I finally get the chance to prove myself at work. I was selected to assist in running a phone lab for new hires. It’s a great opportunity to prove that I can do something more important than simply take calls. It’s also nice to get off the phones for awhile, even though I know it’s going to be a lot of work, and going to test my patience. I’m glad to be doing something different. This past week has been aweome. Even working overtime, I managed to stay in a good mood for most of the week. My new supervisor seems to realize that I know my stuff, and has recommended me to become a backup Lead, which is certainly a step towards more of what I’d like to do. It’s nice to be recognized and appreciated for my skills and knowledge. That’s why I’m so excited to be working on this special project. Especially since it will get me off the phones for the next two weeks. I’m determined to do a good job, and not let my temper get the best of me. Other than that, it’s been a pretty uneventful weekend. I got my haircut, saw The Island with Jenny, and got some bills paid, which is always good. Now I’m getting ready for an early night, as I’ve got to get up bright and early tomorrow. Wish me luck. I just might need it…
I worked overtime today. Healthwise, I felt pretty good, despite getting a headache just before I went home. But today was my first day at my new desk, and it was the first time I’ve volunteered to work overtime. I’m trying to get in a few extra hours, so I can have some extra cash. I need to get a few things bought. Anyway, other than working overtime, my phone got disconnected today, since I haven’t paid the bill in awhile. I keep forgetting. I’m not sure why, but the bill is up to $115. I can account for about $60 or so, but not the rest. Unfortunately, I don’t get paid until Friday, so I won’t be able to get my phone back on until then. Other than that, it’s been normal, I suppose. I started taking vitamins today, so I can hopefully keep from getting sick so often. I’m tired of it, and I can’t afford to miss any more days at work. Anyway, nothing else new. I’m out.
The past two days have been quite blurry… I got ready to go to work Thursday, and took some DayQuil, prior to leaving the house just a tad early to take care of my cellphone situation at the Verizon store. Well, my medicine kicked in, perhaps a bit too well, and I got sick at the store, in the restroom. I decided then that I wasn’t going to work. So I went home, and tried to rest, but the medicine had really put one over on my body, and I was dizzy, and couldn’t even fall asleep for hours. It was horrible. I did finally get to sleep, and woke up feeling much better today, and I went to work, and made it through the day without incident. Surprise! I get to work, and I have an email stating that I have a new supervisor. I’ve been lucky enough to have the same supervisor since starting in October of last year, but they did a re-alignment, and I’ve got a different one now. No biggie, except I have to change desks. So I go scope out a new spotâ€¦and they’re smaller monitors. I had to move from a 19″ LCD to a 17″ LCD, which is quite a bit smaller. Bummer. But I’ll get used to it. After all, I only work there. And not much longer, if I get sick again. They’re very strict about that. So it looks like I’m back to taking vitamins again. So, I bought the hardcover novel at Barnes & Noble the other day and found it online in eBook format for almost half the price. Hmmm. Why wouldn’t I buy it in a more convenient format, and save about half the money? I’d be crazy not to. So I’m taking the hardcover back to Barnes & Noble tomorrow. Perhaps I’ll find that small writers book that I was dumb enough to skip over the last time I was there. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It was a cool book. That’s it. I’m out. Gotta get some more rest, to make sure I feel better. I think I’m almost over being sick. I hope.
I hate being sick. Not that I’ve heard of very many people who DO actually enjoy being ill. What can I say though? I’m not immune to discomfort. Apparently, there are many things I’m not immune to. And I was doing so well. This morning certainly started off with a bang. I left the house early, in order to pick up my replacement phone that came in on Monday. It was easy enough getting it activated, and–so far as I can tell–it’s working much better than my broken one. Which is good, considering that’s the point. I also swung by Borders to pick up the latest in the Seven Suns saga by Kevin J. Anderson. Sadly, it was not in stock. From the look of it, they’re not even going to carry it in store. Shame on you, Borders! I ended up going to Barnes & Noble, where they DID have it, though I only found the single copy. So much for my 30% off coupon I had for Borders. But I’d already waited long enough for this book to arrive. I could hold out no longer. —– What an adventurous day! I feel like I’m living out one of my own stories, albeit a decidedly annoying and frustrating chain of events. As mentioned, I went to the Verizon Wireless store this morning to pick up my replacement phone. While at work, I suddenly receive an email telling me I can’t activate my phone the way the store told me to. So now my phone has been disconnected and only the store Manager can resolve the issue. Looks like another early morning tomorrow. —– Drat! Why does being sick have to be so bad? I’ve gone from being mildly uncomfortable this morning, to being extraordinarily agitated. My nose is beginning to run and my coughing has still not subsided. It’s quite annoying, really. But there’s nothing to be done but suffer through until I’m off. I guess I’d better pick up some DayQuil after work.
I’m going to sleep. Goodnight.
I learned another interesting piece of information today. Apparently, Mars is going to be making its closest approach to Earth in recent human history sometime in August. It will be so close that with only a 75 power telescope, Mars would appear to be as large as the full Moon from Earth. That’s pretty interesting stuff. It made me think about timing my visit to my parents house to coincide with this celestial event, so my Dad and I could peer at it through his telescope. Anyway, enough of that. I’m quite proud of myself. I worked on my story a bit more at work, and am proud to say that it continues to proceed slowly, but surely. I completed another page or so on my lunch break, and am pretty proud of it. I’m especially proud of these words used in today’s writing: unadorned, unceremoniously, and irrevocably. Though I have noticed many sections that will need significant editing, I’m still writing, without looking back. I will edit it when I’m finished, and not before. I also showed my writing notebook to one of my co-workers, a fellow writer, who enjoys good quality writing notebooks. She was immediately impressed by the quality of the notebook, and assured me she was stopping by the bookstore to get one for herself and her husband on the way home. Other than that, it’s been a mild evening. I’ve watched a bit of television (DVD, actually), and paid some bills. Going through my PDA, I realized not only do I have a lot of outdated contacts, but I also need to update many of them. Some people I have no phone numbers for, others I have no birthdays, or addresses, etc. I need to get this stuff updated. And soon. Well, I need to get some rest. I have to get up early tomorrow. I’ve put off buying a book for two days, since I have a coupon for 30% off that goes into effect tomorrow. I also need to go pick up my replacement phone from the Verizon Wireless store in the morning. Gotta get started about an hour early. Wish me luck. Goodnight