Our Office Is No Longer Haunted

YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE ME, BUT IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR.

Throughout the week of Halloween, our office becomes haunted. It used to just be small questionable events, like the lights flickering on and off, or the stapler running out of staples. Did a satanic ghost take all of the staples? Maybe, or maybe it was just your imagination. But this year was different….

I brought in donuts last Monday to kick off the week with a sugary boost of happiness. Of course, I don’t want to give my employees the idea that anything is free, so I charge $2 per donut. It works out to where I end up making money from the donuts since I picked them up super cheap before the bakery closed Friday night.

Everyone seemed to be enjoying them until one of our senior employees, Fred, began ranting on about how stale they looked and how he can’t afford to buy one. I probably should have ignored him, but this wasn’t the first time he gave me shit. So, instead, I said “It’s your sales numbers that are stale, Fred. Maybe if you had hit your quota last week, you could afford a donut.” Fred stormed off back to his desk, cursing under his breath.

About an hour later, I received an email from him. “You are unfair! Your head must be stuck far up your ass!” As I typed out my reply, my fingers felt like they were being pulled from key to key like a possessed Ouija board. I read it back to myself, and it said: “Watch it, Fred, or I’ll stick your head in the water cooler.“Perfect! I hit send and got back to work.

How decided should You be when submitting your college applications?

Some year ago, I submitted my college applications, and I remember wondering often if I was sure enough of where I wanted to go to school. Now, my girl is beginning to think about applying to schools, and she’s feeling anxious because she’s really not sure where she wants to go still. But okay, she’s still got some months of high school to finish, though time seems to be flying.

Obviously, before turning in college applications, you have a nice variety of colleges to choose from. But once application due dates start hitting, your options will become much narrower. This can be a good thing, or it can be a bad thing, depending on how you want to look at it. But whichever way, it’s important to feel at least some level of certainty with the schools you chose to apply to.

You want each school you send an application to be a potential choice for you, not just some school you choose for the sake of choosing. Unless you, or rather your parents, have enough money to apply to schools simply for bragging rights, applying to schools on a whim is going to cost a lot of money (and time). Here are some ways of helping to feel good about your choices:

How to hire a good assistant. Not only education matters

So, I’m so busy at work that we decided to hire a new assistant, but the whole process made me think about the whole hiring/education/exams things. While recruiting an employee most of the companies only seek educational information. But it is important to know about many other things about a person to avoid any future problem. So, it is essential to carry out pre-employment screening before appointing an employee.

Employment screening will help you to verify

  • Educational record. For example, many people think that reporting getting a GED in NYC while applying for a job in San Diego will allow them to get a job without checking credentials but it’s not the case. Potential Employers can check this stuff pretty easy. Getting in touch with online classes providers is easy too.
  • Criminal history
  • Past records
  • Social security number
  • Residential address

Try This Easy and Delicious Cilantro Citrus Salad

Today, I would like to share couple of my favorite recipes that feature citrus as key elements.

As soon as the weather gets warmer, immediately I start craving salads. This cilantro citrus salad is such a light, fresh option for a summer lunch. I made this one vegan, but you could easily add grilled salmon or chicken for a more filling option.  With chickpeas for protein, avocado for Vitamin E and folic acid, and oranges for Vitamin C you can skip the multi vitamin. This salad is packed with vitamins and nutrients, but the flavor is the main reason I love this salad.

Why People Are Suing Their Family?

How much money would it take for you to sue your entire family?  What if 100 million dollars was at stake?  Would you sue your mother?  Stop talking to your children?  I know, it sounds absurd, but people do it.  And I’m not sure if I should judge them until I’ve been in their shoes. Let me explain.

I recently read an interesting article in Vanity Fair about the Agnelli family, they are like the Kennedy’s of Italy, extremely rich and with lots of drama.  When the patriarch of the family died in 2003, the only daughter asked a series of questions about her father’s estate (valued in the billions) that resulted in one of Italy’s most talked about scandals.  The daughter, who is 52, has eight children and is angry that her father’s wealth has been shrouded in secrecy and that certain of her children did not receive the inheritance that they deserved.


How to Complete a Project

The weeks are flying by and it’s been hard to even keep up with one post a week. Life is good, just crazy mental trying to figure out my step really. As promised to my student readers, here are some thoughts about completing final projects such writing a thesis:

Final project or thesis is a requirement of a student completing his studies. Some students think this is the toughest stage in all stages of lecture-even some of them are not able to finish it. In general, the obstacles often faced by students in completing the final project/thesis is 90% of their internal self and the rest are from external factors, such as lecturers uncooperative, unfavorable economic conditions and luck (the will of the one above). Here are tips effectively complete the thesis / Final Assignment:

1. Intention & Motivation. The first step you should do-and the most heavily-is cultivate in yourself that the thesis is the only bridge your future or in other words your door to ‘out’ of the campus as well as ‘entry’ into the world of work. It is true without any degree you can get a job, but it certainly packed a bachelor’s degree will be better able to increase your chances of getting a better job.

My Tuscan holiday

It’s been a lovely week! I’ve been in full tower designing mode, it has been great! Although I’m still crazy busy, I feel like I’m actually able to stay on top of things, so this once a week blogging is definitely helping out.

The fabulousness of the week continued into the weekend! Friends of ours have bought their first flat together and we got to pop around to see their amazing place in Stockwell for a delicious dinner.

Sunday morning I was woken up to the smell of sizzling bacon, nothing better :

I’m now ready to start another week…

Today’s post is all about a sense of permanence and temporality. These two restaurants in London were meant to be temporary pop-ups, but have become so successful, they’ve ended up being more permanent pieces in the city.

The Filling Station

The first is the Filling Station in King’s Cross, a converted BP garage right on the canal.

The Second is a Hix restaurant, “Chicken and Steak” also known as the Tramshed in Shoreditch. Again, meant to be a pop-up restaurant near Old Street, it is filled with Damien Hirst pieces, like the formaldehyde “Cock and Bull”.

Simple, industrial interior, serving none other than chicken and steak dishes, so vegetarians/vegans avoid.

Changing Routine is Painful

If nothing in your life seems to be changing, that’s usually the result of your actions not changing.

I know, that seems like common sense, but how many sensible things are you aware of, yet don’t put into action?

I certainly don’t always follow my own advice, or live in harmony with every inspiring quote that I post on facebook.

In fact, recently, I’ve been feeling stuck. I feel like I should’ve started on a lot of things long, long ago. I feel like I should’ve jumped on countless opportunities that I never did.

And it’s not that I literally said “no”,
but rather, my sub-conscience said, “yes… one day”.

“Yes… one day” is not the same as “Yes”.

HUGE difference.

However, your mind can trick you into believing that they are the same.  It’s like when you announce your big plans to do that really cool thing.

Interesting Replica of Saatchi

Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson were granted a decree nisi in the High Court, near finalizing their divorce.

The British artist (who prefers to remain unidentified) has created a life-size replica of Saatchi with a hand outstretched ready to strangle anyone who interacts with this piece. The artwork is entitled ‘Playful Tiff’ – the terms Charles used to explain the incident where he fondly placed his hand around Nigella Lawson’s neck at Scott’s eatery in London. Spectators of ‘Playful Tiff’ are invited to put their neck in Saatchi’s hand and capture the historic moment with a picture on the mobile phone.

The work is on display at the Jealous Gallery at Crouch End in north London.

 

Smiles All Around

.1. It’s probably no secret with about page, but one of my favorite things to do is baking, especially for my friends.

.2. I’m an avid online shopper, from clothes to beauty products to our weekly shop.

.3. Peanut butter is my weakness.

.4. And so is our adorable little cat named Sandyt.

.5. Lists are the answer to everything.

.6. I’m a Polish-American living in London for the last 2 years, loving every minute of it! (Speaking Polish too)

.7. I’m always keeping busy with little projects, latest: knitted cushions for the flat.