Monday, September 05, 2005

Working Vacation.

Ahh, Labor Day. The lab is empty. No need to deal with moronic politics. No need to deal with nonsense. It's just science today. I can sit down, listen to Sufjan Stevens' Illinoise and get my work done in peace. It's days like today that bring back the days of building devices in my parent's garage and mixing random chemicals together in the backyard. Science is fun again.

I've decided to try and implement an electronic filtering system. Maniacal fiends, egocentric jerks, political butt kissers and their subsequent signals are all being sent straight to ground. Honestly, I won't survive here at Fancypants University if I allow anything other than science affect me.

From now on, I'll allow the peace of doing what I love govern my lifestyle here. If I can pull that off, there'll be no need for tropical beaches and hammocks. I'll be on vacation every day of my life.


Blogger thc said...

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10:13 AM  
Blogger thc said...

An electronic filtering system? Hmmm...

10:14 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

Sometimes we must approach things on a different level in order to make it thru the day. I was just chatting up Jenn last night about this very thing Vavoom. My last full time job in San Diego I loved to death. Problem was my boss. He was an egotistical jackass who did not mind showing his lack of class or intelligence on a daily basis. I put up with it for a year, at times going to toe to toe with him in screaming matches since i refused to back down from this jackass. But after awhile it becomes draining and you know that each day will bring some new set of crap or "fresh hell" to deal with, so I gave my notice. The top brass knew why I was quitting and tried very hard to get me to stay. The promised me everything but the one thing I needed and everyone before me needed...firing that idiot.He was more valuable to them than I was apparently and thats what I told them when I walked out the door for the last time. It took five people to replace me and they now work under the comptroller who is a fair minded individual. You gotta do what you gotta do to survive Vavoom. Hang in there sweetie. :)

10:26 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

You'll be able to stay on track as long as you also give up driving.

Seriously, let us know hot it's working for you.

1:57 PM  
Blogger LoraLoo said...

Success at Fancypants will be yours, because you've got the right frame of mind.

Let us know how the filtering system turns out. Enjoy your day!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

I think you need to patent that filtering system.

You have great words of wisdom I need to follow. I should let my love for teaching give me peace, instead of focusing on all that other stuff that brings me down.

You will always succeed Vavoom because that is who you are. If someone else came across some of the obstacles you have faced, I do not think they could be as strong as you are. You learn from your challenges and grow.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Ivan said...

What do you mean electronic filtering system? and yeah, politics in science suck. But its everywhere, sometimes you just have to play with what you have.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Vavoom said...

Ivan and thc: Please consult
Essentially, I'd like a way to remove all of the crap that accompanies working in a lab.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I hear you, Vavoom.

I work with 8 ladies going through menopause. GOD HELP ME!

3:19 AM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

I'm starting to wonder if you are only trying to convince yourself of that. But I do know that you have a level of patience that rivals mine.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Why were you even working on Labor Day? Doesn't Fancypants U give you the day off?

9:07 PM  

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