Friday, July 25, 2008

A real Ponkey

Thanks to Forrest for sending this on....I really am speechless. I think Jenkins is way cuter!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Really, this isn't what I signed up for...

Its Monday and I have worked 22 hours already this week (counting Sunday). So, if you've wondered why I'm not posting all that often, there's your answer.

Since I live in a building with an elevator and work in a building with an elevator, I have become very aware lately of people's elevator habits. A few random thoughts for you:
~ At work, I'm happy to silently stare at the doors and not chit-chat with other riders. At home I will say hello and maybe note the weather - hey, these people are my neighbors. Am I required to chat with people while standing in a small box with them while dangling several stories high via cable??
~Its always nice when someone hits the button to keep the doors open for you to get in, but I believe that the 'door open' button is ALWAYS hit reluctantly.
~When waiting for the elevator to arrive, its best NOT to stand directly in front of the doors, make room for people to get out first. It's amazing how many people stand inches away from the doors of the lift.
~If I'm staring at any of the wording on the walls, I'm probably not interested in making small talk.
~Whomever my neighbor is who routinely leaves for work 5 minutes before me wears a lot of perfume/cologne. Its almost as if they apply the perfume while in the elevator.
~48% of the time that am in an elevator, I wonder how awkward it would be if the other riders could read my mind....sharing an elevator is awkward enough as it is. 10% of the time I wonder if Jenkins understands the concept of the elevator when we take him to the garage - or does he think that the doors are magic? 22% of my time on elevators I am thinking about my burning hand due to a hot cup of coffee, 6% I spend worrying about getting stuck (normally during rides with other 'chatters').The rest of my time is spent wondering if my elevator at work has a camera in it or not - I can't bring myself to 'readjust' or see if I have anything in my teeth while alone in the work elevator.

..I think I'll start taking the stairs more often..