There should be a flag or something when youre in the grocery aisle and the person in front of you plans to ExxXxXxxtreme coupon in your face. It would let me know to pick a different lane. Today the bitch in front of me broke her load up into like 3 transactions, wrote a check for each one, and contested the way the coupons rang up on each one of them. It was a miracle I didnt slay some people before it was my turn.
Is this what it feels to be alive? Band practice today was awesome, we went over the originals and also our cover of ‘Sign of the Times”. It sounds so good. Next week we plan to try a few more covers with our funk flavor: “Brass Monkey”, and whatever that Warren G and Nate Dog song is ( Regulate?). The three guys who arent me in the band are already planning on our first public gig to be in February. Ive never been in a performing band before, so this is exciting news to me.
Were having practice again next Saturday ( did I already mention that?) and I cant wait. No recordings this week because we were short on time and the recording setup was giving us problems. Hopefully next week we record it. Ill keep you apprised.
Today was awesome. Band practice was about 4 hours long and I loved every second of it. We went through the songs we already had, then jammed for a bit and started two new ones. This practice was so much more positive than the last one with the other group of people. Conan, Eric, Will, and I gel very well together and I sooo cant wait until next Saturday for the next practice. Today I was prepared and it showed. It was a great way to spend the day.
Well, I spent a couple of hours last night practicing the 5 songs on the list for practice tomorrow, and I feel pretty good about it now. Im ready to get there and kill it… Fat Amy is.my inspiration.
Today at work im spending my day filling out the necessary HR forms to create a new Analyst position for myself. Once that is done and approved, Ill be applying for it and hopefully moving into it on October 1. Im not allowed to attach a salary survey, so Im hoping I get some input when they do perform the survey… there are many jobs that have the title of GIS Analyst because it is often misused, so I need to help weed out the ones Im terribly overqualified for so that I dont end up undervalued and underpaid.
So whats going on with all of you?
Its 2013 and I wont bore you with my obvious Resolutions, so:
Band practice this Saturday. Meeting up with Conan, Will, and the new bass player (name TBA). 5 songs for me to learn… 2 of them i feel good about and the other three I have no definite idea what Ill be adding so it looks like Ill be working on that tonight.
This is my year. Previous years have focused on others but this one is mine. Lets see how it plays out.
This year at work we are working on creating the position that I shouod have been hired for, and then moving me into it. There should be a pay raise based on industry average salaries, but nothing is definite until October 1.
Also this year, I should be attending a few conferences and hopefully presenting. Ive lived in Florida for 99% of my life so any opportunity to travel is appreciated. Ive been hearing good things about “snow” so I hope to discover it.
2013 the Year of Me
Through some artful use of vacation time, I only have to work 2 days next week and 2 days the week after that while only spending 3 vacation days. Go me.
CWE practice will prolly happen at some point during vacation and I cant wait. Im excited to have these parts im playing a little less pressure filled than last time. Ive got a good attitude and plan to keep it that way.
Tomorrow is a Christmas party at Conan’s work. Its a potluck and I plan to bring mint chocolate chip cookies, so it you plan to show up, bring something else.
Ill talk at you later. Love you, mean it.
Today we had our cubicle Christmas decorating contest. I didnt have any good ideas on how to decorate it until after the judging started…next year will be mine.
The intern made a huge cardboard gingerbread house around her cubicle out of recycled paper and boxes. Shes all crafty and shit.
No winners have yet been declared, but Ill keep you abreast. Also, tits.
Yesterday was my first practice in the new band, CWE (I’ll let you guess what that stands for before I reveal it). So far it’s one cover (Muse covering Prince ” Sign O the Times”) and 4 originals. I like where this is going so far because I dont have to learn existing keyboard parts to 26 songs by next practice, I have more input to what the keyboard parts will be for these original songs.
Today was the last luncheon of the year here at work… The next one wont be until spring prolly, which is OK because I prolly wont eat again until then anyways.
So ya, nothing negative to report. Thanks for listening.