ok, got my arm twisted to re-open this thing. gah :-p just an FYI-this was closed to everyone, not selected people. I really needed a time-out of sorts. I’m sure you all understand. (though i wish blogger would have let me put up a “on hiatus” page or something.)
a couple of things-there are some new policies with regards to commenting (which I will leave you all to figure out…) and while I can’t promise that this blog will be all cute happy fluffy bunny posts, i will make an honest effort to control the bitchiness.
job front-still not good. we just had someone quit with no notice last weekend (although the consensus was this person should have never been hired in the first place-only got the job through knowing someone…didnt even last 2 months!) so me and one other person are taking the brunt of it, and as a result, 12-hour+ days and weekend work have become the norm (I’m writing this post while at work!) As I’ve said before, it’d be one thing if all the overtime I put in would be worth it in the long run, but honestly-there is no future with this job and I am in “survival mode.” Job search-not going well either. Anyone know anyone in NYC who is hiring…?
Running/exercise-non-existent. Which is frustrating, because I really miss it, I miss running with my teammates and I know it’s not healthy to be so inactive (another reason why I am frustrated at my job-I feel they are really pushing me to have a very unhealthy lifestyle.) I’ve pretty much given up all hope of a marathon this year-I have just lost way too much speed, endurance and fitness-and even if I were able to start running again tomorrow, I don’t know if I’d get everything back in time to begin a marathon training program and do it right. Running a marathon slower than your PR is one thing…possibly DNFing is another. I guess there’s always next year, but that does not mean I am not disappointed, because I am. As much as I may have complained, I really enjoyed my training for NYC and was really looking forward to training for another fall marathon this year.
Probably the highlight of the year so far was the Flyers awards gala last weekend. Always nice to have an excuse to get dressed up (although I think I goofed with my dress selection-I needed a few extra inches of height and a lot less pounds to really have pulled that look off!) and kick back a few (although mental note-I am not 21 anymore, therefore I cannot drink like I am) and hit the dance floor (god bless the DJ for playing “SexyBack”-in addition to a lot of other good dance and 80’s songs) and to see a lot of people that I absolutely adore and that I’ve really missed. And I actually did get an award-was one of the “Frequent Flyers”-that award going to the top 3 in each gender who completed the most number of points races in ’06 (I had done 10 of 11-I skipped that 5k at that evil stadium.) So I get I think a free item of Flyer apparel for that-not bad. I may be biased, but I really like that award-and I would even if I wasn’t a recipient-as it’s one that really rewards participation, no matter what your pace may be. A few other bloggers won some well-deserved awards 😉 and our Flyer of the Year was very well-deserving as well. (I joked with him that he was like the “Susan Lucci” of the Flyer of the Year award-up for it so many times before finally winning!)
I don’t know how often I will be able to update…unfortunately, there really is nothing interesting going on in my life right now. (and yes, before anyone says it, I do know that it could be worse…) And I know that bitching about work can get old-it does upset me to write about it. But if anyone has any advice for me to escape from the work situation…I’m all ears. Please. I really want to start getting out there and living my life…instead of sitting at a desk and watching my life just pass me by.
And as for the big game tonite? I honestly don’t care who wins, as long as 7 and 7 come up at the end of at least one of the quarters…c’mon, I can use the $$$!! (I think these may be the best numbers I have ever gotten in a Super Bowl pool…)