This week has been the Week From Hell. My boss is out for a family emergency (her son, like, tore up his knee or something horrible in gym class and had to get surgery this week) and there are a million initiatives and other work-shit going on and I have to pretend like I know what she's been doing. I think I'm doing a good job of acting like I have some kind of authority, but, seriously?
+ We've got temporary HR help on loan from another area and since I'm not sure what all we wanted her to do, I had her file today. I felt bad since it's so mind numbingly awful (one of the reasons I let it pile up) but I don't want to order to do something without finding out WHAT we are doing. Blah. I bet she's wishing she hadn't volunteered to do this. Ha ha. Her name is Katie and I just realized this morning that it's been years since I've met someone named Katie. I'm serious!!
- *SOBS* BEAUTY ISLAND IS CLOSING!!! I mean, where else am I going to buy expired hair dye and $2 earrings? What's going in its place? A goddamn CVS! The last thing this city needs is another den of ineptitude and rude service that is a DC CVS. Whatever, one less reason for me to walk over to Columbia Road.
+ My Keen bike/commuter shoes finally posted to my bank account which means they should be + shipping by the end of the week. I'm so excited!! I got my new pedals last week (still need to put them on my bike) so this will round out my latest purchases (ok, aside from the mtn bike tires I ordered which were backordered forever). In mtn bike news, REI peeps have organized a weekly mtn bike ride in the evenings at Wakefield and I definitely plan to check it out. It's at 9:45 pm so I'd totally have time to go home, take a nap and head out!
- I'm bummed I have to miss some events this Saturday because I was scheduled to work and didn't have enough time to request off (actually, I technically had enough time BUT REI changed the rules on me! Grrrr). Anyway, if by some miracle I can get someone to take my 6-930 shift (yeah, right!), I'll be missing from Kim's birthday party and Scott and Melanie's wedding shower. *tear*
+However, I'm pretty excited to attend my first vendor visit! The Marmot
rep is stopping by at 6 on Sunday so I can get paid to sit around and listen to them talk about their tents and outdoor gear and stuff. Plus they give you an opportunity to get first dibs on some of the new tech so I'm really curious to see what's coming along.
+Oh, and I forgot that tomorrow night I'm going to my first Nats game at the new stadium courtesy of some connects lonecellotheory
has through work. I wouldn't be this excited if it weren't for the box seats behind home plate.
+I also have more money than I thought because when I was doing some balancing earlier in the week I didn't notice that my rent check had already cleared. I'd deducted it twice and it was driving me nuts because I thought I was in the po' house. Turns out I'm just bad at the maths.