Thanks, Facebook, for taking the time to remind me that no matter how carefully you attempt to curate your social networking presence that technology is always happy to cram your ex into your personal digital space whenever you would least like to be reminded of their existence.the internet may be forever but at least i won't have to live to see it
sulienapgwien asked: you should totally get a rat, they're such great pets.
I can’t get a rat because Matt stepped on a mouse at Boy Scout camp in like 1988 and he’s still afraid of rodents.
[Big Name Donor] has sent us a holiday popcorn tin! This is in the main office. Help yourself!
Nothing makes me feel more like I am living in an episode of The Office than the melodrama that surrounds arrival of the annual holiday popcorn. I actually said, “It’s here! It’s finally here!” and meant it.work
(Regarding lunch time lecture)
weird work email
> Because of the number of new colleagues at the Museum this year we provide the following explanation of this event by means of a very long sentence in addition to the typical and somewhat cryptic poster attached to back of doors and the very tiny posters placed in Museum mailboxes by elves during the wee hours of the night and which will be placed when said elves have a break in their busy schedules:
> This presentation is a holiday brownbag (said to be the longest-running holiday event at the Museum) during which we will take a number of virtual field trips to localities near and far, including the landslide out back and a volcano or two, and will provide tips on leading successful public field trips that integrate aspects of professional and commercial field trips, with examples including the word’s longest running series of geological walking tours in a cemetery, plus we visit a museum storage facility that is in a suitably sized structure (verily, in an historic aircraft hangar) in a state far away where our local guide remarks, “You have a facility like this in your museum for all your large rock slabs, of course.”
> As tradition dictates, there will be a food item to test, which it is unlikely that you have ever tasted, and which you may enjoy (bourbon balls being best liked in the past), or may not enjoy (recall the South American blue-corn drink, so carefully prepared but so widely disliked), but which it is highly recommended that you partake of unless you are allergic to the main ingredient. And, you get to wear reindeer headgear, if you so wish.