So, yeah, last night was kind of a down period Chez Cat Hair. Though, to be clear, it was a night of sitting on the couch eating ice cream, but not sitting on the couch sobbing into the ice cream. In case anyone was worried! Definitely disappointing, but not despair. Anyway. Now that I'm officially 0-for-2 on the interviews so far this year, I just have to keep looking. It isn't a case of just finding something/anything to apply for, after all; I'm not looking for A Job, I'm looking for The Right Job. I have A Job. It pays the bills. It hasn't given me an official ulcer yet (although, the high blood pressure...?). I don't want to be indiscriminate when I don't have to. I want the right fit, a good company, all that stuff. It's hard to find, but I have to believe I will find it, eventually. (Right?)(Lie to me.)
I will say that with these recent
disappointments, it's harder to deal with the annoyances of my current
job this week. For instance, it's still cold in the office, and apparently no one
in charge finds the fact that I have to wear five layers in order to not
be too cold to work at all important. Way to value the employees,
there, guys. If only my righteous indignation warmed me, but I don't
find that to be the case.
We did just hear about the "holiday
party" for this year. Thankfully, we are not repeating last year's mid-afternoon, three-plus-hour marathon at the fondue place. Instead, we'll
be having lunch brought in to the office*, with champagne**, to go with
an hour-long "year in review presentation summarizing our key
achievements for 2013 and goals for 2014". Whoopie. Nothing says holiday
party like PowerPoint. There may also be an after-work outing for
drinks or dinner, but on the day they chose, I have a haircut scheduled
after work, so I'll have to see if she can fit me in another night; if
not, I'm not passing it up for the joy of socializing with my coworkers.
*And if I have to make arrangements for said lunch, I'm going to be pretty annoyed
**Which I don't drink
know, I'm very grouchy. Just call me Eeyore. Hopefully some good sleep this weekend will
help me get back to minimal, usual levels of grump. I'm going out with
friends on Sunday for some Christmassy fun, and that should be a mood
elevator, too. Though don't discount the importance of sleep. I suffer
from a chronic condition I call NES: Never Enough Sleep. (Though the full
name would be NESEWLO: Never Enough Sleep Except When Laid Off.) Anyway,
to show that I haven't completely lost my sense of humor (it's dented
but not destroyed), here are some things that have amused me recently, beyond enjoying (or snarking at) the Christmas lights while driving home.
Waterstones has a great response to the news about Amazon testing drones for delivery. Love a corporate sense of humor!
So like cats:
I like to think I give off this vibe on the subway, enough to not need the vest:
This looks so uncomfortable. And yet, would kitty be asleep if it was?
What a good dog:
And yes, I totally do this:
Who doesn't? Like I'm not going to answer him? Mind you, sometimes I say, "I love you too, baby," and sometimes I say, "What is your fucking problem?" But still. We talk.