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19 November 2010 @ 06:04 pm
Yay for employment! Yay!  
This week I started my new job, which is my very first actual grown-up job.  I've been substituting for a few years, and it was getting to where I was only being called maybe once or twice a week, which just wasn't enough money to pay my bills anymore.  And as luck had it, one of the folks in my writer's group knew of an opening that was coming up where he worked, and let me know so I could get my application super-early, and I got the job! 

I have a cubicle, and a computer, and my own extension.  You know when you were little and you had those little plastic houses you played in?  And some were little McDonald's or whatever, and you pretended to make the hamburgers and you made your sister go through the drive-thru and order, and you passed the plastic food through the window and you just felt so awesome and cool?  That's kinda how I feel right now.

Yesterday was rough, though; I'm not used to sitting under fluorescent lights all day (when I subbed I would turn half of the lights off before the kids got there - they never knew the difference), and I ended up having the worst headache of my life.  Not hyperbole.  It was the worst headache of my life.  I ended up coming home, taking a shower, and crawling into bed at 6pm.  I approached today very warily, but it was totally fine.  So.

(Does anyone else ever have the problem when you're typing up a post and every time you try to type an apostrophe it opens up the quick find field instead?  This is the third or fourth time it's happened to me, and it's only when I'm posting in LJ.  I have to switch over to HTML to put in the apostrophe and then switch back.  I searched in LJ Help and on Google and got nothing.  It is weird.)

Anyway, very happy to be gainfully employed.  I have benefits!  I have been without insurance for about five years - I had whatever paltry student insurance you have when you're going to school, but that doesn't really count.  Although working full-time is really cutting into my laying around and internet time.  And my writing time, unfortunately.  This weekend I'm going to really sit down and just write write write.  If I don't finish in November, though, it's not the end of the world.
Holly: Mary/Eddie cuddleshollywobbles on November 20th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
Heh, when I said my week had been crazy, I meant "I've been pondering my future even more than usual and there was a friending meme at the RememberLaura community so my inbox has been very full, and I've been dealing with that." Your week on the other hand has been *legitimately* crazy! Go you!!

Congrats once again on the job!!! :D Getting a full-time job right now is an accomplishment that's nothing short of miraculous. And benefits, and money... both very awesome things.

[high fiiiiiiive]

P.S. I HATE fluorescent lights they are the SPAWN of SATAN.
Shannon: bsg revelationskungfuwaynewho on November 20th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I read like three different sites on what to do with fluorescents, and they were all like, there's nothing you can do! Ask your employer to remove the fluorescent bulbs! Okay, I'll get right on that.

Though when I was telling my dad about it, he was like, sounds like a migraine, kiddo. So I read up on it - because I know a migraine isn't just a bad headache and is another thing entirely - and aside from the nausea, which I didn't get, I had every other symptom. So I think it was an actual migraine.

I said, but I've never had one before! (Though in thinking about it, I think the other Worst Headache Ever, about five years ago, was prob a migraine, too.) No one in my family has them! And my mom was all, oh, I get them. News to me! So there you go.