Busy Bee

Oi, so I’ve opened up WordPress several times to update my blog with updates on how work has been, but each time I either forget, get distracted or just don’t want to write about what I’ve been up to. I’m finally just forcing myself to post right now just because I know I’ll keep opening up WordPress every dayl.

I’m currently on my third week of work, and it’s been amazing. I’m not a morning person by any means, but so far I’ve been doing a decent job of waking up at 6:40AM, and being ready to walk out of the house at 7:35AM. This is where it gets a little complicated. There’s a Metra train that runs a few blocks from my house, however, the last exit is about 2 miles from where I work. I’d have to take a 7:27AM train to get to work at 8:30AM. So instead I drive 13 miles east to another station that leaves at 8:08AM and arrives downtown at Randolph/South Water St at 8:48AM. Work is a block away, so pfft to walking far! 😛

Lately I’ve been stopping at the Starbucks at the corner for an iced Chai latte, but that’s a $4.40 expense I’d rather not have. So I’ll make it a Friday-morning treat instead. I’ve got a nice little setup at work, definitely better than the shit I had at the job I worked a few months ago (I mean seriously a 15″ monitor, wtf? 512MB of ram to multitask with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other programs? HA!) My workstation has a 19″ widescreen monitor, and the desktop has Vista Premium, 4GB ram, 500GB SATA drive, 512MB video card, and a bunch of other shit I don’t utilize.

Work is just your standard 9-5pm. I usually go out to eat lunch at Subway, Qdoba, Noodles and Company, and some local dives. Most of that is within 5 blocks of me, but lately I’ve just been wandering around aimlessly during lunch to see what I can come across. Last week I went to the post office at the Aon Center and discovered a plethora of other places I can hit up.

Outside of work I haven’t been up to anything else really, since I’ve just been so focused on work. Lately my only concerns have been trying to redesign Holdfire and atourworst.org, so maybe this weekend I can have one of those done, or near being done. We’ll see!

6 Comments

TheChrisD September 23, 2008

Can I have the shit from your computer you don’t utilize? 😀

Caitlin September 23, 2008

I’m glad you are liking your job. It makes such a big difference, really. I love Starbucks too. I’d get one every day if it didn’t drain my savings! 😛

Andrey October 1, 2008

You have an intensive time-table, where do you get so much time?

Amanda October 1, 2008

Yay, good thing you’re enjoying your job – most people moan about theirs too much, haha. And I just got hired at Columbus Coffee because my friend works there and i spend waaaay too much time and money there, so i thought, if i cant beat em, might as well join em! 😀

James Fleeting October 14, 2008

I’m not a morning person either and making the switch recently from freelancing (full time, past 2 years) to an office job for a development company means I’ve had to get used to the morning (7am morning). But as you’ve said, it is nice having a salary if you’ve been freelancing for awhile. Glad it is going well for you. It is sometimes hard making the switch (or was for me at least).

Picasso October 26, 2008

Do you read special books about time-management?