Thursday, June 29, 2006

Is it the weekend yet?

One more day. Actually, this week hasn't been that bad because I don't have to be here at the ass crack of dawn. I'm trying to work extra hours every day so I can have a short day on Friday, and let me tell you, it is killing me. I worked 10 hours yesterday and then I worked out in the gym here at work right afterwards, so needless to say yesterday I felt like I actually live at work. I actually saw a really funny comic yesterday on the door at the gym. It had a doctor talking to his patient and he said, "What fits into your busy schedule better: exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?" Nothing like putting it in morbid terms to make you work your ass off, right?

Today I am doing the same thing: long work day then working out right after. I think. If I can stand it.

I talked to Chrissy yesterday and I am jealous that she is still in Michigan. And I am jealous that Lindsay is going this weekend. :( I want to go back again. While everybody is still there visiting. Unfortunately, my vacation/paid time off bank is being too quickly whittled down so I might have to stop with the travel for a couple weeks. Only a couple though. :o)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

This Rain is Really Putting a Damper on Things

There's been like 15 inches of rain in the past three days here! It's nuts! Everything is flooded. Unfortunately, the road that I drive on to go to work is not flooded, so I don't have a good excuse to not come in. Boo. Anyway, not much to say today. I took my midterm yesterday and it was so much fun. Actually, it wasn't bad because the professor gave us a really good study guide. So I am crossing my fingers that I didn't screw anything up.

I've been really homesick lately. Maybe I'll go on Spirit's website and see if there are some cheap plane tickets.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What is your dream profession?

How many of my friends really despise their jobs and wonder why the f*&k they went into their field?

Oh, almost all of them.

What would you do if you could do anything in the world, regardless of money?

I have come to realize that I wouldn't be able to afford a cardboard box in any of the places that I want to live if I left engineering. But since I am only 25 I do sustain the hope that one day, I will actually find a profession that I enjoy and that I will be able to pursue said profession. Maybe I just have had a bad introduction to engineering? Who knows? Maybe my next job will be better. I guess I should keep in mind that I didn't always despise this job. There was a time that I really liked it, actually. I find that I tire of jobs after some time, which gradually grows into a deep hatred because I never start looking early enough to head off that feeling and get out while it is still only a shallow hatred. Well I have an announcement. Yes, it is official. I have been offered a new job that I am actually going to accept. I didn't think it was going to EVER happen, but alas, God has not abandoned me in the depths of shift-work hell and has decided to answer my prayers for a new job. It is not shift work, and it is for a new manager. Joe's manager actually. Funny how that worked out. Well, to answer my earlier question...if I could do anything in the world, regardless of money...I think I would like to be a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and Fitness Consultant. There is always the risk that once you make something your job that you absolutely have to do, you end up hating it. Which is the reason I am weary of creating a profession out of something that I dearly love. But, how does that make sense? And how does anyone ever really like their job if they don't try to go into something that interests them? Its a conundrum.

I am back in D.C. again, as I am sure you have guessed. Michigan was so much fun. Joe and I had a blast. We went to Michelle and Ray's wedding and it was so super fun. In the words of Shauna, I am going to be a tease and say that I have a ton of pictures...but I haven't uploaded them to my computer yet and I am at work right now...so I'll post them later! :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Howdy

Today is going to be a long day. I always dread Tuesdays. I have work all day and then class for three hours at night. It makes for a interminably loooooooooong day. Especially when the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day. Oh well. I'd probably look leathery if I spent as much time in the sun as I wanted to. Ha-ha. I am so excited that I get to go to Michigan again this weekend!! I am soooooooo excited. I love going home to visit. And the last time I was there I had so much fun that I did not want to leave. Now I get emails from Spirit Airlines about their specials to fly to Detroit. They have some crazy specials; once I saw one for $17 each way! Can you believe that!? I love it. Because when I am on a normal schedule that means if a weekend comes up that I can get a cheap ticket...I'm there! :) Well, let's see. What do I have to post about? Well, like I said when I was in Michigan I had a ton of fun. I saw my best friends and we partied. I got a lot of R&R, which I was desperately in need of. I also love it that I can be a kid while I am there and have my parents take care of me. It is nice to have an escape and leave all of my troubles in D.C. for a week. :) Then I came back, worked for 3 days, and Joe and I went to Connecticut for our friends Joe Ungerlieder and Rachel's wedding (as you saw in pics below). We had SUCH a good time. The wedding was gorgeous, the weather was gorgeous. It was so fun. We danced tons, I caught the bouquet and Joe caught the garter! We had a fun time with that! Seriously, it was really funny. As soon as the photographer puts pics of it online I will post them. I hope they turn out cute. Last weekend Joe and I just hung out at the pool and did other low key stuff like that. We went to the city on Saturday but we were both so exhausted we ended up going home at like midnight. We felt old. That's about it for things in the world of Missy lately. :)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Playing Grown-Up?

"Forney," Novalee said, "do you ever feel like you're playing grown-up?"
"What do you mean?"
"Like you're a kid who's just acting like an adult."
"I am an adult."
"So am I. But when I get this feeling, I don't feel like one. I feel like a kid."
"You mean when you lock your keys in the car or..."
"No." Novalee kicked off her shoes, shifted her weight and tucked her feet beneath her. "Look. Say you're doing something..."
"Like what?"
"Like...packing a suitcase 'cause you're going to New Mexico. You're packing, see?" Novalee pretended to be folding clothes. "You put your shirt here..." She pantomimed arranging a shirt on the table. "...and you put your underwear here. Then all of a sudden, it dawns on you. Packing a suitcase is something adults do."
Forney nodded in agreement.
"But right then, at that very moment, you don't feel like an adult. You feel like a kid playing adult. You know you're just playing grown-up."

-Where the Heart Is

Friday, June 09, 2006

Back in Da Capital (DC)

Lots to write...but no time to write about it. And I have a ton of pics from my Michigan trip. It was sooooooo much fun! I am so glad I get to visit again in 3 weeks for Michelle's wedding!!! :) I don't have any time to post the pics right now...and I'm going to have a busy weekend. So it looks like next week for an update. Have a good weekend! :)