Thursday, August 1, 2013

Company Outing

John's house.Several weeks ago John has invited our whole Connecticut office over to his house for a company outing. Instead of taking my usual digital camera with me I decided to continue my film experiments and grabbed my dad’s old soviet made Zenit camera loaded with color film obtained at a local pharmacy.

View from the porch.I had the film processed at this point and I picked out a couple of decent shots out of the batch of 48 to post. I used The Darkroom for film development again. So the camera and film combination gave me nice soft focus, good looking bokeh and pleasant film grain.

Lake.I still had to pull out some color curves in post to get a more retro feel to the whole shoot. I don’t think I’ll be trying more color film at this point. If I ever have an urge to do more film photography I’ll stick to Black & White.

Kate and John.
Geoff.
Jen & Christina.
Erin, Deanna and Tom.
Guan & Andrew.
Game of cornhole.
Ingrid and Kate.
Terry.
John on the lake.
Ingrid.
Grilling.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Office Update

Office desk decor.Last time I posted pictures of my office (quite a while ago) it looked really bland, since we just moved in back than. Over the time I added some color and a bunch of trinkets1 and accessories. Beside the landscape print-outs I also have a cool black & white photograph of Alena and Arosha on my desk — the “UFO” one from my film series.

  1. A binary clock that nobody can read, a sound activated blinking thing that annoys everyone and a remote controlled robot. []
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Farewell

Aroshka's making a face.This week I informed my manager that I won’t be coming back from my maternity leave. He took it well, which was expected. Farewell the office! I’ve got much more important job now — to make sure that our little unit is taken good care of. )

Слюни. All over the place.All in all — I think I had a good experience at the company. The job was stressful at times (as all of them are I am sure), but I definitely learned something and met some good people. I will have to look for another job in a few years, and I try not to think about it now. The gap in employment will probably make it harder for me, but I’ll worry about it when the time comes. )
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Surprise Party at Work

Flowers and a balloon.Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised at work — my colleagues did a little “congratulations on your pregnancy” party for me. They caught me completely by surprise — I was called to participate in an emergency team meeting, and did not even notice a decorated table at the end of the conference room with a “baby” balloon, flowers and a cake at first.

Card signed by everyone.I got a couple of gift certificates, and the whole office spent 30-40 minutes in the conference room chatting and eating ice-cream cake. It was certainly a very nice gesture, and again — I did not remotely expect anything like this. )

It was funny to be in the room full of guys (there was just one other women, Yvette, except for me) and talk about pregnancy, birth and babies. )
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Студзеньская Нядзеля

Dell Studio 17 Laptop.Сегодня воскресенье. За окном пасмурно и даже немного дождливо. Последние пару дней на улице держится плюсовая температура, и от этого возникает обманчивое ощущение того, что весна уже на носу. Я думаю, февраль как обычно будет самым холодным месяцем, так что до весны еще далековато. Я вот недавно переводила Дане названия зимних месяцев на белорусский — Снежань, Студзень и Люты. По-моему, названия даны “в яблочко”. )

Сейчас мы стираем. Я как всегда оттягивала это дело донельзя, и вот сегодня это самое “нельзя уже не стирать больше” наступило. Вещи закинуты в стиральные машинки, и через 25 минут мы пойдём и перекинем их в сушку. Каждый раз когда мы стираем я убеждаюсь, что сама работа оказывается легче чем её рисует моё богатое воображение (хотя всё равно пару часов занимает процедура). )

"The Prince of Tides" by Pat Conroy.На прошлой неделе мне подняли-таки зарплату на работе. Повышение небольшое — 6%, но всё равно лучше чем ничего. Хотя бы это компенсирует возросшие расходы на страховку и проезд. Еще в пятницу Рон уведомил менеджмент о том, что через 2 недели он увольняется и переходит на гораздо более высокооплачиваемую работу. Что ж, получать он будет (с учётом бонуса) почти на 100% больше чем в нашей компании, да и повышение по должности у него получилось очень хорошее. Это подтверждение того, что рынок труда становится лучше.

Продолжаю свою писанину уже в понедельник (в воскресенье времени и сил не хватило дописать). Continue Reading
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Work, Work, Work

I'm in front of my monitors.There is only a bit more than a single day left in 2009. We aren’t really posting much since we’re mostly consumed by work. For me it’s one of the busiest times of the year and I barely have any free time.

My desk.I’m really looking forward towards the New Year celebration as it is the biggest family holiday for us.

My desk from the door to my office.There are a lot of companies that are switching offices lately and ours is not an exception. However when it’s downgrading for majority for us it was an opposite. We grew out of our old place and a new one is a huge upgrade that a lot of us were looking forward to for a long time.

My sweet dual monitor setup.I haven’t had a chance to post any photos of it, so here they are. It’s very nice when you have a work setup that you like. Things flow much more smoothly and more stuff get done.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Рождество 2009

Papa and mama at our Christmas dinner.Ну и как всегда пару слов на Рождество.

Как обычно, мы пригласили в гости Даниных родителей и сестру на скромный ужин. Меню в этом году не отличалось оригинальностью (мясо в вине, молодая картошка с чесноком и укропом, салат и на десерт бизе), но зато всё получилось вкусно и я не устала на кухне. Данька днём следил за мясом (он работал из дома), а когда я пришла с работы, мы вместе растянули по стенам в зале праздничные гирлянды.

Oooh, so good!Вобщем, посидели мы хорошо, чему я очень рада. ) Continue Reading
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Сегодня совершенно проспала — забыла включить будильник (главное проверила, что время правильное на нём выставлено), а когда продрала свои ясные очи, то за окном уже было совсем светло. “Ой-ой-ой, опоздаю как пить дать” — подумала я глядя на часы, которые вместо ожидаемых 6:30 показывали аж 8:36. В результате не позавтракав и бегло накрасив ресницы я пулей вылетеле из квартиры и даже взяла маршрутку до метро. Опоздала всего ничего — на час и 10 минут. Ну зато хоть выспалась. )

Д.Липскеров. Родичи.На работе, ввиду растрёпанного состояния, я случайно отправила e-mail не по адресу (внутренний и-мэйл на внеший адрес). Ничего суперстрашного не произошло, но я чувствовала себя последней идиоткой, когда поняла что случилось. Наверное, со всеми бывает. Continue Reading
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Night

Today is Friday, and I’m happy that we’re young, that we live in summer-bight New York, that I have a whole weekend ahead to enjoy the company of my husband… I am simply happy. )

Today was a pretty hectic day at work for me since there were multiple issues I had to address. But I have to say that even though like every At a local sushi place, before sushi arrived.human being I wait for vacations and weekends, I really do appreciate the fact of being employed at this not-so-great-economy times. For the most part I like what I do, and my co-workers (for the most part) are nice people.

We moved to the 33rd floor last Monday, and right now our whole team with the exception of the manager sits in the same big office with 3 panoramic windows overlooking Manhattan — really nice view! I’ve got to take a picture of this. ) My computer is strategically placed between two Italians, who constantly joke and make fun of each other — their jokes make my work days a bit brighter.

Today my hubby treated me with a dinner at a local Japanese restaurant. I know that he is not a big fan of raw fish, but he does consume sushi sometimes for my sake. ) We also got some hot sake, which, surprisingly, went down very smoothly. All in all — life is certainly worth living! )
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