Friday, October 31, 2008

Ego? What's That?

So I had a phone interview with this guy last night – he’s sort of infamous and I just wrote a book proposal about him (that’s all I’m going to say about it). Anyway, about halfway through the interview I swear this dude started hitting on me. When he said the words ‘I can’t even count the number of women I’ve been with in my life,' I had to cover the phone because I started choking. So I send an email to Christine this morning telling her the story – this was her response:

SEEEE? Some guys like you.

Shoot me. Shoot me now.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Cranky - Yeah, Yeah, What Else Is New?

Hmmm, how has my week been so far – let me count the ways:

1) Realized I’d been dumped, only not really since I just sort of stopped hearing from him and didn’t notice until the beginning of this week. Still, I kind of liked this guy, and I wasn’t the one who chose to end the relationship (or whatever it was, I mean we’d only been seeing each other for about a month…and I was gone for over a week of that, but…details), so that was kind of a first for me. Yes friends, this was the first time I’ve ever been “dumped.” Sure I’ve gone on first dates that never went anywhere, and I’ve liked guys who never liked me back, but normally once I snare a guy I have him until I…well, don’t want him anymore. This isn’t nearly as interesting as I thought it would be. Moving on…

2) The hard drive on my work computer crashed and I lost everything that wasn’t backed up to one of our servers. Basically that means I lost a shitload of contracts I had been working on, and I was without a computer at work for 2 days. Have you ever tried to work without a computer? Yeah, the easy way of describing it is this: You don’t.

3) One of the things I had backed up to a shared company server was some meeting notes I’d been working on for a few weeks now. Mysteriously those just disappeared too. Who the fuck did I piss off, and can I buy them a drink to make amends? Please?

4) Christine and I are going out drinking tomorrow night (Halloween) in an effort to drown my sorrow and celebrate the holiday. I plan on getting into A LOT of trouble – stay tuned for stories…assuming I don’t get myself arrested/pregnant/completely black out on the entire night.

5) Germany was great, although I mainly just spent the entire time I was there working. I will say this – the huge mugs of beer that cost less than a bottle of water are AWESOME, the fact that you can drink that beer while walking down the street in broad daylight is also AWESOME, the convention center in Frankfurt is mind bogglingly huge, and I impressed the shit out of my boss’ boss (and her boss as well). So at least that’s something positive.

Maybe I’ll have more stories tomorrow for you guys, maybe not. Anything happen with you all while I was gone? Any painful stories from your personal lives you want to commiserate on?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Question That's Been Asked Before...A Lot

And the reasons why guys say shit like 'I'm really glad I'm here with you' and 'I'll call you,' before you NEVER hear from them again are...?

Oh yeah, I'm back everyone.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

If You Could See Me Right Now, You'd Ask What Was Wrong

Hi All-

I’m sorry I dropped off the face of the earth – I’m about to do it again. Long story short:

I’m leaving this weekend for Frankfurt (international book fair), and things at work have been…crazy.

My boss can’t go with me to Germany (personal stuff that has kept her out of the office recently and added significantly to my workload), so instead her boss and her boss’ boss are going with me. You people don’t know the meaning of the word pressure until you’ve spent 10 minutes alone with my boss’s boss (she is not a warm woman); I get to spend a week with her. Having meetings. Every half hour from 9-6 for 5 days in a row. No time for lunch or to, say, pee. And that's not counting the dinner meetings. God I'm tired just thinking about this.

I met someone. That’s all I want to say about it right now, but…I met someone.

I’m a little stressed out right now. In fact, I feel like I have a fist sitting in my stomach and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be feeling this way for the next week or so. Happy happy joy joy.

I'm sorry I haven't been responding to commenters (or emailers) recently, and I just want you to know it's not personal. I'm definitely reading what you're writing, it just seems so damn hard to find the time to respond lately. Next time just yell at me to get off my ass and say something - I'll probably listen.

Anyway, I imagine I’ll have more to say when I get back from overseas, but in the meantime – does anyone out there have any good stories to help me take my mind off of…me?