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Saturday, January 27, 2007

OK. I've been really bad about blogging lately.

I've been busy. And stressed out. And blogging isn't really a top priority these days. The point is: my boss has told me that Bode Technology is looking to "eliminate my position", but then I get this e-mail about giving me more responsibility, so I don't know what to think. Does this mean they plan to just move me into a different position? I certainly wouldn't complain if that was the case, but I really want to get out of there and do something a little more mentally stimulating. Which is why I went for an interview with Editech yesterday morning. I think it went well, but we'll see when they finish scoring my editing and proofreading tests. And here I thought I was done being graded for a while. I'm really hoping they find something for me, because I'm sick of moving filing cabinets and doing heavy lifting. It's really taking a toll on me both physically and emotionally. I get home every day and I don't want to do anything. I just... I dunno. I need a change. But I can't afford to quit, so I just need to grit my teeth and keep showing up at 8am until I find somebody else willing to hire me.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

here's a nice big update on everything that's happened in the past couple weeks.

Christmas: spent with my family. Went to the 11pm service at St. Matthew's, which is always nice. Unfortunately, in the crowd, I didn't get to see everybody I would have liked to. Adam made me feel inferior in my gift-giving with his generosity, but hey. He has a steady job that pays way more than mine. Plus, he got a raise recently. At least everybody seems to have liked what I gave them. Only downside to the day was Grandma getting a flat tire a mile from my parents' house. She decided to just drive the rest of the way (including several stop signs and speed bumps) on the rim rather than trying to get help. I think she finally realized how useful a cell phone can be. Needless to say, she was pretty shook up by the whole thing, and thus not the greatest of company, but I can't really blame her for that. I personally received several things I had long been hoping for, such as the complete Monty Python's Flying Circus, Batman:The Dark Knight Returns, and High Ruhlain, the latest Redwall book. Also several other books that I am unlikely to have the time to read soon. Oh well. Add them to the ever-growing pile that I'll get to eventually. Like, in 45 years when I retire.

New Year's: Drove up to New Jersey on Friday the 30th to spend New Year's with Jess at her Mom's place. IT was fun and relaxing. I watched 15 straight hours of the Twilight Zone on Sci-Fi.

And now: Jess came back with me to Fairfax, and we've been sending a good deal of time together. I feel bad leaving her at home while I go to work, but it's unavoidable, I'm afraid. Will be taking her back home this weekend, as she needs to go back to Allegheny. I've watched more Starsky and Hutch than I ever thought I would in my natural lifetime.

Work: So, things have been afoot at work as well. After a stagnant week between Christmas and the new year, things are picking up again. Greg has been "let go," and while it saddens me, it's ultimately none of my business as to why. Also, I've been informed that the same fate is due for me any day now. This isn't that surprising, as my posistion was always meant to be temporary. Problem being, I have no job to go to after this, and no idea when I'm going to need one by. Moving back in with my parents is looking more and more financially appealing these days. Still haven't heard back from the AZA, where I put in an application a month ago. Finally got ahold of a person at their office, and was told they don't take calls about jobs. So I just have to sit here and wonder whether I'm even being considered or not. Bah.