An Eeyore Day at the Office

Yesterday work passed in a haze of malaise and gloom. I can chalk that up, in part, to the catalog section I was working on. Sixty-four pages of catalog copy. Around page 10 it felt endless. At page 30 it felt impossible. At page 45 it felt interminable. The word “orrery,” used precisely, is inContinue reading “An Eeyore Day at the Office”

This Year’s Angel Tree Package

Last week was… not the best. I should clarify. It wasn’t bad. It was simply stressful. And hectic. And tense. And all of the things that a week that where the catalog and orders go to press usually is. Thankfully, the week ended with the Nerd Prom — the Employee Appreciation Party (or the ChristmasContinue reading “This Year’s Angel Tree Package”

On the Annual Bowling Outing

I went bowling today. At the office we have a Christmas tradition. The department goes bowling in December. But then we stopped having the annual Christmas bowling outing. Two years ago we went for a laser tag outing with the Sales department. And last year we didn’t do any team-building activities at Christmas. Today, then,Continue reading “On the Annual Bowling Outing”

On Things I Wrote Today

I have a confession to make. I have never read Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are. There’s a film coming out in three weeks, give or take. Directed by Spike Jonze of Being John Malkovich fame. Screenplay written by Dave Eggers of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius fame. Been in production for years.Continue reading “On Things I Wrote Today”

On Advice for Resume Writing

Let’s talk resumes. Yesterday’s Washington Post had an article in the Business section entitled “Tiny Typos Can Add Up To a Big X On Your Résumé.” Michelle Singletary asks, “Should someone’s résumé get tossed in the trash if he or she mistakenly wrote ‘Graphic designer seeking no-profit career’?” Should it happen? If you’re the applicantContinue reading “On Advice for Resume Writing”