The Lakers are on, and L is downstairs cheering them on. Went down to check the score: 55-45 Lakers. Hmmm... forgot to check how far along the game is. I only have a mild interest in the Lakers winning. If they are still playing on Tuesday night, we don't have to have a long quarterly meeting at work that evening. Instead we'll speed-meet and then go to BJ's for pizza and game. (Actually I'll then go home. 9-10 hours of work is way more than I need or desire.)
Still struggling with a stuffy nose and cough. Had L call Dr. Rick today (his brother). I'm all fixed up with a Z-pack, so maybe by tomorrow I'll be able to being to breathe through my nose again. Sweet relief! I just want the sludge in my sinus cavities disappear.
At work its time to have our yearly evaluations. At the company I work for we fill out an on-line form touting our successes and accomplishments for the year. This year (my 8th with the company) I just couldn't come up with any fresh material. I am stumped. I started writing jokes, satire, anything to amuse. I ended up deleting everything. Maybe I should try it anew after the Z-pack has freshened my sinuses and my outlook. The job is fine, all is well. I'm just at a loss to come up with a creative way to state yet again my devotion to serving my coworkers and supplying their every need quickly, cost effectively, and most importantly, while respecting the diversity and cultural norms of all I come in contact with. I'm just kind of PC'd out this year, I think.
If my boss were a little less on the buttoned up side, I would maybe take a less serious approach, but he takes it all in a very serious, very CORPORATE vein. (And to be fair, it IS a huge corporation) Although I have made him smile at an irreverent comment or two along the way, but never when anyone else was around. But really - how many ways are there to say that your plan of development this year is to answer the phone even faster, to get those Powerpoints done with even more panache than last year. To ignore and rise above that really unpleasant physician everyone really hates to deal with.
Ahh, the admin position. We are kind of at the bottom of the heap, and while I wouldn't ever aspire to having a position in management (there's nothing enjoyable to me about that kind of pressure), it's sometimes hard to be the person everyone considers fair game in the task department. I do work with a couple of very smart, very funny ladies, though, and we have a good time laughing at the absurdity of life surrounded by so much corporate PC.
Popped the first two tablets. Healing be done! Maybe I'll have my rosy outlook back tomorrow and I'll be able to complete an eval that sounds sane and responsible and properly serious. Either that, or I'll just cut and paste from last year's.
Heading to Starbuck's now for a soy hot chocolate with mint. L had turkey chili with beans for dinner but I didn't want any. I just didn't see that ending well for me later on, although I guess if we'd both had it there could be no finger pointing. The things you learn about each other over 10 years' time - not always attractive, but usually still good for a laugh. I do love that boy...