September 21st, 2007

Meerkat

I'm not ignoring y'all! Really, I'm not!

I've hardly looked at LJ since I skimmed it on Wednesday. After a summer of super lots of free time I am now constantly busy! Luckily I like all the stuff I'm doing so I'm not feeling miserable about it!

The job at the photo store is going pretty good. This week I didn't feel lost for huge chunks of my time there! The girl who's training me, R, isn't working mornings anymore because she has a different part-time job. So my first week there she worked with me on Mon & Tues, and then I was on my own Wed & Thurs, and then she was in again on Fri. The manager there also knows how to run the machines so I did have someone to go to with questions.

Random observations after 2 weeks there:

~Stuff I did at Proex like plotting test strips and pretty much everything with the film processor came back to me pretty quickly.
~I'm pretty sure these machine print the photos faster than the one we used at Proex.
~There are two Fuji machines for doing prints on and since one is newer the printing screens/software is slightly different. This made learning them a smidge tougher than if there'd been just one machine.
~R is training me & there's a lot of stuff that is "I don't know why we do it like that, that's how Jenny trained me."
~I don't know Jenny, but she annoys me.
~The counter & shelves in the processing area are super disorganized. Eventually this will change. Oh yes, this will change!
~It's kinda tough getting used to a job where I'm on my feet for 4 hours. I am, after all, fat & lazy & out of shape.
~We're right next door to Surdyk's. They have awesome food in their deli.
~Surdyk's also has beer. There is some Young's Double Chocolate Stout chilling in my fridge right now. I went over to get lunch on my way from the photo store to GM and the line at the deli was too long, so I got beer instead.

After spending several hours running around busy and also often feeling like I don't know what I'm doing, it's kind of nice to then go to a job where all I have to do is enter numbers. I just sit back and listen to podcasts.

And, as if I wasn't tired enough, I've got class on 3 nights also. Painting is actually kind of relaxing, but the height of the stools and the height of the drawing table/easel combine to give me a sore lower back!

Much as I'm not hating any of my work or school, it does feel really damn good to be kicked back on the couch! Now to go rea what y'all have had to say... My flist is at skip 175. Oy.
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I was completely dressed when I left for work today.

No, this is not usually newsworthy. Yes, I am always dressed when I go to work.

I just felt the need to emphasize this fact today because as I was catching up on my flist from the last few days I noticed that not everyone on my flist could say the same thing.

One girl forgot to put on a bra, and another forgot to put on pants. I love my flist!