I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 111 - Thinking WisKonsin

Daily Kup (My Life as a Gainfully Unemployed Person)
Packing for a reunion of my husband's relatives in West Salem, Wisconsin. We made three large pans of brownies to bring along. With the oven on, it was about 90 degrees in the house. If this were a spa, people would be paying big bucks to perspire like this. ("Horses sweat, men perspire, ladies 'glisten' ")

A Splash to Warm the Cup
While we are thinking Wisconsin (as opposed to 'Feeling Minnesota', a quirky favorite of Keanu-philes -- best classified as an inept crime drama with comic lines or a comedy with unnecessary killing -- where you can recognize some local landmarks), here's an interesting tidbit from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Thought oil was an expensive commodity at approximately $75 per barrel? Based on cartridge prices, printer ink is about $10,000 per gallon.

The Green Bay campus switched its default email font from Arial to Century Gothic to save printing costs.
The typical household computer user might save up to 31% of printing costs or $20 per year in cash terms.

I'm trying to go a step farther and use the Ecofont Vera Sans font. The Ecofont people have downloadable software that makes little holes in your standard fonts to use less ink without the difference being overly perceivable. Since my first course of action is rarely to buy anything that I don't have to, I downloaded their free Ecofont Vera Sans and installed that in my Fonts folder.

I wouldn't use it for a resume or anything that needed to be "nice" but all my little forms and lists have gone Eco/draft print settings and they are still very usable, just a little less sharp. And that shouldn't be a big deal.

On to Wisconsin!

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