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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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  • NEWME0519
    Girl you are amazing! I haven't read the blogs in awhile but will be catching up today. What a great start to the weekend! BTW, love the new Coach purse!

    2806 days ago
    I still enjoy reading your blogs :)
    2808 days ago
  • KATTS98
    Ok, this was one of the best things I have read in a long time!! ^5! emoticon emoticon
    2811 days ago
    2819 days ago
    Guess what? You are much loved!
    2833 days ago
  • JSPIN74
    I too agree...napkins are frivolity!! lol

    & lmfao @ "The place where “adorable” and one’s hopes and dreams go to die." & LOVE "All employees put their brain cells into a blender to make one big, mediocre brain – that’s big and slow to act. [Kind of like Congress.] "

    So sweet of the kids to notice your old/gross bag & upgrade you...lol. Enjoy it & hope you've done lots of good stuff with it by now.

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    2836 days ago
    My second main thought about this post (after "She's hilarious!!") is: "Is she sure no one from her work sees this? :)"
    2840 days ago
    Awesome gift for an awesome person - seems very appropriate to me! emoticon
    2840 days ago
    A Coach bag instead of napkins? Now that IS special! Sounds like you are training these children well...

    Re: work - I recommend a killer book that just came out by Chip and Dan Heath called "Decisive." It's about how humans make decisions (pretty badly, it turns out) and how to improve the decision making process, especially the corporate ones.
    2851 days ago
  • MT2021
    OMG, I just knew it was a pack of napkins emoticon . Awesome blog.
    Let me join in on the job bonding. Yuck. We have been redepartmentalized and reorganized and re-irritated to the hilt. Now the new subdepartment with the 4 new uber managers who do not know s _ _ _ need weekly meetings to pick the brains of their underlings who know all and get 1/2 to 1/3 their pay.
    Enough. About the gorgeous new Coach bag, Do a dump and switch and rock out your gorgeous bag. It is your gift woman. emoticon
    2853 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I understand what you are saying...prior to retirement, my pet peeve was office meetings. You need to find something else that makes you happy. As for the purse, it's awesome.

    I love to read your blogs. emoticon
    2855 days ago
    Awww this is a fab present! I first thought you were in for some paper napkins emoticon
    2860 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Thanks so much for getting my day off on the right foot - with a emoticon ! I was so sure as I read along that they were going to give you cloth napkins along with matching place mats! emoticon But a Coach bag is ever soooo much more practical and wonderful! Those kids are definite keepers in my book! They must get one heck of an allowance, too! emoticon

    Why do they ask those same questions in EVERY meeting and job interview? I think it's a severe lack of gray matter creativity. Put your feelers out there and see what happens with new job possibilities.

    I don't own a Swifer Wetjet, but now that I know how much you love it, I may have to give it some serious consideration! emoticon
    2860 days ago
  • KATHRYN1955
    My go-to "napkins" come on a lovely tear-off roll, so handy! I tell everyone that they are modern-day Irish linen cloths. If you really want fancy, they come in various designs according to the holidays!
    Now could I ever relate to the committees, retreats, team-building exercises etc. ad nauseaum. I don't believe they ever worked, only served to irritate and then everyone went back to doing exactly as they did before. My only consolation was to think, at least I was being paid to listen to this foolishness, and I got out of working a busy day in the clinic (nurse). Perhaps your present job, as uninspiring as it is, may enable you to focus on other things you really want to do, such as writing (?!).
    Personally, I quit my job a few years ago, now have set myself up as a health care consultant. I can do most of my work from home and don't have to sit on a single committee!!
    Love your purse, by the way!
    Take care,
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    (cats and birds....my cat brought in a live partridge through the cat door-caused a bit of a kerfuffle!)
    2860 days ago
    I seriously thought they were going to give you napkins LOL
    I don't buy ANY paper products, much to the dismay of the occasional visiting family member. One time, I returned from work to find my dad waiting for me. With a big ol' grin, he said, "I got you a surprise...(*smile* *pause for effect*)...PAPER TOWELS!" --- wish it had been a schmancy bag. You're lucky.
    2862 days ago
    Today was kinda sucking until I read your blog, thanks. I have to say I do not buy napkins either. I just drape a paper towel over my giant boobs :). It works for me and it helps my hubby as well cuz his tummy is his food catcher. Mine would be too but my boobs are on the "front line" of food assaults.

    Enjoy that new designer bag beautiful...you so deserve it.

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    2862 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Loved it!!!!!!1
    2862 days ago
  • KLONG8
    Pretty darn nice gift! Those kids made some major points in my book. Your work on the other hand? You are getting ready to make a break for it....I can tell.

    So glad you dropped in on me so I could drop in on you.
    2863 days ago
    We've been doing similar meetings at school. Our groups are called Professional Learning Communities. Yay (not)!
    Love the purse! You deserve something fancy. Enjoy!
    2863 days ago
    Every time I read your blog(s) I involuntarily LOL emoticon .

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    2863 days ago
    LOL Thanks for the laugh to get me going this morning!I also thought it was going to be napkins... emoticon emoticon
    2863 days ago
    Growing pains! I love it. We'd enjoy this never ending journey if we'd all just pull our heads out of our arses for a few moments. Thanks for airing mine out a bit!
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  • L*I*T*A*
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    2864 days ago
    I also want the Swiffer Wet Jet! emoticon

    Great blog, as always......left me laughing. We started "Coaching sessions" instead of reviews, which were always late to begin with. This is to be more "like one" big happy family yeah......it was supposed to be done in 2 weeks that was 3 months ago emoticon

    Funny doesn't that show that I am so valuable?
    It’s not that my job is awful…

    I just don’t want to be there anymore.

    And it’s not that the people are awful.

    I just don’t want to be around them anymore.

    It’s not about money or my boss.

    It just feels like a lot of nothing. Nothing I care about or want to do or perceive any value in anymore.

    Couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks for the laugh emoticon
    2864 days ago
    A coachbag no less. Nice neice & nephew you have.
    Nice that they are thinking of you. I wonder what
    would have happened if the bird was still there?
    As always, loved your blog. emoticon emoticon
    2864 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    A new bag?? Now you have something to talk about in your meetings!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you wear it no your head, maybe they will give you a promotion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2864 days ago
  • HEAT7918
    Fun blog as always! LOVE the coach purse!!

    Do any of the people you work with read your blog? I've definitely had similar feelings about some committees & meetings... but you make it so much funnier!
    2865 days ago
    That was an awesome gift!!! Do what you would do for free. Hopefully it's not illegal LMAO!
    2865 days ago
  • _JULEE_
    LOL! I thought it was going to be a package of napkins, too!

    Glad it wasn't. Enjoy the purse! emoticon
    2865 days ago
    You NAILED kids' gifts and committees with their associated and annoying meetings!!! Absolutely nailed it!

    As for the cat, well . . . gotta love their enthusiasm when it comes to cleaning things up for ya, don't ya!

    Ok, I couldn't even go into the unidentified food objects that have fallen in between my poor underfed little boobies! What can I say.

    HUGS and smiles.
    2865 days ago
    Share your views on committee meetings (and although I avoid these a lot of the time . . . have one set up for tomorrow).

    So sorry that the job isn't your thing any more . . . after getting the grad degree, it's kinda hard to cut loose I'm betting.

    LOVE the bag -- wow! These kids are keepers for sure!! They totally got that you aren't a napkins person . . . I'm good with paper towel. Or a Kleenex. Or even in a dire emergency a chunk of toilet paper if it's not too formal an occasion . . .

    Loved the blog: all the usual hilarity and . . . yeah. I'm hoping that you are able to find a new job. We spend too much time at work for it not to be more fun/satisfying than that, really.
    2865 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I am not a purse person. That does not mean I don't have any. I have a purse that's too small, a ginormous purse that won't die and I have another purse that's just right size but the handle/zipper/clasp (whichever) is no longer functional.

    I LOVE your purse! I am SO jealous!

    But you missed the chance for a great closing line: either that the purse came with napkins in lieu of that useless paper filler or that you now have something that you could use to cover the next bird carcass on your porch when those kidlets are due to come by.
    2865 days ago
  • KARENE10
    The bag is gorgeous! I also thought you were getting napkins:) Your niece and nephew sound adorable. Love your work stories! emoticon
    2865 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I have to say I thought they gave you some napkins too. A purse is way cooler though. I have a Swiffer wet jet too. woohoo. emoticon
    2865 days ago
  • DALID414
    I have a question: why is that pin cushion a tomato of all things? emoticon
    2865 days ago
  • ANGGEL40
    Your blogs aways keep me wondering..I thought they gave you napkins..lol..a Coach girl I need one of those myself..see kids can be sweet at times..they love you..take that Coach to the bathroom with you if you have to..lol..thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face..today has been one of those days for me!
    2865 days ago
    I was just reminded today that it's a good thing my MBA program taught me to work in dysfunctional groups. I see I'm not alone, LOL.

    Nice purse!!!!!!!
    2865 days ago
    Thanks for another entertaining blog!

    That little niece and nephew of yours sound as if they really love you.

    I think the most important thing about any job is that you feel it is relevant - and that what you are doing is worthwhile.

    You can wear your new Coach bag when you go on job interviews.

    Go for it!

    2865 days ago
    OMG! When your blogs are about work; I'm so glad I'm retired! 12 years later and I still have nightmares about things "like" committees! So glad most of my education and career predated all this current "togetherness" where 1- 2 people end up doing the work of 6 plus the bots that called the meeting to begin with!
    So obvious those kids really LOVE you! Their mom obviously likes you too. Cool Aunt, napkins or not. :) Thanks for the smiles. emoticon
    2865 days ago
    Hey I want a Swiffer Wet Jet!
    Glad you like the purse. I ain't gonna lie. I thought it was some napkins instead. emoticon Whew! That was a close one!

    2865 days ago
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