Sunday, May 30, 2010
Alright, so it's been awhile since I posted anything of substance. Here's an update on my life, as I know it, right now. Two weeks ago, the pediatric floors in the hospital and our outpatient clinics decided to do superhero day. They let us in the pharmacy know, with the hopes that we would dress up. My coworker Sarah and I took it to a whole new level. First off, we decided it was important to think of a name. One morning, Sarah mentioned to me that we should be the "Super Tech Duo". I of course, being as naive as I am said, "YEAH, we can abbreviate it to S-T...Oh wait, maybe that isn't such a good name." Well, being that we have no shame, we went with it. We also decided to be Superheros on a budget. As you can tell from our outfits, that was a definite success. I made the shirts, Sarah made the masks and thanks to the invention of the towel cape, we were good to go! It was a great day and little did we know, there was a contest for best costume. The judges came down and took our picture and an hour or so later we were the winners for the WHOLE hospital. We got a gift card! Then, this week we received a call announcing that a poster had been made with our picture on it. It will be displayed on the peds floor, with the unveiling happening this week. Needless to say, I'm kind of a big deal now. People know me!
Also there has been another big change in my life recently. I have decided to take over the second shift responsibilities at work. I will be permanently in the discharge pharmacy from 2-10 and also will be in charge of inventory for the pharmacy. I take over in July. This is something I am not sure how I feel about it quite yet. We all know I like my sleep and this will DEFINITELY mess with that schedule. It is a pay increase though and somewhat of a promotion. Also, it opens up the possibility for me to approach school with a little bit more of an option. I will have one day shift (Tuesdays) and will never have to work weekends. I have been convicted about my financial situation lately and think this may provide me a better opportunity to get the debt I do have paid off as well as to get some money into savings. I need to be a better steward and want to get a kick start in that area. We'll keep you posted.
Posted by absofsteel26 at 7:28 AM
Monday, May 3, 2010
I have decided to take up using public transport. As most of you know, I live FAR FAR away from where I work. I also work in a place that thinks half of my salary should go to pay for parking. I have decided that something needs to change. I am going to start off slow. My first excursion will take me to Eden Prairie (aka West Egg**), where I will ride a coach bus directly to The U. Don't judge me, I need to start off small.
What you may not realize, is that from the time I was deemed responsible enough...I avoided the bus at ALL costs. I walked to school from 7th grade on. I never really cared for the yellow vehicle that made me sit close to people I didn't care to sit close to.
I have thought this through and have been talking it over with my coworkers for quite some time. I have a few people who can't wait to hear my stories. They are the same ones that think it is fun when someone accosts them on the way into work. Yeah, I work with some interesting people! One of my coworkers asked me the other day, if I had started riding yet. I said, "I am just nervous, what if there is nowhere to sit on the bus and I have to stand the whole way? I can't stand while someone is driving." His response was, "That's why you find the cutest guy on the bus and stand by him. Then, if you hit a bump, you fall in his lap and giggle and say OH, SORRY!!" At this point I looked at my coworker and asked the same question that you are all asking right now, "Do you even know me?" I had to remind him of the story at the grocery store. The day I slipped and rolled into who my coworkers have deemed my Mr. Right, and without making eye contact....got back up and walked away. This plan will NEVER work for me.
So, needless to say, look for some GREAT stories. I am doing this for so many reasons but mostly because my life has been a little blah lately and there is nothing like throwing yourself into situations that you have dreaded FOREVER to get you out of the BLAH stage. I'll keep you posted!
** West Egg= new money! C'mon people doesn't anyone remember The Great Gatsby??
Posted by absofsteel26 at 7:17 PM