Sometimes Google is Good

So we have these office chat programs at the office, and you can enter a little one liner about what is happening in your world.  Lots of people use fun and interesting quotes…

Things that are meant to inspire.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

– Milton Berle

Things that express how much you want to be at the office.

“In life only one thing is certain… Friday will come.”

– Unknown

One person has an Anton LaVey quote.

“It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful.”

– Anton LaVey

This one had me scratching my head a bit.  Not because of the quote itself… Most stupid people have no idea that they are stupid.  Pain would be an excellent way to let them know that they haven’t got a clue.

The head scratching part is that it is an Anton LaVey quote.

If you don’t know who Anton LaVey is…

Hi!  I'm Satan's BFF!

Hi! I’m Satan’s BFF!

I’m hoping this is just a case where said co-worker doesn’t know who that guy is.  If not this person just outed themselves as a Satanist.  Oopsie.

photo credit: “Slide-together : first try” by fdecomite licensed under CC BY 4.0


Back from Vacation

This past week I was on vacation. It was pretty amazing, and pretty isolated.  That really isn’t a bad thing… Isolated is sometimes a very, very good thing for me.  I’m all introverted and stuff.

For our vacation my family went somewhere cold, somewhere without cell coverage, and somewhere with spotty (at best) internet.  We barely turned on the TV, and when we did it certainly wasn’t the news.  I had no idea if ebola had been cured, the stock market collapsed, or if the zombie apocalypse had happened.

It was pretty awesome.

If I were being honest with myself, I would probably say I’m a technology addict.  (No honesty here though… Nope, nope, nope.)  I love having a wealth of information at my fingertips.  I love being able to find some bit of information with a few clicks on a keyboard or taps on my smartphone.  I pink puffy heart data….

Curiosity killed the cat... but the satisfaction brought it back.

Curiosity killed the cat… but the satisfaction brought it back.

Sometimes we need a bit of a break, because information overload is a real thing.  Having so much information at your fingertips is overwhelming and exhausting.  After a week away I’m coming back feeling a bit more refreshed, a bit less frazzled, and ready to slowly slip into the world of information.

photo credit: “Desconectada” by Cati Mayol and “Ambition Killed the Cat” by Jo Carter licensed under CC BY 4.0