corn nuts and video calls
homeplaceofthefuture daily log 5037
As more and more companies have virtual workers and also conduct virtual sessions, I'm seeing more and more video calls. Cultures are changing to include video on almost every call in some way or another. Listen! I don't even use FaceTime with my friends & family unless I have a kid or dog to distract them from my beautiful face! 5037 days of working from home (give or take a few) and I've been avoided the trend of video calls and will continue to do so.
Also I have these toasted corn nuts that are delicious and they demanded that I eat them during a recent video call where I hid my face. I had a good laugh seeing all the faces on the screen while I ate my toasted corn nuts with a large black bar across my webcam.
lay off me - I'm eating cake
homeplaceofthefuture daily log 4871
In the old days (workplaceofthepast) birthday parties were always a source of awkwardness served up with a small slice of free cake.
"Hey, today is Judy's birthday -- you want some cake?"
"If anyone asks who the slob is, my name is Robert Wakefield"
Therein lies the free cake conversation. Yes it's free, but everyone is watching you. Does he eat all of it? Does he use a napkin? OMG he didn't even use a fork!!! Wait a second, who is that guy?
Thankfully in today's homeplaceofthefuture birthdays are a little less awkward, but I still find myself looking over my shoulder to make sure that the health conscious gym rat doesn't see me cut a piece larger than everyone else and/or help myself to a second serving washed down with the free office coffee.
So when it's your birthday and you're working from home -- enjoy that second piece of cake without the judging stares of co-workers who brag about going to the gym at 6 AM before coming into work and remember that entire cake is for you!
I’m wearing work clothes today
homeplaceofthefuture daily log 4764
Forced to make an appearance at a client site and it’s been too long since I’ve worn work clothes. The button has busted and my belt is giving it all she’s got to keep these things presentable. I’ve been virtual so long that I’ve forgotten how to dress and when do I dress up my clothes are tighter than I remember. I would rather suffer through the uncomfortableness than buy bigger clothes.
Note to self – less chips & salsa. Switch to guac?
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