Thursday, July 28, 2011

From China with Love

So I get this e-mail the other day from Edward at Hotwind Sauna.   I was surprised and delighted to get his communication and felt that it was of only a matter of ettiquette that I write back as he indicated that he was waiting for my reply.  If we know one thing about me, it's that I am nothing if not polite and who am I to deny Edward the follow up that he so richly deserves?   What follows below is Edward's E-mail to me and the response that I sent him this morning.

2011/7/27 Hotwind Sauna--Edward

Dear Sir,

How are you?

This is Edward from Hotwind sauna equipment co.,ltd, our website

We get your company info from internet

Please kindly let me make a brief introduction of our company

Our company is specialized in manufacturing all kinds of sauna room and has had 17 years history so far. Our factory area reach 120,000 square meters. Our output is about 3000 to 5000 units per month. We have got CE,ROHS,ETL and ISO9001 certificate. please see some new line models

We are sure we would offer higher quality sauna cabins with very competive price

Looking for your follow up

With my best regards


Dear Edward,

Thank you for contacting me about your sauna cabinet product. What flavors do these cabinets come in? Do you offer a high fiber/low fat option? If so, how many stone does it weigh and will it still respect me in the morning? I sure hope so because I have a friend that took a hotwind sauna to the rodeo and it got trampled by a bull. How would you propose that we address this and future injustices?

Please remember to put the wash in the dryer.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

I do Awkward Bathroom Dances

Not to put too fine a point on it, but lately, work has been biting hairy monkey wiener. I have a new boss (my third one inside of a year) and while I absolutely LOVE going through the process of proving myself to a third person, I think I am on the verge of mental collapse.

When I got into work on Thursday, my bosses office was dark.  A few minutes later I found out that he would be working from home.  I immediately ran to the bathroom, went into the first stall and proceeded to do a happy dance.  I think that once you start dancing in the bathroom, it s a clear sign that your best days in a job are behind you.

As miserable as I may be in my work life, I am lucky to have some great friends and a delightfully strange family.  After spending a blissful afternoon at a beach party yesterday, I woke up to find the following note next to the phone. 

I don't know if it is an accusation or a shopping list, but it tickles me to the core.  Mature? No, but a fitting note for someone who bathroom dances and proof that work may be crap but crap can be funny.  It's all a matter of perspective.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Went to NYC and all I Got Was This Lousy B and D photo

If you go to the city with the intention of taking photos and capturing a slice of city life, then you have too many of these -

You end up only taking one picture. . . Of this -