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?


onthevirg said...

Oh sure, we're supposed to regale you with stories to entertain while you're too busy to even bother to respond to us. Sheesh!

Good with your trip to the Fatherland.

And congrats on your new victim...err, I mean man.

Jill said...

Have fun in Germany...ok, maybe fun isn't the right word....don't die in Germany? Don't kill boss' boss?

And yay for new men!

Redhead said...

virg: Dude! I thought your new dog had eaten you or something! And lay off my, male friend. I actually like this one - he's giving me fluttery stomach feelings.

jill: A little jail time would be a relief right now, I swear. I've always been a pretty laid back person, but lately...fuck I'm tired.

MCBias said...

Oops, I didn't even notice that you posted yesterday. Sure, I have a story. So an old friend of mine told me she was on facebook, and I said, "Oh, that's cool, I'll have to add you." She said "What do you mean? I already added you." Turns out there's a guy out there with my first and last name...who also looks a lot like me in his profile picture. I guess everyone does have a twin, but most of us don't have a twin who also has our name. I'd talk to him, but I'm quite honestly a little weirded out by it.

Enjoy Germany!