Tuesday, August 24, 2010

10 on Tuesday

About the move.

1) We're changing offices on Friday.

2) I'm moving down the hall, and I believe I'll be getting a nicer view of Michigan Avenue. (Yea!)

3) The weekly beer cart parks right in front of my new office, which is also good.

4) But I'm not sure where my new printer and copy machine will be.

5) Our team is moving closer together, and a team from another floor is moving up here.

6) This is good because seeing all these empty offices, reminding us all of layoffs and fallen comrades, hasn't been good for morale …

7) And because the agency gets to make a little money by subletting one of the floors downstairs.

8) But I'm shocked by how much waste occurs every time we move. Reusable binders and paper clips by the ton get tossed into the dumpsters.

9) I have a hard time parting with anything, but I'm really going to try this time.

10) But I will take care to keep my recyclable paper out of the dumpster and in the blue recycle basket under my desk.

The Queen's Meme -- The Back to Fools Meme

1. Do you know your primary colors? Describe for me, if you will, the colors red, blue and green to a blind person. Red is cinnamon. Blue is ice. Green is leaves and grass.

2. What was your adult summer reading? My favorite book this summer was Heart of the Matter. It's the story of an extramarital affair as told alternately by the wife and the other woman. I ached for both of them, and it got me thinking that no one sees him (or her) self as a villain.

3. When you assembled your clothes last night for today's activities - you did do that, didn't you? - what did you choose to wear? Dark wash jeans and one of those pullovers I bought at Carson's.

4. What's in your lunchbox? Tuesday I'm buying lunch. But yesterday I brought spinach salad and apple slices w/caramel.

5. Imagine that your teacher is your fantasy crush. What would you bring her/him on the first day of school? Hmmmmm??? A sachet redolent of Lovely cologne, my scent. I want him to become familiar with it, as he'll be breathing it in as he leans over me in class, discussing my schoolwork.
6. No rest for the weary. Your child's teacher just called. A big ole' bully knocked your precious one into a locker for no good reason at all. What is your response to the principal? Set up a meeting for the three of us -- Principal, me and Ma Bully.

7. You have been given a pair of scissors, a glue stick and copy of Entertainment Weekly. Whose picture do you cut out and who do you glue to your headboard? George Clooney on the red carpet, wearing a tuxedo and roguish charm.

8. TEN POINT BONUS QUESTION! Now that you have time to watch all those Gilligan's Island reruns, tell me....What was the Professor really doing with Mary Ann all that time they were lost in the jungle? Hiding from Gilligan and the Skipper. Gawd! All that bickering!
And remember this uplifting quote:

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers."

Edgar W. Howe

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