Daily Archives: 10/31/2008

Happy Halloween

I got a lot of things cleared up in the office today. There were a handful of end of month items and I got my desk to the point where I could actually see across it. There are still a lot of things to be dealt with, but we’re getting there. I think I can be completely caught up before I leave next week and then the cycle can start all over again. We did some phone interviews for the data entry clerk.

It seemed like I got a late start from work today, after being there even earlier than normal this morning! I stopped by the bank and then the grocery store. I spent $86 and I didn’t even buy any fresh food. I did buy some Halloween candy at 30% off and I guess there was a lot of cheese and ice cream. I was running “low” so I had to restock the freezer today.

It was nearly 6:30 when I got home and I realized that I had essentially forgotten about our family dinner tonight. I wouldn’t have made it at that point, so I just continued to the Dowden’s and hung out there. I got to see all the amazing costumes and hang out with some friends tonight. (See pictures on Facebook.) I was there until about 10:30 and am now working on bed so I can be at building cleanup at 8 in the morning.

I still haven’t found anyone to go to Hawaii with me and I leave in a week! I wonder exactly how crazy I will go being there by myself. I’m starting to think I may have to pay someone to go with me. How sad would that be?

I was also thinking about how things have changed in communication. I used to talk on the phone for hours. I remember using all my minutes. Now we text message. It’s a much slower form of communication and lacks many of the real qualities of life. For example, I’ve found that while I seem to be able to talk all day and night via sms, it seems much harder in real life and on the phone with people that is how I primarily communicate with. I need to stop texting so much and get back into calling people. I guess it is just so much easier to have private conversations via text and also to get to people when they are working and such. I could probably come up with a better balance though. I do miss talking to Tara on the phone and I haven’t talked with anyone like I did with Amanda. Now that was great. That was back when I had to pay her a quarter for sending her a text message or something. Oh how times have changed. Maybe some of this has changed since I’m not driving so much anymore as well.