July 29, 2007

The Good, the Bad and The Sleepy

Bottom line: Jrex has horrible timing. Three months ago he bought my birthday present. It arrived on Saturday. Unfortunately, on Sunday we had to travel up to Sonoma to visit some vineyards. I endured the suffering as we met one of my best friends and her new husband, sampled wines, laughed and talked all day. Finally that night, I was able to crack open the gift. Of course, the next day I had to start a new job. Tired.

The stupid gift took me until Thursday night to finish. I kept staying awake trying to just ‘get ‘er done’ and couldn’t do it. This would have been fine if I had a brain dead job. Monday through Wednesday I was supposed to just be doing training to get started at work. However the design department has been understaffed since February. Any time I wasn’t in training, they had me starting projects. I’ll be handling all the events and tradeshows for S*n M1crosyst3ms. They have three coming up in September so I was thrown off the deep end figuring out their brand and modifying designs. Of course, I couldn’t complain about my exhaustion because the phrase, “I stayed up late reading the last Harry Potter book” certainly wasn’t going to enhance my professional image.

7 comments:

Sandra said...

Haha. John, my husband, is gone right now to 'Vegas. So, I'm the only care taker of Jasmine right now. I think I stayed up until 4am to finish the book. Unfortunately Jasmine got up at 8am :( But I couldn't stop reading.

scarp said...

The bad timing really falls on Rowling and her publisher, doesn't it? I mean, it's not Jrex's fault that the book came out right when you started a new job. Sorry, but I gotta stick up for my big bro ;)

But, other than starting at a crazy time, does it seem like it will really be everything you were hoping for? Hope you are having fun in the midst of it all!

Rachel said...

Just finished Harry Potter myself. I waited until my job ended because I knew I would neglect more important things if I had the book in hand.

What did you think? I liked it, although I thought it dragged a bit in the middle.

Wow, that's a big client. Cool.

Anonymous said...

God save us pitiful addicts.

bg's Little Sis said...

I stayed up till 4 am one night last week to finish it too, but I just could NOT put it down once I'd gotten to a certain point...hope things are looking up for you!

OTR sister said...

Finished it today. Got it yesterday. It lived up to my expectations and more.

I'm going to miss those characters...

Good luck in the new job! You're brilliant so eventually you'll get your feet under you (and catch up on sleep.)

Mama Nabi said...

I remember reading Harry Potter religiously before they got crazy popular here in the States (a friend would pick them up in Europe)... then it got too hard to get a copy - yes, sleep came secondary to Harry Potter.