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22 November 2009 @ 06:30 pm
This isn't exactly my last week of work (my final day is Monday, November 30th), but close enough. I'm entering the freak-out zone.

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10 October 2009 @ 05:16 pm
I'll never complain about wanting a more exciting life.

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26 September 2009 @ 10:26 am
Considering I only ever seem to post about work these days, it's only fitting that this entry is about losing my job. I was told on Monday that my position is being eliminated as of November 30th.

The bright side? I do get a severence package. It's not a lot, but it's more than some people got. For that I am grateful. It was difficult to see any kind of silver lining until just a day or so ago. I spent most of the week angry and sad and hopeless.

I'm trying to see this as an opportunity. I've never wanted to be in banking. This has to be a chance for me to seek employment in a field that I actually want to be in, and one that is a better fit.

What I can't get over is a feeling of... sadness. As much as I complain, there are MANY people at this bank that I just adore. I love seeing them every day. No matter how awful things were, I still looked forward to spending 8 hours with these people. They've been a huge part of my life for two years.

I'm also trying to determine right now how much of my sadness is due to these friends and how much can be attributed to seeing my on-again/off-again secret office romance come to an end. And maybe I'm just a little scared of what it means if it doesn't come to an end and doesn't have to be secret anymore? *sigh*

Back to updating the resume...
29 July 2009 @ 12:23 pm
Rather than think of this as me taking a sick day from work, I'm thinking of it as a health day. I do have a terrible sore throat and feel yucky, but I also needed a mental health day. Another plus side to this day? I can start reading the 3rd of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein books! Michael and Carson!

I'm being sent to Chicago for a 3rd time in a couple weeks for work. I'm so annoyed. I'm sick of packing and airports and planes and luggage and shuttles. I'm sick of being alone for 5 days. I'm sick of having to eat restaurant food for every meal for 5 days. I keep trying to find the bright side to all of this and I'm struggling.

An update on my "office romance"Collapse )
30 January 2009 @ 08:15 pm
I've been rather neglectful of LJ.

It's certainly not due to being busy. At least not busy with really important things. What I've been doing involves The West Wing, among other things.Collapse )
06 December 2008 @ 11:08 am
This week I filled out an application to see if I can qualify for a loan to buy a condo. Eeek. I am 99.9% positive that I will be turned down (I don't have enough in my savings to make a down payment, and even if I could get 100% financing, that would make my monthly payment very high), but I don't care. I'm just excited to be making the move toward, well, moving.

I'm going to see at least two condos on Sunday. If I get turned down or decide this isn't the right time, at least I've made contact with an agent and will have an idea of what's out there.

This is scary, but I feel like I'm more ready than ever to own something of my own. To take full responsibility. That's why even though I don't think I'll actually be able to buy and move into a place for another 6 months or so, at least I'm finally ready and willing.

However... (there's always an however)Collapse )
26 October 2008 @ 01:49 pm
I have the biggest girlcrush on Tina Fey right now. I just dug myself out of a 30 Rock-induced coma. All of a sudden I realized that I had watched five episodes and needed to do more than just watch TV today. I beg everyone to watch 30 Rock when its 3rd season premieres this Thursday.

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In other news, I've written 30 pages and about 10,000 words of what I'm determined will be a young adult novel. I've never written that much of one piece (unless, sadly, it was fanfic). So, yay me!
01 September 2008 @ 10:26 am
I'm watching an all day SoapNet marathon of original recipe Beverly Hills 90210. Well, watching as in I have it on while I'm doing other things. But I am recording the entire thing on my DVR in case I get the urge to relive my childhood.

BH 90210 was a major obsession of mine from the ages of 10 to 13, give or take. The first few years were watched and watched until my tapes were worn. I met Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering. My room was wallpapered with posters of all the actors.

Am I going to watch the new 90210? Just to see the "old" characters, out of curiosity. I can't imagine getting sucked into the updated version the same way my 10 year old self was transfixed by rich kids, 30 year old men with sideburns pretending to be 17, and that certain romantic hopefulness you have before reality makes you a cynical adult.
22 August 2008 @ 07:23 pm
My goal? To try and make a post that isn't about eating and food and how I wish I didn't require both of things to survive. We'll see how that goes.

I want to watch the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Collapse )

Mad MenCollapse )

Something good!Collapse )

Flirting 101Collapse )