Tuesday, March 13, 2007


First, I just have to say I'm lucky I made it home alive today. I drove through the most awful rain/thunder storm on my way home from work. It was terrible. On George Bush, all I could see were the blurry taillights in front of me....no lane dividers, etc. It was pouring, and there were wrecks all over LBJ and 75. I didn't even know it was going to rain today.

Anyway, it's been a long time since I've added anything new here. I'm still adjusting to not having any free time really. I mean, I'm in the car for about 2.5 hours a day, not getting home until about 7 pm, and in those evening hours I have to eat, shower, respond to emails, plan for tomorrow, etc. Plus, I've got some books I'm trying to read, and I'm just about to start studying to try to be ready to take the GMAT and maybe the LSAT as soon as possible in case I decide to go to law school. So, anyway, there's just not a lot of time, or I just haven't learned how to efficiently use the little time there is yet.

I can't really think of what's happened between the last time I wrote something and now. We had national training last week. It was here in Dallas. In fact, it as literally at the DFW airport - in Terminal C...the Hyatt Regency. Interesting. I stayed at the hotel because that's a LONG commute for me and I didn't want to make it to/from each day. A couple of my friends from New Hire Training in NYC wanted to see Dallas, so I drove them downtown on Wednesday afternoon, but that was the only time we saw sunlight that entire week. It was quite an adjustment for the eyes. I could go into more detail about the training, but, well, it was just training. Nothing exciting. Bad food. Hotel renovations = lots of noise. Some bad instructors. Etc. But it was good to see a lot of the NYC guys and girls again and to talk about our first two months on the job. And we did have a couple of worthwhile courses such as Action Writing and Presentation Skills. I'd have never thought I would enjoy Presentation Skills, but I did learn some tricks. And Action Writing, well, it was pretty much stuff I already know because I like grammar, style, etc. (although, please don't judge this entry to closely - I'm very tired, and I don't feel like proof-reading), but it was still a good class. And Tom Cruise's cousin was one of the instructors. I wonder if she's a Scientologist.

I'm also suffering because I know that my mom, my aunt, and several of my friends are in Europe on Spring Break right now, and it's the first time since 8th grade that I haven't gotten to go on this trip. I'm very depressed because Paris >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dallas and sightseeing/history >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> work. I can say that here (I think) because who wouldn't rather be in some cool city on Spring Break than stuck in their everyday office working? That person would be crazy.

It's okay, though, because I've got a couple of trips to Lubbock planned in the next few weeks, plus I think I'm about to get a free trip on SW airlines! I'm thinking Hawaii sounds nice.

That's all, I think. I can't believe tomorrow's only Wednesday! It's rainy and overcast and we're all adjusting to the time change, so the week is passing so slowly.

You know, I think I have this idea that every entry has to be as long as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but maybe I'll try just making a few shorter entries throughout the week and see if it's easier to keep that up.

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