Move along. Nothing left to see here 

May 29th, 2015, 5:29 PM by Goddess

  



Life lesson

May 29th, 2015, 2:03 PM by Goddess

I quit a job about 14 years ago.

It was unbearable on a good day. Impossible on the worst.

The reason I left was a girl I supervised.

“Supervised.”

I had her workload and mine.

She went to college. Got a degree. Had clips from the school newspaper.

I don’t get it. She must have had a hell of an editor. An exhausted professor. An “I give up” administration that just wanted money.

I tried to work with her.

I tried to cover for her.

I caught her drunk in the damn bathroom and turned her in and I still couldn’t resolve the situation with my superiors.

I learned the hard way to shut up.

To do your work.

And hers.

I lived with getting yelled at.

For my work.

And hers.

For not disciplining her enough.

For disciplining her too much.

For complaining.

For not complaining.

For not using her work.

For salvaging her work.

For being too nice.

For not being tough enough.

I pretty much lost my shit one day.

Got a job in D.C.

Gave my notice.

Skipped the fuck out.

Finally got my first vacation day, the day I packed that moving truck.

And never ONCE looked back.



Just, thanks

May 29th, 2015, 7:46 AM by Goddess

I’ve been making a lot of posts lately and pulling them down minutes later. I think as long as I get to “scream” for a second, I’m fine.

But I do want to take a minute to thank the universe for some divine timing and help.

My best writer left the company. I was able to call the second-best writer I know in the entire field, and hire him to succeed my guy.

The stars aligned. The boss liked my pick. The new guy has assimilated quickly, and we had transition time between the two guys to truly pass the baton.

And both happen to think I am awesome. Which bodes well for asking them to grant wishes on command. They do so with a smile!

So, I just want to take a few moments to be grateful. That’s all. Thank you, Universe. You really had my back on this one.



Jagoff Jungle

May 28th, 2015, 2:50 PM by Goddess

  



Like any other day

May 28th, 2015, 11:21 AM by Goddess

If my two friends didn’t take me to lunch yesterday, this birthday would have otherwise passed like any other day.

Stressful and fucked-up and forgettable.

The restaurant gave us a vanilla fig cake on the house. Think pineapple-upside-down cake with figs.

Which, OMG. The whipped cream was worth the price of admission.

When I blew out my candle, I wanted to wish that Evil Plan would just work already and I could bring someone worthy into my life in their place.

Instead I looked at my girls and thanked God for them — and I wished to always be surrounded by amazing people like them.

We were hoping to have the party today that didn’t happen yesterday. Not so much. I’m out of special outfits, so tomorrow it’s back to jeans and stress and fucked-up forgettableness.