What maketh a blog post?
Well, a blogger to begin with. A blog site. Free time on hand. An intention to write. Some ideas.
Or so you think.
Because if that was the case, there would have been minimum 10 updates on my blog in the past 2 weeks. But there are none. Why? I really don’t know, because for once all aforementioned essential ingredients were right there, but they just couldn’t be combined to churn out anything remotely interesting. Sob. So we had to resort to desperate measures and come up with something totally irrelevant to update, which would in any case be called a blog post, due to it’s sheer existence on the blog.
Anyway, so where was I? Ah, at work. And I have been spending relatively long hours here for that matter. Which actually reminds me of this 10% amusing, 90% bugging incident that took place here yesterday.
So, I am at my desk, all stressed out, because there is so much to do, and ofcourse because it is a monday. And to ensure that I remember all my things to do, I keep jotting them down on these brilliant fluorescent post-it notes that I flicked from somewhere, and putting them up on the screen of my docking station, which I don’t use because I find it really duh to use two screens, when one is sufficient, or use the large magnify-all-that-sites-I-surf-and-all-my-chat-windows screen that the station comes with.
Yes. So I am sitting here, minding my own business, when this uncle type person who I have never seen at work walks up to me, and says ‘Excuse me’. Now I knew it had to be someone who didn’t know me very well, because trust me, if you do, you would know that I do not react well to being disturbed on a Work day 6. Anyway, he says excuse me, and I am like ‘What?’ and he says ‘Can you please remove those ‘stickers’ because they are not looking good’ and I am like ‘huh’ and he is like ‘they will spoil the screen’. Ok, so I am thinking, dude you called my brilliant fluorescent post-it notes ‘stickers’ and then you think they don’t look good, and then you think I would care.
But. Here’s the issue. I was so lost in the excel file I was working on that I just nodded and said ‘Ohkay’ albeit with a WTF expression on my face. And then I removed them! Which made me feel very bad later though. In one way it is good I did not say WTF to him ‘cos he could have been a big guy and then I would go down history as the girl who got fired because she defended her post-it notes.
But I think my ego was totally hurt. Because I kept fretting about this thing till today morning, and only when I finally put a couple of post-it notes back on the screen (ok, this time I put it on the borders) did I feel better. So now I have two post-its on my screen, none of which help me with my work, but both of which do wonders for my ego. Now I am waiting for the uncle type person to comment again because this time I have retorts prepared, but ofcourse he is nowhere to be seen.
Other than that, nothing else is worth putting up here. Except that I mis-spelt florescent all the times I wrote it, including this time. And that I think using the drafts section in WordPress is totally slow and useless. Also Google docs is useless because they are ‘phasing out support to my browser’ soon, and so is YouTube, and Google reader, and Facebook, and Orkut, after which I should probably take a sabbatical from life and go to the Himalayas or something because I would have anyway become a social recluse of sorts.
And now that I have attained my purpose of updating the blog, I will stop. If you actually reached this far, you have my wholehearted gratitude. And sympathy. I assure you that I will be back with more such wholesome entertainment for you and your family. Till then, Ciao.