Well it’s been an incredibly busy few days. After being bored at work for a week or two, they suddenly decided to give me all sorts of work DUE ASAP. Actually, I wasn’t too happy about it. I like being busy, and I’d rather be super busy than super bored (although being super bored I did get to work a lot on my show). However, I don’t like being given a job with very vague descriptions, and then when I inquire being told, “Oh I haven’t thought about it much. Ignore everything on the sheet. I’ll let you know when I think of something.” The job was to create some advertising pieces for Creative Printing and Publishing at an Adobe conference on Wednesday. I worked on it a bit on Friday, and the guy in charge was vaguely saying “Oh I’ll think of something this weekend and let you know.”
Monday and Tuesday I worked on this one job all day, both days leaving at 5:30/5:40 and not taking a lunch break. It was crazy. Wednesday I spent doing all the other jobs that had been put on hold, most of them were due on Tuesday or Wednesday. Same as yesterday… But I’m finally caught up! For now. I designed the pieces, I faxed the customers the proofs, and until I hear back from them, it’s off my plate. I’m finally able to breathe. :-) And think about what I’m designing.
In other news… On Tuesday my dad’s department had an office picnic for dinner. Although I don’t really know the people all that well, it was nice. My dad grilled the burgers and hot dogs. My dad loves to grill, and it’s fun to have these picnics. Yummy. :-) It was held at Moss Park, and anyone who’s been there (like Matt) can testify as to how beautiful it is there. There are lots of tall trees and Spanish moss everywhere overhead. There’s a lake, and water birds, and squirrels, and for any of you who love to camp I definitely recommend Moss Park in Orlando. :-) It’s far away from the touristy-city part, and beautiful… but not too far away so that we can visit it regularly. (It’s down the street from Wycliffe.)
Wednesday the best thing happened this week – Paul came!! I didn’t think he was going to for a little while, because he hadn’t gotten his plates for his car yet… (Long story) But he came anyway and so it’s been nice being with him. For those who don’t know, Paul and I made our first big purchase as a couple – a nice red Pontiac Sunbird. (You can see more pictures here.) It’s very exciting to get this, and Paul now has transportation for the first time! He’s also excited. When he got here on Wednesday, we drove around the block a few times. I made all the necessary changes to the radio – turned the bass up to where it should be (full). ;-) I wish we could drive to places outside the neighborhood, but the car doesn’t have plates yet. Paul’s parents are getting them on Monday and mailing them at that point.
Yesterday was my little bro’s 19th birthday. His girlfriend came over for dinner, and we had a roast and pasta and salad. It was good, especially with my new favorite dressing – Greek Viniagrette. :-) I gave him a lawn/beach chair that was orange and blue and said GATORS on it, and if you knew anything about my brother, you would know it’s a perfect gift for him. :-)
Last night Paul and I did a lot of talking about our wedding registry. I think this is fun, but he doesn’t as much. There is a lot to think about. For example, you register for too much and you don’t get the bare necessities. You register for too expensive things and you don’t get them at all. You register for something that’s cheap and run the risk of it falling apart after a month. And of course if it’s all towels and boring stuff like that, then people don’t enjoy it as much. So we’re trying to get a good mix of everything. We have to decide Bed Bath and Beyond vs. Linens N Things first. The former has a better selection (including the dishes we want) but the latter has more Mexican stuff (for our Mexican themed kitchen).
Okay, I’m sure that last paragraph was boring for everyone. :-) I should go now and finish up these last few jobs I have. Leave for the weekend with everything crossed off my list. :-) Hooray for completed jobs!