Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for Workplace

I start my day by logging into my computer--which is a laptop in a docking station. The laptop thrust upon me by my manager who insisted I'd need it when I went traveling to the field offices. And while it is somewhat handy to basically take your setup with you, sometimes it's far more trouble than it's worth. At my work station here in Denver, I have a full keyboard, my mouse and dual screens

After firing up the computer and logging in, I check my email. My inbox is a mess (and the pic below is just the beginning. 
Although I TRY to keep things organized with folders.

As bad as this all looks (and maybe to you it doesn't look too bad), it's far better than it used to be, but still far short of where I'd like it to be. I used to have such a pristine inbox. Maybe there would be 10 to 15 emails in it, instead of the hundreds there today. Something to aspire to I guess. HA!

For whatever reason, my office is insanely cold--and that's something coming from me. I rarely get cold and am usually the first to ask others around me, "Is it hot in here?"  So in order to keep things comfortable and avoid hypothermia, I have had to employ this:

A space heater that sits on my windowsill pointed directly at me. On the bright side, at least I'm not falling into a heat-induced stupor because it's so comfortable and snuggly warm in my office. 

To keep me sane, it helps to have Gary (my betta) around. Although with my new office setup, he's not as front and center as he used to be in my old office. I get a peek at him between my monitors.

He seems pretty happy and gets excited when he sees me. I know he knows he's going to get fed, but part of me likes to believe he's happy to see me. :)

At the end of the day I head for the elevators, very eager to get in and get the first leg of my journey home behind me. A few years ago they installed what I can only describe as mini-TVs in the elevators that scroll news, weather, stock prices, and various advertisements. Apparently a 15 second elevator ride is too boring and we must be stimulated at all times, don'tcha know?

The ridiculously shiny elevator and mini-TV:

And once I make it down to the first floor, here is the lobby of our building. 
Looking at this picture I realize the lobby is also really shiny. Then again, they employ a full staff of help to make sure it stays purty. 

So there you have it, my day in a nutshell.


  1. You are the queen of email folders. :-) I don't know what it means to have a pristine inbox. My oldest email is from 2008!

    Stefani @ Dreams of Nyssa

    1. Stefani, I used to have an email sitting in my inbox from 2008, but I got tired of looking at it so I created a folder and shoved it in there. :) The oldest email currently in my inbox is from January of this year. Progress!!


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