As Life Rolls On

As a friend of mine always says, "We plan, God laughs." You never know what life will bring, but the ride can be a blast!

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Dull Drums of Work

As anyone can attest, any type of work can be stressful. The line of work that I am in can be exceptionally stressful. The last two months have been more so than normal. I think I can say in all objectivity however, although it is stressful, I don't "stress out" over work very often. There are other, more mundane things in my life that stress me out, however that is a story for another blog some time in the near future.

At work, I am a firm believer in "comedy breaks" to relieve the stress, not just for myself, but for everyone that works with and around me. It just seems to lift everyone's mood, and we can all then go back to what we were doing with a "new perspective". One of the greatest compliments I have been given of late is "Joanne, I don't like it when you're away. Things aren't the same, it's too quiet and stressful." I guess my strategy works!
So, you've heard about the flying monkey, the multi coloured hairy balls, etc. So without further adieu, the much promised pictures, so everyone can see what it is all about.

Laurie, one of our Executive Assistants holding "Mookie" the Flying Monkey (yes, we can actually make him fly)

Me wearing some of my multi coloured hairy balls.

The REAL me! Queen of Everything at the Office (I even have a mug that says so!)

The "Chicken Lady" costume. There's even a "Chicken Lady" walk and "Chicken Lady" voice that goes along with it.

The Irish Queen "Chicken Lady" with her multi coloured hairy balls and flying chicken (yes Dad, that's Donna Goulding in the picture beside me).

This is "Chuckie". He hangs from the ceiling at my office door and greets people as they enter. I think Chuckie is evil though. Little things have begun to "happen" around the office. Somehow, even my flying chicken got decapitated and is hanging from Chuckie's swing......................Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Just to prove to you that I actually do get some work done sometimes.


  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger Evie Sears said…

    Well, there's no arguing against a coffee mug that says you're the queen. I'll concede that one. However, that last photo does not prove that you were working. I'm sure you were surfin' the 'net when that one was taken. ;-)

  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger Wanda said…

    I think she was working on her blog, or Jason's wedding...haha

    Nah, I lived with this workaholic and she needs a 12 step program...

    Sounds like a fun place to work, need any new people???? hahaha

  • At 7:15 AM, Blogger Dave said…

    Too bad our office did not do things like this.

  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger Jenn said…

    that last picture is so posed for

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Catharine said…

    That office looks a little too clean and perfect to me...suspicion continues!

  • At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the flying monkeys!!! lol At least your workplace isnt a prison:) *cough* walmart


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