Unannounced Birthday

"You always have people throwing food and gifts at you on your birthday." Because I tell them to. If you don't tell them, they have to want to do it on their own. I have no trust that anyone will want to celebrate me on their own. So I have a pretty strong history of … Continue reading Unannounced Birthday

Incomplete Impromptu Road Trip

Sometimes you just need a road trip. Had happy hour at work. Again. Yesterday. (These folks love to celebrate shit.) So I sat there. With my beer. Watching them all talk. And laugh. And reminisce. About all the times that happened when I didn’t work there. IT guy talked to me. “You’re Sunshine.” I am…that’s … Continue reading Incomplete Impromptu Road Trip

Proving My Existence

So, I work in this…I guess it’s called a green building? Or a smart building? A smart green building? The lights are on motion detectors. The toilets and faucets and towel dispensers are also motion-activated. It’s cool. In theory. Saving all those resources. But there’s something about my existence that the sensors fail to acknowledge. … Continue reading Proving My Existence

Summer League For My Life

I just finished up my first full week of work since May. And it was jam-packed with nonstop new employee meetings and a flood of new information. One of the days was back to back meetings with different executive team leaders. And they kept asking what department I work in. Within the company. And I … Continue reading Summer League For My Life

Skipping the Panic Attack Stage

I have spent much of my weekend watching training. To help me feel a little more...competent. Going into my first actual full work week in almost two months. So, I've got this access at work now. To send emails. On behalf of the COO. ... Y'all just...sit with that for a moment. I. Me. I … Continue reading Skipping the Panic Attack Stage

Storm of Vulnerability

Actually. Shitstorm of vulnerability. Is more accurate. But seems inappropriate for a title. It’s ok to cuss in an actual post. Just not the title. So, shitstorm of vulnerability. Those are the best words I have to describe what is happening inside of my brain right now. My son asked me how the new job … Continue reading Storm of Vulnerability