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If I don't watch it, I'm going to just end up gaining weight even on a vegan diet and hence not helping my health. Sure, I'm eating all veggie-based and I have an air fryer and stuff. But I still have to curb the nibbles because while the quality of food has improved, the quantity is still an issue. I'm also still having regular problems with a sour stomach mostly in the afternoon and need to figure that out. Also, I need to do a MUCH better job of eating the fresh stuff first and not buying so much fresh stuff that by the end of the week, I have to throw so much of it away. This week has had a lot of frustrations with stuff I intended to pack that had expired or I chose poor produce.

I had such momentum today and then it got derailed when my officemates got guests to talk about going for grants and coworker Elaine had to do her usual spiel of making more than half the conversation about her and how fabulous she is. Woman, shut UP. I know your boss is frustrated with this. How do I know? Because when you stepped out this morning, he grumbled about you.

Since most of the day is now shot, why not do the workplace meme that spiffikins did earlier?
1. Show me where you work!
Looking in from the outer office. It seems dim because they leave the overhead lights on in the outer office but I think those are too bright and instead have two desk lamps and a floor lamp. Nothing all that thrilling, really. PC with two large monitors for data work, printer, scanner, bits and bobs and oh yeah, that's a FAN on the corner of the desk since it's constantly over 80F in here. Ugh. There's also a big ass steelcase file cabinet behind the door that goes nearly to the ceiling.

My view out into the common office where the coworker babbles until the end of time. Woman, they're standing with their coats on, you can shut the F up now and let them leave. Oh, back to the picture - fancy pants Nespresso is on the ol' corner near the door.

2. Real quick: what would you say... you do here?
My HR-authorized title is "Senior Program Administrator" though my title on the org chart is "Federal Projects Manager." They are both relatively accurate. I monitor progress on Rutgers University faculty projects funded by the US Department of Agriculture. I edit and submit various types of technical and data reports, assist with project setups, authorize funding and yeah - this is me. Need to get the title updated. Oh and the guy below me is the Business Moron. Dumber than a box of rocks and somehow even less useful and more lazy than the rocks.

3. What do people always get wrong about your job/company/industry? What do you wish people knew?
I don't technically work with or for the people that I share the office with. We all are under the "Office of Research" umbrella but I fly solo. I wish I had minions.

4. Tell me a story from today. It can be boring, that's ok.
Aside from grumbling about my yappy officemate above, we received email notice today that...yet again...they are doing "abatement" on the first floor tonight and tomorrow night so once we're out of here, we can't come back in the building until after 5am tomorrow - not that it's a problem since I get here about 7:30ish. The building is being majorly renovated and this is the umpteenth time they've had to do this in various spots downstairs. It honestly makes me wonder how much effing asbestos is crammed in this hellhole.


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Jan. 10th, 2019 10:10 pm (UTC)
Eating the fresh stuff in time is the ETERNAL STRUGGLE -_- I fight that fight every single week *lol*

Your office is so nice! :D Very tidy *thumbs up* And WOO for your own little coffeemaker!

I am really enjoying this work meme thing because I really had no clue what most of you do *lol* (I knew you and Spiff worked in offices but WHAT exactly you do there wasn't clear before!)
Jan. 10th, 2019 10:38 pm (UTC)
I may or may not have tidied up before the picture. But somehow I seem to have lost my winter hat in the process and have no idea how.

The Nespresso was a bit over $100 but dang I love it. I don’t have the counter room at home for one.

The shorter version of my job description could be “I pester faculty that do agricultural research” lol
Jan. 10th, 2019 11:15 pm (UTC)
The shorter version of my job description could be “I pester faculty that do agricultural research”

*lol* Love it!

Oh personal coffeemaker is so worth that. I just don't like EVERYONE using my stuff. Some people sure, I DO know how to share *lol* but not with everyyyyone...

Edited at 2019-01-10 11:15 pm (UTC)
Jan. 10th, 2019 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh hon, I feel you. A few years ago when I reached my heaviest I told Helen that I was sick of fighting and I was going to be become the World's Vattest Vegan, with a reality show and sponsorship by Bunner's bakery and Cosmic Treats.

But now I'm trying to get all healthy again so I can make the most of my visit to New York :)
Jan. 10th, 2019 10:43 pm (UTC)
I’ve been keeping a paranoid eye on the weather. It better darned well cooperate! How many days are you spending in the area? I wish it were long enough for me to kidnap you to NJ for a while and make you some good stuff but I know there is SO much to do in NYC and never enough time to see all you want to see.

I think I’ll do less baking and more meal prep this weekend. That way I’ll not fall into the trap of eating calorie dense baked goods. Though I did like the idea of baked oatmeal which I can load up with fruit. I also need to make stuff like beans and brown rice and quinoa in a bit of bulk to heat up for meals
Jan. 10th, 2019 10:46 pm (UTC)
Though even with needing to get in line nutritionally, I am surprised that I’m not feeling that I’m sacrificing anything by not consuming meat and dairy. Ordering food out is a bit annoying but I don’t feel the temptation to cheat
Jan. 10th, 2019 10:36 pm (UTC)
Very interesting. My office is so boring...

I should probably do this... but it'll have to wait until tomorrow. It's nearly quitting time.
Jan. 11th, 2019 05:34 am (UTC)
I still have weeks where my optimism overwhelms my ability to EAT ALL THE VEGGIES! Have you found the Budget Bytes website - she has some really good recipes - not all are vegan, but many can be easily adjusted to be.

I feel like you deserve ALL the fans - 80F is crazy!

I was going to ask about the guy below you in the website - he seems AWFULLY stern - good to know that he's just empty between the ears :D
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