And, as Diane reminded me (and kindly brought me back out of my self-concernedness) there are a lot more really terrible situations that people as well as animals are going through all over the work, and more directly , the fires in her beautiful Australia and the tornadoes in our Oklahoma.
So, in an attempt to show you how really dorky I am, I will tell you what happened at work yesterday.
Really. Fer true (as they used to say in Texas..)
I have noticed that I am fortunate enough to have no (well, not many) wrinkles on my forehead...at least not horizontal ones. Even when I scrunch..however, I have some pretty deep one vertically between my eyes.
You know, from furrowing your brow...not so much in frowning, but in....farsightedness.
(I just types in "fatsightedness" - Freudian slip??)
Anyway, I read once somewhere (probably a magazine that gave stupid advice to unsuspecting women who believed the silly "guidance" they offered..and then laughed at the thought of all of us actually DOING it..no..I'm not bitter...I'm NOT! creeps..) that if you put a piece of Scotch Tape on your forehead, between your eyes, you will "feel" if you are frowning, or furrowing, or trying to see, and you'll stop it, thus maybe not reversing, but stopping any further damage.
So, I have tape. I am pretty well "out of the traffic patterns" at work - no one can see me when I'm on the phone...
I put a piece about 3 inches long between my eyebrows..but it actually caught some of the eyebrows on each end.
Picture this in your mind...or you can look here...
No problem, right?
Continued working, humming, answering calls, being all smart about customer's DNA results and really DID feel the crinkle of the tape when I was frowning-furrowing-seeing.
Huh..it's works. Good.
But, as anyone with ADD know, I quickly forgot all about the tape and the eyebrow-caught-in-the-tape and was on to answering emails, forwarding jokes and having my afternoon snack.
The CEO of our company came to speak with me about something important. And, serious.
And he brought with him my immediate supervisor, and another person from the technical side.
"Oh hellloo!.." says I all... chipper and great-employee-ish..
CEO: "Hello, uh, Colleen.."
Supervisor: " uh...um..Hi Colleen.."
Tech Support: "What the heck is that tape on your face for???"
Me: "ah.....I had a new acupuncture-acupressure-acusomething treatment for a splitting headache?? hahaha??"
Look in Webster's dictionary under "Dork" and you'll see:
|n.||1.||a person who is stupid, socially inept, or ridiculous; - always used disparagingly.|
Smiles. Maybe I won't do the whole "mayonnaise-moisturizer-on-your-hair-thing" tomorrow...