July 28, 2006

Out of the Loop

I am really starting to get upset at work. I am never told about meetings. Last Friday I had a meeting, but I didn't know about it, so I missed it and looked really irresponsible. Today we had the quarterly finance meeting. No one told me, so I start my day as normal wondering why things were so quiet around here. Once I realize where everyone is; I go leave, but I was late. A few months ago we had a baby shower for my boss and his wife. I didn't know about it until someone came around saying it was about to start. I didn't go, because I thought it would look really bad if I went, but did not bring a gift. I got him a card and gift certificate later, but I would have liked to go to the party. It just makes me mad. I try to my job well. Then stuff like this happens and I feel like it makes me look bad.

July 27, 2006

Arctic Edge

Its that wonderful time of the year known as VBS. Its the one thing PPBC does really great. I recruited GG to help me take pictures. Its been fun with him there, the church is so clique, I often feel out of place. The kids are cool and I like hanging out with them, but the other adults make me feel so out of place. Last night GG wasn't able to come and I was so lonely. It reminded me why I didn't want to go there anymore.

On the upside I got to see my little Guatamalan girl. She is the same age as my lil sister M. Her family also adopted another girl who is a year older than her. That family has 5 girls from age 15 - 6 and all of them are adopted. The oldest two are chinese and the rest are Guatamalan. They are such sweet kids.

July 21, 2006

The Storm

St. Louis was hit by a storm, which is quite normal for the summer. This one hit downtown pretty hard though and knocked down a lot of power lines. There are a bunch of people without electricity. It went off at my house for about 5 minutes before it came back on. 90% of my co-workers still are in the dark. It makes me have a bit of "air conditioner guilt" for the restful sleep I got in my nice temporate house. To me this was just another summer storm, but to peole that I see every day its a pretty big deal. I wish the power would have stayed out at my house. I think it would be fun to be forced away from computers and tv. Then perhaps I could meet some of the people I have lived near for years.

July 10, 2006

My Office

Since is one of my new favorite shows, I decided it was time to talk about the characters here on the Commons 3rd floor (also known as the step-step children of the company).

First, I will describe the "whisper yellers". One will walk over and whisper yell "I want some food!" Then the one who sits across from me will reply "No! You can't have my food. Go away!" She never does. Instead she stays and they hang out for a while, before returning to work. This happens about twice a day.

Then, we have my boss who likes to forget about me. There are many times, I've heard "Hey Tanya, I have a project for you. I'll e-mail it to you in a few minutes." Two hours later, no project. I can go three days without seeing him and he is only in the next row over.

K - There are few words to describe her. She is outgoing a bit crazy, but in an entirely entertaining way. She is often teased because she likes men, espicially the Bank Recon boss. She also likes to sing, although I'm not so sure she was blessed with talent for it.

World Traveler - has been to every contient. She's worked here for about 10 years and is really nice. The go to person when you have a question about something. Also, she helped me a lot my first few weeks on the job.

The Complainers - my cube used to be right next to one of them. It drove me crazy. These whiners can never be happy. Everything is a bad thing that was constructed just to make them unhappy and give someone else a benefit.

Mary Kay - she sells it and while she is not pushy, she does mention she sells it. I always feel bad for not wanting to spend $20 on a tube of lipstick or attend one of her events.

M - One of the few people who visits my desk. She is part of the credit card team. She is somewhat of a free spirit, likes to travel. She's a middle aged lady who is still somewhat atheletic and loves to laugh.

TK - Used to sit across from me. She is the organizer, we had nacho day because she thought it would be fun. We also trade hot tea bags sometimes to experience different flavors. One of the more friendly people here, she talks to everyone.