But I ALWAYS end up next to an old man at the bar when I have my shitty first-wave Nexus tablet with me who wants to grill me about “is that one of those Apples I hear about? My buddy has a……”
EVERY TIME. And then they want to show me their phone, and they always say “I only got this so I could get on Facebook to see pictures of my grandkids!”
Its sweet, really, but I’m gonna start charging. And/or introducing them to my mom.
T is working his valet gig tonight, and it’s a beautiful 85 degree day (gonna get down to 20 on Sunday, RAD GREAT AWESOME), and I want to go have a patio drink, but literally everyone I know here has kids or is trying to have kids and has stopped drinking. Just goddamn it.
Job Thing 1: I surprised even myself last week and volunteered to be a part of a newly-formed Safety Committee (lol) for the office employees. I did this for a number of reasons, all of them self-serving, none of them having to do with my commitment to a safe work environment (it’s a small office, what could really go wrong?) I had a hunch that it was a test of sorts to see who would step up, because after 4 months there I am finding that there is a deeply fucked interpersonal dynamic between management and us peons, and it turns out I was right. My boss made a point of calling me into his office and telling me how proud he was of me for volunteering and that “they” really wanted to see who would do so. He also openly compares me to other employees (he says I am doing much better than people who have been in that position for much longer, which, great, but also, super unprofesh! I was also told, very sincerely, that “none of the field managers have ever complained about you!” Alrighty then!) Anyway, all I am going to have to do to succeed at this job is pretend to give half a damn, and not be a total fuck-up. I think I can handle that. Set that bar low!
Job Thing 2: T, who is the official family Go Getter (TM), has taken on a temporary second part-time job as a valet in order to fill the income gap that we’ll have while he’s in training at his new Big Boy Job. We would have been fine financially, but it definitely would have put the house thing on hold even longer. The good news is that the valet company is contracted by some of the swankier joints in town, including all of Tim Love’s restaurants, and various places that are frequented by the Bass family (as in Sid, et al). So that bodes well for tip money. It also bodes well for me showing up and being all like “PARK MY CAR, GOOD SIR” and then going inside and getting sloppy and making him drive me home at the end of the night. (Just kidding- I wouldn’t do that. Probably.)
Who can’t have a conversation without telling you about her “stories” on TV. Man, she watches some crap (various crime dramas on network TV that I’ve never heard of and apparently all star 80’s teen heartthrobs who are now 50-something), but also, she’s totally caught up on House of Cards (via my Netflix account) and I have yet to see a single episode so maybe she’s hipper than I give her credit for? But mostly she just has a lot of free time, I think.
But Becky-MI commented on my “more snow than Sochi” post and said “winter Olympics to Dallas in 2026”, and I literally lol’d, because why the fuck not?? At least we have infrastructure. Not much in the way of mountains, although we could move the ski events to the Hill Country? I like this plan! Apparently Bozeman, MT is bidding for a future Olympic event, and that kind of makes sense? We have family we could stay with! Let’s do this! Bozeman 20??
Had my post-biopsy follow-up/stitch removal today. I was basically like “ok, so I had this benign thing, there’s another presumed benign thing in the other boob, what does it all meeeaaaannnn???” And my surgeon/boob specialist (no sir, you canNOT get a Boob Specialist T-shirt printed; your Female Body Inspector shirt will suffice) was like “it means you need another mammogram in six months just so I’ve done my due dilligence. Its nothing, you’re 34 years old with no family history of female cancers, pull yourself together and stop wasting my time.” I saw her for all of three minutes. I would complain about her bedside manner, but her confidence is soothing!
We got < 1 inch of snow here today, and 95% of it has melted, but goddamn if that was gonna stop people from freaking the fuck out. Everyone in my department left work around noon. I stuck around till 4 on general principle. There was non stop local news coverage of the weather today. I am by no means a Big Girl about driving in shitty conditions, but my stint in Nebraska toughened me up at least a LITTLE. Cmon, kids. Even my mom ( who is afraid of everything ever) ventured out to Staples (because she thinks her computer has a virus and wants to pay $$$ for something that I could probably fix for free. Thank you, poor unsuspecting Staples Geek Squad dude. Thank you.)
Do NOT watch any recent Zebrahead videos if you want to feel okay about yourself. Christ almighty. They’re like 40 but trying to be 20. Ooof.