Friday, October 31, 2008

I survived it... barely!

"You're the only person I know who can make an exit interview run long."

That was the guy who hired me -- and his exit interview was after mine.

I managed to not cry today -- mostly because all my really awesome friends will be at my "laid off" party tomorrow. After they begin to leave, on the other hand, I may lose it. I'll try not to, though.

The position I'm REALLY hoping for still hasn't called me back. It's driving me a little batty, but I digress. I'm hoping I have a new place to call The Company soon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

<insert witty farewell subject line here>

So, instead of some super-witty post about what's going on, I figured I'd post my teary-eyed farewell email I sent out to all my coworkers (some I like, some I don't). I really did get teary-eyed with this.

As you may or may not know, Halloween is my final day here at The Company. It's been great working with everyone for the past 3.75 years, and I'm truly going to miss everyone here. I've been trying to think of something great and witty to say for farewell, but I'm having to revert to a portion of a song in WICKED:
I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good.
I demand everyone to keep in touch! Of course, in order to do that, you need some sort of contact information, so here it is (Just don't call me at 2am as if I'm on call).
      My GMail Address
      404.555.1212 (Cell)

I still won't give out my personal blog unless people REALLY want it. It's probably rated PG-13, and (according to HR), nothing over rated G can be shown in the office. I'm also on Facebook and Myspace if you want to hunt for me (outside of work hours, of course). I'll give you a clue -- you won't find me under the above email address.

And, as always, support Pause for Fun!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Eighteen Again

Dang, I'm exhausted from this past weekend!

Friday, The Company brought us out on some "team building outing". We went to Whirlyball and DDR a local brewery for drinks. I had a couple glasses of wine then came home and went to sleep on the couch. Not a particularly exciting Friday night, but I suppose I needed it. I also determiend I wasn't exactly that into Dancing With the Stars, so it's gone from my DVR.

Saturday, I got up early because Beanie wanted to mow my lawn. It was wet, but it still worked. I also pruned the hollys in my front yard. I HATE hollys. But they look so much better. No, I will not give before and after pics. You should have asked before.

After the lawn was done, I introduced Beanie to DDR. I can't find my copy of DDRMax (which has the songs and interface I started with), so we played some DDRMax2. He started to get the hang of it. Then he wanted to play Guitar Hero, where he totally pwned me. Boy can rock! Finally, we ended it with some Mario Kart Wii where we decided Baby Mario cheats. But, I tell ya, I felt like I was eighteen again!

I brought him back to his house and we geeked out while Princess Sparklepants yelled at the Georgia / LSU game. Then I came home and fell asleep on the couch again.

Sunday, I completed the one task that was on my to-do list for Saturday. I bought a tie. I also did my laundry so I do not have to go to work naked. I even caught up on some of my DVR! Oh, and fell asleep on the couch.

Maybe I've got SAD like Princess Sparklepants does. I had it big time in Boston, but that was mainly because the sun was SET in the winter before I even left the office. But, I'm in the ATL. The sun has to travel to the opposite end of the timezone here to give us a little bit more evening light.