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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

playing catch-up

I'm sitting here at one of my favorite spots, listening to my favorite music, and watching the twinkling Christmas lights dance as the tree limbs bend in the wind. normally I would be entirely content. but tonight I wish I were doing anything but this.

the only reason I'm here is because I'm behind. so very far behind. even working over the weekend didn't help. working every night this week hasn't made much of a dent, either. but here I am attempting to caffeinate and make a little headway.

amazing what the fear of losing your job will motivate you to do. I've gotten an average of 4 hours of sleep since Sunday. and it's looking like that will go down after tonight. but maybe I can get some sleep this weekend.

this lack of sleep mixed with fearful adrenaline and caffeine reminds me of cramming for finals. that and attempting to read not-so-exciting material in a coffee shop. I almost wish I were back in school and doing just that instead of working like a madwoman in hopes I don't lose my job by the end of the week.

well, better get back to it. think there's any way that time will stop and allow me to catch up?

random aside - in the five minutes it took to write this, two guys I know walked in. one was no surprise, he's a caffeine addict, as well. the other I haven't seen in years. it took me a minute to remember who he was. I grew up with him, we were on a summer club swim team together. for the life of me I can't remember his name. he gave me the same look I'm sure I gave him, the I-know-I-know-you-from-somewhere look. this world is eerily small sometimes.


Rachwell said...

Good luck with that...I am sure all will turn out well. And I hate those "I know you but why do I know you" feelings!

Wordnerd said...

Good luck, and don't work toooo hard. As I always say, some days it just flat-out sucks to be a grownup.

Callie said...

Lose your job? Really? Sux.

Remember that life is short and no job is worth killing yourself over. Or at least that's how I feel. Of course I'm thinking of leaving engineering... maybe I'm not the best person to comment!!

You sound pretty intelligent though, I've no doubt there are probably four jobs waiting around the corner for you :)

Underachiever said...

As a boiled peanut salesman, I am aware of the killer deadlines and the abundance of work. And to that I say: GET BACK TO WORK YOUNG LADY!!!!!

Some has to support me!


PS Ramby, I hope you get the well deserved rest you ...uh... deserve.