I told myself I would FINALLY blog something, anything but all I really want to do is go to sleep for a few days. I’m done kvetching about how I don’t have any money because voila! This has been a NON-STOP work week, the twins’ nanny was out sick so I did a bit of covering there plus two temp assignments plus an audition. Not to mention, I was recovering from my BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA week! There are pretty pictures, one I will share with you now.
I went to DSW to find a new pair of running sneakers because I think I’m doing some serious foot damage. Anyway, I was up in the air between a pair of pink and gray New Balances or a silver and green Asics pair and I was really really stressing about it so I ended up going with neither and buying these instead.
The subway lighting makes them look awful but I promise they totally coordinated with my outfit. (Which included those new skinny jean type things, which I OBVIOUSLY DID NOT TUCK INTO MY BOOTS because SERIOUSLY WINTER IS OVER AND THAT IS A STUPID TREND ANYWAY!?) Ah hem. There are birthday pictures on flickr.
Temping is truly boring except when they let me play on the internet as they do now. At this particular company, I am simply required to 1) answer the phone 2) transfer calls 3) buzz people into the high security office 4) look cute and 5) sip water and sigh as if bored. The more I temp, the more I realize that the 9-5 world is a farce, particularly those offices that are set up as one huge room with multiple little cubicles and desks everywhere. Seriously? I have busted the “I Go To A Real Job” myth.
9:06 am: Most people rush in late.
9:14 am: They gather around the coffeepot to A) drink coffee and B) discuss the sports game, their latest vacation, the hectic subway commute
10:00 am: They get back to their cubicle and surf craigslist.org
10:15 am: They share crazy “Exotic Encounters” craigslist ads with others in the room
10:30 am: Someone talks about a meeting that may or may not happen or a business trip to somewhere.
10:34 am: Everyone begins to discuss how awful the last meeting/business trip went down, particularly Sue from the Jersey office who keeps asking the most irritating questions and can’t seem to keep her “goddamn mouth shut”
11:00 am: Everyone starts wondering what they want for lunch. A debate between Vietnamese food and hummus wraps ensues. Coffee refill #2
11:34 am -12:12 pm: Coffee refill #3, the finalizing of who is going to lunch with who and where, one person faxes something and one by one everyone gets their coat and leaves.
1:28 pm: Everyone in the office is back, everyone in the office talks about lunch
2:07 pm: Most people can be found talking on the phone to their wives, who are having some sort of dire emergency with a) The plumbing b) the children in school c) nothing at all
2:40-3:45 pm: Coffee refills #4-#6, everyone goes to a training meeting where they pass around donuts and nod
Blah blah on and on. I just kind of sit and do Sudoku puzzles and read and SUCH. Been reading SUCH GREAT STUFF people. Holy. I’m serious. I need to update my movie/book list because there are good times to be had let me tell you.
Well, it is officially almost time for me to “take lunch” (Big Important Office Term) and vegetarian Chipotle could possibly be in order. We’ll see. Until I think of something better to write about, check out my pretty new flickr pictures! Of my birthday! Of the blizzard 8 zillion months ago! (They are all in the same set – NYC 2006) Peace out high five!