the kick-off

I’m @ JP’s right now. I just walked over here from the Austin NaNoWriMo kick-off meeting that was held at the House of Tutors. They were a fun crowd. I would have been completely silent if it wasn’t for Emily (lazym, the Austin NaNo ML) breaking the ice with me while I sipped on a soda during the short break. We also had to sit around in a circle and introduce ourselves, so that forced me to speak a bit. I think having the type of support this city has for NaNoWriMo will be a good thing for me participating this year. They are also have a midnight write-in at Katz’s on Tuesday night, so I’ll be hurrying over there after work. I wish they had more wee hours write-ins I could attend ’cause I could definitely make those. I’ll definitely try to make any weekend ones that are available, and I think there’s one or two. Due to my 3-11 weekday work schedule, I won’t be able to attend any write-ins that have been planned during the week. Just a couple more days until the insanity begins. I’m excited.

the zen

I sleep late. I wake up late. It’s time to get ready for work.

Eating Zen tonite for Third Thursday.

Nothing new lately ‘cept a couple more people were let go at work yesterday which made me happy ’cause their attitudes didn’t fit.

The boxes are still in my car, and they’re draining my tank. If I don’t get to the bookstore tomorrow (which is most likely the case), then that’ll be the first thing I do on Saturday.

The weather is EXCELLENT.

the bomb drop

At the end of the shift on Monday, we received envelopes that had all the information about our conversion to employee status. There’s three tiers in my department which all get paid different now. We do the same work, but I guess it was based on our past performance as contractors. This left a bunch of people pissed, because many of them are receiving “pay cuts.” I feel for them, but I wasn’t one who had to worry. Work hard I say.

I’m not getting paid any more than I did as a contractor, but I will be receiving the good ol’ benefits and stock options. Taxes will actually be taken out of my paychecks, and I don’t have to worry about keeping up with that. I’m thinking that as an employee, I won’t have to pay as much to Big Brother as I did as an independent contractor, but I could be wrong. I hope I’m not.

I think tomorrow will be strange at work ’cause everyone’s divided in a sense.

I’m not getting the hair cut. The boxes are still in the backseat of my car which I think I’m gonna actually bring to the bookstore tomorrow ’cause they’re seriously weighing down my car.

I lost forty bucks ’cause my car didn’t pass its inspection the first two times, and I was gonna go a third this past Sunday, but I said fuck it ’cause that place was shadier than shit and I had a good feeling they weren’t passing my car to pocket the cash. Whatever. Karma will eat their soul. I think I’ll try to get my car inspected elsewhere when I start feeling paranoid again or once I get pulled over for it. Knock on wood.

So we’ll see what the future entails at work, in life and the what-not. I received all my nursing school confirmation information last week, and I’ll be getting on that slowly but surely.

The Crown was enjoyable as usual tonite. Scrabble @ The I’s was fun as always. You can take all the words in a round of scrabble and make some interesting beat poetry out of it.

Good nite/morning/afternoon. Thanks again for staying in touch.

the things to do

Happy Birthday, Kent! I know it was yesterday, but I was present.

A list for my memory more than yours of what needs to get done in order of priority:

– gas up

– drop off Uncle Sam’s $$ (which he doesn’t deserve from poor me but is getting any way)

– get hair cut

– bring boxes to bookstore (long overdue)

The first few are mandatory for tomorrow before work. The box thing is some time this week but hopefully tomorrow. If I don’t have time for it, then I’ll bring the boxes in to get to ASAP.

Swan Dive “remixes” have been announced, and the comic is going to be a webcomic soon. I have to get on it as much as possible this month ’cause next month’s NaNoWriMo time.

Busy me.