I’ve been at my current job two years today. According to Hallmark, the traditional gift for a two year wedding anniversary is cotton, so I said I was expecting an "I’ve been working here for two years and all I got was this stupid t-shirt!" from the company.
We don’t get gifts for work anniversaries, but nobody laughed at my joke anyway. Rough crowd.
"YES! Oh… HELL no."
-Me, after getting invited to an advance screening and then finding out it’s for a Nicholas Sparks movie.
"What is THIS fucking adorable bullshit?!”
-A real thing I thought while smiling to myself, delighted upon seeing THESE photos of homemade pumpkin-shaped shortbread sandwich cookies.
RING THE ALARM! Ben (retracingben)’s monthly mix tape is out, and it’s breathing life into me today! I truly feel lifted. Thanks so much for doing these, Ben!
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If hitting every red light was a game, I’d be this morning’s winner.
Getting five solid (and consecutive) hours of sleep, even if they didn’t happen until around 2 a.m., means I woke up feeling human. It’s been awhile.
I keep looking for you in the strangest places.
I love that there’s a word for this.
Good company elevates every experience, no matter what it is. Give me good company and terrible everything else, and the terrible everything else won’t really even register because I have good company.
Related: Being good company is just as important as having good company.
Overhearing tense personal phone calls because of proximity at the office is one of my least favorite things.
That’s who I think of every time I approach a windowless door like this (which happens multiple times daily at work).
In 7th grade, I couldn’t see Shane on the other side of the classroom door, pissed off after getting his math grade. He angrily shoved it open on his way out, just as I reached to grab the knob on my way in, and the force of the door broke my finger.
I have no idea what he’s doing now, but I’ve never forgotten him.
I just found $20 that one of my friends must’ve tucked in my purse on Friday night when I was at the bar with my debit card getting drinks. I never really carry cash, so as I unfolded the bill and held it in my hands, this is the image that immediately came to mind.