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Monday, February 2, 2009

Rumplestiltskin Works Here

No, I'm not the beautiful blond-haired miller's daughter.

I'm the nasty, pissed off elf who's going to stomp a hole in the ground really, really soon.

I hate Microsoft, I hate PowerPoint and I hate last minute super-duper important presentations!!!

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So don't mind me... I'll try to be back to normal by Free Friday.

In the meantime, if you haven't discovered Sur la Lune, it's where all the coolest info about fairytales lives on the net.

I'm off to try to weave some straw into a big fricking pile of gold now.

grrrr.

9 comments:

Assertive Wit February 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

I feel like my boss is Rumpelstiltskin and I'm the miller's daughter...I'm always trying to spin magic while he's breathing down my neck giving me more grief LOL

I LOVE fairy tales so thanks for enclosing that link!

julochka February 2, 2009 at 2:16 PM  

awww, you poor dear. at least you don't actually WORK for MS (sadly i cannot say the same, tho' it is now past tense)...and the ppt help is pretty good...just don't use too many animations, and don't put too many bullet points one each slide.

don't these people know that ppt is so over?

WV is "noiggic," the annoying tendency to throw a huge assignment on someone at the last minute. those people you work for are really noiggic!

julochka February 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

p.s. i never really liked fairy tales. they're friggin' scary! and totally not for children.

Char February 2, 2009 at 3:11 PM  

so...say his secret name and make him go away? :) sorry honey and I always hated those rush jobs - like their failure to plan made it your emergency.

msHedgehog February 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

Powerpoint is Baaad for you.

It creates stupidity (with mock-Stalinist cartoon) and is really bad at rocket science.

I don't agree with Edward Tufte about everything, but I do about Powerpoint. (Comrade - why are we having this meeting?)

If it's any comfort, last week I was invited to familiarise myself with my employer's horizontal infrastructure service offering.

We deliver beds now? Maybe for short-term hire?

They could have added "distributed" and no-one would have noticed.

xxHedgehog

Sarah February 3, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

green tea and gingersnaps darling...buckle down! you'll get all your work done. :) all the best to you in the meantime,

sarah

Gillian February 3, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

I adore your bitching and whining tag...I'll need to get one of those!
Hang in there. I read from here up and hope to god you get that green bathrobe.
Did you end up buying a bong anyways?
LOL
xo

namastenancy February 3, 2009 at 8:05 PM  

I am so sorry to read that other low life types in the work force pull that damn S&*%. Silly me. I thought it was just doctors who would throw down a 500 page manuscript on Monday night - at 5 PM - and expect the corrected version to be on their desk by 8 AM the next day. I've pulled many an all nighter, cursing them soundly and trying to figure out ways to put poison in their coffee. I never managed to figure that one out but I'll go and stab my voodoo doll a few dozen times for you.

Relyn February 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM  

Oh, TB. When you regularly work magic, the bosses come to expect it. I bet you managed it, didn't you?