What I Do, Fun-wise: The internet is my playground. (Thank you, Al Gore.) I spend a lot of time on it, blogging, reading news/gossip sites, chatting with people, what-have-you. I also make a lot of unnecessary trips to Target. Not sure if that counts as fun, but it seems to take up a lot of my time... And I foster dogs for a rescue organization (RED Collar Rescue).
My Motto: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Suess, 'The Lorax'
My Anti-Motto: It is what it is.
The First Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Michael Jackson or Boy George. Not sure which came first.
My "celebs to make out with" list: Keanu Reeves, Kal Penn, James McAvoy, Gale Harold, Jacoby Shaddix (sorry to Jacoby's wife!)
The Last Song Played On My iTunes: "Devil" by Say Hi
Weekends and other shifts that the rest of the staff have deemed "undesirable."
Gawker - Today's gossip is tomorrow's news.
DListed - Celeb gossip by the wicked Michael K.
Passive Aggressive Notes - Self explanatory
Jezebel - Celebrity, sex, fashion for women. Without airbrushing.
XOJane - Remember Sassy magazine? This is the brainchild of the editor.
Dictionary.com - Because there, their, and they're are really, really tricky. Apparently.
Thanks to Monster.com for this list of things you're doing that are making your co-workers hate you.
#1.) Making an Unreasonable Amount of Noise. Which is an obvious one. Basically, you shouldn't listen to music unless you're using headphones, or you're in an actual office.
--You also shouldn't listen to your voicemail over speakerphone, or talk too loud on the phone in general. And you shouldn't eat chips all day, or do things like snap your gum or chew on ice.
#2.) Adding Unnecessary Background Noise During a Conference Call. Like when someone has music on, or bangs away on their keyboard without muting their microphone.
#3.) Being a Source of Strong Smells. Including "good" smells, like perfume, which can be just as bad as something like garlic if you use too much of it. And obviously, the MOST offensive smell is body odor.
#4.) Excessive Chit-Chat. Small talk is fine, just as long as you're not distracting people and preventing them for getting their work done.
--One way to tell if you're too chatty is to watch the other person's body language. If you're telling a funny story and their eyes keep drifting to their computer screen, they're probably too busy . . . or they just don't care.
#5.) Doing Anything That Grosses People Out. I have a friend whose co-workers clips her nails at her desk. I don't really care about that, but my friend thinks it's disgusting. So, rule of thumb... if you would do it in your bathroom at home, don't do it at your desk at work.
#6.) Physical Contact. Your co-workers don't need back rubs. Or slaps on the ass. No touchy-touchy.
#7.) Borrowing Office Supplies Without Asking. In fact, you shouldn't go into someone's desk for ANY reason without asking them first.