Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It Had Better Stop Raining.

Because you know what I am trying today??! Get excited.

I was supposed to join my work and gym buddy for an evening at the gym. Instead, she decided to bring me to her new hobby, dragon boat. It's going to be hilarious. Luckily, I have had a tetanus booster so I am not too afraid of falling in the water.

I just wish it would stop raining and that I could wrassle up the care to get out of my PJs already.

Do you think they will let me row in slippers?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


So. In addition to losing my job. I just received the three following things:

1. A parking ticket. My 3rd. EVER. For yes, my stupidity, but still. Annoying.
2. A cable bill charging me tons of late fees for when their payment site went down and didn't process my automatic payment. Also, I don't have a converter. Stop trying to sneak in false sneaky ass charges.
3. Oh yes. And a threatening letter from the DC government. It seems my mortgage company has not been paying any of my taxes. I now have a massive interest charge and at least a $700 fine. What the hell are they doing with all my money? Are mortgage payments actually the new Ponzi scheme??!!

Great. Just great.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

oh yeah.

Except then I got laid off. So I no longer haz progress; I haz free time. And a mortgage.

So, I will do as I normally do, and plan some vacations and day drink for a bit while I wrap my head around having to start another job search a meager 14 months after the last one. yay.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Progress. I haz it.

As some of you may or may not know, I have been having really really ridiculous problems with Washington Gas Company. Just ridiculous, overcharging, accusations of lying, bad meter readings etc etc. I finally, after 6 months of frustrating phone calls, no real answers and no progress, gave up. I filed an official complaint with the city.

Having never gone through this process before, I wasn't expecting much, if anything, from this illustrious city of lazy. But. BUT. Within one hour, I received a phone call from my 'caseworker' Lawrence (fist bump to you, good sir) and an email confirming our conversation and next steps.

6 months with the gas company. 1 hour to get the city started on it. For as much as I have zero faith in the mayor, it's nice to remember that there are people in this city who do work for its constituents, and take pride in that work. It's about damned time.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What am I Doing Today?

Updating my resume. That's what. It seems the 'workforce reduction' will start in September and the policy is 'last in, first out'.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It Ain't Fresh Air...But It'll Do

I finally had my open house and completely forgot to take pictures. You will just have to imagine it. I will say that thanks to my friends and neighbors, my bar is quite stocked. I think that I should have a few more parties just to fit all the wine into my bar/cabinet.

Today at work, my work gma is not here. That means that we can leave the horrible overhead florescent lights off and just have the nice natural light from the windows. I know that I am lucky to have windows in my office but I always complain that the lights are on when we don't need them. Today? No problem. And my lunch was awesome. This bodes well for the rest of the week.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

guess what?

The humidity has broken and my summer roomie made me tacos for dinner. This is going to be a great summer.