8 May 2011

Engineering Happiness

Tis' amazing how the quality of the people that you work with can miraculously change your outlook on going to work.
While my workplace is a battlefield of personality-less engineers on a testosterone rampage for the title of biggest ego, there are a handful of merry humans which fall into the category of "real people" and essentially make life cool. Whilst a minority, we band together like a gang of freedom fighters looking to overturn the evil tyrants who rule over us. What do they do to Engineers at university to drain all laughter and life out of them? Do they put them through "Negativity and Pessimism 101" or were they like that before becoming certified bad guys? 
This small rebellious troupe of scallywags, rascals, hooligans, rougues and ruffians cling to principles of joyousness - never working a minute longer than is absolutely necessary, ensuring "site inspections" and "field work" at the local cafe are undertaken at regular intervals and preaching work-life balance from the rooftops.
Finding these kindred spirits has turned the cell that is my workplace into a carnival.

17 Oct 2010

Mondayitis. Ode to Procrastination

Suffering. Yawns, Sighs and my head is basically on the desk.
I am sure I am not the only person in the world that gets to 10.30am Monday and has only replied to a weekends worth of private emails and done a handful of filing!


Support Local

I have recently discovered a wicked little independent radio which I listen to religiously. Discovering loads of new music influences which is great, feels incredible to support something grass roots, feel a part of something unique and somewhat alternative I guess.
Similarly, have started doing my weekly vege shop at the Sunday markets down from my house. FRESH, long lasting, tasty and CHEAP AS CHIPS! Plus the added bonus of chemising around the markets people watching, soaking up atmosphere and sunshine. A great reason to rise and shine bright and early on a Sunday. Don't let this be limited to the enjoyment of hippies and gypsies - if you as lucky as me you might even find a french patisserie stall mmmmmmmm pan-au-chocolat!