Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Mesh paperclip holder:

Mesh pencil cup:

Mesh shorts:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rubber Bands

I misplaced the rubber band that I pulled from my drawer.  As a solution I pulled out a second band and used it to complete my fastening project, though I can't stop thinking about how the first one might have turned out.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Outdoor Laborer

Working outdoors always seems like a good idea in the spring and summer.  Even working at a gas station sounds like a treat.  But then you wake up on September 26th and it's 41 degrees outside and suddenly, and I mean this only in terms of physical comfort, your cubicle doesn't seem so bad.  

Friday, September 25, 2009


After several attempts at getting the coffee maker to work, I brought a delicious pot of coffee into the conference room.  Nobody cared, looked up, or drank it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I downloaded several photos from the office digital camera:  six storm drains, eight different angles of a trash enclosure, seventeen parking spaces - some handicapped, some regular, and four or five lengths of weed entwined chain link fence.  I then told my boss where I saved the photos so that he could enjoy them as well.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


My notary stamp expires soon, I can't believe it's been 7 years.  Time sure flies when you're verifying the authenticity of signatures.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Staple Remover Eating My Stapler


In celebration of Fall and nature, I've arranged several pushpins in a cascading fashion down my cubicle wall where they then empty into a mesh basket "pool" of white out tape dispensers and gel pens. If you close your eyes it's quite beautiful.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I enjoy Mondays because when they're over you get rewarded with a Tuesday.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I could go back to being a Paralegal like I was quite a few years ago. But then I would have to take back everything bad I've said about lawyers. Plus, I'd have to work with lawyers.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I like Fridays because there is always the hope that a coworker will bring in donuts to share with the office like they did one time in 2005.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No Faxes

We haven't received any faxes yet today. I checked for error messages but everything appears in working order. Yet still, no faxes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I let several calls go to voicemail this morning. The last time it rang I decided to answer, but it wasn't important. Neither were the voicemails.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Mouse Pad and Mouse

This is where most of the secretarial magic happens.

Caps Lock

I transferred some handwritten notes from a sheet of yellow paper into an email using all capital letters. I then returned my keyboard to a non caps lock setting.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


I really want to win this job writing cards for Someecards, but I doubt I'll get it because one of the qualifications is that the applicant "be awesome."

Friday, September 11, 2009

Search & Replace

I used the search and replace feature to search for a client's name containing an apostrophe, and then replace it with a non-apostrophed version so that there are no longer any apostrophes in the document in regard to the client's name. You never know what Fridays will bring.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


The smell of Fall is in the air. I think it's either Lysol apple spice or autumn harvest, but I'd better check with the janitor. Sometimes he uses Glade.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


In celebration of Fall, I changed my Outlook default flag color from green to yellow.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

In 12 hours and 20 minutes I will be sitting in my cubicle again. I will continue to sit there until Thanksgiving.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Car Salesman

I once went for an interview to be a receptionist at a BMW dealership and the guy told me he wasn't going to hire me, but that he thought I might make a good car salesman. I couldn't even BS the guy into hiring me as a receptionist, I'm gonna convince people to buy cars?

Friday, September 4, 2009


I need to bring a pot of coffee into the conference room. It'll be nice to see out a window for 10-15 seconds.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Storage Closet

I made a visit to the storage closet today, after which I informed the receptionist that we are out of steno pads.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


After many failed attempts at sending a fax this afternoon, I realized I had mistaken a "0" for an "8".