It's like lemonade- Sweet, Tangy, and Refreshing!

January 29, 2008

Take Life, Insert Change

Wow.

The teasing of the sale is officially through.

We're going to be under a new name on the first of February.

There's a benefits meeting tomorrow for me to go to in the middle of the day.

Wow.

I'm still in shock.

They let five people go.

We don't know what will happen to third shift.

The policies for things like clothing and internet have gotten more strict.

Tuition reimbursement for the new company is crap. (Less than $500 a year. IF I qualify.)

But wow.

Same job. Subtract three hotels. Two hotels. Add three from the new company? We hope. Maybe.

The journey begins now.

I think I'm too excited to sleep.

January 15, 2008

I REFUSE...

My mirrors are both shot.

The passenger-side mirror has been gone for over two years. But yesterday I did something phenomenally stupid on the way to work, which could have been easily avoided.

I cut off a state trooper.

I'm lucky he didn't slap me with three tickets before sending me on my way. He gave me a citation and didn't even see the duct tape on my driver's side mirror... which has been jiggly/loose/detached since I had a scrape with an ATM a while back. It just... SNAPPED! Then it kind of wiggled its way to an unsafe position before we added duct tape to it.

My dilemma:

I had two loans for my car- one that was due to early maintenance (tires, to get the title changed, etc) and the other was the actual car payments for the title. It was a beautiful deal, I can't say that I paid more than $2000 for my car.

So, when the first one broke, the title was still in Big Daddy's name, and I was so freaked out that I IMMEDIATELY went to go get an estimate. The shop (Who Shall Remain Nameless) told me that in order to fix it, they'd have to order in a new part. If I were to buy a part off e-bay, (assuming they'd accept it), they told me I'd be looking at about $300 for labor. If I let them order the part, it would look more like $500.

$500 X 2 = HALF THE PRICE OF MY CAR

I would rather turn my favorite vehicle in to a used dealership and get a newer model than to shell out $1000 I don't really have for two mirrors. I refuse.

Then they offered to cut off the other one so it wouldn't be bouncing against the side of my car as I drove.

I accepted their offer. If I hadn't I could've just had someone shove two screws through it, and I'd be a happy camper. Instead, I got used to checking my blind spot. Constantly.

Unfortunately, I was a little too tired on my way to work, failed to check my blind spot PROPERLY (as in, I knew there was a car there, but I thought it was further back, checked out my window but not the back one, and... yeah), cut off the state trooper.

On the bright side, he was a lot more professional and polite than any of the other law enforcement representatives I've had to deal with. But still...

Yeah. I need to get this taken care of. I need to get them both taken care of.

Does anyone know a good Auto Body shop?

January 11, 2008

Wow...

I just saw Sweeney Todd with my sister and her hubby earlier today and... wow.

It was... phenomenal. I want it on DVD.

It's so wrong but... I felt more compassionate to the lovesick Mrs L. during the ENTIRE MOVIE than to Mr. T. himself.

Again: Too awesome.

January 02, 2008

First blog of the new year:

Why didn't I post anything during Christmas?

I've been avoiding this little corner of the internet for god knows what reason.

Probably because it didn't feel like news that I finished NANO. But I did, and it felt great when I did... a day early, in fact! But the storyline needs MAJOR work, I need to shift a few things and overhaul the ending.

Badly.

But I did it. Unlike the year I attempted Fallen, I did it. ^_^

Other things:

~ Tarrith has a "look" now. It's been slowly developing, but it's great. He's got the "Bohemian Art Student" thingy going on. Vests or suits, loose tie, fedora, slacks. IT ALL LOOKS GREAT ON HIM. Two thumbs up, bro.

~ My grandma gave me a letter opener shaped like a sword for Christmas. I'm uber-happy over this.

~ My boyfriend gave me a cold for Christmas. I'm less happy about this. But I also got an awesome leather coat from his whole family, so he's forgiven a zillion times over and in the future for any future colds. (He's gonna bring me chicken soup sometime because I brought him chicken soup earlier in the week. Hopefully he'll be over his by then.)

~ It was great to see everyone at Jess's party. ^_^ We need to hang out more. I hope Mike was okay when he woke up, it sounded like he was in a bad way at the end there...

~ New years was boring- I did spend it at work, and all.

~ The deal to sell my job fell through. Kummer says it's over, I'm saying good riddance, but... FUCK, you know? I wanted the sale to go through and have done with HBE. The up-down was killing me, not to mention the Christmas party... Everyone who stepped up to the podium was like: "We're looking towards the future!" and "We're learning from our past efforts..." Everyone in the office is saying that he'll probably start selling the hotels one-by-one. Bye-bye, job.

Aaaand... that's just about the long and short of it.

Oh, wait. And SpiderMan's marriage to Mary Jane has been officially annulled due to Mephisto in the Marvel universe. I'm frustrated that any editor thinks this is a good idea. It would have been better for Aunt May to have died of cancer than to end it with MJ. Aunt May's old, anyway.

Toodles, everyone.