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Thursday, August 28, 2003  

What if...

it turns out that I really don't have the discipline that it takes to work in an unstructured, unsupervised environment, and that's why I screw around all the time? (You know, as opposed to "because my job is not intellectually engaging"?) What if I've been lying (inadvertently, but still, lying) to all the employers whom I've told "Yes, I can work in an unsupervised setting"? What if I go to grad school and get a job with an office and a door and everything, and I still waste time on the net and sneak out early to play Xbox?

I'll be an additional $50,000 in debt, and my life will be ruined. Gosh, that sounds like a good idea.

posted by Kim | 11:48 AM |

Tuesday, August 26, 2003  


Trying to carve a hole in an empty plastic bottle can result (not very surprisingly) in a lovely and painful knife-wound in your left hand (if you’re right-handed), inconveniently placed in the pad of muscle on your palm, below your thumb, and will hurt when you try to use your left hand for anything that requires functioning opposable thumbs. Which is pretty much everything. Which is why you shouldn’t do stupid things with sharp objects.

Considering graduate school because you have come to the conclusion that your current job is dissatisfying does not increase your motivation at work, especially when you need to do things that you never did like to do, like make sales calls.

Fooling around all day because you’re alone in your office (and therefore there is no one to notice that you’re just playing old Strong Bad email) doesn’t really help with either of these issues, but it’s fun, anyway.

posted by Kim | 3:09 PM |
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