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Night and Day
January 4th, 2017 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Work 3 Comments

Nothing like a bad night’s sleep to set you up for a weird day at work, I always say. Clyde the cat decided the middle of the night was an excellent time to leap on my unsuspecting form. Like most males, of the feline persuasion or otherwise, he is decidedly pro-boobs*, persistently making them both […]

The Secret World of Food
November 16th, 2016 by suzy in Cooking,Work 1 Comment

Deskside Delivery Of the many things that have surprised me about working at the clinic – and there are more than a few – one of the most unexpected is that it is a hotbed (or hot kitchen) of food. This occurred to me when I found a steaming bowl of menudo on my desk […]

Now & Then
September 25th, 2016 by suzy in Bullshit,Country Life,Work 3 Comments

Saturday Morning Alert the media, y’all! I slept in until it was sunny out on Saturday morning! It is amazing how a good night’s sleep can improve a girl’s outlook. I slept badly during the recent audit ordeals, despite logging long hours under a lot of pressure, and I think it all finally caught up […]

First things first: it’s Rob’s birthday! As soon as it’s a reasonable hour by Rob standards, I will wish him happy birthday and remind him of how happy I am he was born. His Rob-ness never ceases to delight me, from his view that the dump is a two way street to his wry sense […]

Jack
August 11th, 2016 by suzy in Cats,Schatzi,Work 1 Comment

Are there time-released bad omens? If so, I think that Steller’s Jay was one… It’s been another crazy week, and it’s far from over. It seems that no matter how hard I work, it’s not enough. I am fighting serious headwinds of feeling both overwhelmed and inadequate, which is a spectacularly unenjoyable combo platter, especially […]

Annual Ordeal
July 29th, 2016 by suzy in Bullshit,Work 2 Comments

I got up so early on Hell Day – I mean Staff Day – that Clyde just stayed in bed, like a sane person. Audrey of course bustled out to take on the world and show it who’s boss while I drank coffee and tried to mentally prepare for the day ahead. I was saddened […]

One morning, I heard a text while I was getting ready for work. Usually, texts at 6:00 am are from my sister, who is still at work after her long night shift. So early morning texts do not scare me the way late night phone calls still do*. I went to see what was up, […]

Whirlwind Week
July 5th, 2016 by suzy in Friends,Work 2 Comments

It was a busy week, full of friends, family, and work! I had lunch with a dear friend on Tuesday. She is scaling back at work since her father was just diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and she wants to spend as much time as she can with him. I really admire her for doing […]

Summer Job
June 20th, 2016 by suzy in Cooking,Work 2 Comments

It’s a sunny Saturday morning, and I’m back to my old tricks again, working at the jobette. Like last year, I will be working six days a week this summer, until Labor Day or until I can’t take it anymore, whichever comes first. So when I got home from work on Friday, I started making […]

The Rush
January 31st, 2016 by suzy in Work 3 Comments

It’s 6:15 am. Do you know where your Suzy is? She’s blasting down the highway in her Ramones-powered car, cursing the darkness and the blare of oncoming headlights equally. And hoping that the day’s marathon won’t be as bad or as long as the rest of the week’s. I’m a slow learner. At least I […]

The Office
January 20th, 2016 by suzy in Friends,Work 1 Comment

Hello from Absurd World, where the Wi-Fi at work hasn’t worked for over a month (wish I could say the same), despite the original estimate from the IT folks of two days. They finally got it sort of working this week, but its tenuous grasp fails a few feet from my office (and the CEO’s). […]

I just wouldn’t be Me if there wasn’t something wrong with my car. I was driving to work one morning, listening to Bobbie Gentry* and being blinded by oncoming traffic as usual when I noticed the bright orange engine light blink to life on the console. This did not console me. I still think that […]

The Office Party
December 19th, 2015 by suzy in Bullshit,Calamity Suzy,Work 3 Comments

It turns out hell is decorated quite nicely Or “How I Learned More Than I Ever Needed to Know About Lottery Tickets”. I should get a t-shirt that says “I survived the office holiday party”. Or maybe a medal… Planning a party for more than 100 people is enough of an undertaking without the Powers […]

With a Bang
December 14th, 2015 by suzy in Weather,Work 1 Comment

I was at work making copies when there was a huge bang and the building shook. Before my two brain cells had processed the Big Bang, the power went out and we were cast into darkness. Emerging shocked from the copy room, I heard the generator kick on and saw the pale emergency lights activated. […]

The Manic Monday theme carried on into last week with a vengeance. It was accessorized with a cold, which arrived on the weekend, making sure no fun could be had, and hung on like a guest that didn’t know when to leave, even when the lights were off and the chairs on the tables. The […]

Manic Monday
October 3rd, 2015 by suzy in Cats,Country Life,Work 2 Comments

Well, the week started out with a bang that made me whimper. When my boss arrived on Monday, she flooded my desk with a tsunami of hand-written paper, all of which had to be typed up or made into charts: While I was still assessing the damage and estimating the girl hours to get it […]

A Day in the Life
September 28th, 2015 by suzy in Country Life,Dogs,Family,Friends,Work 6 Comments

Saturday was my last day of working at the jobette. For real-real, as Jessica used to say in her long-ago youth. They have hired someone to work from Tuesday through Saturday, so they will only need me on Saturdays to fill in for her if she has to work an event or something. I walked […]

Silly Rabbit
July 31st, 2015 by suzy in Garden,House,Work 2 Comments

Megan stopped by my house, saying, “Rob sent you a bunny,” which is not something you hear every day. I came downstairs to find a wonderful ceramic rabbit made in 1955 (the date is etched on the base): He got it for $2 at a thrift store, knowing that it would both delight me and […]

Future Girl
July 28th, 2015 by suzy in Cooking,Work 1 Comment

Oh, future dishes – I think I love you least of all. The last time I got paid, I made the unpleasant discovery that I was overdrawn by $39. This made me realize two things: 1) Clearly, I shouldn’t have recklessly squandered $44 on gas that day; and B) I should get a summer job. […]

Get Back
June 10th, 2015 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Weather,Work 2 Comments

Flowers Outside My Office Door It’s been so long since it rained that when the pattering on the roof woke me up last night, I was unable to identify the sound at first. Eventually, my sleep-fogged mind realized it was a light shower. By the time the alarm went off, the showers had departed, leaving […]