Archive for October, 2005

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Vacation Time!

Since I’ve quit my job recently, what better way to celebrate than by going someplace warm and sitting around? So another friend of my decided that after his current project hits a good spot, he’d be dying for a vacation. We set the dates for the trip and decided to go where we could find a good deal.

After sifting through various online deals, we opted for Cancun as our destination. This was 2-3 weeks ago. Well, just our luck, Hurricane Wilma struck and caused tremendous damage to the seaside town. News reports are showing massive damage and thousands of tourists stuck in the city. Soooo… what next?

So me, my friend, and 2 other friends got together and found a deal to Hawaii on Monday, just 2 days ago. We jumped on the deal, cancelled our hotel room in Cancun, and now Delta has cancelled our flight to Cancun. Woohoo, full refund! Aloha!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Back to the Wall

So it’s been about a month since I last hit the climbing gym. Fun times indeed, but I can definitely feel my lack of muscles. I did five climbs this time: 5.8, 10a, 10c, 10d, 10a.

My friends encouraged me to get a membership so that I can climb more often and also work out. The thing is, I don’t really like working out at a gym. I don’t mind doing an activity which gives me exercise (playing sports, running with a friend outdoors), but somehow, being on a treadmill simply bores me. I suppose if there was a giant tv playing my favorite shows, then maybe.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Money Lost…and Found

I’ve noticed with people I’m around as well as for myself that whenever we find some money in a jacket pocket or pants pocket, we feel happy. “Yay, I found $20 in my pocket!” The thing is, that money was always yours, except of course if somebody had borrowed your jacket and put that $20 in there. Only then does it really deserve the “yay I found $20 in my pocket” speech.

I suppose we never notice when we “lose” that $20 because we figured that we had spent the money. Perhaps that’s why we’re so thrilled with the aspect of the pocket money. I say all this because I “found” $20 in my pocket today and was absolutely thrilled. My lunch companion only laughed at my excitement.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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The Fourth Day

So I’ve been enjoying my break from “work” for four days now and I’ve been as busy as ever. Instead of parking myself in a chair in front of a computer all day, I’ve been doing errands.

I’d have to say that I don’t feel as though I’ve separated myself from my old job and my old company. Things are still fairly fresh in my mind. It’ll just be a matter of time before that all becomes a distant memory. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy my days off.

One observation that has surprised me is that while driving around places during the middle of the day, there are so many cars on the road! Where is everybody going? Don’t they have school/job to be at? I suppose they could say the same about me.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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The 1000th Entry

Today was the first day of my unemployment. Sure, it doesn’t seem like much of an event to write about for my 1000th blog entry, but I would say quitting my job was definitely a big moment for me. I decided that the company wasn’t quite right for me anymore and finally pulled the trigger and quit. Normally, I pretty much stay on one road unless an outside force diverts me from my current path.

How does it feel? Pretty darn good. It doesn’t quite feel real yet though. I suppose it will become more real when the money in my bank account starts to shrink a little bit everyday. That and there won’t be any money going in.

For now, I feel as though I’ve merely taken a random day off and gave myself a long weekend. It feels good though, to be able to wake up at my leisure and pretty much bum around the house. I’m sure I’ll find myself getting restless soon enough. In the meantime, I’m catching up on the shows in my Tivo and cleaning up my room.

Scarf Girl, looking forward to the next 1000 entries.

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