This week marked the official start of second quarter earnings, and everyone in the office is a little stressed. For the uninitiated (consider yourself lucky) companies release their financial results (ie. earnings) four times a year. My workplace is the lucky duck that gets to edit and format the many 14-page earnings that land on our desks. Seeing as I’m still fairly new, I haven’t been tasked with tackling an earnings release yet, but I know my time isn’t far off. On top of all the earnings releases, we’ve still got our normal workload of press releases to handle every day. Needless to say, it’s been a bit hectic at PRN this week, and it’s only Wednesday.
Thank goodness for the Internet. At around 9 p.m., when we all start to feel completely fried, someone passes on a funny story from Buzzfeed or a cute animal picture, and it makes earnings seems a whole lot less stressful. Here are a few of my favorite Internet goodies that are getting me through this quarter.
How to Know If You’re Having the Same Wedding as Everyone Else on Pinterest
It’s good to know I’m not the only one who finds the THOUSANDS of Pinterest boards devoted to weddings completely ridiculous. My favorite one is #3: Are there Mason jars involved?
63 Reasons Why Bradley Cooper Definitely Isn’t The Sexiest Man Alive
Ryan Gosling is the reason.
Ryan Gosling is always the reason.
I especially like #18, and 25, and 43, and…..
45 Ridiculous Pictures of Boy Bands
This literally had everyone in the office laughing. And by everyone I mean all the girls who grew up in the 90s and know all the words to LFO’s “Summer Girls.” Oh memories.
This Pinterest board will make you smile, whether you’re conquering an earnings release or just love furry cute animals. (P.S. Thomas–the creative genius behind this Pinterest board–works for PR Newswire. You might ask yourself, ‘Does everyone at PR Newswire love cute animal pictures?’ To which I would reply, ‘Umm don’t you wish you worked in an office that was this cool?’)
A Spinster’s Guide to Dating
I stumbled across this blog a couple of weeks ago, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with its creators, Gertrude and Charlotte. I want to be their best friend and drink cocktails with them. But for now I’ll settle for stalking their blog.