Friday, April 11, 2008

Playing Hookie - Follow Up Friday

Shhhh, don't tell anyone at The Firm, but I'm not really sick today like they think I am. See, I had promised my mom I would take her to Mohegan Sun tonight to watch Richard Marx in concert, and I need to save all my vacation days so I can get paid for them after my layoff, so a sick day it had to be. Oh yes, I did say Richard Marx. Yep, THAT Richard Marx. He's actually performing in a FREE concert tonight at the casino, and mom was a HUGE fan of his music back in the day. So, I'm off in a bit, but I thought I'd do a quick Follow-Up Friday since with the whole job situation I didn't really do well on replying to comments this week.

I really just want to thank you all for all your kind words of encouragement, and offers to help, and positive thoughts in the last week. This whole job loss thing is a hell of a lot more overwhelming than I could ever have imagined it, but having so many people out in the universe sending me positive vibes has certainly made it a lot easier to bare. So thanks.

In looking over my posts this past week I realize that I'm turning it into "all about the lay-off" and I certainly don't want that to happen, so I've got some non-job related stuff coming up next week. However, a good thing about this lay-off is that it will give me plenty of blog fodder in the coming weeks, if not months or years. See, life as it was with the current job was not "boring" but it was kind of...routine. Things are certainly about to change though.

Can you imagine the blog fodder I'll have simply by going on job interviews? And then, with a new job, comes a whole new slew of characters to blog about, doesn't it? And if I end up having to "return" to working in Boston, as much as I'm dreading the commute and long hours, life should certainly get more interesting. I hated the commute, but I've said more than once in the past five years how much I miss working in the city, the hustle and bustle and all that.

Yes ladies and gents, there will be some interesting material coming up for sure.

Okay, well, I have to get out of here, mom and I (and dad's coming along too) are hitting the road in about an hour, and I have to go get ready.

Tune in tomorrow for a "Twisted" photo hunt. And the Nekked Lizards are hosting a truly FUN Monday I'm looking forward to participating in.

And NaPoWriMo is still going strong over on my Creative Karina blog, if you feel so inclined.

Happy Friday.


Beckie said...

By the time I read this and am commenting you are well into your outing - I hope you had fun one. I hope everyone enjoyed the concert.

You are certainly going to have a ton of blogfodder with interviewing an a new job!

Joy T. said...

You're probably all done your outing and sleeping by now but I hope you had a great time. And you are ALWAYS interesting to me :o)

Unknown said...

Yippee! I'm glad you took a "sick" day! Hurrah for you!

Karina said...

Beckie, it sure was a fun one! The concert was a lot of fun, who knew Richard Marx had a wicked sense of humor?

Thanks Joy!!! ;-) I'm glad I'm interesting to someone! hahaha

Thanks Lisa, I really needed a "sick" day. It was well used.