Friday, June 1, 2007

Playing Catch Up

Wow, I hadn’t realized how long I’d gone without a post. I’m still here, and I still work at The Company. I’ve actually been really busy at work, and although I’ve tried to keep up with reading blogs, I just haven’t had the inclination to write in mine. It’s kind of funny how when a bunch of things are going on, and you have more to blog about you are less likely to blog.

Oh well, we have some things to catch up on here, so I better get on with it.

I applied for the internal job opening on April 24th, and finally got interviewed on May 24th. I had to interview with 3 separate people that day, and I think all the interviews went really well. The manager gets to make the final decision on who gets hired for the job, and he went on vacation before he announced a choice. He should return on June 4th, so hopefully I will get some good news next week. If I’m going to remain here for any length of time this would be a good move, and it will also look spiffy on a resume.

In other news I’ve got a date with a laser coming up. My friend Courtney recently had Lasik eye surgery, and since I’d been considering it for several years I finally went to get a consultation. My eyes are evidently broken in a way that is “against the rules”. My astigmatism is 180 degrees off of the typical presentation. All I know is, I’m still a good candidate and it’s going to cost a small fortune, even with my insurance. The good news is that my dad is letting me borrow the money interest free. I’ll be getting periodic lectures on my failure to save money, but that’s a small price to pay when the other options were loans with 12% interest.

I go in for a Pre-Op exam with my optometrist on June 5th to get a fully dilated exam, and I’m not sure what else. I heard dilation and kind of phased out at that point. I really hate getting my eyes dilated. The actual procedure will be done on June 14th. I’m all sorts of excited and only in the last day or so have I started getting nervous. I’d compare it to a rollercoaster line. It’s all fun, and I’m ready, until I know that I’m next; I still want to get on the ride, but that’s when the nervousness sets in.

Well, speaking of work I better get some more done. I even have to come in on Saturday this week, but it’s not too bad. I get off work at 3pm, so it won’t interfere with my plans, and I don’t have to work Sunday so I’ll still have one full day off.


Ian said...

Good luck with the job thing. I've got my fingers crossed for you.

And I'll have to ask you later about the laser surgery thing. I've thought about it for years, but don't think I can afford it. Have to see, though. Maybe it would be worth it.

E.D. said...

Dudez, Ian, quit buying porn, and maybe yoz eyes wouldn't sucketh. ;)