I Have Regressed

My “indecisive hostile takeover” made a decision and it has resulted in me drowning in work.  The good news is that I have a team to manage which gives me all kinds of professional and personal growth opportunities.  The bad news is that people require a lot more time and energy than spreadsheets and power points.  The even worse news is that I still have a lot of power points and spreadsheets to tend to.

My hope is that once this transitional period is over (the one that has been going on forever!) I can settle in to a work routine that is not so crazy and all consuming.

In the mean time, there has been no yoga, no meditating, no reading on the Kindle, no interesting learning adventures, no hanging out with friends, no blogging.  A lot of work and some TV because that is all my brain can handle at the end of a long stressful day.

I am almost done with Breaking Bad Season 3 which is so amazing.  I watched an episode last night where Walter is obsessed with a fly and will not cook meth in his fancy new lab (or leave the lab or sleep) until the fly is dead.  He becomes delirious and some serious ridiculousness and deep pontificating occurs between him and his sidekick Pinkman.  Good TV.

I am tuning in to American Idol but I might be outgrowing this show.  I LOVE J Lo and Steven Tyler on the judges panel but I am not loving the contestants.  How can I really get in to 18 year olds talking about how they have wanted this “their whole lives.”  This week they sang songs from the year they were born.  Like in the 90s!  Ugh..the top 5 will be cool but until then it’s kind of painful.

I just half watched a Medium marathon (culminating in the series finale) while I paid bills and read backlogs of email.  The show got a little bit old with Alison misinterpreting what dead people are telling her in her dreams EVERY WEEK. No one ever caught on (except me) that she always gets it wrong for the first 45 minutes of the show.  After her 5th dream or so, she figures it all out and saves the day.  Same formula every week.   My favorite part of the show was her husband, Joe.  He is a super nice, smart, geeky stud and a great husband and dad.  He was smart enough to question those dreams!  He will always be preserved in my blog (until they take down this picture that I have linked to, in bad blog form..)

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The Dippy Bird Makes an Appearance

I had a busy week at work and no time to formulate a good blog post.   Reality shows were about all I could handle after my long work days, except the one night when I found myself choosing to watch an old episode of Medium after a few glasses of wine.  The episode from last season where she dreams about the pig was fascinating with a few drinks under my belt.  Anyway, last night, I was recovering from my hangover and a random event occurred that tied my real life to television (happens to me all the time, actually).

A while back, in a meeting,  I noticed the profile of a colleague that looked kind of like this:

I thought to myself, who does he remind me of?  Woody Woodpecker came to mind, but I knew that was not quite it.  Then I remembered this toy my dad used to have on his desk.  A bird with  hat that used to teeter over and dip its beak in to a glass of water.  That was it!  This guy reminded me of the Dippy Bird!!!  This realization was too weird to share with my newish work friends and no one outside of work knows the work guy (and most are too young to remember the dippy bird),  so I have been living with this in silence, until now.  Last night, I was catching up on Mad Men and THERE IS WAS!!!  THE DIPPY BIRD ON MAD MEN!!!  I was so excited.  Here it is?  See the resemblance?

I wish I could post a picture of the real guy…