I gave blood for the first time yesterday! It was really cool. Please, if you haven't for a while or never have, please consider donating. Supplies are critical now. The Red Cross can set you up with everything you need, or your local hospital should have a center. Props to the MGH Donation Center. They made it fast, easy, and I don't even have a big bruise. I got lots of goodies too.
So, the laptop is dead. Flatlined. Which means I'm shopping for a new one. LOL I want to hear from you Mac users out there, because I have gotten rec's to get a MacBook. I have never touched an Apple computer, and the notion is intimidating because there is just this "Mac" counter culture, and I feel like an outsider! LOL
So, has anyone read the Forbes Magazine's list of best companies to work for? Apparently, Google wants you at your desk as much as possible, because you can do your laundry, get your car's oil changed, or see an MD, all for free! They have a gym, a pool, onsite daycare, and even a lactation room for nursing moms complete with breast pumps so you don't have to lug your own in. And free gourmet cafeterias. Read the profile on Google, and some fun video here.
I can't believe my workplace wasn't on the list. We have a gourmet cafeteria! It was even featured on ABC news! Sure dinner can run you $5-7, but eh we get paid a modest salary. And I've learned so much from my management. They've taught me how to get things in writing, how to pass the buck, and let my co-workers out to dry.