Friday, October 06, 2006

60 hours and counting

Until Train Guy and I see David Sedaris live at the Kimmel Center on Sunday night. I can’t wait!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sometimes it’s nice to be the low man on the totem pole

All hell broke loose over a project I work on. Nothing I did (thank God) but in general. I’ve done everything I’m capable of doing, and have been complimented for doing it, but not being the boss means I don’t have to deal with the rest of the shit my poor boss is dealing with now.

Yesterday he told me someone in our “group” is leaving and did I have any ideas for replacements or how we’d juggle the work load when they left. I said, “Hey, I’ll take the promotion.”

Then all hell broke loose on the project.

I just called him up and said, “Hey, so you just got that latest e-mail with the latest shit that’s going down, right?” Yes, he replies. “And remember how we were talking yesterday and I said that I’d like to throw my name in as a replacement for ____?” Yes, he says “Well, after getting that e-mail there is no way in hell I would ever want to deal with that so let’s just pretend I didn’t say it, OK?” Laughter ensues on the other end.. “Hello? No, I’m really serious; no way in hell would I want to deal with this kind of crap all day.”
More laughing and then, “Yeah, OK, we’ll talk later…” as he’s hanging up I scream, “…no really! I don’t wanna! You can’t make me…. (click).”

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

You mean you really don't eat for a WHOLE day?!

It’s been a bit busy as of late. Work is crazy as the entire company is scrambling to make our sales goal to ensure a nice bonus this winter and Train Guy and I have been busy seeing friends we haven’t seen in ages because schedules are always so full over the summer. Then Train Guy is Jewish so we had plans with his family for Rosh Hashanah and then last night’s Yom Kippur.

I must admit that it’s a new experience for me to walk in to home with 15 Jews in suits and nice dresses all racing in from sitting in synagogue for hours and scrambling to get a meal on the table because they haven’t eaten in 24 hours. I have dated other men who are Jewish and I have good friends who are Jewish but I’ve never spent the holidays with them. I must say that the Jews know how to sacrifice; they don’t eat. What do Christians do on holy holidays? Stuff ourselves with chocolate. There is no way we’d settle for just staring at Easter baskets or looking at our Christmas stockings for a whole 24 hours and not being able to touch any of it. No way. Do we really think that not eating meat on Fridays is a sacrifice? Puh-leeeeze….try not eating a thing and only drinking minimal amounts of water for 24 hours. Now THAT’S a sacrifice.. and one you won’t see me making any time soon.

Breaking the fast with his family reminded me of going to my friend’s house growing up who was one of 6 kids. If you didn’t reach in and grab what you could the minute the food hit the table you didn’t get any. Of course last night’s dinner was quiet with no siblings fighting and there was plenty of food and everyone was all dressed up and the wine was flowing and everything was so damned good I wound up eating like I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours when in all actuality I ate two hours earlier. Yeah, I didn’t make a good Christian and there’s no way I’d ever make a good Jew.