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29 July 2004 @ 08:01 am
State of the Sandpanther: Day II  


I'm insanely chipper today. It's been a while since I was this upbeat. I'm not entirely sure why. It seems a little psycho, considering all the drama going on at work right now. Then again, it's probably a good thing, considering all the drama going on at work right now.

I had a dream that I suddenly ended up in Wales right when the rally was going on. I volunteered to help out, and got a really cool pass (for free -- very important, considering Wales) that glowed blue at night. It looked really neat. Unfortunately, I was volunteering with some consession stand in the Service Park, so I didn't get to see any of the cars or drivers. *sniff* And, oddly, much of what was being sold was all anime. Very strange. I was just about to go check on who was leading and try to catch some stages when the alarm went off. Pesky alarm.

The pesky alarm wouldn't even have been going off if it hadn't been for the stupid merger stuff, since I was going to take today off to work on my house and my car. But I figured that, all things considered, it would be more politic to show up and participate in the psycho-drama. Le'sigh. I already had one person sit and fuss at me today. Since this is just encouraging me to get out faster from a job I was already planning on leaving soon, it's hard for me to summon up the correct level of fussiness. Nonetheless, I expect most of the day will be spent in endless repetitions of people worrying over, well, everything. With little end result, since we have absolutely no information at the moment. Heck, three-quarters of what we know at the moment came from the Internet, rather than through any company-internal channels. But still, it is traditional to fuss, and so fuss we must.

(Can you tell I'm not excited about dealing with the fussing? It's just such a hassle to pretend to care about something that really, I just don't see the point in wasting the energy on.)

I poked through Monster last night, and realized that I need to update my resume. While the job information and skills are all up to date, the contact information isn't. The home phone is going away in a month, and the e-mail address is one that is going to be vanishing soon as well. Heck, I'm planning on changing my cell phone number soon as well. Though I think I will hold off on that until after a new job is secured.

My project manager's last day is tomorrow. He announced that on Tuesday (though he had told some people about it earlier.) He's going to a new position, one in which he actually gets to use some of his skills. Wednesday he spent going around with the biggest smile you've ever seen.


Hmm... It occurs to me that I need to get ahold of my references and warn them that I may be sending people their way.


I got the keys to the house yesterday. I'll be heading down there this evening to check out some things and start moving some stuff in. The phone should be active there today, but I don't expect that there is any point in using that number for a little while. Something about us not being there that reliably.

Well, that seems to be all for now.
 
 
 
Paul Meyer: Supermunchkinweregamer on July 29th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
Cell number need not go away
Through the magic of the Number Portability Act (who says the government never does anything for you), you can keep your cell number even if you change area codes while changing carriers - that's why my cell is still 510 even though I'm a 650 guy now.
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 29th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Cell number need not go away
Well... I actually want to change my area code so that it's local to where I'm living, since I don't know a lot of people who are local to 415, but I do know a lot of people who are local to Silicon Valley. Including my parents, who are not cell phone-savvy, and have to pay long distance charges while calling me.
SnarkyLlamallamabitchyo on July 29th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)
Your project manager, he's the F1 fan, yes?
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 29th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no. That's the Psycho Freak Boss. So I still get to listen to my favorite sports commentator (not that I could get away from him anyway, le'sigh), and I still get to practice my stamina in not falling asleep while watching cars that sound like a pack of wasps.
SnarkyLlamallamabitchyo on July 29th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
Darn. I was hoping that was one positive thing for you at work.
Cirdancirdan_havens on July 30th, 2004 04:30 am (UTC)
Chipper is good. Dream was cool. I'll take a red glowing pass and we can work together in a super team to sell concessions. More encouragement to leave work. Definitely. Lucky person for leaving. But yeah, that drama... *rolls eyes*