Friday, June 4, 2010
It's been awhile and I've missed you all. It is not because there has been nothing to talk about (trust me)! Just seems like there is no time.
Today, there is time.
There is time because the work I should be doing is being slowed down by someone who wants to make sure that we have "all our ducks in a row" before we proceed. Okay fine, then why are we waiting until NEXT WEDNESDAY!?!? Really, WTF?!? Why can't we make a decision today!
This passive-aggressive nature of avoidance does nothing to bolster learning, taking initiative or embracing change!
If I were to externalize the current internal dialogue... it would be "Sit down, Move over, and Get out of the way!"
We will see how I feel on Monday!
Enjoy the wonderful weekend, there are many blessing waiting for us all!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Why do we do this to ourselves? How do we allow ourselves to get to this state of boredom?
Whether it is boredom in your personal life or work (or both) how do we end up on that slippery slope to sheer maddening boredom and how do we stop it … short of getting arrested?
For truly it is a slippery slope. No one awakes in the morning and says to themselves, “Self, I plan on being absolutely bored today! Yep, no excitement for me, no way, no how!”
So what do you do…?
I have been pondering this question as of late and here are some of the more conservative approaching I have created for battling boredom:
• Take a walk. Change the scenery, even if it is a walk around the office floor (but preferably outside in the crisp air)
• Do twenty-five jumping jacks. If you are at home, you will get a nice little rush, if you are in the office, the subsequent conversation will keep you occupied for a couple hours.
• Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. A familiar voice and fresh news may perk you up (make sure you do not call someone who is in a constant state of boredom themselves!)
• Pick out a new wall color for the bedroom. Even if you don’t plan to paint, the exercise of looking at color options will stimulate the imagination.
• Read that report you have been dreading while standing against the wall. Just the novelty of doing something unusual will bring an unsullied perspective to the dry material you are reading.
• Find a sound-proof room and yell! The release will do you good.
• Eat something sweet. The sugar rush may push you to do something you previously thought you did not have the energy to do.
• When all else fails… write a blog.
Those are my ideas. What’s yours?
Would love to hear your thoughts and remember, RANT out loud, RAGE against injustice and RELEASE negative energy.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I have been off in my usual state of confusion. This time, questioning the validity of absolutes and truths.
In clarity of thought, it seems simple. There is good and evil, black and white, yes and no. But is it really that easy.
What happens when other factors come into the mix, say… someone’s job title? How clear is the vista across which the truth is evident? How comfortable is one standing in their convictions when their salary is at stake?
I am not talking about “little white lies”. Telling a girlfriend that she does not look fat in horizontal stripes is not the same as throwing someone under the bus for your own personal gain…or even worse, your own pleasure.
How is this skill developed? For rest assured, it is a skill. I find it hard to believe that babies come out of the womb knowing how protect themselves at the expense of others. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Babies are completely dependent on others from the moment there enter this world of ours.
So when and where does the indoctrination begin? School, work, in a relationship, in an affair?
I slowly, am no longer surprised when I witness people willing to tell an untruth to protect whatever it is they define as valuable. What is disheartening is that it happens so frequently, so effortlessly.
How do we rise above, because I do believe in my heart that we must rise above.
We must love honestly.
We must acknowledge ALL potential consequences.
We must cherish our friends.
We must have a safety net.
We must soar above evil.
We must breathe.
Take care, be safe, rage against injustice.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
But the one thing I can NOT do is type an email on my crack-berry while walking down the street! I am amazed by all the uber-talented people in this great city of ours who are able to walk down the street, day or night, regardless of the crowds and type that all-important email. These savants, in fact must be related to those other mind blowing individuals who are able to read a book (or the newspaper) while strolling down the avenue. How juvenile am I, ... I can barely get the New York Times under control and folded into neat manageable sections while sitting in a lounge chair! And these icons, who should be revered, are walking down the street... book held high...without a care in the world.
Oh what it would be like... to be like them....
To not fear walking into some angry street dweller in the middle of a conversation with the Emperor Constantine...
To not be concerned with crashing into the harried businessman with his venti double latte with an extra shot and have it slosh all over you...
To know that the yellow cab will stop inches before it sends you sailing across the street, only to land on your head, in a garage can.
Oh the joy!
For now, I guess I must watch from a distance, keeping my envy at bay.
Maybe someday, I will develop that talent...
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
But by the time I made it to the office, the left shoulder was definitely lower than the right. A rapid fire search of WebMD did not produce any conclusive diagnosis, so I have pushed on through the day.
At lunch I had to run a few errands and pick up a couple of things... and wouldn't you know...there goes the shoulder again. Okay, maybe the canned goods from the store that I was schlepping back to the office might have something to do with it (there was a sale), but surely I do not carry SO much stuff on a regular basis that this would be the cause.... would it?
So let's see...
In my tote bag I have (which, by the way is canvas with leather trim... lighter than the usual all leather version I tend to carry during the winter):
- a pair of shoes
- reading glasses (two pair)
- leather ring-bound date planner (I need that feel good sensation of checking things off a paper to-do list!)
- couple of file folders
- 3 Crain's Magazines to read on the bus
- iPod (for when I don't want to read on the bus)
- Makeup bag (really, more of a 1st aid kit with 5 lip glosses..what can I say, I was a girl scout)
- another leather case for all those little items that will get lost if they are not in a little leather case (okay!!! it's an excuse to buy a cute little leather case)
- breakfast and lunch
- tissues, hand sanitizer...other little items
- wallet (oh, and let's talk about the wallet... why do I have over EIGHT DOLLARS IN CHANGE in my wallet!?!?)
Okay, I'm beginning to see the writing on the wall. But I can't be the only woman who carries this much stuff on a daily basis. Especially as a commuter... what if I need something, I can't exactly run home at lunchtime.
Please let me know I am not alone... share some of the items you tote to-and-fro daily!
Maybe I should run to Duane Reade and buy some Ben-gay before I go home....
Friday, July 31, 2009
Why can some people not be happy for others? How are they able to make themselves feel better (even only for a moment) by trying to make someone else feel worst? Do they not realize they have NO control over how I feel? They can say whatever they want... and in fact, I will PURPOSELY respond in the opposite of their expected response... just to piss them off!
These people are amazing...if you want to share something positive, they will come up with something that happened two hours or two days ago, and turn it into a major catastrophe (that you caused, of course) in some vain pathetic attempt at control over your joy. It's laughable!
They really need to take a deep look inside... and when they get over the echoing from the emptiness of where their soul should be, they need to find something else to focus on!
So everyone, raise your glass and make a toast and say a small prayer for those with no souls!
Let's pray that they find happiness within themselves...
Let's pray that they find joy by themselves...
Let's pray that they find bliss in a simple positive word...
and let's pray they find themselves in a zip code that is not mine!
Have an adult beverage and laugh out loud, even if you have to laugh at yourself!
Joy to all!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
What is on T.V. these days? Is Days of Our Lives still on channel 4, and is Bo still hot!??! And what about all of those infomericals? Who creates those things anyway? Is there a company called "Infomericals 'R Us" that churns out these products and corresponding T.V. ads? If I had a product I wanted to sell on T.V., who do I call? Do I have to create and warehouse 100,000 items to be available to sell or can I just sell my idea for the product and let someone else do all the leg work?
T.V. is a very strange animal. Did you know that the Scifi channel is now the SyFy channel? Why the change? What difference does that make? Was there another SciFi channel somewhere fighting for the rights to use that abbreviation?
And what about HBO and Showtime....Why are there multiple versions of these channels yet they all play the same shows at different times of the day?
And speaking of replaying the same shows... what is the marketing ploy that TNT is trying to sell. Let's take one show and replay it 7-8 times over the course of three days (typically Friday through Sunday). Is there really not enough good television that my only option is to watch Blade every other 2 hour block! What they are really saying is, "It's the weekend!! Don't sit here and watch T.V., get out and be with friends! Need some incentive, fine, we won't put anything good on for the whole weekend". At least, that's what I'm hearing.
Ah well, where's my book....