Monthly Archives: November 2008

Like a bird

Coming into the building I work in there are 2 revolving doors and this is how we all get into the building.  Hmm…I wonder how that will work if there is a fire considering there are 700 people alone in our company and we don’t take up the whole building.  Anyway, there was a girl in front of me who was going through the door that was already spinning.  She had room and started to walk in, but then at the last second decided not to, but then it was like she decided to again.  The end result was her smashing her face into the actual door portion of the revolving door.  It was like watching a bird fly into a window.  I laughed all the way to the elevator.

So unhappy

I haven’t written about work on here in over a year, and I try hard not to, but right now I’m going to write about it.

We are currently preparing a deck for a briefing meeting where we are the ones being briefed.  It doesn’t make sense to me.  We should show up, look pretty, and listen to what our clients say.  Then in about a month we should go back to them and present our plans.  At that point we should give them learnings, recommendations, and competitive learnings.  It makes no sense to me to do it in the briefing meeting.  No sense. 

Also, my boss seems to hate me, won’t talk to me and has someone else talk to me for her.  She takes my work and gives it to someone else because she says I can’t complete it on time, yet she doesn’t know how to do a lot of what I do and doesn’t realize things take time.  I can’t have most things for you in 10 minutes.  We butt heads and we’re both stubborn.  I refuse to change my habits to habits that I think are bad.  I have talked to people about how unhappy I am on this account, but it doesn’t seem to matter.  We are under staffed and I am needed where I am.  I wonder if they’ll think the same thing if I quit because of where I am.  Hunting now.

I’m just sayin.

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I could have been a big fat man

This morning the polls in NY opened at 6am.  I decided to get up and go before work because I am meeting a friend for a drink after.  I knew that too close to 8 there would probably be a really long line, so I set my alarm for 6:15 and was in line at 6:39.  The line went all the way down one side of the block, around the corner down another side, and around a second corner and down about another 20 feet.  While in line a woman in her late 20s with pigtails and a “Vote” tshirt on stood along the line with an Obama sign.  The people running the poll told he she couldn’t be there.  She asked why and asked if they could walk while they talked, thus walking along the line with her sign. 

In total I was in line for an hour and 40 minutes.  I’d never seen a voting booth like this one – I assume the old fashion kind.  I stepped in, pulled a lever, turned some knobs, pulled the lever again and was done.  I’m not 100% confident in that process, but it’s all I’ve got.  There were only 2 voting booths, which is why it took so long.  When I walked in to the room I was handed a card and told to write my name on it.  I then presented it to the woman with the voter registration log who found my name and asked me to sign below my signature that was already there.  Then I walked into the booth to vote.  I was never once asked to present and ID, which makes me a bit uneasy.  We’ll see tomorrow how it all goes.

Either way my vote doens’t really matter.  NY will always be a democratic state, just like Texas is always a republican state.

Election Day

Tomorrow is the election and I can’t wait!  Democrat or Republican, I don’t care who wins, I’m SO over it all being the only thing anyone talks about or the media reports on.  I know who I’m voting for – I also know who most of New York is voting for and I’m tired of hearing about it.  I can’t wait for Thursday.  Yes, Thursday.  Tomorrow is election day.  Wednesday we will have the results and everyone will either be all excited or disappointed.  Thursday will hopefully be life as usual and I can’t wait.  I’m over it.

I’ll take #2 and you can keep #3

I went down to Cape May, NJ this weekend.  Rented a car for the first time in my life – very exciting.  We left about lunch time and decided to find some fast food along the way.  We pulled off the highway 3 or 4 times and much to my dismay, it seems that NJ does not believe in fast food.  We passed a McDonald’s once which tbf won’t eat.  Finally I stumbled apon an Arby’s and by that point it was almost dinner time.  Not fun at all.

So we got there about 5 on Friday in just enough time to see a hawk my aunt and uncle had caught right before we got there.  We both got to hold it and I think I was the one to release it.  Saturday we spend the whole day in the blind with my aunt and uncle.  We caught, weighed, banded and measured 4 different kinds of hawks that morning alone.  We also saw a few Bald Eagles and a Golden Eagle.  It was a very fun learning experience this weekend.  To me bird watching and banding is just a really weird family thing that I’ve grown up around and accept.  I thought it would be really strange to tbf, but he actually got in to it and enjoyed the experience.  It’s really cool to catch hawks, I must say. 

Saturday night we went out to a nice Italian place in downtown Cape May and at the table next to us there was this loud, annoying guy who got louder as dinner (and beers) went along.  At one point he started talking about the Texas v. Texas Tech game and how he hoped Tech beat Texas because then Penn State would move into the top 2 and go to the championship.  This makes me think he’s the kind of guy who gets a good hand in poker and lays down his cards, only to be beat.  It’s too early to be sure your team is going to go to to the championship just because they are in the top 2.  To be honest, I wanted Texas to win, because I don’t think Tech can go to the championship, and on the off chance that they did manage it, I don’t think they’ll win.  I think Texas could.  So Tech won – Texas clearly didn’t want it – they didn’t show up to play.  I’m happy for Tech, that’s awesome for them, but sad for Texas – and this divide is something I’ll have forever having gone to both schools.  Last nigh the BCS rankings came out and I have to say that I am just SO happy that the guy at dinner Sat night was wrong and Penn State is still number 3.  Tech is number 2 – Wreck em!

Sunday we went to a different blind with my aunt and uncle that overlooked a marsh and caught more birds.  Fun!  Getting back to NY was such a pain.  Driving the NJ Parkway was no problem, but once we got through Staten Island and Brooklyn into Queens it was damn near impossible to get to my apartment.  It took us an hour to drive 4 blocks because all the roads were blocked off for the marathon.  We went in so many circles and followed so many wrong directions before finally finding the one road we needed that made it possible to get to where I live.  That’s all there was.  Only one possibility.  So frustrating when the police standing all around are jerks and won’t help you out (read: give incorrect directions). 

Anyway, that was my weekend.  I know my thoughts are totally fragmented and random.  Eh, so be it.