My feet are freezing. I'm starving. I don't want to be at work anymore. I could go home, but I really should make a list of things I need to do if I do that. Also it's probably not any warmer in my house than it is here. Well in my room it is, but if I go hang out there, I'll just sleep and I have to work at the Wash tonight, so that's no good. I should just go home and listen to music. I don't feel like doing anything else. Except maybe whining and complaining but it's hard to find an audience for that and still have friends.
January 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm
you need a space heater. I spent some quality time huddled on the floor next to the one i got for christmas.
it's amazing how cold feet can affect your mood.
January 2, 2008 at 6:57 pm
o i love a space heater. mine is on right now. i'm in love with it. for serious.
i'm the most complainy person ever and i have like 4 friends…so you are right. hehe
January 2, 2008 at 10:13 pm
I have one at home I could bring to the office, but there's not really space under my desk to put it. I might have to figure something out though. I hate cold feet.
January 2, 2008 at 10:14 pm
I came home from work and sat with space here for a bit. Quality time.It's too fucking cold to not be complainy. Everyone gets a free pass!
January 3, 2008 at 10:15 am
Our office has actually FORBIDDEN space heaters (emphasis theirs). They said that the fire code forbids it in office buildings because the power setup just can't handle 1200 watts from a single outlet, and we will all go down in flames.
Um, right. Show me the code, fuckers. Because there's no such thing as surge protection.
January 3, 2008 at 10:27 am
our office prohibits 'exposed heating elements'.
January 3, 2008 at 10:59 am
Ugh. I expect mine isn't very welcome here, but there's no policy and unless they can keep me warm some other acceptable way this is it for me!
January 3, 2008 at 11:00 am
Like don't rip open your heater? Or you can't use one?
January 3, 2008 at 11:14 am
Like "if we see you using a heater, you're fired." Except I'd bet a ton of hot wings that they'd never do anything about it. Well, maybe they'd shun a person for a while, but that's not necessarily bad. Of course, they'd also take away the heater….
January 3, 2008 at 11:40 am
it just means anything that gets hot enough to cook something, and isn't shielded. Meaning the hot burner in coffee makers is ok, but the glowing red wire in most toasters isn't. and space heaters are probably along the lines of toasters. Honestly, people in my office do keep space heaters and electric blankets and seat warmers etc. and no one cares. However i'm an obsessive rule person and i keep track of this kind of ridiculous shit. It gives me something to do. (while i wear a scarf and gloves at my desk)
January 3, 2008 at 11:49 am
Hmm. Most space heaters don't really have exposed elements (like toasters) anymore. Some have none at all.I work for an energy conservation organization. They keep the temp low because the building isn't well insulated and it creates too much 'waste.' I am sitting here in handwarmer gloves, a scarf and now I have a space heater. Which I shouldn't use, because it's electric. But honestly, I don't know how I am supposed to get any work done if my hands are too stiff to type…
January 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm
gah. that is a conflict. I guess i'd suggest.. drinking lots of hot tea, bringing in blankets, wearing a hat..and.. eating a lot of spicy food mmmmm.