Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Why don't they know better?

This morning, the metro was packed. The past few days it has been actually, which is weird. I mean, I had been told it's usually packed, but for the majority of my trips on the metro, I've been able to have a seat. Not lately.

Either way, so this morning I was standing in the middle of the car, trying to read the paper and hang on for dear life at the same time... always a tough feat. After about 20 mintues, a seat finally opened up and I jumped on it before giving anyone else a chance to. I mean hey, I have a long ride. I deserve a seat. Little did I know I was grabbing a seat next to the obnoxious gum chewer. You know the type... chews loudly.... with his mouth OPEN! I mean seriously, why do people think this is acceptable? Is it acceptable to eat with you mouth open? No. Chewing gum is just eating without swallowing. Seriously... keep your mouth closed.

I hate those guys.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When I grow up

I often wonder if I'll ever be a grown-up at a grown-up job. If I'll ever be able to work 8 hour without checking my personal email; without reading other people's blogs and writing my own; without shopping online.

I just can't imagine it. How do these people do it? How can they be so focused on their job that the personal things really do wait until after work?

I wonder if it's because of the age we grew up in, surrounded by computers. I don't know any of my friends that are in that grown-up job focus stage. None of them. When does it change? Does it ever change? Will I be a CEO of a company and still check Facebook 30 times a day?

Did I jinx it?

Last blog I wrote about how awesome our Fridays off were. I spent my Friday doing wedding stuff, having lunch with Bruno and basically running around crazy. But it was GREAT! I never have the time otherwise to do all the things I did. And apparently I still won't.

I found out yesterday that my company is taking away our Free Fridays. The principals seem to think that people are taking advantage of the priviledge, which really I don't see at all. I've heard the Arlington office is empty... and that's another reason they're taking it away. Well, people are on vacation and people are leaving the company, thus the reason the office is empty.

It just sucks because that was the silver lining to this job. Taking that away is not going to boost morale in any way, shape or form. A lot of people are unhappy there already, and taking away this will just push even more people away. Then, when we do get work, there won't be anyone to do it.

I just don't know........

Friday, December 12, 2008


Well despite all the craziness that has been going on in my office, there has been a silver lining amongst it all... Fridays off!! What we're doing is working 9 hour days, for 2 weeks, so then we have enough hours to have every other Friday off. It's GREAT!

And what has worked nice too is that during holiday weeks, we only work 8 hours since we have days off built in. I didn't think I'd like it, since having Fridays off are so great, but it's actually pretty sweet. It ends up being pretty exciting to leave work at 5 instead of 6.

I just have SO much to do today, that I'm so excited to have the day off. I'm going to have lunch with Bruno :), drs appt... eww... but then just odds and ends around the house.

Tomorrow morning we're going to decorate the tree, so once that's in the process, I'll post again :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I still love them...

Last night, Bruno, Lindsay, Megan and I took a ride down to the 930 Club to see The Dan Band. This is the 3rd straight year that Bruno and I have seen them perform... it's becoming quite a tradition. We were both a little unsure of how the show would be, as I think Bruno is actually getting tired of seeing the Dan Band, but goes just to appease me. And espeically after being at the 930 Club the night before to see Vampire Weekend, who were AMAZING!, we just didn't know if we would have as much fun.

Well we did... even though the Dan Band played hits that they have been playing for the past 3 yrs, I still can't get enough. The silly choreography and random stories just keep me laughing and entertained. They DID introduce a new medley - FAME! and What a Feeling. Granted it was only about 1.5 min long, I still loved it.

The night of course started off well as on our way to the club, we passed by a California Tortilla and grabbed our free taco. For those who were not aware, last night CT was giving away free tacos if you gave them a note that said "I love the Improv!" Apparently this was supposed to be a secret, as we quickly found out after the cashier gave Lindsay a hard time for speaking loudly to him, "Are you guys doing the free tacos from the Improv?" Haha. But they were yummy... and we were happy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

To the dungeon...

A few weeks ago, on a Monday morning, I was cornered by 2 of my bosses as I came into the office. Of course I immediately think the worst, since cornering usually means you're in trouble. They could tell by my look that I was worried about what they were about to tell me.

"Don't worry, we're not laying you off."

"Well I would hope you wouldn't do it in the conference room!"

Instead they asked me if I wanted to move down, temporarily, to our DC office. Did I want to? No. First of all, it would mean I would be away from our awesome office in Clarendon. I'd be away from my office friends. I'd be away from free lunches and treats. I'd have to become a metro rider. I'd have to work in an office with no windows. Again, did I want to? No. Did I have to? Not reeeaaalllly, but kinda yes. Did I? Yes.

So I've been here only 6 days, and it seems to maybe get slightly better. I REALLY hope I don't have to stay here long, because I'm already missing the treats of the season, including Lindt chocolate brought in by a vendor today.

I mean, i'ts ok. Once I have my own projects to work on, it'll be better. I mean, I do have slightly more privacy, and well, oppportunity to write blogs. Ha. I can't check facebook, but at least I have email or I would REALLY be hating life.

So for now, I'm in the dungeon. At least I'm saving money on gas, right? Riiiiight....