get ready!

National Blog Post Month is almost here! I'm going to save the link to my blog on my phone so I can make sure to update daily. For those of you who are new to the blogging world NaBloPoMo takes place each November and you are supposed to blog every day. Prizes are involved. Not that I've ever won one but maybe this is my year.
I have lots to update you on but I'll save it for next month. Here's a little teaser of what you can look forward to: how I feel about Sally (that's what I'm calling my phone), project V, Early, Old Dude, work...and I think that's about it. Plus whatever else happens between now and then. Oh yeah and boot camp. I start that on Monday but I'm pretty sure I won't forget that when I can't walk. Until Monday...


And it continues...

So Project V (which I've been told I need to rename because it sounds like a different sort of project...one I'm not embarking on) is still continuing. I haven't had any meat since Monday at around 2pm. I've also made a delicious pasta (with zucchini, tomatoes, garlic & pine nuts), tried tofu (good at one place, not so much at another), and eaten a lot more fruit than I normally would. I also have been trying to eat lots of lentils since they are a good source of protein as well.
Tonight though - it's all going to be ruined. I'm going on a date with Early to Bowen's Island and they don't have any vegetarian items. I feel a little bit better that it is at least local seafood, and at least it's seafood instead of meat. We're also going to a local Fright Night thing with a haunted corn maze & a haunted hay ride. I'm pretty sure he's going to scream like a little girl but at least he's willing to go along!


Project V

So I'm a vegetarian now...I know it's crazy but it's true. I have not had meat since Monday, October 18th at 2:00 pm - so I'm 2.5 days into Project V. It all started when I read this book, Skinny Bitch - the chapter entitled "The Dead, Rotting Flesh Diet" or something to that affect has ruined meat/seafood/deliciousness for me. However, I did make a delicious pasta tonight with zucchini, tomato, garlic & pine nuts. I had lentil stew for lunch - so far I've had all delicious foods! I'm not sure how this will affect Hot Dog 2010...do I abandon it? Or switch over to a vegetarian hot dog? Ugh...I'm leaning towards abandonment, although it's far more likely I'll forget about what I read in a few weeks and abandon Project V.
Also, as I'm sure all of you were wondering - I'm back from Chicago and I LOVED IT! I can't wait to go back. It's such a cool city - smack in the middle of downtown has the big city feel with the giant buildings but when you get out into the neighborhood, it has a smaller city feel but everything is still so walkable. Also, I loved public transportation! I was a little scared at first and convinced myself that the train would derail because the driver drank too much the night before and would be driving too fast...but I got over that eventually.
I also got to see lots of homeless people - but just a note to all you homeless people out there: Don't ask me for money if you have a McFlurry in your hand! Seriously - use my money for canned goods, something that you can actually get nutrients from, not McDonalds! Oh, I also got chased by a street performer. It was one of those guys painted silver and he had a sign that said if you want a picture you have to donate money. Well I didn't think that applied to me and he chased me down and made me delete the picture! It was so funny!! And also the perfect opportunity for everyone else to get free pictures since he was preoccupied with yelling at me.
I got to see my buddy C.G. again too, which was great. It's been probably around 10 years since I'd seen him and I'm so proud of him! He's done so much with his life and I'm happy that he's been so successful with his work and that he seems very happy with his life. I can't wait to go back and visit him! I'm 97% sure I'm going to be moving to Chicago next summer...but who knows, that could change but I hope it doesn't.


I Did It!

I did it! I did it! I quit my job - and based on her reaction, I wish I just hadn't gone back yesterday after lunch. I feel like it would have gotten the exact same reaction. No more Team Matsy!! I get to go to work and like my coworkers and not have to grunt at anyone (unless it's before 10am, then clearly, I'm not going to speak out loud).
The only downside is I don't think she's going to have me work the next 2 weeks...so I won't get paid. But the upside is I don't have to go there ever again!


Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

I think I'm going to do it tomorrow. I'm going to give my notice at work. I had planned on waiting until next Tuesday so I could continue working there before starting at Dr. L's on November 8th...but I just don't think I can make it at that office until then. Today was a horrible day - except, aside from the fact that I didn't talk to anyone, I didn't think it was that bad. Apparently, my refusal to chit chat needlessly with the other staff members is a problem and put a "bad vibe" in the office. I did everything the other staff asked, I helped with instruments/trays...but not good enough. I should chit chat and get along and be friends. Let's go ahead and have a group hug at the end of the day - no thanks! You know how I feel about hugs.
I was thinking about it and I used to love going to that office. I looked forward to Monday & Tuesday because I just really loved work. Then things changed, there was all kinds of office drama and no one got along. Now I would rather be anywhere else than work. I usually take a 2-3 hour lunch just to not be in that building. I'd rather not get paid than have to deal with the fakeness & drama of the place.
I was pulled aside and told I was not a team player and to come in with a better attitude tomorrow. Well, I'm not going to be a team player when no one else is. Everyone else gets to do the bare minumum and it's fine so why should I do any more? I realize that's a horrible attitude to have and I feel like I don't have that attitude at my other offices. I didn't used to have that attitude there. I think that the longer I stay there the more stressed I will become and the worse off both I & the office will be. I just have to summon up the courage to let her know exactly why I am quitting. I don't want her to think that I'm leaving because a)I got yelled at or b)the one person I got along with left. She was a reason to stick around because she made my day bearable but I was still becoming unhappy..I think she just slowed the process down.
I don't want to be a quitter - but I am going to be!!


C'mon Thursday at 4!!

Oh my gosh can it get worse? Ok...don't answer that. I know, it can. I don't really have it that badly. But I got cussed at by a patient today because he was upset his gums were sore (not my fault you SUCK at brushing your teeth and can't brush the bottom half of them)...I seem incapable of running on time at work lately...and Old Dude is definitely blowing me off. Early is just too busy with school to give me attention and I just want a hug to make today better!! Since I will not be receiving that hug today...I want tomorrow to hurry up and get here so I can go to Fayetteville and everything will be ok again.
If Mrs. W saw my FB post (and if she loves me) and has time, I just know she'll make a pumpkin cake...I really hope she has time (and loves me!). She makes the best pumpkin cake - so moist with the best cream cheese icing you'll ever have. Seriously. This is an award winning cake. What award you ask? The Official Kristin LOVES This Cake Award. I did not just make that up.
For now though, I'm just going to crawl in my bed and hide from whatever evil the world has left in store for me today.


How I Met Your Mother

Tonight was a great episode. It made me feel better about the whole C situation - I totally feel like that was unfinished. And I deleted his number/any reminders of him but I can't delete his number from my brain. But at the end, Robin forgot Don's number. So eventually, I'll forget C's too....right?
In other news, I've got a couple exciting weeks coming up - going home and to the zoo this weekend, Chicago next weekend and I'll start a new job in November!! Well...not new...but I'm leaving the one that's no longer making me happy (because of dirty, red neck coworkers) and I'll pick up more hours at the job that I do like.
And, to catch up anyone who may be wondering - I'm still dating Old Dude and Early. There are things I like about each of them and really, things are going pretty slowly with both of them so I'll need to keep both of them around to get the attention that I want....at least for now. I do feel bad everytime Early goes in for a kiss though. Weird that I don't feel bad about Old Dude. I'm going to need to get rid of my guilty conscience if I'm going to keep this up. Besides, I haven't told either one of them that I'm dating only them so this is all a part of dating, right???
Also, Hot Dog TwentyTen is still continuing...but I'm getting kinda fat (def not from eating a bunch of hot dogs!!) so I had to put it on hold for a little bit. There is 1 place left to try and then Round Two begins.