Tag Archives: work

Shitty Shitty Poop Poop

Okay, Monday. You win. Although I don’t think showing up dressed as Thursday is fair play. The day started well enough. Since almost everyone from the department were either on conferences abroad or attending a seminar out of town, it was only me and the assistant at work. Inspired by the calm corridor I managed […]

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Hello Friday, I’ve Been Waiting for You.

It’s that time of year again… As I’ve mentioned, I work at a university. This time of year is when all extensive course planning for the coming year is done. And plans for two-three years further down the road are made as well, only not as detailed. The department I work for is the biggest*, […]

Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Up to the Highest Height

My back took a turn for the worse yesterday. After having sat down for an hour in the morning, I was suddenly all crooked and couldn’t really move. Endured the day standing up (thank you M for arranging an adjustable table to your room back in 2008…) and spent the night lying on the floor. […]

Just Another Day at Work

So. I work at a university. These are my colleagues in a nutshell. As the observant reader will notice, two very important people are lacking from the list. Luckily I managed to sort it out.                 And yes. These pictures are hanging outside my door right now, to […]

How did it get so late so soon?

I had great plans for going early to bed tonight. Trying to behave like a grown-up instead of an eleven year old that needs to go back to school soon. All that “I need to go to work on Tuesday, and so if I sleep all Monday, I won’t sleep the night before Tuesday”… That […]

Hallelujah.

Dear diary, Today I got promoted to Holy Spirit at work. Having been called everything from satanist to true Finn some years back, it was a nice turn of events. I don’t think I will be updating my CV or LinkedIn profile though, but I do hope this will put an end to all earlier […]

stop shilly-shallying

this morning i had a great idea for a blog post. however, had to get to work, and attend a meeting, so didn’t even have time to scribble down what my idea was all about. now hoping just writing something will somehow make that idea pop back. it can go either way, really.. only having […]

london calling

“There’s no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one.” – Jerome K. Jerome i know i usually don’t write two posts in one day, but after my short, and somewhat irritated note this morning, i felt i needed to let […]

moving out of the lazy zone

“To succeed in life we must stay within our strength zone but move out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell Saw this quote on Twitter yesterday, and thought to myself that it somehow serves as a summary of some interesting discussions I’ve had these last couple of weeks. You see, I think that’s what […]

the dawning of a new age

what an enormous response my last post got, thank you to all my new followers. of course, i have now been panicking the last 24 hours or so, how can i possibly write something profound, or funny, enough to keep all my (new) readers? not to mention if i want to reach out to even […]

the chia diaries

some people ask me why i blog, why anyone blogs for that matter, and i become a bit embarrassed, not knowing what to answer. others say i should write more; do it for a living, and i become a bit embarrassed, mumbling something about how i’d love to, but… there’s always been that little but. […]

about a boy

once upon a time in a country far far away there was a boy. even though he did not come from the country in question originally, he thought himself to be quite average, living quite a normal student life, facing quite ordinary every day questions. at the same time in a different part of town […]