Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bad Brain!

I have official proof that my brain needs some time off.

Today I was working from home, as is typical for me on a Wednesday. Also typical is the regular weekly meetings I have -- my staff meeting, a project meeting a lead, an update meeting I attend, etc.

Well, four o'clock came around, and I had a meeting to attend. I clicked on "Done" when the meeting reminder came up on Lotus. As a quick side note, I absolutely love the reminder feature. Anyway, I clicked Done at 3:55 when it first popped up.

At 3:59, I flipped over to my calendar, grabbed the number for the meeting at 4 o'clock and dialed in.

There were two of us on the call to start. The other guy on the call is a guy who I don't see very often anymore, so we chatted awhile waiting for others to join. I was a little surprised that he was on the call, as I didn't recall him having been on the weekly calls previously, but who am I to question this?

At 4:04, another line joined in. Really, for this meeting (which has a good twenty or so people invited) that's pretty late to have only one other person having joined, but ... whatever. It was Laura and Shawn. Shawn is usually on the call, and Laura sometimes joins in, so I was back on track. Shawn had stepped out of the conference room for a moment, but when he rejoined he started the meeting.

"So you may notice that you have some questions arising from your teams on recent goings on-"


This isn't my meeting. This is my boss's boss's staff meeting. That would explain why the first guy was on the call. I quickly looked back at my calendar to figure out how I did this.

Oh. Yeah. My Monday 4 o'clock meeting is with my boss's boss, of course using the same dial in number. Apparently I can't read the days of the week anymore, nor apparently the names of my meetings.

Needless to say, I dropped off without a sound and dialed into my real meeting.

"You are the first caller to this conference." Wait, what? Did I mess this up again? I IM'ed the leader of the call, only to discover that the meeting had been canceled for today. It figures, right?

I just about signed off for the day, figuring trying to do any more work was going to be counterproductive. But then I remembered how much more I had to do yet. Thank God I'm going to Florida in a week and a half!

PS My husband just tried to describe Aldi as "Trader Joe's without the cache." Ummm, no.


MaBunny October 8, 2008 at 8:16 PM  

Whoopsy, sounds like the brain definitely needs a little vacation time:)Helllloooo calgon...

Unknown October 8, 2008 at 8:22 PM  

I had to giggle when I read your comment on my blog...I am such a complainer, yet I forgot to complain about the snow yet to come. By winter though my muscles are not as shocked...because they've been warmed up from leaf raking!!!
I had to see where you were from...had no idea Illinois had a lot of snow too.
I live in Canada...umm...I believe we ship our snow to you all down south there.teehee.

BTW...all the best in finding your brain, hope you find it before your next teleconference!

Becky W October 8, 2008 at 8:53 PM  

Thanks for stopping by on the BATW tour yesterday. I hope you enjoyed TN and will come back soon!

This Mom October 8, 2008 at 10:06 PM  

This is further proof that when you have kids they suck your brain cells so that when you need them later you don't have them.

Thanks for stopping by today. I love being first for anything, must be oldest child syndrome.

Michelle October 8, 2008 at 10:14 PM  

Mabunny - Ummm yep. Definitely need a vacation. But calgon? I may be dating myself here, but ummm....

Evi - Ooo, good point about the muscles being warmed up from the leaves. Maybe it was just all the WET snow we had last year. Yeah, I forgot about the Alberta thing. Oops (see!)

Becky - Welcome! Tennessee was fun. I hoped you enjoyed your quick stay here, too.

This Mom - Welcome! And ooooo I like it! I get to blame the wee ones for this one. Perfect!

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