• Ramblings

    Two Day Recap

    It must be nice to be a meteorologist. They’re constantly wrong and yet they never seem to get called on it. Of course I understand that weather isn’t an exact science. That doesn’t change the fact that, when I go to bed expecting to wake up to a dusting of snow and I get up and there are a couple inches and it’s still coming down, I’m not a happy camper. Should be a fun drive in to work.

    As suspected, the first day was all orientation.  Wow.  Long day. Parts of it were cool, like learning about the history of the city, but going over benefits and such, ugh. I had read all of that stuff a zillion times before I ever even got in the building. We did, however, have some good laughs at our table and the guys at the table were all pretty cool. I met a guy that has five Emmy’s. Oh yeah, and the coffee dude hit on me. I asked if they took credit cards. He said nope, only cash. Or jewelry. Or phone numbers. Ha! Nice try. Meh, I still got it. 🙂

    Yesterday was a bit more eventful. I got sworn in (yep, seriously, with a judge and everything). I got my magic badge (with a picture that doesn’t suck!) to open up many doors in several buildings. Met a bunch of people, now I just have to attempt to remember their names. Got settled in my new space although I really need to personalize it. Started looking into a new program to use for work. Learned that I might be using a lot of SQL. Found a possible perk that I wasn’t expecting (but that’s for several months down the road yet). All in all, great day. AND I made it home in record time yesterday…or record out of the two days I’ve gone to town.

    So far, no complaints. People are nice. Everyone is helpful. The commute doesn’t totally suck (thanks BV-Pittsburgh for numbing the pain well in advance). Haven’t been bored yet, probably won’t ever be. Scheduling is still flexible. Casual Friday, WHAT?!?! Yep, life is good.

    A posting isn’t complete if I don’t mention something about pole. The Sweet Emotion choreography went surprisingly well. I think that I may be getting better at choreography on the fly, so maybe I’ll figure out how to freestyle soon. Weeeeee!

    Off to brave the snow! Have a fantastic Thursday!

  • Ramblings

    Starting Over….Again

    When the blog has been on hiatus for this long, it’s due to one of two things: 1) I’m lazy. 2) I’m crazy…busy. Sometimes, a combination of the two. Number tow, yeah, that’s the current status.

    Today is my first day of the new job. I’ll be doing some programming for the City. Finally, I’ll be putting my degree to use. I’m hoping (expecting, really) to be challenged on a daily basis and I’m hoping to learn what we country folk like to call a shit-ton. I’m nervous and excited, but I’m sure that’s to be expected.  There won’t be much to report about today, though, as it’s all orientation, all day. I think today might be a little painful.

    Speaking of painful, hello, hip. You know, most days, I just have a mild dislike for you. Today, of all days, I hate you. You woke me up from sleep again. I will give you credit for not being that “OMG someone just stabbed me” pain. Instead, you were just that dull, deep ache that won’t go away no matter what position I lay in. That’s ok. You think you’re tough? Yeah, meet a few extra-strength Tylenol with my oatmeal.

    Perhaps, just perhaps, hip, you hurt because of yesterday’s choreography. I didn’t make it difficult, but you did. You won’t hold me back though. I’m getting much better at choreography on the fly. I can’t be far from actually being able to freestyle, lol.

    Let the games begin!