*Instead of working on my massive pile of work, I was dicking around the Internet and came across this post on Cake Wrecks. Picture me, sitting in my office, trying (unsuccessfully) to stifle laughter with tears rolling down my cheeks and my nose running. And then… the Dean of Students shows up at my door. He thought I was crying.
*The always delightful Maggie was especially fun to deal with this morning. The last straw was when she refused to get in her car seat. There were arms and legs everywhere as she protested (her beef: wrong hairstyle). So, I placed her on a snowbank beside the driveway and told her I was leaving her there. I walked around to the other side of the car and opened and closed my door as if I was getting in. By the time I got back around to Maggie’s side, she was banging on the door screaming, “Please let me come!” And then… the (childless, friendly) neighbour calls over, “Having a good morning Lori?” I swear I am the reason he and his wife have no kids.
*A student group is running a Locks of Love event today. A very nice salon has brought in five stylists to cut the hair of people willing to donate a minimum of 10 inches of hair to the cause. I watched one girl as she cut off about 14 inches and came out with a really cute little bob. As she left the chair, I told her how great she looked (she did). And then… she burst into tears. Where the heck were her friends? I almost started bawling myself.
*A friend here at work was going for a new position. Today a “staffing announcement” went around introducing the new person hired, and it wasn’t my friend. I sent her a reply that simply said,
And then… a copy of that reply came into my inbox. Why? I was confused until I realized that I had hit “Reply All”. I had done it intentionally so that I could just extract her email address, but had failed to actually extract her email and instead just sent it off. The sender of the original email called in a panic, “Do you know [new person]? Is there a problem I should know about?” I hate having to explain my idiocy.