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 175 - A Toast to Craigslist

Daily Kup (What I Do on the Weekends That's Different from Being Unemployed)
I love Craig and his list. The furniture fairies were very good to us today. I look from my "office" (my modular desk and bookshelves that straddle the border between the living room and the dining room) and see two mattresses and a large pile of oak that make a sturdy, and heavy to carry, set of bunkbeds and a bookcase.

Attila the Son was still sleeping in a toddler bed and has started hanging over the edge. He usually sleeps coiled like some type of univalve mollusk so it hadn't been a pressing issue. With my usual guilt for everything, I envisioned him permanently capped at toddler-length due to the lack of a normal bed.

We'll get this furniture together tomorrow after the carpet dries and my children can move on to a taller future.

I guess it's too late for me.

Lift a Kup to ...
Craig Newmark -- the self-proclaimed nerd who saw that someone else's junk could become my treasure. Thank you for the big TV, little TV, quad server, notebook, coffee cup coffee table, office supplies, firewall appliance, paving stones, BBQ grill, wood stain, bunk beds, trailer, file cabinet and probably a few things I've forgotten. And thanks for taking away all that baby stuff so that someone else could use it. http://www.craigslist.org/about/craig_newmark http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Newmark

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