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12 January 2007 @ 10:36 pm
grumble, grumble, grumble, hurrah.  
So it wasn't the best Friday ever, I'll say that.

First, I got pulled over and ticketed because my car inspection is two years old - even though I ordered my registration last night and technically I think I have till the end of the month to get the thing reinspected.

THEN I take the boss lady's puppy out to run around while she's interviewing my replacement, and despite my very good attempts to fend it off for 15 minutes, in minute 16 it manages to hook teeth into my skirt and RIP.  It's not terribly visible, but it's not exactly repairable either.  What does the boss lady say?  "Well, that's what you get for offering to take the dog outside".  Ha.  Ha.  see me laughing?  yeah, that's me laughing.

Then, as it turns out, instead of a lovely three-day weekend before I have to get back to class, I am going to WORK on Monday.  Which is fine, because in two weeks I won't be working there, and I do owe it to her to make things as ready as possible for the next person.  BUT - three day weekend!  GRR.

And yeah, I know, at this point these really are just whines.  But I'm whining cuz I feel like it.  So there.

So finally after all that, she notes she doesn't have much work for me to do on Monday, and perhaps I should come in and spend an hour or two thinking about how I'm going to train the new person... Which is an interesting method of transferring knowledge, to be sure, but ... since I'm already a thinker I kind of already know how to train someone for my job.  The final upshot of the convo is that I'm going to write her a procedures manual (as i've done for every job I've had since my very first)... which was fine.  When she started to tell me *how* to write it up, I cut her off, at the end of my patience.  It's not as if I'm a newby to this admin thing.  *grin*

Now though?  Now I'm deliciously blissed out from coming home, having Neil be ready to go out to dinner, and hitting one of our new favorite restaurants that does authentic Italian (i mean truly authentic - their carbonarra is to die for and it comes served with an actual egg yoke on the top to mix into the cream sauce - and their cesar salad is actually served with anchovies if you want it).  Yummy unpronounceable dry italian wine, sumptuous food, delightful service, and the best of all, the best company in the world.

how's that for ending on a good note?  *grin*
Rainne: Text - Cake Or Deathxdawnfirex on January 13th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
*kicks boss lady and her stupid puppy*
my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on January 13th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
oh - ok, i agree with the boss lady, but the puppy is totally an innocent - it's just being a puppy. and really, quite cute, even though she paid a ridiculous sum for it. it's not the puppy's fault, right? ;)
crayonbreakygalcrayonbreakygal on January 13th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Procedures manual. Gah. I've done it several times too. That's when you realize how much crap you really do in a job.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on January 13th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
That's when you realize how much crap you really do in a job.

totally true!

and she's like - "you can put do it in a couple of hours, right"? bwahahah. Although I'll do my best, so i don't have to work that long on Monday.
literate and stylish: buffy/willow mew!mishloran on January 13th, 2007 08:46 am (UTC)
Puppies and skirts are not a good combination. No-one is allowed to wear a skirt in my house! Well, he's probably a bit better now, but he will still nibble at 'em if he is given a chance, I reckon! (especially in the summer, Cathy came 'round wearing a boho style skirt, with lots of tassley bits? Oy! That was a Jet paradise!)

I would call in sick on Monday and enjoy the 3 day goodness? ;) But really, you're rid of her soon, just concentrate on that goodness!

And mmmm, the restaurant sounds *yummy*!
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on January 13th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
They really aren't - i'm considering going in sweats for the next two weeks just because i don't care if i look fugly (and trust me, my sweats are so old - FUGLY) but at least i won't mind if they're hurt.

OO - yeah, i can imagine tassly bits make Jet go puppymad!

OMG, calling in sick sounds so fab! but i will not do that, because it would just prolong the stay... and sooooooooon it will be all over.

restaurant was SO good. If you ever actually make your way to the wilds of Texas I will drag you there!
Sofysoft_princess on January 13th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
Some bosses need a good kick in the ass. *sigh*

*squishes you*

(I'm so glad your day ended on a good note. Sometimes, that's all it takes to put you in the best of mood for the next day. :D)
my monkied brain: giles - a story about a mankatekat1010 on January 13th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Seriously! Besides, I have short-timer's disease and so don't want to put up with stuff i would normally have been more relaxed about - I think these next two weeks are going to be me trying to bite my tongue (which of course means i will come home and write about it)

And you're totally right! ending last night on a good note means i'm all bouncy and "get-things-done" girl today. hee!

(ps - i'm glad to see the migrane has reduced enough for you to be on lj lady. i know they're no fun at all.)
your royal pie-ness: giles dodgeballentrenous88 on January 13th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
I feel like your boss owes you a new skirt - or a gift card to get one!

But I'm very glad you had your amazing Italian dinner!
my monkied brain: giles - my sexy librariankatekat1010 on January 13th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
OMG - LOVE that Giles icon! hee.

And yeah, i would've at least liked her to make the offer you know? GRRR.

But thanks! Pasta and yummy tiramasu can make everything better! (well, ok, that, a good bottle of wine, and good company too. *grin*)
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my monkied brain: xander - excitedkatekat1010 on January 13th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Ok darling, I did not realize you likve in Oklahoma! Do you like it there? I have a friend from highschool who moved there, but i haven't heard a peep out of him since he moved - it's like he got lost in the wilds?

OMG! *bounces* Crazydiamonsue AND Uberaeryn crack???? HEHEHEHEHEHEHE. I hope the evening is as fabulous as it sounds like it's going to be!
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my monkied brainkatekat1010 on January 17th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
i like rambing sue answers! and i would say that it sounds like the hardest part of living in Oklahoma is the hardest part of living anywhere ... no dreamers. there may be more in certain regions, but it's hard to gather them all together no matter where you live...

sadly i knew the location at one point but have now forgotten it. leaky brain. i think it was actually not Oklahoma City, because he was moving back with his dad to a ranch somewhere... but i guess that could mean anything, couldn't it?

how was uberaeryn time? fun i hope!
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my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on January 15th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)

Hi sweetie! I'm doing better by the day - how are you?
Desiree: Fic Addictthspace_between on January 14th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)

Found you through the friend of a friend and wanted to say I LOVE your banners/icons/wallpapers etc,.

I took a WHOLE bunch and gave you your own folder on my desktop because I nabbed so many things. As of now, my desktop wall is Oz - sharp dressed man and I'm about to upload quite a few icons to my journal.

I originally just wanted a few Giles and Oz icons and got so much more than I expected and just wanted to let you know that I'm truly impressed with everything you've made.
my monkied brain: You Rockkatekat1010 on January 17th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
OMG. Thank you SO MUCH!! Your comment totally rocked my world. Seriously. I'm so pleased you found so many things you liked -- I kinda feel honored that i got my own folder! And that Oz wall is one of my favorites (and one of the first walls that I did) so I'm tickled that you have it up!

i think i'll probably be doing more oz icons in the future - i'm sliding back into a "boy icons" stage, so keep your eyes out.

And thank you again for the totally marvelous feedback - it really really really made me walk around with a huge grin!!
Desiree: Ozthspace_between on January 17th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Well I'm glad because you really deserves a lot of YAYs and stuffies because you really really do beautiful things with the imges you use.

And OMG...if you post up more Oz, I will so turn fangirlish on you!

I have such a crush on him...its odd because he is normally the complete opposite of the guys I like... case in point, Angel. Tall, dark and sexy as hell and yet I'm crushing on a short redhead.

Ah well... its Oz and he's cool =)

As it is, do you mind if I link you up at my community? I'd like to add you to the left sidebar if you wouldn't mind? btvsatsdotcom
my monkied brain: oz - puppieskatekat1010 on January 17th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
lol - well if that isn't encouragement, i don't know what is! i'm snowed in today, so... i'll let you know if inspiration strikes Oz-wise!

And it's ok, i completely understand. i'm actually doing the Oz round of maleslashminis... I didn't think I was going to, and then... bunnies struck. He's just that kind of inspiration, i guess :D

Mind? NOT AT ALL! That's awesome! (and do you mind if i join? it looks like a great comm....)
Desiree: Sillythspace_between on January 17th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Gah! Ok, so I'm bouncing in my seat all squeeeee-like with my fingers crossed. I've been on such an Oz kick lately writing ficlets with his coming back and he and Willow getting back together and stuff.

I think soon I'm gonna have him eat Kennedy and not in a way that she would like!

Community is open to everyone so please, by all means, JOIN! ^^

I just started it a week ago and already have over 20+ people and 30+ posts/fics. Not bad for a brand-spankin-new com that I've only pimped out in one post one one site. Most everyone is strictly by word of mouth thus far so that's another big SQUEEEEEEEE^^

I'm gonna go link you up right now :)
BJ: Angel!Puppet scowldara_starscream on January 15th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
Your boss is an idiot. Not that I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on January 15th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
it's becoming more and more apparent that you are more right than wrong. sigh. how is it that i always pick 'em?