Jailbreak!

March 18, 2013 at 11:05 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

My capacity for an entertaining and witty blog post isn’t what it normally is today because frankly, I’m exhausted.  My weekend was pretty great but it was also very busy.  I met up with my mom, sister and her friend’s on Friday evening after work and we spent some time at their hotel before getting them tickets to the IU game on Saturday, then we came back up to my neighborhood and had dinner and drinks at a bar until almost midnight.  I was up and out the door by 7:45 Saturday morning and battled trains full of drunken St. Patrick’s Day revelers before having to wade through hundreds of people doing some 7k (10k? 5k? Whatever, they were in my way) race on my walk to the Field Museum.  Once there, I attended a 5 hour lecture on the newest exhibit (I’ll get to that later this week), then I met Scott at Trader Joe’s on my way home so we could do our grocery shopping.  After a quick shower at home I turned around and went back downtown, where I ran around with the girls until we met up with Scott for dinner.  After finally finding a place that didn’t have a two-hour wait, we ate then headed to an Irish bar off Michigan Ave.  We stayed there for a while and it was almost 1am by the time we got home.  I was able to sleep in some yesterday then forced myself to go to the gym before meeting with everyone back downtown once more for more beer and food.  After eventually indulging in some Chicago deep-dish pizza, I made my way home and walked in the door around 10pm.  And now I’m at work, guzzling coffee and in need of a nap.  We all had a great time all weekend long but I’m sort of kicking myself for not using a personal day and sleeping until 2pm today.

Ballsy, that’s for sure!

So instead of writing about anything else, I’ll provide you with this link to an interesting story involving a jail break, a helicopter and Canadians.  Enjoy!

 

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Day One Down

November 3, 2010 at 6:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

And I’m exhausted.

This is your head at work

I’m overwhelmed, intimidated and just plain tired, so  I guess that means my first day of work went exactly how it was supposed to.  I know it’s only been about three weeks since I became unemployed, but I still managed to forget how much I dislike going to bed late (too nervous; couldn’t sleep) and waking up early.  I also managed not to get completely lost while navigating the two separate elevators and escalator that take me to the floor I now work on, so that was a plus.  An added bonus was the super dorky looking photo ID that now allows me to enter the building without having to sweet talk security or go through a bag check.

You know what sucks, though?  I still have one very red eye.  And yes, I know it’s been a while and it should be clear by now.  It made my first day of work slightly awkward too, since I looked like I’d been crying out of one eye and/or poking it with a pen.  I even put the dreaded Visine in multiple times to no avail.  However, in a very nice gift from the First Week of Work Gods and Goddesses, I don’t have to be back at work til Monday.  The girl who’s training me is out the next two days and since no one else knows how to do what she (and soon I) do, I don’t have to come in.  Which I suppose will allow me to break down and go get my blasted eye looked at.

Stupid eye.  Though I do want to make sure I have the clearest vision possible when I check out the view from the 51st floor of my new building next week!

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