How work can make you happy, occasionally

I think I just had a massive breakthrough at work. I haven’t been doing so well at work lately. The last two weeks I tried working from home, but with spring showing itself in all its glory, that might not have been the best idea. I did read a lot. I hardly ever read in winter. But when the sun is out, there’s nothing I enjoy more then finding a nice spot to install a sunscreened me with my book. Surprisingly, I even got the slightest tan! Yes, for me that’s a great achievement. I did manage to relax and enjoy myself, so maybe slacking off at work wasn’t a complete waste of time.

Since Monday I’m back at the office and I’ve been working quite well. Yesterday I had to stay home again because the trains were on strike, and I managed to spend the whole day in the library. And it seems I might have fixed the problem I’ve been working on for the last two months! And the solution is dead easy! Like seriously, so uncomplicated and obvious. So now I have rather mixed feelings: I’m annoyed at myself that I didn’t see this before. I’m waiting for the realisation to come that I haven’t fixed the problem after all. But mostly I’m just really happy and hoping it’ll allow me to finally move on to the next part of my work!

So today I’m giving myself a fist bump high five pat on the back and I’m happily going in to work. Fingers crossed this new idea works out!


Work vs. Sand Castle

Once again I am blogging at work. It’s easter holiday, and none of my colleagues are here. I’m the only one in our office! And on the whole floor, there are maybe two other people. Also, today ┬áis a gorgeous day! Check out the view from my office window!


How am I supposed to get anything done like this!

Next week, my office building is closed, but that does not mean I have the week off. No, I’m just supposed to work from home. As if. So I’ll leave with this short message and get back to work:

Please help me out: any tips on how to get your work done when all you can think about is taking a train to the seaside and building a sand castle?!

Hello, summer?

The sun is shining! This is what I’ve been waiting for! Smile.
I’m sitting outside in a dress. No tights no shoes no sleeves. Sunglasses and sunscreen. It smells like holiday. Bangkok to be specific. That’s where I used sunscreen last, in July last year.
You might laugh at me. What, first rays of sun and already bothering with sunscreen? Well let me tell you this: as much as I love summer and being outside and that light behind your eyelids when your lying down, not moving an inch because that’s how sunbathing is done, I am not made for summer.
The lower part of my body is dead white and stays that white. This is the kind of white you should think of: you can’t really see the outline of my legs because the whiteness blinds you. When I’m in a club, my legs in blacklight light up the whole party. Do you have an idea now? As for the upper part of my body: it turns red. With the occasional freckle. And that myth about the redness turning brown after a while, yes, I said it, it’s a myth. Probably invented by us whities to make us feel better about ourselves. Oh and one more thing: I get really bad headaches when I’m in the sun for too long without a hat and a glass of water every half hour.
But here’s the thing: as much as going out in the sun might sound inconvenient for me, I love it. I’m out on my bare feat before anyone else has even noticed the clouds are gone. I stay there even when it turns chilly and the the grass gets stuck between my goosebumps. After all, you never know when the sun might be back. And this easter weekend is so god damn perfect for it!
I’m at my granny’s now, and had a little easter egg hunt this morning. Don’t you dare thinking that’s a bit childish and weird, any excuse is good for me to let my inner child roam free. And now I just had my first ice cream of the year! Another reason why summer is absolutely brilliant.
I love how, when the sun is out, you really don’t need anything else to feel happy. (Except maybe some easter eggs and ice cream, that always helps.)