Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Virtual Break Room
One of things I miss about working in a large company is the camaraderie, the friends you make and the fun you have.
Back at the Evil Empire Corporation we would have ridiculous fun conversations in the break room. We’d go down to the lobby to have a smoke, or hide from an asshat and there was always someone else there to bitch and rant with; someone who was also having a crappy day or needing a silly break.
Before I started my blog I visited a few forums and I made some lovely friends there. The problem with forums is that they’re very subject specific so it’s not a place to just ramble. And they attract trolls. The last thing I want to do when taking a break from BS is to become engaged in BS with strangers.
When I started the blog I had no idea what to expect. I hoped I’d gain some confidence in my writing and I hoped I’d find some like minded people. I knew blogs weren’t instantly satisfying; they’re not as interactive as forums.
Well! Yesterday the best of all worlds came crashing together in a crescendo of fun and talented insanity.
The wonderful folks at ’You Just Keep On Believing That’ hosted a Peach Fest. Go on over and take a look at what it was all about. And then return there – often – they’re a lovely group of people. Their posts are fun and their readers are, as Tina Turner would sing, ‘Simply The Best’.
When the long hours of work in my luxurious basement office (hell hole under my house) make me feel isolated and cranky it’s nice to have a place to go.
Where Everybody Knows Your Name!
Cheers to YJKOBT!