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Thursday, September 28, 2006
Last Day
Tomorrow is my last day at a firm I've been with for five years. I interviewed on 9/11 which I will never forget, and have held two different jobs there, one of which was passed down to me from TKW. I tried to fill her shoes as best I could, but people really loved her (of course). There are so many cool people I'm going to miss, but unfortunately that doesn't make up for the handful of truly hideous people I have to deal with.

I worked it so that I have next week off, which is also my birthday week, and I just booked a two day trip to Chicago to see Weezie and my friend D, whom I met on my first day at the firm. She's now an attorney living in Chicago and I haven't seen her in over a year! I got a round trip, nonstop flight and one night at a hotel downtown for $311 TOTAL, fees and everything. It's my b-day present to myself. I hate to fly (note: I usually have to medicated AND drunk to fly), and would normally never do something so last minute like this, but I'm trying to live life to the fullest and not live in fear of everything. Speaking of fear, I don't like salons and makeup counters because I always feel judged. But today, I walked into an Aveda concept salon I've been wanting to check out (they had a few walk in appts), and got my hair cut and colored. I LOVED the woman who cut my hair, and I think she did a good job! I went dark again. I think it makes my eyes show up more (yes my kitchen is orange, and I like it that way).

The biggest part of ridding myself of fear was my job change. I used to work with a guy who left the firm about two years ago. A job recently opened up where he works now, so he recommended me and I got the job. It's a company that does trial support and graphic design. I'm going to be trained to do everything, but mostly the graphic design because there is only one person doing it, and she is overwhelmed. It's more money, a better work environment, plus I get an office with a door (it's glass, but whatever). I still don't feel like I deserve everything that has happened over the past couple of weeks, but I'm trying to change that. I was so scared to take the plunge and do something different, but there were NO cons, only pros. I am freaked out about my first day, but also so excited.

I feel bad because I haven't been commenting very much. Everyone at work is trying to squeeze every last ounce of work from me, so when I get home I don't even want to look at a computer screen. There are some of you (ahem, Shell) that I've been meaning to email, but I just don't have the mental energy right now. Hopefully after my week off, I will feel a little more like myself. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and emails. It truly makes a gal feel special.

Friday, September 15, 2006
I'm About to be Sick
HOLY CRAP I JUST PUT IN MY TWO WEEKS NOTICE! In the past three days, I got an interview, got an offer and accepted job. I think I'm going to dance a jig and barf all at the same time.

Friday, September 08, 2006
Rats and Porn
Many of you might remember hearing about the little pest issue we've had at my place of employment here, here, here and here. Today we started to smell a horrible smell. You guessed it (or maybe you didn't). A dead rat in the ceiling directly over my head.

And here's something to make you laugh. When I google my first and last name, there's a penthouse pet from the 80s with the same name whose links come up first. Here she is. You're welcome.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Quick Post About Nothing
1) If you go see one movie for the rest of the year, go see Little Miss Sunshine. Holy crap. It was funny and sweet and sad and happy all in one. Mostly funny, though.
2) What the hell is Blogger Beta and why do I care?
3) I am a shitty typist and that's not good for this project I'm working on.
4) I am getting a 1 hour massage on Tuesday to work on all the knots in my neck and shoulders from so much typing. Cannot wait.
5) My mom has a friend with a beach condo, and if the friend okays it, the hubs and I are going to spend 5 days there FOR FREE. She doesn't know us, though, so it might not happen.
6) It's raining and I LOVE it. I love the rain.
7) I'm doing a detox "diet" (I hate to call it that) and I haven't had caffiene, bread, meat, cheese, sugar, etc for 6 days now. What have I had? A TON of fruit and vegetables, brown rice, tofu, beans, water, soy milk, yogurt, etc. Does it work? Well, I definitely had a "detox" moment that we won't go into, and I don't feel as bloated, I'm sure from the lack of bread. I have lost about 4 pounds (probably all water weight, but whatever). I feel like my body will thank me.
8) I'm going on my lunch break, so I'll check back in a few days.