Filed under: Clay, Friends, Volunteering, Work with tags: annoyances, candy, cheerful antics, conversations, coworkers, dolly introduction, full-blown fighting, musings, stress, unavoided disasters
[Side note for Dane: your 5 words are: (1) Disney, (2) relationships, (3) family, (4) future and (5) independence]
Sunday was briefly eventful. Volunteering went splendid, I helped out with the trivia game and the residents really seem to enjoy it (especially when one person realizes that they’ve been answering correctly more than everyone else – at which point they start bragging about it!). I had a pretty low-key time there, beyond helping out with serving people and whatnot. Some of the residents who previously kept on forgetting my name are actually remembering who I am now (I was never issued a name tag and most of the staff recognize me now).
And speaking of name tags… I got one at work. But instead of my photo, because I’m a temporary full-time employee, I get a visitor’s tag. In place of a photo is a filled in rectangle and the word ‘VISITOR’ printed across it. It’s become the butt of a lot of jokes so far. D stopped me in the hallway today and this exchange occurred:
D: Excuse me, I’m going to need to see some photo id.
M: -glare- You know who I am, D.
D: I’m sorry, company policy is that everyone needs to have photo id on them at all times.
D: -smiles- Thank you, “Visitor”! I try my best. [He did air quotes…]
Overall, worked rather sucked today. It was long and boring and I wasn’t particularly productive today. I haven’t moved over to Building B yet… I’m not sure when I’m moving now because my boss hasn’t told me the date. He said he’d give me a day or two’s notice so I actually have time to gather up all my crap stuff.
Sunday evening was rather… interesting, to say the least. I had an awful fight with Clay to the point where we were saying very hurtful, snarky, snippy and just plain cruel things to each other. I ended up driving out to see him (which, in itself, sucked as I don’t have a lot of experience with driving at night and I was being emotional and I hate driving and it was a fairly far drive). We patched things up. I glowered a lot at him… But we talked things through and we parted on pretty good terms as I needed to go home and he needed to work and whatnot. In a way, while I absolutely hate fighting with him, I think we do come a little bit closer together each time. Like we’re usually pretty good about letting the other person know when something’s bothering us, but sometimes it just gets out of hand. But when we’re able to step back and actually look at things from the other person’s point of view, it does help. And I do realize that I often talk only about the bad things that happen and it really does make it seem like all we do is fight at the time. Which isn’t the case. We have loads of wonderful moments when we’re not being hurtful and snarky and snippy… I just don’t document them as often? I don’t know. I should write more nice things regarding our relationship before everyone ends up thinking that I’m in some relationship that’s just full of arguments and fighting all the time and starts trying to get me into counselling or something.
And… I still hate night driving , I’m not big on the whole ‘lack of light and the lines need to be repainted badly as I can’t tell where the line is between my lane and the ones next to me… But it was okay, I got home in one piece and I wasn’t mad anymore, which was awesome as well.
I had K over tonight, which was great because I needed some girls night in time and I haven’t seen her in ages, it seems! I introduced her to my dolls and she picked up Sophie and pulled on the string and just went “That’s really loud…” at the sound that the doll makes when you’re changing eye colours. It’s a kind of a ‘ka-plunk’ sound… It’s hard to describe, really. But we just had a nice time hanging out and chatting. We covered work, school, boyfriends, general life occurrences… It was good, catching up.
Every single time I spend time with one of my friends from high school, I always kind of mentally kick myself for not making plans earlier because we all live within like a 5 block radius so it shouldn’t be that difficult to be able to see one another, but we’ve all been so busy… There’s summer courses (not for me!), work (full time and part time), family vacations (… not for me) and then just general, people have plans with other people, or they have dates or they’re just too tired from work to do anything else besides chill on their couch with a doll (… I think this only applies to me though). But it’s still good, to get to catch up with people.
Monday questions for you:
- When you get upset with someone (anyone), what do you do for comfort?
- How close to your friends do you live?
- What candy-eating quirks do you have, if any?
- It’s usually curling up in my bed or on my couch with a blanket and either a stuffed animal (usually my favourite bear) or a Blythe doll (well, since I got them – so since late June).
- To most of them, it’s probably about a 5 block radius, at most… For some, it’s a smidgen further, but not too much.
- I pour candy out and separate them by colour. Then, I generally pick the group that has the most and eat that group first and work my way to the group that has the least. This only applies to candy like Skittles or M&Ms, this doesn’t apply to things like gummy bears, because I’ll just decapitate them and eat them in whichever order I happen to pick them up in.