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Photo Friday: Hot Cocoa

Posted on November 13, 2009

This morning, the heat kicked in at my house. Now, it isn’t particularly cold out today, nor is it the first time the heat turned on this season. But it’s mid November (the 13th, Friday the 13th, don’t think the day and date has escaped me) so the time when the heat is always on and the days are so cold the moisture freezes to my nose hairs is not that far off. It all just reminded me of wah.. wah… wih… Umm… weather that is colder. So hot cocoa seemed appropriate for this morning. And I took a photo of it. That is all. Carry on with your day, and…

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH! Mmwahhahahaha!!

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Time is Relative

Posted on September 15, 2009

Photo by gsilva.

I don?t have time.

I can?t find the time.

Who has the time?

Where do you find the time?

There are days that I?m trying to cram so many things into my day and not ?having enough time? to get them all done. And there are other days where ?time? can?t seem to move fast enough (usually while doing something unpleasant). Well, the truth is I?ve chosen to not have too many things in my life I find unpleasant. (Yes, it?s a choice. And yes, everyone has it!)

Time is the same for everyone, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year, and everyone chooses to spend it differently. There are things that should be done every day, like brushing your teeth and eating a few meals, and work is usually a standard weekday activity for most people. But what about folding underwear or ironing socks? These are things that, to me, are unnecessary and I don?t enjoy. So I don?t do them. Simple. More ?time? for things I actually WANT to do.

This same application can be applied to the workday. Do I need to check email every 10 minutes? Or can I do that once an hour, or less? If I?m busy, this is one area I can cut back. Also choosing the quickest and most efficient forms of communication, like email or phone. If I look, I can usually find the time to accomplish what needs to get done, or at least a good chunk of it.

It is also important to note that sometimes I use the excuse of ?I don?t have time? for things I don?t actually want to do. This could be conscious or unconscious, but if I really want to do something, I will usually find the time to do it. So the next time you say ?oh, I don?t have the time to do ______?, is it really because you don?t have the time, or is there another reason?

It?s easy to get wrapped up in everyday life, duties, activities and responsibilities, but it?s just as important to take a moment to reevaluate what?s REALLY important. Time only seems to move faster the older you get (not that anyone here is getting OLD), so why not fill that time with as much enjoyable stuff as possible? And really, why not choose to enjoy all activities? (Ok, how about most?)

At Moxie, we always make time for our clients.


? Post written by Cristy Wiza.

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Words that make you go “EARMUFFS!”

Posted on September 10, 2009

Photo by kit1578.

No, I?m not talking about curse words, although there are a few that make even me cringe. I?m talking about words that will NOT be bleeped out on national television. These are ordinary English-American-language words that wouldn?t cause anyone else to notice but causes you to flinch and put your hands over your ear (ie. the earmuffs). Hmm? maybe you need an example.


Did you scrunch up your face a little while reading that? This is a word that causes the rest of the office, sans myself, to make a squished up face and often say ?eww? or something to that extent. The truth is, I tend to like the gross and inappropriate. It?s how I was raised. No, really. I grew up on Rambo and Die Hard movies, blood and violence and all that good stuff.

In the office, however, it?s important to understand your coworkers comfort levels, and this includes those words that cross their tolerable limits. Ok, I?ll admit I?m usually the one to test these limits, but if I know it really bothers them, I?ll do my best to avoid those words.

To keep the office-peace, in almost any office with more than one person, there is an understanding that some things are just off limits. Since there is usually a mix of people from all different places, backgrounds, and lifestyles, it sometimes difficult to know what subjects and words are sensitive. When the topic arises that does make someone legitimately uncomfortable, this needs to be recognized and respected. (Unless, of course, you want office tension.)

For many people, almost half of their waking hours is spent at work during the week. Office dynamics are interesting and complicated and easily thrown off kilter, but when things are going smoothly it can be a great place to spend the day. Just remember to keep those ?earmuffs? words in check!

(As for the alligator photo, well, I couldn’t find a good earmuffs photo, so… the alligator lives in a “moist” habitat. HAHA!)


? Post written by Cristy Wiza.

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