and then there was this…
[juggler…way more despondent that way…]
Is this a man throwing away the trash or a juggler giving up on his dream?
Well, according to Urban Dictionary, a “Poke Off” is:
When two people (usually elderly) take up both lanes of a highway and drive a the speed limit or sometimes slower, causing everyone else to be pissed off.
I don’t buy it though. There were only three votes, all positive. I voted it down and suggest you do the same!
On a 500+ member strong Facebook page titled The Official Facebook Poke Rules, “Poke Off” is defined as:
1/. A poke off does not need to be declared between interested parties . The initial poke is sufficient to instigate the poke off.
2/. Once a poke off has started the pokee must poke the poker within four days of logging on to Facebook.
3/. The winner is the poker who pokes last, as long as the previous rules have been stuck to, and the pokee fails to poke the poker back according to rule 2/.
4/. The poke off winner should humiliate the loser in an appropiate manner. “LOSER” in a wall post will suffice as a bare minimum.
5/. Physical poking, in all of its forms, counts.
Most people in the United States call this activity a Poke War (probably because war is sort of chic here). It’s the same thing. People just poke back and forth, either rapidly or sporadically, over a short or extended time period.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
Paul Samuelson, 1915 – 2009
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
Eugène Ionesco, 1909 – 1994
I try to take a walk every afternoon. It doesn’t always workout (today it’s rainy here), but I rarely go more than two days in a row without taking a nice long walk around “campus” here or, when I work from home, around Carderock Springs.
We’re meant to move.
If you’re reading this at your desk, let me ask you a question: when was the last time you took a break? Even better, when was the last time you took a walk outside while you were at work?
It may sound ridiculous, but the best way for me to boost productivity is to take breaks. Throughout the day, I take a small break (under 3 minutes) every hour, usually to grab a new cup of coffee. These small breaks are a great way for me to rest my eyes, stop thinking about work for a second, and talk to coworkers, but they never get me out of the office. To get some time out of the office (a real break), I typically take two walks a day, one before noon and one after. These walks are short, usually around 10 minutes, and provide benefits far greater than the “walk” to and from the Mr. Coffee can provide.
You aren’t meant to spend 8 hours a day sitting at your desk staring at a computer screen. It’s bad for your eyes, it’s bad for your body, it’s boring, and it’s terrible for productivity. Getting out of the office, even for few minutes can help with all of this. There’s just no substitute for the head-clearing, perspective-giving power of fresh air.
So if you’ve read this far and you’re still at your desk, get up and take a quick walk around the block. Your sanity, health, and productivity will thank you. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s beautiful outside.
A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a satisfied smile on its face. The egg, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and says, “Well, I guess we finally answered THAT question.”
This is an actual job application a 17-year-old boy submitted at a McDonald’s fast-food establishment in Florida – and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!
NAME: Greg Bulmash
SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.
DESIRED POSITION: Company’s President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever’s available. If I were in a position to be picky, I wouldn’t be applying here in the first place.
DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that’s not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.
SALARY: Less than I’m worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.
REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked.
HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.
PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?
Yes, but they’re better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER? If I had one, would I be here?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 LBS? Of what?
DO YOU HAVE A CAR?
I think the more appropriate question here would be “Do you have a car that runs?”
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?
I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.
DO YOU SMOKE?
On the job no, on my breaks yes.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?
Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I’d like to be doing that now.
DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?
Yes – Absolutely.
SIGN HERE: Aries.