Imagine my horror this week when my boss announced that we all needed to take extra vacation time in Q2. For me this means I need to take 3 weeks of vacation in the next 3 months. Ain’t that a bitch. Take extra vacation. Time away from my job. Still get paid, mind you. No, they insist! And what’s really awful is that I’ll still have extra vacation time, in case I need it. That’s life at BigCorp.
Probably everyone else already knows about the superiority of the Google home page (http://www.google.com/ig). I just heard about it and flung off my old Yahoo home page like, um, a new bride’s panties. Don’t you hate it when you can’t use a perfectly nice turn of phrase, just because you are the wrong gender? Anyway, I’ve tweaked it and arranged it and now it’s soooo perfect. I added some cool widgets (brain teasers – no, no, I’ll find the time, I’m sure) and removed others (Fox News? No, thanks.). Plus, I set my background to change with the time of day, with moonrise and all. It doesn’t seem to account for it being pitch black at 5 pm, but eh. Maybe it’s set for people who live on the equator. I mean, I typed in my zip code for the auto-weather feature. The least they could do is make it customized for my latitude.
If you haven’t already explored the magic of the Next Blog button, I strongly recommend it. See it there, at the top of this page? Next to the “FLAG BLOG” button? (Ignore that one.) The first time I tried it I landed on a Mary Kate and Ashley fan site in Swedish in 3 clicks! Tell me that’s not magical.