Posts tagged work
Posts tagged work
I may have just written a full, rhyming, holiday promo video script in less than ten minues.
Now, I’m not going to say I’m the best…but if soneone else wants to, I’m certainly not going to disagree.
No…I’m only a trained professional with six plus years of experience. What the hell do I know.
Go ahead and ignore my simple instructions on expensive exhibit equipment you have no hope to comprehend.
…I really don’t have time for this today.
It’s pay weeks like this that I kill myself with working extra hours. In the next two weeks I had the following to make sure I had money for…
-a wedding gift
-my half of the oil bill
…plus the usual expenses like gas, food, necessities, entertainment, and money to put in the savings.
Thanks to the sacrifice of my free time I managed to make it so that all of this was covered with a couple of bucks extra. The point being…I didn’t have to touch my savings.
Kind of makes it worth it. Considering if I didn’t I would definitely had to pull a couple hundred, which I’d really rather not do.
Still…I’m glad I passed on overtime hours next week. As good as it is to have my savings safe…I can’t run myself into the ground like I have been doing.
Especially this close to Halloween. I need that time for costuming, carving, and candy making after all!
Blug…about to start day two of Virtual Program Double-Hell Week.
Basically, we started doing Virtual Programming at work via Skype. Yesterday was the first day, and it continues today, thursday, and then three more days next week.
Which would be fine…except, there are three each of those days, and they’re all pretty much the same program. Which makes for a long, tedious, and tiring day.
At least I got my mad culinary skillz and horror movies to welcome me home tonight. I’m making something called Porchetta, which I’ve never had before but figured I’d give it a whirl. As far as I can tell it’s just a seasoned and brined pork roast. I’m planning on jazzing it up with some roasted Kale and potatoes.
As for the horror movie? I have yet to decide. I started doing this whole 31 Days of Halloween thing where I watch one movie each night of October. Last night was TREMORS…always a favorite.
Who knows. what I do know is that there’s likely a half decent beer in the mix. I’ve been drinking light beer for the past few days and while it’s no es mal, it’s certainly no es bueno.
I needs something with a little bit of OOMPH to it.
Ugh…for some reason everything is deciding to be a pain in the ass this morning.
Another night working a fancy dinner…
I’ve been thinking a lot lately, that I’ve been working way too much.
Even right after my “vacation” I got right back into it. Right to the point where I can’t remember a time (stretching back to even before said vacation) where I went a day when my internal thoughts kept saying
But then I think to myself.
Sure, you’ve been working a lot lately…but what’s the alternative? Say no?
Even if you did. What would you do? You’re single, and an atrocious homebody. You’d just end up like you were on vacation. Doing house work and making yourself chores so you weren’t bored. And even then you were still bored part of the time.
What I need to do is find a balance. Maybe even pass up some overtime hours to my co-worker. Or, give up overtime pay to take a day off every now and then. And when I have this time off, make sure I have a plan of what I want to do.
Or, you know, god forbid I start seeking dating options that aren’t via a website that’s mostly populated with people who are single for a reason.
But then again, maybe this fatigue is biological? I don’t know. It’s been a while since my physical. Even then, I don’t know what it could be. I make sure I have plenty of protein in the morning for breakfast. I drink coffee (perhaps too much). And I get at least 7 hours of sleep.
At any rate, from the looks of it I’ll be working for the third weekend in a row tomorrow (Fridays count in my book as working on vacation) and I’m working again next Saturday. The money helps make it somewhat worthwhile, but with all my debts pretty much either paid or manageable it all goes into the savings anyways. Yay, fun.
I know…I know…I just bought Metroplex. But that was from saving for well over a month. If I bought him outright with my overtime money I would feel so self conscious and guilty it’s not even funny. For some reason I care what people think about how I spend my money. Even though I’m far more responsible with it than others my age. Go figure.
But you know what I mean. Money is only a motivating force if you get to do something with it. And while I’d much rather be responsible with my money than reckless, money is starting to lose it’s drive to get me through all this overtime I’m working.
I know I should feel lucky I have a job. And trust me, I’m not complaining. I count my blessings every day.
I don’t know.
I’m just rambling now.
First day back at work and I’m already facing a sudden day shoot in Palm Beach, FL.
Can you say, “overtime” children?
Alos, one of the advantages of being single is that this was a very painless process to schedule.
The best thing about my desk? Crazy dinosaur pen…