Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I Am Artistic AND Politically Correct

Today was our big HR off site meeting. Feeling warm and fuzzy yet?

Don't get me wrong, I love an excuse to get out of the office and spend some time with my co-workers. I actually really like them all. It's just that I'm not a "meeting person". I find that more often than not nothing really gets accomplished. Things are usually just batted around and re-phrased - then everyone goes to lunch.

And that is pretty much what happened.

The morning was spent re-hashing for the umptillionth time that we are currently undergoing the process of a HR reorganization (since last September). This seems to be upsetting some people greatly. It seems as if we needed to talk about it some more. Change is good people. Just accept and move on. Really.

After the meeting we went to out for Chinese - an interesting choice since Chinese food seems to inevitably put anyone eating it in any quantities into a deep slumber. Then, it was back to the meeting place to end our off-site adventure with a class in landscape watercolor painting.

Landscape watercolor painting.

I like this kind of thing. I'm not good at painting, but I do find it fun to give it a try every now and then. But more entertaining was watching the completely out of their element analytical people struggle to find their comfort zone.

Ha! Now they know how I feel trying to fit into a HR politically-correct role every day!

I present my latest work....."Really Close Up Semi Abstract Flower".


At 10:13 PM, Blogger Ant said...


Though "Things are usually just batted around and re-phrased - then everyone goes to lunch." is even more beautiful, and I may just frame it and stick it above my desk...

The way people talk and talk and think that they are working and talk and bullshit and bluster and talk around the point is one of my current major peeves.

But at least it's fun to go different places now and then... :o)

At 7:45 PM, Blogger rennratt said...

Amen, sister.

We may not BE in the same meetings, but we are IN THE SAME MEETINGS.

Exceptions? Replace "Chinese food" with "NC Barbecue" - and "Water Color Painting" with "Rehashing what we talked about this morning".

We are, however, implementing Ugly Shirt Day for one Friday each month. The winner receives a horrifying statue to hang/sit on cubicle shelf until the next contest...

At 7:52 PM, Blogger tiff said...

If you don't want hte picture, can I have it? :> I think it's pretty!

We never do fun stuff like this at work. We just get the facilities guys to grill brats and sausage and then drink beer while hanging out in the parking lot.

Yeah, that really DID happen. One of the Best.Days.Ever.

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Lisslo said...

Lovely! I can't even paint at all. Mine would end up looking like...well...a big pink ball. With some lines or something. No good.

And meetings? Yep. You are SO right!

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Kingfisher said...

I steal from to sum up my feelings on meetings:

None of us is as dumb as all of us.

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Bobo the Wandering Pallbearer said...

I would frame that and hang it on my wall.


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