The coffee was more bitter than usual. "Dark roast?" Tone asked, wincing through a sip. "Does it matter?" Cale drank the full eight ounces in one swig. "That was pretty gross," Tone stated. He turned back to his computer and entered another line of code. Cale did not acknowledge Tone's derision. "Follow me on this … Continue reading Coworkers


The Day Job Journal

Happy anniversary, Journal! We've been chronicalling the adventures of the now not so new job for one whole year. The company commemorated the date by gifting me a coffee mug. I would normally just say that this was a nice gesture and toss the branded mug into a donation bin (if anyone asks, this is … Continue reading The Day Job Journal

Unpopular Opinions at the Office

We all know not to talk about certain subjects at work. This is just how we keep the economy running.  However, some people at work are keeping some seriously unpopular opinions inside. Let's take a look at your coworkers. Name: Hawkins Department: Logistics Unpopular opinion: 2% milk all day, all day. Name: Diedre Department: Product … Continue reading Unpopular Opinions at the Office

From the Archives: Gertrude’s Energy Advice

I've spent this fine Sunday with a fever.  I tried reading to the kids at bedtime tonight and that did not go well. Pretty sure I called the main character in their book Duck all night.  Drake is the name, so I was close. So tonight is archives night! Again. There's a lot of old … Continue reading From the Archives: Gertrude’s Energy Advice

Brief Profiles of Others in the Coffee Shop Line

The coffee shop.  We could brew this stuff at home, but where's the fun? Queues are fun. Presented to you now: Brief profiles of the people standing in front of you right now in the coffee line. At the counter: Lidia Lovecraft Drink: Something completely normal.  Lidia is trying to downplay her famous last name. Hobbies: … Continue reading Brief Profiles of Others in the Coffee Shop Line

My Thumb, a Coffee Bag and a Lesson in Detail

I'm a bit of a coffee fan. Bean juice is my jam.  That phrase sounds pretty gross when not discussing music and I'm full of regret now.  When we are running low on coffee, it is essentially priority one to replenish stock.  Replenish stock means "get whatever is on sale because it is all bean … Continue reading My Thumb, a Coffee Bag and a Lesson in Detail

Sweet Googly Moogly New Mugs!

You know what's fun? Words. You know what goes well with words? Coffee. I'm addicted to bad graphic design (the only kind I know how to make).  These are a departure from the history themed items currently available. Rather, they feature some of my favorite phrases.  The ones without curses anyway.  More on the way … Continue reading Sweet Googly Moogly New Mugs!