the sad season
october thru end of may
when every week, the nicest weather is when I am trapped inside at my job which i do not at all hate or resent, no siree... Read more
the dark season so far
not officially winter so i can't call it that but let's be honest, fall/winter is really just one long hellish season of darkness.
moving into and out of any vehicle or building is a giant f-ing production that makes me late for f-i... Read more
i put in a request to have my apartment checked for mold. if i have to be conscientious about my sinus health (vaporizing, rinsing, massage) because of the dry heat or because of the change in seasons, so be it. If it is a matter od being extra-... Read more
I am not ready for winter
I'm just not.
I wrote a little song about how much I loathe this time of year...here is a sample:
Watch me don my many layers,
Tank top, blouse, hoodie, sweater, jacket.
Hours wasted putting on, taking off...
Now I am running late all the ti... Read more
What I did right today
I had dinner and dessert, then packed my stuff for tomorrow. I was going to have some toast afterwards, but instead I decided that I would look and feel better if I just got ready for bed, so I did. I need to be careful to keep my immune system ... Read more
a quick follow-up from yesterday
long story short, I discovered that Technologist "figured that [specific hob duties] were busy work" so he would just dick around and take his sweet time doing them. I explained to him calmly why that was 100% inaccurate in person, and this AM I... Read more
challenge at work - advice/supported appreciated
I am in charge of 2 technologists. One is really good - rarely has to be corrected or pushed, and when he does have to be corrected, he often does it himself (i.e. a good self-monitor). The other is...well. Inefficient, communicates poorly, resp... Read more
a message from the cat
my name is wrigley.
i like to steal everything that isn't nailed down, for example, staff's fitbit.
i really like watching her crawl around on her ha... Read more
today at the gym
I got an unexpected compliment. There is a guy who does small group training for (looks like) high school boys in the basketball court adjacent to the group fitness studio (where I do turbokick on Tuesday and Thursday AM) and the little corridor... Read more
one of my favorite things about my job
is that it is not primarily a desk job. I run experiments a lot with my team. one of my absolute favorite things, something that gives me a rush, is when we are running an experiment and we set the timepoints so that they challenge us, so that w... Read more
every day, something small
i get easily overwhelmed, especially this time of year. every mess and chore feels like an inescapable downward spiral. so every day I am going to do one small thing to keep it under control.... Read more
I am going to have to go back on my winter antidepressant
I am so tired, i have been sleeping in 45 min-an hr later than usual bc the gym was closed for renovations so i did yoga at home instead but still i can barely stay awake until 8 p.m. tonight i was crying because i was so tired at 745.... Read more
i got this idea from The Journey Junkie, a yoga website...trying to write what i do and how it feels to do it.
pose: crow/crane - i held for 6 controlled breaths. i focused on pulling my body into itself, and keeping my elbows only slightly ben... Read more
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Mom and I went kayaking out where I run. It was pretty amazing to see the river and the path from the river.... Read more