let's make a memory
Nobody else has this problem, I know. I'll be talking to someone and they'll say "yeah, read it in your blog" or at least I'll be talking to them and I know they read it already, but they'll still ask me questions I know they know. It pops the air out of any enthusiasm I had for the topic. Or I'll have told the same story to four people already and am tired of telling it, so I'll just refer people back. I love to talk, I love to share stories, and when everyone moved away or it was turning that direction.. I turned here to the blogosphere.
This elliptical part that broke on me finally arrived while I was in DC... almost a month after the machine broke in the first place. I was worried it wouldn't be delivered since I was away, but my neighbor was good enough to sign for it. I had told him the part is only about 5 inches tall/wide, so the box shouldn't be too bad. Well, apparently I lied. The box was the length of the machine (5 foot) and a foot tall/wide. Oops. Plus, they sent me another whole elliptical machine! So I got 2 boxes in all. One which weighed 10 pounds and one that weighs at least 80. What the hell? The company royally screwed up, but they only charged me for the single part. I've already gotten 3 offers to BUY my used elliptical. It's funny.
Yesterday I immediately had at least 4 tasks to do during the day, plus about 6 other minor things that came my way in the morning that went on my calendar. I ended up having to work through lunch and pushing things off with people until later this week. I had to schedule 4 meetings for later this week with people and have 2 crises in the 2 departments I do extra work for. And these of course happened to me while I was on vacation. This week already feels crowded and too busy, and it just started. But crisis averted on one, but still working on the 2nd. Luckily I get paid $50 an hour for the 2nd. ;)
Class last night was semi-stressful. Last week I met and did homework at SPOT for my Marketing class, and we ended up doing 1/2 the homework, and gave the other half to the remaining 2 team members to do on their own. Well, they never got back to us about whether they had finished it or not, and all day Monday we had emails going back and forth about nervousness. This wasn't a small part of the homework and it takes a good 2-3 hours to do, so we had run out of options if they hadn't done it. Class started and we didn't have the last bit of the homework in hand to turn in. Carrie went to the computer lab and found David half crying over his computer terminal trying fervoursly to finish the writeup. Poor guy, having a rough patch with his girlfriend.. but common! this is 30% of our grade for the year. While all was well in the end, I don't think we're going to approach the next homework with that same zeal.