Monday buzz kill

That’s sort of redundant isn’t it?  Isn’t Monday always a buzz kill?  Okay, I’m not speaking about those of you that have hot little work crushes that you can’t wait to get back to.  You know, the one for whom you wear your tight little skirts and sassy heels.  The one you make sure sees you bend over to refill the paper in the printer.

I’m not talking to you!


So my boss is pretty cool.  I’ve mentioned he brings me beer.  (Oh, goody, I just remembered I didn’t drink the last one.  Guess what I’m having for my morning snack?)

I don’t get the sense that he’s desperately trying to hold on to his youth but he does have some weird quirks like listening to both the Beatles AND Taylor Swift.  He’s got a Wii that he plays all the time and he dictates his instant messages.  So yeah, he’s quirky.

Did I mention I do a LOT of my blog related stuff at work?  I honestly focus on my paid profession about 3 hours out of every day.  The rest of the time?  Blogging, commenting, calling the pediatrician, emailing realtors and IMing with my best gal pal and the Hubs.  So its not all that surprising that I’m a little nervous when the boss finally walks in at 1pm and I don’t have a work related screen open on my desktop.  Did I mention I have a wall of glass behind my desk that acts like a mirror for the world to see my computer?  Yeah, we sneaky folks notice those things. 

You should see the little dance my fingers do to sign out of IM, close any “personal” tabs, basically shut down the fun and games when the boss arrives.  I just never know when he’s going to come around to my side of things and start messing with my computer.  (He’s a messer, btw.  The idea of anyone’s elses personal space is lost on him.)

So little neurotic Mad woman always keeps her eyes and ears open for changes in the boss’ quirks.  Just to see if his interests in current medias might overlap with my personal life.  (I won’t even LOOK to see if he has a facebook page….the idea just scares me.   So no, I won’t be friending him.)

The latest development:  the boss just sent an email with a very direct message about how to handle a “case.”  Beneath his instructions, he left a whole commentary of snark with strikethrough text.


Yeah, did I mention I’m a nervous nelly? 

Good thing I went all incognito/undercover with the old blog.

5 Responses to Monday buzz kill
  1. otherworldlyone
    February 22, 2010 | 11:17 am

    I do 95% of my blogging business at work. Things were hectic here for awhile, but they are just starting to calm down, which means it's back to business as usual! And by business I mean less than 3 hours of actual work. In my defense, if I worked all day (excepting these past few weeks) I'd have fuck all to do the rest of the week. Can't win um all, eh?

    Your boss sounds like a riot. I used to blog about mine a good bit, but I've been a bit nervous about it lately.

  2. injaynesworld
    February 22, 2010 | 10:12 pm

    I hope no one decides it would be fun to e-mail the link to this post to your boss. You're nervous Nelly, I'm paranoid Patty.

    My boss recently tried to friend me on FB. WTF! Like I want my boss seeing all the crap I write on FB. I have to think he was just laying a trap, but really… how stupid does he think I am?

  3. MommaKiss
    February 23, 2010 | 11:19 am

    ALT + TAB – will click you over to a spreadsheet or word document in a millisecond!

    I get wicked paranoid at the weirdest times. Like, um, now – when I'm clearing my google reader and not technically working.

  4. The mad woman behind the blog
    February 24, 2010 | 1:23 pm

    OWO: Right! What else are we supposed to do while you read your Danielle Steele (Okay, mine reads the paper at home in bed but you get the picture). He is a good time and I keep him happy by sending him pictures of boobs from time to time.

    Jayne: I'm always looking around for traps. But my boss being so cool, I'm sort of disappointed he hasn't tried to friend me.

    Momma: I know that little trick! Since I'm technically RARELY working, I'm ALWAYS paranoid.

  5. Millions Of Atoms Man
    February 24, 2010 | 5:07 pm

    You ladies have work crushes? Sassy heels? I must work in a morgue…

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