Oct 8, 2007

Another Dose

From Whiskey River:

"What one seems to want in art, in experiencing it, is the same thing that is necessary for its creation, a self-forgetful, perfectly useless concentration."
- Elizabeth Bishop

Now there's a perfectly good excuse for playing SuDoKu at work. The restfulness of numbers and calculations frees the mind to soar and discover. It un-jams the mental gears that are gummed up with office politics, logistical deadlines, and email.

Use that the next time your boss catches you playing solitaire when you should be working!

Sundial. Click to embiggen.


Erica said...

Amazingly relevant to my life today, this is, because instead of being able to concentrate uselessly [hard to do where I work], I was besieged with gummed up mental gears, the usual deadlines shmeadlines crap, and the added bonus of a screaming match with an office mate [and good friend], because he thinks that relying on tax-payer-funded handouts from the gummint is a good thing [not to mention, mooching off my boss for lunch: “You buy, I’ll fly!” – Gaaah!].

Girl, I need this Blogtoberfest like you cannot imagine. It’s not easy to Slack up here where I’m at. If I am going to concentrate on anything uselessly, it’ll be where I’m going to find my next Chatham Artillery Punch refill.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Me too. Last week was way too exciting at work. I'm hoping for less excitement and more productivity in the next couple of days. That's the only way I can relax: knowing I'm ahead of the curve a bit.

zonker said...

A while back my boss made an unannounced visit to my cubicle and caught me playing Freecell.

"I wanted to talk to you about your new project," she asked as she glared at my computer screen. "I hope I'm not interrupting anything too important."

"Actually, now's not a good time for me. Can you come back later?"

Flustered, she stammered for a minute as her eyes darted from the computer screen to my face and back again. She finally went back to her office without saying another word.

Zonker: 1. Office: 0.

Nonny said...

Every time I’m on the net my boss walks past I’m starting to thing there are cameras in my office. One of these days I’m just gonna shout ahhh fuck of you nosey aul bollox. Ahem, Solitare is out of the question

Joan of Argghh! said...

Nonny! You're alive!

Thank goodness. After that murder business, I was worried.