Tuesday, March 20, 2007

How Doth the Busy Little Bee...

I like Daylight Savings Time. I like that it is light later in the day. Who cares if it is dark in the morning? I get up at 5:30am and it wouldn't matter if the sun was shining like a laser, I would NOT want to get out of bed! At least now there is the possibility of being in the sunshine. There is so much more Vitamin D in my blood it is like being plugged into a wall socket - screw you Seasonal Affected Disorder! It has been a busy weekend in the Nikiverse; here is the quick rundown : 3 shows on Friday, training and paperwork, Fridays After Five lobby work, attempting to go see a band, hellacious ice storm, read until the wee hours, sleep, gym, all-day crop, change clothes, go see another band, discuss possible futures with a friend until 2am, read, sleep, make brunch (mmmmmm... broccolli and feta frittata), gym, go to a great play, work in the studio, about a billion phone calls, read until the wee hours, sleep, laundry, bills and correspondence, library, bank, 3 stores, gym, photo lab, home to pack, drive to Arlington, dinner with Colleen, 7 Codename: Kids Next Door episodes on Tivo (cause there are some things i really do miss, not having TV), some weird and scary sh** on OnDemand (now i have to look for a copy of the publication Art of Love because according to an enlightening 50s propaganda piece, i apparently can't possibly know how to please a man (who knew i was so misinformed and confused about men; thank goodness this $1 paperback from the 50s can set me straight)) and now here i sit in Colleen's guest room at 4am looking for information on the location of mailboxes shaped like R2-D2. Funny, i'm not even tired. Why am i in VA, you say? According to my last paycheck (dated March 9th) i have accrued the following hours: personal - 105 sick - 420 vacation - 173.6 That would be a total of 698 hours, or 99 days. If we discount the sick hours (cause i can't take more than 3 days in a row without a doctor's note) and ignore the fact that i have about 200 unaccounted comp hours, there are still 278 hours or 39 days that i need to take, some by July and some by December. Needless to say, the PTB are a bit unamused by this situation and want me to take some time off; therefore, i am only working 4 days in this 2 week pay period. How is that possible? I took these days off of the calendar 2 months ago; sure, it cost TSP bookings in the range of a possible 4K, but at least i get some time off, right? (personally i think the PTB have their priorities a bit askew, but who am i to question?) So i convinced the lovely, and dedicated, Miss Colleen to take tomorrow off so that we can have an adventure. The Federal Railway Administration is simply going to have to get along without her, on this Tuesday! [dang... am i a bad influence on everybody i meet?] As for the adventure, it is unplanned and weather dependant. It could be a driving adventure. It could be a DC adventure. It could be a museum adventure. It could be a sit-on-the-couch-in-our-jammies-and-eat-gummi-worms-while-watching-OnDemand adventure. Whatever it is, I am not going to work and i get to spend the day with Leenie. YIPPEE!!!

4 comments:

Francie the "wise" said...

Any time you want to skip work and come to Belgium, you're more than welcome.

Rickki said...

ME...ME! I've been BEGGIN' for you to come see me!! PLEEEEEAAASE?!?! See how popular you are?

srapalmateer said...

Just an FYI, Jason has Spring Break this week. You could get his butt out of bed EARLY one day...

Niki said...

I wish i'd know Jason was on break; he could have come on the R2-D2 hunt with us yesterday. Now i am back at work till Sunday.