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Day Drinking

My boss said we could bring in beers today. I had two this afternoon because I could. I knew going into it, I would not get much work done. I have trouble focusing with a beer in me. At my last job, the translation company, when we would get a company lunch for a special occasion we would always take the cue from our boss if we could order drinks. It was never a spoken rule. If everyone else did, then I did too, but Continue reading →

Boss is Gone

Some days, when the boss is gone, I find it harder to concentrate than other days. It’s not everytime she’s gone, but it happens. Everytime she is gone, there’s a far more relaxed atmosphere. Just some days I don’t feel like working. She was gone all day today for some medical procedure. I knew this in advance. I got into work and had trouble motivating myself to get my projects done. I have a couple things to work on but they don’t really have deadlines Continue reading →

Frustration

I’ve been so frustrated lately with everything. I don’t like it. The worst part is, I can’t really pinpoint what is making me frustrated. And that just makes me more frustrated. I’m usually pretty good at knowing what’s going on in my head. I can explain my actions easily. But this business of not knowing really has me wondering what’s up. There’s no one big thing I can point to that’s bringing me down. The frustrations build up and then I just snap. I have Continue reading →

What I Do All Day

My titles are varied and in completely different spheres. One is content manager and one is systems admin. Neither of them really represent what I do all day. I was hired as an editor but quickly expanded to content manager only to turn around and stick my hands into database work. That led to developer management which led to development planning and implementation. So what’s my title? I haven’t a clue. I know what I want it to be, but it feels like I’m setting Continue reading →

27 Things About Turning 27

I turned 27 a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to write-up a list of 27 things that went through my head recently about turning 27. I had to get a new driver’s license because the one I got at 18 expired. It’s something you think is always a few years out until you get the card in the mail saying you need to renew. Then it hits you. If I was my parents at my age, I’d have a 2-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a Continue reading →

Rust Magazine

I don’t think it’s much of a secret, but I’m not overly enthusiastic about the translation business. It’s not what I see myself doing for the rest of my life but for now it pays the bills. I’m okay with that. That being said, I’m constantly looking for ways for me to advance my career in a different direction. I think of hair brained schemes, I email strangers out of the blue, creep job boards, and even send résumés. More often than not, these actions don’t Continue reading →

Speed

I’ve been obsessed with speed lately. Page speed. You might have noticed that this website loads damned quick. Or you didn’t really have time to notice. That’s because of me. When I redesigned the website, I only took looks into account. I wanted clean and simple so that’s what I built. Then I came across a page speed tool, Pingdom. My website averaged a couple of seconds to load. It was requesting information from a hundred different places. The page size was huge compared to Continue reading →

Website Redesign

As I mentioned recently and as you may have noticed, I redesigned my website because I felt it was a little dated. It was a lot of fun and it took me nearly no time at all when I think about it. But that’s not the only website redesign I’ve done recently. I redesigned my company’s website. To was it was an experience is an understatement. Let me explain. The translation company I work at is small, when I was hired there were only 7 Continue reading →

First Snow

The work day goes by a lot faster when you show up late. We had our first snow of the season last night, and while it was only a few inches, I ended up being 45 minutes late to work. I didn’t realize it would slow me down as much as it did. Everyone in Wisconsin forgets how to drive once it starts snowing and we all must travel no faster than 20 miles an hour, in a 55. Its frustrating. I wasn’t trying to Continue reading →

My Dream Job

You know how many times someone has asked me what my dream job would be and I’ve told them only to see the surprise on their face. Those people must not really know. What do you think my dream job would be? A writer? A stay-at-home dad? A project manager at a small translation agency in Southeastern Wisconsin? While I’d enjoy all of these, I’d hardly call them dream jobs. As a writer, I’d know I’d suffer from writer’s block and lack of motivation to Continue reading →