Monday, August 15, 2005

Good Things DO Happen

Nice things about today, and this weekend:

Lovely weather today.

I'm dressed well. AND wearing eye makeup! Tomorrow's goal: tinted moisturizer.

Indulged myself with food--hot cup of coffee and oatmeal for breakfast, a big ol' sandwich for lunch.

Partying with my engineers on Friday was even more a complete spectacle of debauchery than I could have guessed. It had been quite awhile since any of us got out--and we made up for it. :) Very dirty deeds were performed.

The doggies got along great on Thursday. And Roommate complimented me on how well I was holding together after The Accident. He expressed enthusiasm about moving in and, in general, made me feel like a trooper and a survivor. All good things.

Saturday, MidwestEngineer called to ask if I was okay--he said I had seemed a little quiet at the Howl and wanted to make sure everything was all right. (Cue: AWWWWWWWWW!)

Today, as I was chatting to JadedEngineer, I mentioned my accident, and he reiterated Roommate's opinion--"Wow, you didn't say a word at the Howl. You seem to be handling it well." I thanked him, and joking attributed my inner strength to the power of my new jeans. His response: "Um, yeah, speaking of jeans, you looked great on Friday. Have you lost weight?"


And finally, this exchange between a colleague of mine and I about a frustrating meeting this morning:

Me: "Thank you for being an excellent meeting moderator. As authoritative as I try to be, I feel awfully helpless, sometimes; it's hard to get people (and by "people", I mean "TechGuy") twice my age to take me seriously. You really made the meeting work today--thank you so much."

Her: "You're welcome and do an excellent job, I just had to get going today!
The older guys sometimes don't take us so seriously, but eventually they will learn ;)"

Me: "You give me hope. :)"

Her: "Just hang in'll probably end up getting promoted right past him! (It's always fun to wave on the way by....)"

Encouraging words for all of us!


suburban mom said...

Stumbled upon your blog...once upon a time I was an engineer too. Cute blog:)

princess diaree said...

wow, you had a great day. It must be cosmic.

ramblin' girl said...

half full (or completely full for your day). the best way to look at the glass so life knows you can handle it. well done!

kiwi said...

Yay! Glad to see the good times caught up with you. I can rarely think of a time when you didn't look fine in jeans, to be honest. And you know it.

Aarwenn said...

Fucking spammers!

Autumn Storm said...

Good FOR you

Aarwenn said...

dewey, your wish is my command.

too bad, though, I enjoyed the image of you writing for Harlequin. :)

Julie said...

Thanks man! If I had even the faintest recollection of what I'd written (Goddamn cold drugs), I'd re-write it.

Aarwenn said...

Ooh, oooh, I have a copy saved in my email! Can I post it for you as anonymous?

GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

Awesome!! Glad you had a good day!

dewey said...

See! For every bad day, there should be a good one to make up for it. Now that I too am sick, I can only hope that a hot, hot man who lives in my building will see my weakened state, bring me some chicken soup, and stay by my side whilst I am nursed back to health.

Ew. It sounds like I'm writing for Harlequin.

Aarwenn said...

Yay, the comment!

And now our dialogue before it can confuse the hell out of all other casual readers. :)