Thursday, June 2, 2011

Employee of the Year! Who Me? Couldn't Be.

 I'm so excited to link up with Alison and Ado for their one year blogiversary!  Happy Anniversary, ladies! I chose this post from my archives because it is the first time I ever included drawings in a blog post. I'm sure you will all agree I have a future as an artist if my dream of being an author doesn't work out. Also, it's possible that parts of this conversation only took place in my head.  I often have a hard time distinguishing the world inside my head from real life.

Today my boss beeped me on my phone (our office is very large; his desk is located about twenty feet from mine and is separated by like, two sets of walls; we would waste a lot of time if we actually got up from our desks to talk to each other).

Boss: Are you busy?

Me: Uh, yeah. I’m reading a blog. And when I’m finished I have, like, eight more to read.

Boss: Well I need you to do to do this Very Long and Complicated Report for me.

Me: That’s sounds an awful lot like work.

Boss: That’s because you’re at work.

Me: Oh. Well wouldn’t you rather I draw you a cute picture of a giraffe eating a banana?

Boss: No.

Me: How about an angry monkey scolding the giraffe for stealing his stash of bananas?

Boss: No. I really need you to do this report.

Me: Hold on a sec. Let me play a song for you.

Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything

Boss: Are you going to do this report or not?

Me (perking up): I have a choice?

Boss: Yeah, do this report or get fired.

Me: Those are terrible choices.

Boss: Yeah, well life is full of terrible choices

Me: Couldn't one of the choices involve looking at pictures of cute puppies on the Internet?

Boss: So I guess you're going with the 'get fired' option?

Me: Fine. I’ll do it.

The cute puppy is from


  1. haha! You're hilarious! I love that "I'm reading a blog, I have eight more to go!" And don't worry, I promise not to steal your stuff! Although it's mighty hard to resist: everybody wants a cute picture of a giraffe eating a banana...resist temptation to steal...resist temptation to steal...

  2. Reading this post was a great way to start off the day! It motivated me to go the extra mile at work. Keep them coming!

  3. SNORT! I loved the drawings, which really appealed to my artistic side, and the wonderful banter with the boss.

  4. HA HA This totally made me happy! I just found your blog through the red dress club link up.. Im think Im going to have to follow you now. After reading this post, its just a must! :)

  5. Have you ever read the Agnes cartoons? This sounds so much like the conversations Agnes has with her grandma. Hilarious! And your illustrations were just brilliant :) thanks for stopping by my place. I'm your newest follower!

  6. oh my god! i love it. I may try something like this with my boss. I think she's sick of my pouty faces. I may be able to pull off pics such as these.

  7. At least he gives you a choice, right?
    Came from TRDC.

  8. Very entertaining. Found you on the Lady Blogger Tea Party today. Thanks for sharing.

  9. You just never know what you'll find when you link up to lady bloggers tea party on Saturdays! I feel like I won the lottery! A funny blogger that draws pictures..woohoo...LOVE the blog, hope all of your posts are this funny (and with personally drawn pictures...)I'll be back!

  10. Haha! I love you already. I do some drawings too sometimes -except mine are really bad.

  11. Asides from loving that you're busy reading blogs at work, love your art work.

  12. I'm still in denial that I have to go to work every day. Looks like you had a pretty successful work day!

  13. That was hilarious! Was that a real conversation you had with your boss or a made up conversation in your head that you wished you had with your boss? However, I believe that you really drew those pictures.

    Visiting from LBS! Have a great weekend!

  14. you are so funny and those pictures ARE awesome.
    Stopping by from the TRDC and new follower :)

  15. Love the drawings! Stopping by from the tea party! Following you now!

  16. So happy I joined the Tea Party w/ LBS and found your link, your AWESOME! I know you now that already, but awesome people like to hear how awesome they are. That was sooo funny! I'm tweeting it!

  17. Hopping on to ur blog from the tea party. LOVE your style and the cute white puppy. UR too funny. Come by and give me some twisted sarcasm love LOL!

  18. Wait- reading blogs doesn't count as work? Damn. You need to come up with a new term for it. Maybe social media investigation?

    Visiting from the Tea Party- although it pains me to write that as I do not want to be associated w/ the tea party in any way.

    Thanks for the laughs!

  19. You? Are stinking hilarious. Where have you been all my bloggy life?

    Also, can you make me a tee shirt with the angry monkey and the banana-eating giraffe? i would so wear it. Since you're currently unemployed, I'm sure you have time for this.

    And, i would love you more if you'd get rid of your word verification. Ack!

  20. Your boss is Awesome. And this was hilareous !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Your boss sounds like such a dick. ;-) I can't imagine all that pressure.

    I've been meaning to ask you... do you tweet? Just curious. (Reply here are at, if you don't mind.) :-)

  22. You may have just honed in to why I haven't had a boss in the last six or seven years.

    Oh, and I'm totally gonna steal your giraffe, haha!

    Stopping in from the LBS tea party.

  23. Made me laugh out loud. Greatly needed in the midst of doing homework at almost 51 years old ( which I am sure is forbidden and my professor just forgot to tell me.) Thank you!

    Stacey from TRDC

  24. Thank you so much for your gracious words! I enjoyed them just as much as your sarcasm (note to you: enjoyed with gusto.) Glad you came to visit.


  25. Found you on the weekend link-up and I love it! I love sarcasm--it just makes me happy. I'm now a follower.

  26. surflanegal@comcast.netJune 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Great drawings and great story. What will you do with all this LOVE? Mrs. K.

  27. Lol I love it!
    Stopping by from the LBS

  28. Hahahaha!! I remember reading this the first time and totally loving your drawings. Thank you for celebrating with us!

  29. I love this one. Glad you picked it to link up with us today and thanks so much for being part of our blogoversary my friend! (-: PS: Your boss sounds sort of cool in a mean way.

  30. Awesome... you just made me laugh loud enough that my napping toddler rolled over in his sleep. Love it!

  31. Oh man. This post is exactly why I can't read your blog in bed when my husband is sleeping. He gets annoyed if I wake him up snorting from laughing so hard.

  32. Haha! I remember this one! Great pick... definitely one of my favorites as well.

    In other news, I've just discovered that you're not in my rss reader BUT YOU SHOULD BE!!! I should do something about that, huh?

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