Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Month: January 2017

Board meeting

I have to go to a board meeting today. We have them once a month and I got to report on membership sales and tech status. While it’s nice being considered important enough to go, I’d rather not have to.  I feel like we lie. We take whatever numbers we have and spin them to […]

Rearranging

We rearranged the furniture in the office today. My boss is convinced it will increase productivity. I disagree. I’m a stubborn old man, but I disagree. Our office was given to use for a year free by the company investor who owns the building. It feels like an office that was leftover because no one […]

Dinner Last Night

Wasn’t great. Sometimes, I get a great idea of what to make for dinner but the execution ends up being off for some reason or another. Last night, I made a coconut chicken curry soup. I thought no it could have been good, but I used cream of coconut instead of coconut milk. The cream […]

Heirarchy

Everyone came in to work this morning ready to bitch and moan about something, myself included. I didn’t know it, but something yesterday put us all off. I think it stemmed from our boss announcing the bonus structure for the year, and it was much less than everyone anticipated and felt they deserved. Naturally. My […]

Patience

I wasn’t built for patience. Growing up, if I set my mind on something I wanted, I had a whole lot of trouble waiting for it. If I was going to buy myself something, like Legos, and I had the money then I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just go right away to get it. […]

Zawacki Tobacki

This  has been long in the making, but it’s finally ready. I don’t remember when I first bought tobacco seeds, but it was at least a year ago. I got the crazy idea that I could grow tobacco in a pot and someday, I could supplement my income with it. As you can see from […]

Productivity

Someday, I just really feel like getting things done. Last night was one of those nights. Granted, we did huddle under blankets and watch the office for a while because it’s cold out and our apartment is cold, but I did manage to get a few items checked off my list. I had ordered a […]

Daydreaming

Sometimes I wonder if I really missed my calling in life. Most of my day is centered around emailing and de elopement and other tech related things but my mind wanders to what I’m cooking for dinner. Like a ton of my resting mind thinks about food. Yesterday a co-worker of mine mentioned she tried […]

Walking Home

As the winter gets colder, snowier, more icy, and just downright unbearable, it seems the busses in Madison get less reliable. The bus to work is usually on time, but after work I rarely take the bus these days.  I still leave work at 5:02 and head over to the bus stop. When I get […]

Refreshed

I got a full night of sleep last night and now I feel refreshed. Hopefully that means I’ll babble less, but that’s no guarantee. Ellie and I spent the evening doing a whole lot of nothing, which is rather rare for us. I made hot dogs and a carrot slaw for dinner, we watched 9 […]