was a toy store across the street, and on a whim we decided to stop in and browse. There was the usual assortment of board games andContinue reading “I Bought a Woodpecker”