Monday, June 30, 2014

New Job!

My new job begins tomorrow!

I'm excited.

Like...the day before school excited.  But not the day-before-school-as-a-teacher excited, but day-before-school-as-a-student excited.

I resisted the urge to buy myself new school supplies.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Great Week - It's Coming!

This week has been a metaphorical sigh of relief.

JOB #1 - I got a promotion and raise!  This job isn't glamorous, but it's easy to do and the people are nice and very smart.  My promotion makes me "specialized" into a particular department rather than doing general word.  I'm actually really excited about it because now I get to focus on my favorite problems (for that job).  I'm basically helping with anything involving money - account management, refunds, purchasing, whatever.  Okay, I have a confession.  Whenever I took those career personality tests as a high schooler, college goer, and then lost adult - they ALWAYS told me to be an accountant.  Boo.  The creative side of me groans and says, "Man that sounds awful."  However, the very logical side of me who likes math goes, "Yeah, I'd be good at that."  And I am.  And I do like it the same way I liked math over history - there's always a logical answer.

JOB #2 - YES!  I have a second job!  Well, rather, I signed a contract to start a second job next week. AWESOME job even though I don't know the full details.  Basically, I'm transcribing/creating music for a music app company.  This job will nourish the creative side of me.  After some pretty awesomely geeky email exchanges with the hiring manager, I get the feeling that this place is a very Naoko place.

Wait, two jobs?

Here's the deal.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


While I have personally been robbed a few times (well, my parents were robbed and my stuff was the only stuff that got stolen), I've never actually witnessed a robbery.

I'm not sure this counts.

While at Walgreens, while perusing nail polish (that's always the sign you know I'm bored), I watched 3 guys run out.  The poor Walgreens lady said, "Code 7!  Code 7!" and then picked up the phone and over the loud speaker yelled, "Code 7!"

One very slow guy showed up and walked out the door to see what had happened.

Apparently, the 3 guys had stolen toilet paper.

I'm inclined to say that...if you need to steal toilet paper, then everyone should just let you.  I mean, it's a staple.  If you're stealing that, you're probably pretty hard up, right?

My quest for toothpaste got a little more interesting.

In case you were wondering, I ended up buying Pringles, too.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Walked into a wall. No. Really.

It's the second time I've done it now.

Walking up the staircase, walking through the door, I was distracted by two flyers on the door.  I turned back around to read what they said.  Unfortunately for me, there's a tiny 6-8 inch wall by the door that's easy to not notice under normal circumstances.

When I was done reading, I turned around to go along on my merry way, not even thinking twice, but apparently I hadn't cleared the 6 inches of wall.  I was also, unfortunately, very very close to the corner of the wall and immediately smacked my face against it.

I get hurt quite a bit and quite often.