Category Archives: Work

I need a new nickname (to hide from clients)

I tried to find a new name by anagraming my full name. I don’t think any of these work:

Lacerated Pinko
Pancaked Loiter
Pancaked Toiler
Anecdotal Piker
Cleopatra Inked
Antipodal Creek
Airplane Docket
Palatine Corked
Palatine Rocked
Parietal Conked
Partaken Docile
Partaken Coiled
Rational Pecked
Notarial Pecked
Kraal Deception
Percolated Akin
Carpeted Kaolin
Canopied Talker
Calked Atropine
Lacked Atropine
Cloaked Painter
Cloaked Repaint
Cloaked Pertain
Packed Relation
Packed Oriental
Padlock Trainee
Padlock Retinae
Kneecap Dilator
Percolate Kinda
Relocate Kidnap
Poetical Danker
Poetical Darken
Poetical Ranked
Procaine Talked
Certain Polkaed
Erotica Planked
Locate Kidnaper
Cilantro Peaked
Contrail Peaked
Optical Kneader
Topical Kneader
Capitol Kneader
Cloak Repainted
Cloak Pertained

My given and surname give me this:

Antacid Pork
Captain Dork
Radiant Pock
Adaptor Nick
Picador Tank
Caption Dark
Apricot Dank
Tack Poniard
Captor Kinda
Actor Kidnap

If I had to choose from these I’d either be Caption Dork or Cleopatra Inked

Too much screentime

Recently I complained to my husband that I felt like I did nothing but work. I went on to describe my day: Waking up at 6:30, heading to the (home) office to work at 7:30 where I would read emails from work, work on steady projects, answer emails about new projects and work more on steady projects until around 4:30 (with a lunch break somewhere around noon). Then I’d either run errands or do household chores then make dinner and/or help clean up after dinner. After dinner we’d either watch television together or do something separately until going to bed at 10:00 or so.

Now, I am sure most people would consider watching TV or reading as not working, and they would be right, but I think what I meant when I made the complaint to my husband about working all the time was that I never got a chance to write anymore. My days were spent in front of a computer and I didn’t want to spend my free time there too. But my writing takes place on a computer. I’m no good, anymore, at keeping a pen and paper journal. No spell check. No grammar check. No easy look up of things. No way to easily insert images.

The Internet has allowed me to find and do a job I love, but it has also allowed me to become lazy. It has allowed me to rely on it for its ease of everything from writing to researching to communicating with friends and colleagues.

There must be a healthy balance between on and off screen-time existence. I’ve just not found it yet.

3 screens
My Three Screens