Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dichotomy of 'The Best of Childhood' Meets 'The Rigors of Adulthood'

It's been a pretty interesting week in the life of Emily. 

I started my second full week at Connect and had a pretty big/important group project to do that ended with a presentation to a member of the senior management team. It was a really interesting and engaging project to complete and I really enjoyed it and could tell that the results that I and the other EPs presented would really help with future processes. Right after we gave our presentation we got our second group assignment. It wasn't quite as engaging/interesting but it was a project that needed to be done - data entry. It's a GINORMOUS project with multiple parts/tiers of importance and it's been really hard to meet the deadline we've been give. I worked a 13 hour workday on Friday and brought my work home with me for today and I'm going into the office tomorrow and I still don't think we'll be done by our due date EOD Monday. At any rate, I camped out in front of the TV all day today while working on this project, hence the title of my blog, which came from my latest Facebook status: 

Watching a marathon of The Might Ducks (yes, D2 and D3 included) as I devote my Saturday to completing a project for work. Oreos and peanut butter are on the menu to complete this dichotomy of 'the best of childhood' meets 'the rigors of adulthood.'

On top of getting my hands dirty at work, I've been dealing with my new landlord/agency on the progression of the renovations on our apartment and the projected move-in date. It's been pretty ridiculous trying to get a solid answer from this company and on Friday, I finally got to see why. So far I'd been led to believe that renovations had been moving right along and we'd actually get to move in by the end of July. Oh no my friend... Diane and I went to see the apartment on Friday and the place looked like a disaster. The floors were stripped (which we knew to expect since the flooring people are coming Monday), the paint job wasn't complete, the new appliances we've been promised have not yet been delivered, the bathroom is completely torn apart (no sink or toilet), and there's dirt, drywall, and tools everywhere. I couldn't believe it. The realtor promised it would be done by August 1st, but I'll be extremely surprised if that's the case. 

So yeah, it's been a bit of a trying week. At least the end is in sight (I think). And I am going to a networking event tomorrow, which should be fun...

Hey look - even though I'm a grown up, I still get toys in my cereal!

This is what we saw on Friday... This is a bedroom.

Closet of said bedroom

Food pantry

Other bedroom

Laundry room

Last bedroom

Kitchen... So yeah, you can see why I'm a bit worried and skeptical about the completion date given to me.

Entrance to the Fed (my office building)

Now this was the fun part of my week! I had an awful day on Friday and Diane convinced me to go out... We went to Toad, this itty bitty bar right around the corner from my current apartment. A band from California, Rose's Pawn Shop, was playing and they were pretty good! Not my typical cup of tea as far as the music department goes, but it kind of reminded me of home, which was nice. Dad you might like them - you can listen to more of their music here: 

This was my favorite song of the night. Apologies for the language, but I'd rather share it than not :)

Continuation of my favorite song - the blog site only lets me upload about 40 seconds of video, so I have to take short clips instead of the whole song.

Ok, time for bed... :)
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  1. What a surprise that this was your favorite song of the night . . . .

    I see your worries about the apartment, but with a crew working, it can be done . . . now let's hope there's a crew, not just one part-timer getting to it when he can!

    And your building is BEAUTIFUL--I want to see it in person!

  2. Haha, the atmosphere in the bar made this a very appropriate song and it was just fun to listen to. I seriously considered buying a CD but ended up not doing it because I wasn't sure if the songs I wanted would be on there. Oh, and the violinist was AMAZING - like this guy should have been in an orchestra, not a small-time traveling band.

    Yeah, I really hope it all gets done. We'll see.

    And you can definitely come visit my office building! You'll have to sign in and get a name tag and go through security, but there's a nice restaurant on the 31/32 floor where you can look out over downtown Boston, so we should definitely do that. :)