Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Mozart Effect

Have you heard of the Mozart Effect? It is a term coined by Alfred A. Tomatis for the alleged increase in brain development that occurs in children under age 3.

I have a theory.

The Mozart Effect on Me keeps me from running hysterically through the office and equally from crawling under my desk with my decorative office throw pillow, a blankie from the towel dispensing machine in the kitchen and the bottle of Crown Royal that everyone knows is in someone's desk.

I'm just telling you.

I listened to Mozart all afternoon and am at work currently (1800 hours or 6:00 pm). I was hunched over my keyboard and on my phone this entire day and when I finally lifted my head, I discovered it was completely drained of intelligent thought.

My day started as a roaring culimination of an extremely long month. What I discovered this morning is that this month has been difficult simply in terms of getting it all done and I am officially exhausted.

I toyed with the idea of taking tomorrow off, but predicted all-day thunderstorms would prevent me from doing things I would like to do to relax, namely mess around in the yard and garden and walk outdoors.

Also? I still have a pile of work to do with more job orders coming in every day. So I already have tomorrow's resumes lined up like a NASCAR starting line. O! and all the other stuff of life that normally piles up.

Only this month, have you noticed? Maybe you haven't noticed [sniffles] I haven't blogged very much. I have tried not to whine to you all. Actually, it's been sort of a really busy year so far.

For instance, I want to write about the crazy neighbor. I really do. I have taken several photos of the crazy voodoo doll she has facing my house - I even took one on my phone one morning this.very.week and sent it to my work address. It never happened.

And when I went to log in to Blogger just now I noticed it had fallen off my handy Google quick menu of most frequently visited web sites.

All that is there now is Salesforce, Dice, Careerbuilder, Monster (I hate Monster), and the Weather Channel.

So my friends, this is my lament. Let's call it April's Lament and hope that May is much more relaxed. How am I kicking off May? I'm leaving town.



MyMaracas said...

OK, there's crazy and then there's scary crazy. Your neighbor sounds like the latter.

Hope things settle down at work for you. I know how overwhelming it can be when there's just too much of it.

Rambling Woods said...

You never just report. Oh gosh..your neighbor might call my neighbor and we will both have voodoo dolls pointing at us.... hugs...Michelle

Anonymous said...

I hate Monster too. What a stupid list of stupid unsearchable jobs that aren't anything like what you can REALLY do. For some reason, Monster keeps sending me emails about new engineering jobs in Independence. I. Am. NOT. An. Engineer. I don't know how many times I've told them that/tried to change it, but the frustration level is just up there in the stratosphere.


And we're supposed to trust THAT site for jobs???


Anonymous said...

I just got caught up on your week and your posts are killing me. Too funny.