Sunday, December 10, 2006

I'mmmmm Movin' Out

People "of a certain age" might recognize that reference to a Billy Joel song. I grew up in a room next to my brothers, one of which (MSquared) was a Billy Joel fan.

So, um . . . yeah, Billy Joel reference.

Okay. What I meant to say is that the aforementioned Billy Joel song was in reference to the fact that things at work are changing. The division that lived on the fourth floor of our building moved out a month or so ago, and so the rest of us left on the three other floors are now in the process of moving around, moving up, moving down.

My department is moving up to the fourth floor later this week. Tomorrow and Tuesday we are all packing up our cubicles and getting ready for the movers to take all of our stuff upstairs to our newly assigned locations. We have been ordered to vacate the building on Wednesday at lunchtime.

So, I don't know if I'm going to get a lot of meaningful work done this week and I have to admit that I haven't worked very hard this weekend as a result. I'll pay for it later, I am sure.

But, in honor of my (now) old cubicle and to help me remember where all of my stuff is located once it is unpacked, I took my camera to work on Friday and took some photos of my desk. (I'll admit right now that I stole this idea from Omar G., TWOP recapper extraordinaire. You can see his own desk here. It was from his pictures that I realized I could add notes to my pictures, which is the humorous reason to even go through this exercise.)

Anyway, enough pointless rambling. If you are interested in delving even further into the tedium that is my life, delve away--here, here, here, and here.

(Come to think of it, I could have referenced "The Jefferson's" theme song.)

4 comments:

flipper said...

You know how very interested I am in the tedium of your life, and you also know I only want to help you grow. (Why won't you, by the way?) Therefore, I can't resist pointing out a couple of things:

The shot labeled "Desk, stage left" actually shows the right side of your desk.

The shot labeled "Desk, stage right" actually shows the left side of your desk. (You saw that coming, right?)

The shot labeled simply "Desk" is actually of the filing cabinet.

Other than that, awesome post! Long live minutia!

Your faithful light canyon cube mate,

--flip

Burb said...
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Burb said...

Going back now and reviewing, I do think I did it correctly (with the exception of the filing cabinet labelled "desk"--since there is no excuse for that one.)

When using the phrase "stage ___" aren't you supposed to be in the position of the person on stage, facing toward the audience? So, if my desk is a stage and I am standing looking out of it, at the audience, then the right portion of my desk, would be "stage left" relative to the person standing inside the cubicle?

Of course, this says nothing about the relative speed of a rubber ball dropped in a train car while the train itself is travelling 45 miles-per-hour down a track . . . calculate the gravitational pull of the rubber ball as it falls relative to the speed of the train car itself . . .

Long story short, I made it needlessly complicated and confusing, much like this comment?

Anonymous said...

All of us fans of needless complication and confusion thank you for sharing the (plural) minutiae.