Last night was our second to last class for this quarter. I waited until the last minute to do my homework, as usual, and got to class in time for the professor to let us know how little time we had left in the class. Not too loud I mumbled yay!, but loud enough that a bunch of people started laughing. He looked in my direction, but since he's cross-eyed and twitchy, I doubt he realized what was going on. "I'll pretend I didn't hear that." Well, I didn't mean to be rude, I'm just happy this course is almost finished. With my missing 4 classes so far, I'm lucky I'm still passing.
Last night over dinner about 6 of us had this Lost discussion. It's funny how permeating this show really is. It's everywhere now. You either love it or don't watch it. I haven't met too many people that find it boring. Wednesday night's episode included a bit of reflection by Claire into her lost memories of being taken to a hospital hatch in which she was given shots and drugs to keep her in an effete state. Alone, each episode is actually quite slow, but put back to back, Lost provides a lot of mystery, suspense and wonder. Who would have know how much would change in just 2 months?
Today was another wash of a work day. It was my boss's birthday, which meant we ate 3 times today in her honor. Bagels in the morning, cake for lunch and then sandwiches and cookies in the afternoon. Between that and alphabetizing 4,500 pieces of paper between six of us.. the day was just full of paper cuts, snide remarks about the frivolousness of it all and a joke or two to lighten to mood. Also reminiscing about childhood memories (good or bad!) was a lot of fun. Three of us did enjoy a relaxing lunch at a cafe down the street, but it felt like the whole day was filled up with just 2 tasks. What a waste.
We've been getting emails from the new president of our company about literally everything. This, at first, was a marked improvement on the previous president, but now it's getting ridiculous. It was meant to improve communications and to make the company feel more unified. But lately, it feels like we're being spammed. We get around 2-3 emails a week from his office, letting us know wide-ranging news such as the recent legionella breakout at our hospital, to the massive 9.05 million dollar lawsuit for hourly employees and even stem-cell research information. Once in awhile is fine, but we've gotten 4 separate emails now on legionella. I don't care that 22% of the hospital is still bathing in bottled water nor do I want to be told that we'll be checking our water supply every month for it.
I've been thinking of how slowly things change. I look back at certain aspects of the lives of the people around me and realize how little's really changed for them. It makes me re-evaluate my own goals. Do I want to be in the same place in 2 years, just with more stuff? I need to shed waste and move up and out.