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fargon 01-29-2015 06:58 PM

YEAH!, good for you IM.

glatt 01-29-2015 07:07 PM

I'm really happy for you Infi! That's really cool. Makes me happy to read.

classicman 01-29-2015 07:31 PM

That is absolutely wonderful. So happy for you. YAY!

monster 01-29-2015 09:00 PM

So happy to read this :)

DanaC 01-30-2015 05:01 AM

Oh that's just made my day! Fucking awesome Infi. You totally deserve this break

Griff 01-30-2015 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 920703)
http://www.cellar.org/attachment.php...1&d=1422147408

A man wakes up one morning with the mother of all hangovers. He opens his eyes, and on the nightstand he sees a glass of water, an aspirin, a rose and a note saying, Honey, breakfast is ready, I love you. Hugs and kisses, your wife.

Not remembering a thing about the night before, he walks to the kitchen and sees his son at the breakfast table and asks him about what had happened last night. The son says, "Well, you came home and were completely hammered, tripped on the coffee table and smashed it to pieces, then you barfed in the hallway, peed all over the carpet, got into a scuffle with mom and then you went to bed. Then, when she started to pull off your pants, you screamed, "Get away from me, bitch, I'm married!"

;)

Nice one!

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 920740)
My first day was fantastic! I really like the way things work there. I really like the woman who runs the office (I'm basically her helper and she's been doing it alone for a while. We get along great!) I got to talk to a handful of clients (unusually slow day) and I already know that my assertion that my experience in CCs has taught me how to communicate with just about anyone was absolutely correct.

And, because I'm weird, I love paperwork and I got to work a file from the beginning (including speaking with the person and making the file) and all the steps that need to happen to make sure everyone is where they need to be and informed...I'll remember this file when it goes to 'closed.' It's like putting together a puzzle and making sure it all fits together.

I'm incredibly happy. And I can't imagine working with a nicer group of people. Nobody is trying to put one over on anyone. No one is climbing any kind of invisible ladder.

I can't stop occasionally going 'YEAH!' just out of the blue by myself. :D

w00t!!!!

BigV 01-30-2015 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 920703)
http://www.cellar.org/attachment.php...1&d=1422147408

A man wakes up one morning with the mother of all hangovers. He opens his eyes, and on the nightstand he sees a glass of water, an aspirin, a rose and a note saying, Honey, breakfast is ready, I love you. Hugs and kisses, your wife.

Not remembering a thing about the night before, he walks to the kitchen and sees his son at the breakfast table and asks him about what had happened last night. The son says, "Well, you came home and were completely hammered, tripped on the coffee table and smashed it to pieces, then you barfed in the hallway, peed all over the carpet, got into a scuffle with mom and then you went to bed. Then, when she started to pull off your pants, you screamed, "Get away from me, bitch, I'm married!"

;)

Not sure if this is the guy, but they're drinking the same kool-aid!


infinite monkey 01-31-2015 09:47 AM

Just a quick 'thanks again' to all the well-wishers!

orthodoc 01-31-2015 10:10 AM

Been away all week and missed your news, but so glad to hear of it, Infi! And fantastic that your start has gone well and you're enjoying the job ... way to go! :cheerldr:

infinite monkey 01-31-2015 11:00 AM

Thank you!

orthodoc 01-31-2015 06:47 PM

Not to drift the thread, but ... I am SO happy today after reclaiming my loom, spinning wheel, cutting table, and almost all ancillary equipment, and getting them set up in a spare room in an organized way. The room has north light, so is great for any type of art, and it was originally designed with a fiber studio in mind. There's storage and some bookshelves for my fiber books. I have to get rid of a cat-scratched loveseat to get my sewing machine and serger back in place, but they can wait a week or two.

The important thing is, I have dug out and organized all my fiber arts stuff, reassembled it, oiled it, repaired it etc., and am ready to get all creative again. And I just put in an order for materials to get me going on a couple of projects. I started out weaving all sorts of things, just to try different techniques and materials, and I'm still going to explore that - going to try a new technique in one project. But I found I do love making larger pieces, throws and blankets, with interesting weave patterns and fibers. I can get wool that's produced here in the US, and I can spin silk/wool combination yarn for weft that will let me try some new things ... so I'm stoked.

Being the introvert that I am, spending time banging out a new pattern on the loom is centering and satisfying. I suspect it will keep me sane in between weeks of stupidity at work.

It was also calming and happy-making to find, organize, and photograph a few of the things I sewed for the kids over the years - costumes and the odd sundress and christening dress. I wish I'd photographed everything I made back then - I sent many homemade dresses/hats/playsuits off to my sister for nieces to wear without recording them. However, I have a few things left. The medieval gown that laces up the back, with lined angel sleeves etc., would almost fit me. Not that I'm into medieval stuff, but it's a pretty dress.

All of which is to say that it's probably a wise and helpful thing to occasionally take stock of things you've done/accomplished, and record them in some way. It's good for perspective.

xoxoxoBruce 01-31-2015 07:06 PM

Do you think you'll have all of our costumes ready for our maypole dance and virgin sacrifice? :haha:

Glad to hear you're carpe-ing your deim. Go get 'em, tiger.

orthodoc 01-31-2015 07:51 PM

For Mayday? No problem. ;)

Tigers do best alone ... I roared at husband who returned from a day playing and enjoying himself, only to criticize me ... he is now off licking his wounds. You're right, he does need a sharp reminder at times that he's crossed a boundary.

I'm watching the GOT trailer, reading my IME material, sipping a single malt, and giving no further fucks tonight.

limey 02-01-2015 03:15 AM

This is excellent news, Ortho! Creating stuff is so important for the soul and one's sanity. X

Sent by thought transference

classicman 02-01-2015 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orthodoc (Post 920942)
For Mayday? No problem. ;)
... husband who returned from a day playing and enjoying himself ... he is now off licking his wounds. You're right, he does need a sharp reminder at times that he's crossed a boundary.

Thanks for that mental image. I lol'd. ;) :eyebrow:


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