November 23, 2005

The Only Prom Photo My Mother Has Because She Clearly Doesn't Love Me

Prom 2: Revenge of the Prom
Senior prom. Blonde hair. Same dress as the year before. I don't think anyone called me on it - especially not my date from the previous year.
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Things sometimes happen a day late when you don't have a scanner.

Me and Jess

In honor of Thank-God-I'm-Not-In-High-School-Anymore Day, I've finally dicked around in Flickr enough to give this picture thing a shot. To be honest, this picture makes me wish I were still in High School a little bit. Except for the boobs.

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November 15, 2005

Work, damnit!

For the last month we have had a work-study helper-outer who comes by the office twice a week. Except that she doesn't. Come by. Ususally. When she does deign to grace us with her presence she is sullen and grumpy. I can't actually tell if she is lacking in the intelligence area or if she is so unhappy to be here that she fakes it. Regardless, I find myself in a tricky situation:

She's getting paid and there are things to do so I want her to work. However, it is a constant challenge to find tasks that she can't screw up. There aren't many of them. She has managed to make our file cabinet nearly useless by just dropping files in at random if it's not immediately obvious to her where they belong. We encourage her to ask questions if she doesn't know what to do. She doesn't. She's here right now, by herself, with the files. Supposedly. But I walked by on my way to the bathroom and noticed that she was sitting in a chair reading a book. I don't think it's a book about filing.

Okay, I'm not the model employee. Hell, I'm blogging right this very minute. But my situation is different because a) I'm not getting paid by the hour, and b) there are no pressing tasks awaiting my attention. So I feel a little hypocritical, but c'mon, I'm an incredibly easy manager to please. I feel like she's putting a substantial amount of effort into pissing me off.

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November 01, 2005

Wait five minutes

True to form, the New England weather pulled an about-face on the day following the icy misery-from-above. It did not improve on Saturday night. No, that would have been far too much to ask as we were clomping through slush and grossness in not the most practical halloween costumes. But the next day? Gorgeous. Today the temperature got up to 70 and I watched the happy birds flitter about outside my office window. The maple trees are at their peak. All around, the weather is spectacular, but...the sun goes down half an hour before I get off work so the point is essentially moot.

Brava, New England, brava.

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