So, How Was Your Day?

My day hasn’t gotten off to the greatest start.  I slept like garbage, presumably thanks to the chicken wings I scarfed down last night.  I’m also bummed about the Kerry Walsh Jennings losing in the beach volleyball semifinals last night.  She handled it with class, but still, AMERICA, right?   And once again, I’ve been dealing with content overload, where I freak out about not being caught up on all of the media/news/skills that fall under my interests.  I really need to KonMari my hobbies and just tell anyone who makes me feel bad about missing out on something to go fuck themselves.


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34 Responses to So, How Was Your Day?

  1. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I did not get enough sleep, and I would very much like to take a nap right now, but I have to work and run errands, so that is not going to happen.

    We have a big fundraiser on Friday, so work is busy, and the fundraiser might be stressful – I can’t wait until this week is over.

  2. hotspur says:

    Today was reeeeaaallll quiet at work, so I opened a thing I’ve been writing to get some stuff done that I care about — and naturally, as soon as I did, a coworker dropped 2 hours of crap on my desk. By the time I finish with it, I will be cranky, and it will be harder to switch gears and work on the writing. I realize I am paid to be cranky, not to do interesting things, but still.

    Add to it the fact that the work project is in its final stage and I’m finding a lot of shit wrong with it, which should have been fixed weeks ago. Paging back through the rounds, I located the usual culprit: my chatty dingbat coworker, who approved all these mistakes. Why did she approve them, you ask? Because she has no idea how to tell people directly what is correct. For nine horrifying years, I have witnessed this scenario at least once a week:

    Someone writes a document with Mistake A in it. Dingbat writes in the margin: “Options: Version A or Version B.” Okay, Version B is correct, and Version A is their Mistake A, now written in her handwriting next to Mistake A for no reason. She imagines the team will look at the two choices and then say “Ohhhh, we see! Of course B is correct! And look how gently she alerted us to our error! She is so nice and smart.” Instead, the team glances at her comment amidst the dozen comments by other contributors on that page, and someone who has a thousand things to do today says in confusion, “So… she’s saying A is one option? Lessee… shit, we already DID that. Solved. Moving on.” They cross out her comment and A stays in. Then the doc circulates back to us and she complains to me for 1-100 minutes about how no one here knows grammar etc. What she is supposed to do at that point is walk the doc back to the team and say “No, this is definitely wrong, here’s why,” so they fix it, but instead what she does is sigh about how there’s no point trying to teach these people, they have no interest in grammar or literature, blah blah blah, they never listen to her etc etc etc, and she signs off, approving their mistake in despair. SOMETIMES, she marvels at how the team accepts my edits at a much higher rate, and she never notices this is because I just fucking cross out their wrong thing and replace it with a better thing.

    Anyway, right now, here I am in the final stage of an approved project, and the decision before me is whether to flag this shit she fucked up a month ago or just let it go to press wrong because if I flag it, I gotta deal with teams saying “Hey why didn’t you bring this up then” and then they will decide to just leave it wrong anyway rather than spend the money it takes to fix at this point.

    That is how my day is going so far, thanks for asking.

  3. catweazle says:

    My GDMFing back is killing me today and I finally made a doctor’s appointment for next Monday which I had already scheduled off work so I’m feeling good about that. My phone died in the middle of my lunch break when I committed the crime of reading something on Chrome and receiving two text messages because it has turned into a piece of garbage. My new phone is supposed to ship on Friday and the wait is killing me. I just want to go on Tinder and get some strange!

  4. artdorkgirl says:

    I don’t remember if I told you guys or not, but I’ve accepted yet another teaching gig, which brings the total to 3 for the semester. That is a lot, and I think it will probably kill me. Additionally, the departments (because of course they’re at two different place) haven’t sent me the paperwork to get started. I mean, the first class only starts in 2 weeks, no biggie I guess. BOO!

    Luckily I have the materials for one class together so I’m trying to write a lecture a day until the end of the month. We’ll see.

    • FRQ says:

      I only have one job, it is not at all stressful, and yet somehow I feel like I never have enough time to do anything in life. There’s definitely something wrong with me.

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        I also feel like I am CONSTANTLY busy. I have no time to sleep or exercise or finish the laundry or clean out my car or meet a friend for dinner. I hear my coworkers who have kids talking about their days, and I honestly don’t know how anyone can find the time to take care of small humans.

    • My mom teaches and I think it got easier for her when she just recycled her class every semester. So maybe it’ll get easier once your syllabus and lectures are perfect?

  5. Commentatrix says:

    MY DAY IS BEING CHALLENGING. First I got a late start because I dropped the little thing that was supposed to click my earring into place and then I could not for the life of me find it even though I scoured the floor and looked under furniture with a flashlight and everything. The more I couldn’t find it, the more defiant and intent on finding it I became. So I was late to work and got here in a bad mood to boot. (I started a new job 2.5 weeks ago, yay!, but also every day of it so far has been a disappointment because I feel like they misrepresented the job to me in the interview and also because a bunch of the processes they have in place are really inefficient, and I constantly find myself in boring meetings where people argue about dumb things forever and nothing actually gets accomplished. I guess I’ve just described all work meetings, but coming out of my last job, this is a big culture shock and will require getting used to. Ditto working alongside dumb people.)

    Then, my boss came to find me to tell me that the trip to Montreal is getting postponed until mid-September because they need all of us here to help out with all the billing the company fell behind on for like six months or something crazy. So now all of us are being pressured/mandated to work 2 additional hours EVERY DAY for the next 2-3 weeks until it’s done. And the bosses are acting like this isn’t a huge fucking sacrifice! Not to mention that this means fatima and I won’t be able to meet up in Montreal anymore! In conclusion:

    • hotspur says:

      That is my favorite thing about corporate America. “Hey, this other department didn’t hit the deadline we paid them to hit, so let’s cancel the vacation YOU earned by hitting YOUR deadline!” In fact at my very first office job (I will spare you the very long story), First Job Me tried to enforce an official company policy about deadlines, so that we could all go home and live sanely: I refused to accept a salesdude’s paperwork that he submitted (through sheer disorganization) after the Final Final Final Deadline. I even cited where it said I was SUPPOSED to refuse. Aaaand he bitched to my boss, who then told me in no uncertain terms that I had damn well better get off my high horse and work late to process all the shit he didn’t hand in on time. So I feel ya, Commentatrix.

      (Oh my gosh, that office was a shitshow. I just Googled to see if they’re still in business and somehow they are.)

    • martinmegz says:

      Dude 10 hours a week of extra work is a lot. They better be paying you well for it.

      • Commentatrix says:

        Just your usual American OT pay, which is nice, but I’m not one of those people who is obsessed with earning OT, you know? I feel like they should just offer the “opportunity” for OT to everyone and see who bites before they force it on all of us. Oh well. On the plus side, I keep thinking about Simone Biles gushing and giggling about meeting Zac Efron, and it’s bringing me a measure of joy.

  6. martinmegz says:

    i have an annoying project to finish but I don’t want to do it so it isn’t getting done, but it really needs to be done! Blurgh. On Friday I’m going to see Ben Harper at the Hollywood Bowl so I’m looking forward to that.

  7. Sota says:

    I woke up with a headache, but overall it hasn’t been that terrible. My boss was actually in the office today so I felt like I could get at least 20 minutes of attention in real time. Things are very busy for us right now, which is good…but I would love just a week or two of calm. At least when school starts up again I feel like my freelance team will stop all overlapping their days out of office. That will help me out and allow me to schedule things easier. Looking forward to this weekend where I will be home alone and can just sleep in and continue my closet clean out process. Thats what I really want to do.

  8. Today has been a real Tuesday of a Wednesday. My boss asked me to import all of our work emails to new gmail accounts and I didn’t check the box that says to NOT delete the originals so all morning, both of our work email has been messed up. You should not have to check a box for that, that should just be the default!

    I’m also in a weird place with my job because my position is tied to a producing deal that ends at the end of this month and my boss and I have been going back and forth over if I am going to stay on and he’s just going to pay me (way less than I am currently making) out of pocket. Originally I was okay with it, but then he was a real asshole to me last week and I was like totally over it but now I’ve offered to stay on but do less hours and he’s being cagey about whether he’s going to do that so idk what’s going on. At this point, I just want to know one way or the other so I can start looking for something new if I have to. On top of all that, I am also trying to find a new roommate, so even more uncertainty. If anyone knows someone looking for a place in West Hollywood, holler at me!

  9. My day was me getting a migraine aura at 11am and rushing home to pass out for 3 hours in order to not get a full blown migraine. SUPER FUN. Woke up around 2 and am feeling a bit better, still wobbly. Am watching Gilmore Girls and getting some work done, but mostly laying around. I hate migraines.

  10. collin0truckasaurus says:

    I didn’t see this because yesterday I was at an all day department-wide corporate retreat where we learned about our personality types and brainstorming. SO THAT’S HOW MY DAY WAS!

    • hotspur says:

      Did you do Briggs-Meyers??

      • collin0truckasaurus says:

        No, we did DISC, but I’ve done Briggs-Meyers myself before.

        • hotspur says:

          Briggs-Meyers is a high-tech motherfuckin’ zodiac! By which I mean it is super accurate, much like I find Sagittarius to be accurate. I will look into this DISC of which you speak; I enjoy answering questions and then being told how great I am and how I have flaws we can overlook.

        • collin0truckasaurus says:

          I find Briggs-Meyers to be accurate except that depending on my mood, my middle two letters are sometimes different.
          DISC I found to be pretty accurate especially at identifying things that are specific to my personality (rather than just the blanket statements about 4 categories). If you get the full evaluation, it’ll give you a whole page and a half about your personality and give you lists of things like “is motivated by” “prefers an environment where” and “becomes demotivated when” which I also found to be very accurate.

        • hotspur says:

          Agreed, on Briggs-Meyers my last letter changes depending on my mood that year. On other letters, I can work against type when I have to — but they are weirdly accurate about my preferences/instincts/how I think.

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