Friday, March 14, 2014

Metamorphosis

I've learned the trick to avoiding the pain of "springing forward":  contract a stomach virus that makes it impossible for you to function for about 72 hours.  You'll miss the entire adjustment period on account of not moving from your bed.

Actual picture of me while sick.
I don't remember the last time I was so sick.  I woke up early last Saturday morning to the immediate recognition that something was very, very wrong, and seven days later, I'm still not 100% right.  (I know this because I haven't had any alcohol in the past week and even though it's Friday afternoon and any normal, rational person would be reaching for a beer right now, the thought is making me a little queasy.)  (Mind you, feeling a little queasy did not actually stop me from getting a beer; I'm just saying it doesn't taste very good and I think I might - blasphemy - pour the rest of it out.)

So there's that.

There is also the job, which I just finished my third week of.  You know, one of the major reasons I originally started blogging was because I craved an outlet to discuss my coworkers at my last full-time job.  There's not a cold chance in hell I could get away with that this time around, but I'm remembering anew where that inclination came from...

I've been so busy at work that I only just this afternoon had a few moments to start decorating my cubicle.  My life is filled with meetings these days.  Meetings and acronyms.  And I didn't go to Breakaway last night (because I still was feeling too weak).  And there's a 12-pack of Bud Light in my fridge that's well over 12 days old.  Praise the sweet baby Jesus I have such a secure sense of who I am because in many ways, the life I'm living right now is unrecognizable to me.

But it's okay - I'm okay, and I will be even more okay once I feel like myself again.  And maybe that is the essence of adulthood right there: seeing everything change - right down to time itself! - and not having it affect you too much one way or the other.

:)

9 comments:

  1. get well soon :)

    and I wished I could say that about change - at least since last 15 month have been such a $&(%&/§%$/ - I am rather shitty when it comes to new things ...

    good on you to be so relaxed and fine with your new job.
    Are there really still these cubicle offices???????????????????? O.O a big room with lots of grey cubicles???

    Annie

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    1. Thank you. :) And yes! Cubicles are definitely still a thing!! As far as cubicles go, mine is pretty nice (very roomy), but I definitely work in room with many, many dozens of other people. What I have learned so far is that a good set of headphones is pretty much a necessity when it comes to concentrating and getting things done...

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    2. if only you had a smartphone, I'd tell you to take a picture ... so wanna see it :)

      And I get a hissy fit thinking of a 3-person office. 2 is okay, one is best tho. Lone Ranger talking LOL I am just to easily distracted from everything around me

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    3. :) Once it's decorated, if I get a chance to take a picture, I will share! (But I completely and totally agree - I work best alone, too!!)

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    4. I met a few of you at the annual cruising the coast ,on the mississippi gulf coast,which i am the sandbeach director for harrison county beach authority.throwing up on people,the beach,on purpose,along with the homos.stay your asses up north...

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    5. I don't understand this comment.

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  2. Hope you are feeling better! Welcome to the Grown-Up World of Work!! To counteract it, I recommend watching, "The Walking Dead.' It works for me!

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    1. I'm definitely on the mend, thank you. :) And I'll keep "The Walking Dead" on the short list! I'm (slowly) working my way through "House of Cards" right now. I'm not sure if it's a helpful distraction or just depressing...but it's definitely entertaining!

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    2. "House of Cards" is on my short list :-)

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