As usual, not much is happening in my life, but there are enough little things to warrant a post…
-Brian finally put in his 2 weeks. So bittersweet. I’m happy for him, but I’ll miss hanging out. It’s sad how easily work-friends fade away. We might text a few times and maybe hang out once or twice, but to be honest, outside of AAA, we don’t have much in common. His idea of a great time is hanging out at a bar pressuring me to drink. Mine’s a little different…. He’s a great guy though, and deserved way more than the crap he got from Shelley. I know Mark and I won’t stay close once one of us leaves because we have even less in common.
-Speaking of work, I am now officially indifferent, which is the kiss of death in any relationship of mine (romantic or otherwise). Katie (ditzy sorority girl who runs to Shelley with any and every slightly difficult/unpleasant problem and who started after me) was promoted to CR II simply for being Shelley’s bff and after-work drinking/clubbing companion. This was the same promotion Shelley had promised to me and then taken away because I didn’t have good enough MSI scores because I was a relief adjuster not taking any claims…. You’d think I’d be enraged. But I’m actually not phased. For one thing, I’ve come to expect this sort of thing from AAA. For another, I’m mentally done. I’ll keep doing my job, but I’m already counting down the days until I can start seriously looking for a new job. This mental outlook also explains why I just smiled and nodded when my new boss Sonja (who’s pretty much just as ditzy and worthless as Shelley) told me to stop doing Brian’s work on days that he’s not there because the adjusters in LHM (who are there every business day and who have a smaller work load and absolutely no earthly excuse for being behind) really need my help more. How about I just don’t help anyone then? Works for me.
-Yoga is amazing. Compared to my 45-60 minute cardio workouts, my 30ish minute yoga routine initially seemed a bit lacking. But every morning after I do it I wake up feeling soooo sore. I don’t know if that’s just a tribute to how weak my muscles are (especially in my arms), but I’ll take it 🙂
-Whatever happened to good social manners? I’m at Starbucks and there’s this group of adults who come here every week who feel the need to shout their conversations across the store because, clearly, they’re just so cool that everyone wants to hear what they’re dishing about. They even yell if the person they’re talking to is two feet away. Two words: Shut. Up.
-While out shopping for my cousin’s birthday, I got this blast from the past:
Oh how I remember these creepy gremlins. I had 2 and they had to be stuffed in a santa hat in the bottom of my dresser to keep them from randomly waking up and talking to themselves in the middle of the night. Even that didn’t always work. I swear they were possessed.
-I miss NYC soooooo much. I don’t want to spend money going there until I find a new job and relocate (the cost to break my lease alone is going to be between $1600-$1700!) but as soon as I have a little extra cash, expect to see me meandering through Central Park.
-One month and one day until I leave for Japan!!!!! Seems like just yesterday I was counting down in terms of months, now I can start counting down the weeks, and soon the days!!! I actually have to start really getting things ready. I still need to order yen from the bank, get a new camera memory card, get new walking shoes that are easy to slip on and off, and various other housekeeping things.