Mar. 2nd, 2012

Busy day

Mar. 2nd, 2012 09:05 am
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I just got a reminder of a conference call at 10. Oh thank you, reminder. I would have been embarrassed had I missed it. It's for training that I will very likely never ever need but what the heck, I'm down with killing an hour.

There's one file back in QA that may need more attention or could just go to publish but whichever it is, it has to be done today and the sooner the better... It trumps the rest.

Then I have swimming. The pool is reserved until 11 and so my plan is to bug out of here the minute the conference call ends and get my workout worked out.

The baseball game - first one - starts at noon. I'll miss the beginning - when or when will we get TiVo for radio????? And why don't we have it now?

The break-it-down and haul-it-away people will be here at 2. I left a voice mail for the guy the building manager said wanted work but he never called me back so I booked on line (save 10%!!) and got a confirmation this morning from the place - a local company.

Then I have the Fran Lebowitz/Dan Savage thing tonight at 8. I may go earlier and catch a little dinner along the way. It's at the symphony hall which is an easy bus ride from here.

Not my usual nothing-much-going-on-here day!
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Years ago I was a marketing manger for a performance arts theater. It was a small non-profit organization with a tiny staff but I did have an assistant. I was young but she was way younger and good and nice and fun.

One day she did not come in to work. I was really worried but no one else was. We finally tracked her down and she was fine. She just didn't feel like coming in to work that day.

I was furious. She was totally nonplussed. "I didn't think anyone would mind."

I'd never heard of that kind of behavior before. Since then, I've learned it's not at all unusual.

When I say I'll be there at noon, I'm there at 11:55 at least or call the cremator cause I'm no longer alive.

But, a lot of people feel very differently. They say they will be there at noon, but they mean they, at one time, gave a thought to that promise but never felt obligated. And may or may not be there.

They say they are looking for odd jobs to make money but can't be bothered to return a phone call about such an odd job less than an hour later? I don't get it and I probably never will.


Paycheck to paycheck, I do get. Someone said to me the other day 'oh you'd never be able to understand because you have money'.

I did not always have money. There have been plenty of times when I lived paycheck to paycheck and a couple when there was no paycheck for awhile and I was not sure what I was going to do.

Once when I was very young, I got a small bonus at work. It was about $300 which was a fortune to me. I felt so smart when I went to the bank and deposited a lot of it but also got a $50 bill and folded it up and put it in my wallet in a secret place and literally forgot about it.

Several years later - maybe even 5 or more - I was without a paycheck and eating ramen noodles and stressed beyond belief and going through everything to see what I could sell and I found that $50. I lived on it for a long time. Today when I often think of that $50. And I remember what that felt like.

Last week I stopped at the grocery store for just a few things - turned out to be one bag full and the bill came to $100. I was shocked. I do pay attention to prices but I'm not a slave to them. When I got home I examined the bill and what I got and I was struck all over again and how expensive everything is.

I do have money now and I am grateful but I also remember and know what it's like when you don't. That, I get.
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It's so fun to be listening to a baseball game again... and rather freaky to be listening to a game where the Mariners have a substantial lead...

Gone!!

Mar. 2nd, 2012 04:42 pm
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Finally. Hilariously, it turned out the hutch was not a single piece! It was a top piece just sitting on a bottom piece. Had Amira planned and investigated and then provided herself enough time, she would have figured out that the desk (the part she got) was the hardest part. The rest was just picking up and moving.

These guys, however, were way way way more careful and mindful of wall corners and floors and not breaking anything or chipping any tile. Way more careful so it's probably just as well. But now it's gone.

I found a screw from my desktop computer... I cannot find one single hole that has a screw missing.

Neighbor Ann was just here and she kept looking at the room and saying 'it looks so BIG!!!'

I am so glad to have it finally out of here.

I think I'm going to go get a small plate dinner at Wild Ginger which is next door to the symphony hall. It's a pricey place that I used to love but the last couple of times I've eaten there it was underwhelming. It's been a long time since the last time and it is very handy so I'm going to try again.

Tomorrow morning after swimming, I'm giving serious thought to driving down to the fairgrounds and going to http://www.sewexpo.com/. It's about an hours drive from the pool. I think I'll make a snap decision when I finish swim class.

I have a bit more work work to do tonight and some cat feeding and then I'll get changed and hit the pavement.
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The wild ginger is crowded and loud but I have a comfortable seat at.the bar.
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Wild ginger turned out to be a very bad idea. i'm now enjoying a fabulous verse caesar salad at puck's in benaroya hall lobby. Much better
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So this usher guy just came over and asked if I'd rather sit closer. I'm now on the second row. fran and dan will freak when they get a whiff of my breath. the garlic from that chef salad lingers...
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Dan and fran are late. This joint is full. Maybe they took the money and ran.
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