Monday, April 03, 2006

Boys and Girls...Life Lessons for Today

I've learned quite a bit today. I want to share some of it with you.

1.
Brokeback Mountain is officially taking over the world. I saw this ad on the Q train along with The Fagulous Blogger...though not at the same time. I laughed out loud.

2. I have a bad boss. He is an inspirational leader, but an absolutely horrible manager. He yelled at me today because I wasn't being enough of a yes girl. Yup, completely yelled at me and walked away from me as I was talking and said a smart ass comment. I had just sat down at my desk for the day. He came and told me that he had done something that was totally against the rules of our organization. I tried to tell him that and he yelled at me. I was stunned and caught completely off guard. I waited until he had left and my door was shut before I started crying.

As I was crying, I learned that I need to accept that he is a horrible boss and stop trying to give him information to improve. He clearly does not want to accept it and I'm going to get fired if I keep trying. So I'm just going to keep my mouth shut and only share information with people who want it.

3. I learned that for the next few months, I need to buckle down financially. Go cold turkey on pricey social events and get creative with ways to hang out for free. I am dropping over $1500 a month for my mortgage and maintenance through the spring...trying to get back on track...and that is more important than partying.

4. I learned that if I don't start running again, I am not going to look amazing at my ten-year college reunion in May. And since I'm not married nor do I have kids, I need to look amazing. So I'm going to start running again. And I'm actually looking forward to it...I miss running. It only took six months, but my itch is back.

4 comments:

Beebs said...

You do look great! If you want to save $$$$ quit drinking- it will automatically make you creative as to what to do with your friends. Also I madea large vat of soup and have been bring some to work- it will help you lose weight and keep your wallet fat.

Third- the fagulous blog is hilarious!
Finally- I totally have a dickhead boss who instead of yelling at people- he ingnores you and makes you feel insignificant! Don't bother worrying about him.
But you really do look great- you just ran a marathon!

Melissa said...

I did a marathon in 2001 and since then I've dropped into terrible shape. As in, I'm not in shape. I decided yesterday that I'm going to start running again, too... must be in the water.

Perhaps a little jog on Sunday might be in order. I'll warn you - I'm slow.

Melissa said...

I forgot - I saw that same subway ad today. On the F I believe. I laughed out loud. People stared. I couldn't have cared less. The guy in it reminds me of Santino Rice from Project Runway.

maura said...

RUNNING!

I was in the best shape of my life when I was an avid runner (err...jogger).

Then I got a personal trainer who pushed me to do weights. With my limited amount of gym time -- I devoted it to his weight-training program and stopped the running.

Then, he dumped me. (He just stopped showing up!) And now, I don't do anything!

That will change...as of today! Well -- maybe not today -- but TOMORROW!

Run to good health!