Awkward & Awesome


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+ Co-workers, who work in the same office suite, but never say good morning or good-bye when they arrive at/leave the office unless I say something first. What’s your deal???

+  When you feel a slight summer cold coming on (Go away! I really don’t need you right now!)  and coffee tastes nothing like it’s supposed to in the morning….

+ Random spam calls from around the country (I can’t keep up with blocking all those numbers!) How do I make this stop?

+ Less awkward than actually freakin’ outrageous: another day, another mass shooting in the US. When are we finally going to do something about this?



+ Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of apartment-overhauling. We’ve done so much decluttering, rearranging and cleaning up in the last three weeks that we almost feel like we did a tiny move (because some corners of our place feel almost new to me!), but it’s been oh-so worth it!

+ Also awesome: finding old pictures/letters that I sent to J during our long distance relationship. Quite entertaining.

+ A new book!

+ My parents (and my sister) will arrive in 5 (9) days !! I am so freakin’ excited (don’t worry, the obsessive repetitions will soon be over, I promise.)

+ The Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship title for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday night! J and I used to be avid NBA watchers back in the day (when the Sacramento Kings were winning games!) but have exclusively followed ML baseball in recent years. However, the NBA finals got us back into watching basketball again and what a final series it has been!

+ A new season of “Hoarders“. I have a strange fascination with this show (especially after completely decluttering our own place) and I constantly go between “OMG, these poor people!” to “How is it even possible they let it get that far?”.

+ New Saltwater Sandals. Ahem.

  1. Oh! The weird cowoker thing happens to me too! I don’t really get it. If you see someone everyday surely a ‘hey’ and a ‘gbye’ is standard??

  2. Awkward – stuff at work, as usual…

    Awesome – the sun is shining and it looks like the weather will be decent this week!

    I hope your cold goes away fast! I hate it when coffee doesn’t take right when you have a cold!

  3. it doesn’t so much happen IN my office, but when we’re in elevators with people from other offices in the same building. greetings are a-ok, do it. :P

  4. Oh dear, I’m one of those people that doesn’t say good morning or goodbye! Mostly because I don’t want the attention and I’m too busy thinking about what’s next. On behalf of my kind, we’re sorry please don’t take it personally :)

  5. LOL, like Jenny, I’m definitely one of those people who does not say good morning to office mates unless they’re explicitly on my team or project. Mainly because I dislike follow up conversation that is usually meaningless and/or distracting. I don’t take it personally either way.

    I hear you about the spam calls. I just got one from north texas this afternoon!

  6. Bahaha! I am one of those people who does not say “good morning” or “good-bye” to people in my office, unless they say it to me first. I don’t know how to explain “my kind,” but generally, I feel like I may be bugging people (especially if I get to the office and they are already working; different story to greeting people in the break room). And I’m just not a morning person or chatty in the morning. Usually, I just need the first 30 minutes of my day to get organized and figure out what I’m doing, and once I have my bearings, I get more chatty. So there’s the explanation for you, from someone who is not known for being very friendly. ;)

  7. I just put that book on hold at the library. I can’t wait to read it!

    I didn’t usually greet co-workers in the office if it looked like they were already busy/working. then again, 99% of the people I worked with were doctors and they probably would have ignored me anyway!

  8. Yay for new Saltwater Sandals!!

  9. Decluttering is seriously one of my favorite things to do. And woo for the family visit!

  10. I can relate so much to all of these! I worked in an office for 2 years and well… lets just say I am so happy to be gone for a few different reasons (though not all office are bad by any means).

    I echo what you said about the shoots. So sad and ridiculous and when will we change things around here??


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