Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday (Friday?)

I'm still sick, though getting a little better at managing the overwhelmed-ness, thanks for all your kind notes!

So to make up for a negative post, I thought a positive post was in order, a la Jennifer's Thankful Thursday's. :)

Three things I am thankful for this week include:

Bubble Wrap

Sak put some up on our bedroom windows, and oh golly does it make a difference.  Of course now I never leave the bedroom since it's the only space in the house that somewhat retains heat!  I need to buy more bubble wrap.  It also comes in a pink color, Sak would like you to know.

Manga Phone App

Being able to read scanlated manga on my phone is an amazing change to my commute.  Thousands of titles, right at my fingertips, it's addictive.  Currently I'm reading Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, which is about a delinquent girl trying to be a model student, and her delinquent guy friend who she drags along with her.

Anyway, I'm using a free app called "Manga What" right now, though I think the most popular Android app is "Manga Watcher".  I get so excited when I see other people reading manga on their phones too!  Like today, I saw a middle-aged business man reading Bleach.  Secret otaku, all over!


Seriously, they make my job so much more enjoyable.  A few ladies on my floor have really taken shy-and-strange-old-me under their wing and I just feel so blessed to know them.  Today we painted a playhouse together for a volunteer event.  We do company zumba together, and of course we "talk story" (Sak Hawaiian speak) in each others cubes.  We're all very different, living far away from each other, with different life events going on, different backgrounds, etc. - but they are all very fun, sweet women.  And I guess I'm even more blessed to have them since there still aren't a whole lot of women engineers out in the workplace yet.

Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I will be playing catch up on many, many things that need to be done. At least it will be warm in my bubble-wrapped room!:D


  1. I love that the bubble wrap worked! Of course, I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off of it and in a matter of hours it would be totally flat. :)

  2. great coworkers make such a difference--your group sounds really nice and fun! and i'm glad the bubble wrap is working and you get your manga fix on your commute now!

  3. Glad to hear that you're feeling better. I'm surprised that there still aren't many female engineers at your workplace. I know quite a few, but maybe that's because they're my husband's friends from college, and he majored in engineering. My office is 90% male, too, so I can relate. It's great to have a core group of female co-workers to hang out with!

  4. How do you not pop all the bubblewrap?

    Glad you have someone to chat to in your office - I just have one, she is all the way across the office, by the kitchen, so every time I want to get some hot water for tea I get distracted and we talk stories forever!

  5. I hear ya, I have some female friends at work, and it makes a world of difference! Guy friends are good, too, just not the same. =) Glad the bubble wrap worked, and that your fancy phone is proving to be worth it with the manga app!

    (Thanks for the shout-out!)


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