Friday, August 25, 2006
At tha orifice
Stuff is falling off my desk now, so it's time to FILE.
That means throwing stuff on the floor in piles to be filed and clearing off my desk. This is how far I've gotten since 8 a.m. this morning, wot with all the other stuff I have to do--especially chatting with Whitelees, aka dear Peggy, my eldest. She was baking and cooking stuff for George's first DISCO tonight! All I remember about disco was that pink Dolly Parton demo that I dragged home from work back in Iowa: "BabyImburnin..BabyImburnin..BABYIMBURNIN"...
That, and the time-honored expression, "Disco sucks." If I had $5,000 for every button and tshirt I've ever seen with that phrase, I could fly to France this afternoon and buy a farm in Burgundy, cash on the barrelhead. Notice how much LIGHTER my office seems now?
Almost done! The papers at the back on the credenza portion are the part of Families Count Year B that I'm working on now. The cardboard box on top of that is going to Whitelees. It has her Grandmother Dwyer's cookbooks plus odd bits I've stuffed in today while cleaning my office.
Here's the Bidness Communique from yesterday. Whitelees tells me I should be putting this in a new post because nobody will ever go back to read my old ones. OKOKOK...
OUR OWN DAILY DIGEST
All the News that Fits, We Print!
August 24, 20006, Volume 1, #4
Welcome Back, Little Susie!
Intrepid world traveler Susan of the Flanigans has returned from her three week vacation in France! By her good example, Susan has showed us that, yes, one can come back to work after a 3-week vacation, even when one has been in Normandy, Burgundy, and Brittany! Since most of us never experience a 3-week vacation, however, we have never been put to the test. Susan tells us it is possible to buy a modest French property with a view for as little as $150,000, so what are you waiting for?? Thank you, Susan, for the delectable French sweets that graced la table de gourmand yesterday.
Annual Leave Required for Attending Funeral
Please mark your calendar and submit an annual leave request in advance for your own funeral. If you die before the end of the pay period, your estate will not receive a full check unless you have requested annual leave for the balance. Sick leave cannot be used since obviously you are no longer sick.
New Rules for Federal Workers
The Federal Government does not pay you for breathing, sitting on a chair, or answering your phone, no matter how much you feel you may need to do these things during working hours. Please limit the time you spend on these activities, as it cuts into the time spent on attending meetings, free breakfasts, and skits. (This is especially true for those in administrative positions whose workdays often consist of doing just that.) If you find these activities require more than 10 minutes for every 4 hours worked, please submit a request for annual leave.
The Labels Are Here!
For Families Count, that is!! Now what?
The DVD Cases Are Here!
They arrived while we were at the meeting, free breakfast, and skit. Mirabile dictu!