Wednesday, August 22, 2007

workbook

Dan posted a guide to 5 ways to shine at work. I read through them all because I was curious how I was doing in the shining department. Not so good, if you ask me, but I definitely have that 5th one down, the one about attitude being everything. This little nugget stands out:

"Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it."

The next time anyone tells me that my reaction to a situation is ridiculous or invalid or unimportant I'm going to verbally bitch slap that person and and then shake my beautiful ass as I walk away. Because that's how I roll.


So, raise your hand if you're the one in four American adults who hasn't read a book in the last year. Those of you with your hand raised: wtf? You know reading is, like, really important and stuff? Yes? So, READ! I know I've been slacking in the reading department lately, but I currently have a reserve of about 7 books to read. They're all just staring at me going, "Poppy, read me!" but I need to wait until my busy time at work ends...somewhere in the early-Septemberish time frame. I really cannot wait to get back into reading. I've missed it. Just got burnt out on it from studying for my security cert last year (I really did have to read thousands of pages for that damn thing) and kept this as my convenient excuse to ignore my love for it. No more excuses. Well, except this current excuse. But then after that, no more excuses! ;)

5 comments:

Dan said...

Thanks for the plug, Poppy. If you only follow No. 5, you still come out ahead. And shaking your ass is a good thing. Stay true to yourself.

anonymouscoworker said...

As a book-reader, the distinction that books get is a little irritating. Where's the love for newspapers? Magazines? Blogs? Don't they get any love?

In my opinion a day reading the NYTimes beats a week reading the latest Dan Brown schlockfest.

Avitable said...

I try to read a book a month, at least. And I read hundreds of comic books a month. And magazines. And, most importantly, blogs!

whall said...

and don't forget Avi's reminder to Read a Book....

Jen said...

I think I do okay at the "shining" bit at work, though I could probably be shinier. And I love to read, I only wish I had more time for it. I have read more than one book in the past year, though. Way more.