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09 September 2008

Feeling sorry for yourself? Come on in! [More:]My boss has now delegated to me half of his ONLY assignment (I have 8 right now) and I am wondering what he does over there all day.

On top of that, my landlord just called and it's going to be ANOTHER delay until I get the grate on the fire escape installed- it's been sitting in the hall since April. This is after they told me it would be Monday so I took the day off to be at home and make sure they didn't break things, but they didn't even bother to give me a heads-up to let me know that they weren't coming, so I was just sitting around all day.
And when she called we got in a fight and I sort of hung up on her which was not the right thing to do at all and I am mad at myself.

There is a stupid side thing at work I have to do and I don't want to be bothered with it. If I was my boss, I'd delegate away.

It's raining, I have too much to do at work and no motivation, and there is a message flashing on my machine and I am afraid it is either an author I don't want to talk to or the landlord.

I want to start today over.
What does the grate do exactly?

I already moaned a bit in the two-point update thread, but I will moan here too.


Hmm, the nearby church bells are going crazy... do people get married on Tuesdays in September?
posted by loiseau 09 September | 11:00
PS. I meant to say, even the best landlords suck. It just sucks dealing with them. I try to avoid mine at all cost -- I do not envy you.
posted by loiseau 09 September | 11:01
I am hungry. All. The. Time. I am almost at my ideal weight, but I really need to switch diets and find one that allows you to eat more foods. I'm ready to eat the doorknob; my coworkers eat pizza and drink soda, and I want to cry.

Loiseau: no, but perhaps they die?
posted by Melismata 09 September | 11:33
It's been raining here forever, the sky is so dark and it seems as if there will be no sunshine ever again, or at least until April.

I miss my boo.

I want all the work on this flat to be finished without there needing to be any mess or disruption, or without me needing to clear out old stuff and get rid of it, or without me needing to go and choose new furniture, but that's not going to happen.

I can't find a new job.

Did I already tell you I miss my boo? Well, I do.
posted by essexjan 09 September | 11:40
Loiseau: no, but perhaps they die?

If that's the case then the joyous church bells were sorta gauche... Oy. I dunno. Maybe there was a service of some kind.
posted by loiseau 09 September | 12:19
Things are bad here for me, but I'm pretending to not think of them, so I'll not write them down.

sorry for all the crap everyone else is facing...

Hugs all!
posted by mightshould 09 September | 12:47
I am getting fat. As I type, the top button on my jeans is undone.
posted by Specklet 09 September | 13:21
The grate is like bars for the window because we had a break-in in April.

The message was from another work person and wasn't so bad, which was a relief. But the other things are still gross.
posted by rmless2 09 September | 13:37
Specklet, when I worked in London I had a Kiwi, a South African and an Australian as colleagues, and they called it the 'Heathrow 20'...
posted by altolinguistic 09 September | 14:03
I cant see my toes. I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists. My feet are swollen! My back hurts. I'm on bedrest till december! Should i go on???
posted by ramix 09 September | 14:09
Oh, feeling sorry for myself is all I do. I'm tired, overworked, cranky, fat-ish. I'm waiting for the older foster kid to move into his housing which has been delayed two months. I had a big fight with the younger foster kid last night. I haven't had a vacation in > two years. I haven't had a date in about 1.5 years, and that date was bad enough to put me off the whole enterprise permanently. To add to the list of things about which I have a bad attitude: parenting; dating; other people; and of course myself.
posted by Claudia_SF 09 September | 14:42
Oh, one more -- this Palin stuff has me sad. Not just that the Republicans could win, but -- I really believe the only possibility for our society is pluralism and live-and-let-live and tolerance and all of that stuff. Creating the conditions that allow that, that give people their individual freedoms but don't let people impose on others. The Republican convention seemed to feature the opposite sentiment, back to the "culture wars," yuck. It made me feel sad and alienated. I hate the trashing of San Francisco, we're real people here. (The Democrats aren't perfect, either.)
posted by Claudia_SF 09 September | 14:51
I was feeling very sorry for myself last night. I poured out all my woe to my dog. I'm feeling better today.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 09 September | 14:54
I was feeling very sorry for myself last night. I poured out all my woe to my dog. I'm feeling better today.

But how is poor Twinkie today?
posted by essexjan 09 September | 14:57
Hmm, she has been passed out on the couch all day. Perhaps the woe was too much for her to handle.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 09 September | 15:07
Portland is a really, really hard place to find a job. I want a job. I'd really like to work now, I'm bored and broke and missing working as hard as I can.
posted by Sil 09 September | 15:09
I suck because it's been over a year since I posted to metachat. :(
posted by Luminous Phenomena 09 September | 15:14
I know what you mean, Claudia. On both sides. I hate this stupid red state/blue state stuff.
posted by muddgirl 09 September | 15:17
Portland is a really, really hard place to find a job.

Oh man, don't tell me that. Now I'm really depressed. Portland was my last, I mean last, hope for employment salvation. All I can say is don't come to Vermont unless you like working checkout.
posted by DarkForest 09 September | 16:19
My dry eye has gotten worse (glazed and blurry) and drops don't help much; neither did skipping two days of evening primrose and flaxseed capsules.

I look like a disgusting bloated cow in recent pictures. I've been this fat before but my gut wasn't as huge.

I am not fucking arm candy.

I still need to get my AC serviced but I need to straighten up the front hall first.

I wish I were still in New England. There was something in a Maine magazine that the man who wrote "Richard Cory"'s house is for sale and in good condition, but I can't get out of this place until it's fit to live.

posted by brujita 10 September | 00:49
A little catching up: My news. || The baby of gaspode is HERE!!!