Sunday, January 29, 2006

Dang Strep! What did I do to YOU?!

Well, I have strep again. Pretty much, I'd like to know what the evil strep virus has against me! Can't it just leave me alone? I'm trying to make it obvious that it's NOT welcome in my body. You'd think that it would take a hint -- I mean, every time it shows up, I try and kill it with antibiotics. Let's suppose it were me. If every time I showed up at a person's house, they tried to kill me, I probably would quit going there. But then, I'm no virus.

The doctor, who by the way was hilarious, said that if I get strep again this year, then I will definitely need to get my tonsils out. So that sounds like loads of fun. Sammi had hers out when she was little, and said it felt like she was swallowing razor blades for about a week. The doctor said that a tonsilectomy is particularly rough on adults. How encouraging. On the other hand, basically all your tonsils are good for is to make you sick. They just sit and collect bacteria and get infected. So I'd probably be much better off without them anyway. The problem is finding a time to do it. I'd have to miss work. And school. We'll see what happens.

The good news is, I have awesome people who take care of me. Shannon massaged my back for me yesterday, mom went to the doctor with me, and she and dad made me food. Mary came over and kept me company last night, too. I feel really lucky to have a girlfriend that truly cares about me so much. It makes me feel good, even if I feel like poo physically.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Crazy girl!!

So, back in like September, I met a girl at work named Emily Florence. Well, I was a little interested in her, so I took her our a couple of times. I treated her as nice as I could -- as I would any other girl, but after our second date, I had pretty much decided I wasn't going to take her out again. Honestly, our second date may have been the lamest date I've been on. Well, there was also this guy from work named Trevor Nancollas, who happens to be in my stake. And he was also interested in Emily. And as it happened, apparently she was interested in him, too. So the Monday following our second date, she was really strange with me. She barely acknowledged me at work, and acted like I had done something wrong. I thought it was strange behavior, but I wasn't too upset, since I wasn't interested in her anymore. A couple days later, I was at my stake center for the ward Halloween party, and I saw her there with Trevor holding hands. So, yeah, I felt a little awkward, but I was fine with it. And that was the end of that .... or so I thought.

The strange thing is, she still acts like I did something offensive, or mistreated her in some way. At work, she is a team lead, and no less than 3 times a week, she tries to get me in trouble for something. I have wracked my brain trying to figure out what I might have done to make such an enemy, but I can't come up with anything. One of her favorite things to get after me for is having an IM window up behind my call screen while I'm on a call. Well, I asked MY team lead about it, and she said that it's fine, as long as I'm not sending instant messages while I'm on a call.

So yesterday, like always, Emily came up and told me to minimize it. So I did, but when I got off the call, I sent her an instant message explaining that I had talked to my own TL about it and she said that it wasn't a problem. And I asked her to please quit telling me that now. Well, she didn't write back, but a few minutes later, I got called into Richie's (the call center manager) office. He told me that she had come to him and said that I was giving her attitude about it, and he said that I should just minimize it from now on to avoid problems. So I said that I would, but I also told him that Emily doesn't like me and that's probably why she made such a big deal out of this. He asked if I would like him to talk to her about it, but I told him no. Why add more fuel to the fire? So I went back to my station. A couple minutes later, Gwen (who sits right by his office) sent me an IM saying that Emily just went into Richies office and they were talking about me in there. I'm guessing he talked to her about what I said even though I asked him not to. Because a couple minutes later, she sent me an IM in which she said, "Vince, I'm sorry I hurt your pride. You can b**ch at me all you want out side of work. But try and curb your attitude here in the work place." Well, I was already fuming, but that just put me over the top. Where did she come off talking to me like that?! I probably should have just let it go, but I asked Richie to come over and I showed him what she wrote to me. A couple minutes later we were both called to the conference room. She was faker than a 3 dollar bill in there. She acted like, "I don't know why he's got a problem with me. I feel bad that there's hard feelings. etc." I just pretty much kept my mouth shut because I was afraid I'd only make things worse for myself.

So anyway, I don't know what's wrong with Emily. If you ask me, she's not altogether. I hope that she doesn't cause any more problems for me at work. I've worked so hard to get on managment's good side.

One thing is for sure -- I really dodged the bullet on this one. I'm so glad that nothing worked out with Emily. Who knows but what I might not even be dating Mary right now if things had worked out with Emily. And that would be unfortunate. As Gwen put it, "Mary is LEAGUES above Emily." So true. I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend than Mary Cleverly.

Probably me and Pat will do something to Emily's car . . . maybe . . .

Monday, January 09, 2006

Getting up to speed ...

I've never been good at writing in a journal .... why should now be any different?

Well lots has happened since I gave myself that pep-talk :

A> I kissed Mary! (several times actually ...) But the first time was the night we had our double date with Patrick and Kristie. I was super nervous, but I guess my self pep talk did the trick.

2> Mary gave me a GREAT surprise -- she told me that she had something for me, but that she wouldn't tell me what it was until the next day when she got off work. So, of course, I was going crazy ALL day with anticipation. She was loving every minute of it. When 4:00 finally came, i was waiting patiently for my phone to ring ... 4:01 ... 4:09 ... 4:13 ... 4:18 ... Finally I couldn't take it any more, so I texted her and asked what was up. She wrote back saying that she was at the doctor and she would call me soon. BAAHH! I was dying. Maybe around 4:45-ish she called me to finally tell me what my surprise was ... She bought me seasons 1 and 2 of my favorite show EVER : Seinfeld!! I was REALLY surprised. I thought that was so nice of her to do that -- totally unexpected. So we watched the first disc that night (since then I've finished all of them :) ). But Mary is definitely the sweetest, most thoughful girl I know.

D> I told Mary that I had been reading her blogs!! I couldn't take it anymore ... whenever she would tell me stuff that I'd already read about ... having to pretend it was news to me ... I felt like I was being deceitful. Luckily, she wasn't upset really. I still feel a little bad about it, but she says that it's fine. I also showed her my blog. So it's possible she's reading this right now. ;)

3> School starts TODAY!! So I'm a little nervous ... kind of excited ... I'm just determined to work really hard. I could just kick myself in the teeth for not working hard in high school. So now, I want to make up for it. That, and if I get all A's, mom and dad will pay my tuition. So that's motivation right there.

Alrighty, well that's my update for now ... I think those are the highlights of the past few days. I'll try and get better at writing ... right ...