Saturday, May 26, 2007

I'm a big fan of bands like Trivium, Static X, Ill Nino.....in fact, when it comes to rock, high energy tunes are more my forte then any other type of music in the same category. That being said, I have no idea why so I'm obsessed with listening to Hinder. Why.....why self.... why is Hinder so addicting??!

Oh and my dad walks into my office on Friday and says "umm hey, do you know what a fall out boy is?"
It was funny.

the end. ;-)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

What an insane week. I nearly quit on Monday because I was so frustrated with everything going on at work. It the first day of an important three month project and everyone was on edge I guess. I just happened to be the one standing in the line of fire.

When it comes to this particular project, my job is less than ideal. I have to juggle the wants and needs of my crews, the customer, and my office at the same time. When things go into chaos, I'm the first one who gets slammed with calls and the one who has to plead and beg with everyone to calm down and allow me to work everything out. On Tuesday, I could barely keep myself off the phone with more than 30 calls throughout the day. All I heard was "I need this, I need that, I want this done, handle that, you need to pick it up J!!!" Then, I get calls from my own customers wondering where my crews are for their projects. It's extremely draining trying to keep my head straight for 10 hours every day while everyone else goes off the deep end. What kills me is that I actually volunteered for this.

I guess I've been thinking a lot about my life lately. I've been thinking about how much I miss living near friends and how much it stinks basically hiding in my cave of a house for most of my time outside of work. When I work this job, I get a magnificent view of the office vs. the field and it's starting to make me feel even more alone than ever. I don't exactly fit in with the office because I enjoy the field work and I'm like 25 years younger than any of my colleagues. I don't exactly fit in the field either because I'm an estimator (from the "office") and I'm still like 20 years younger than the people I'm supposed to be managing. I'm a glorified punching bag for both groups. I just wish I had a few friends I could grab a beer with after work and just get away from it all for a few minutes.

I hope things will get better though. I love the job but for the life of me, I can't find a compelling reason to explain why I actually do. Maybe I'll find one eventually I guess.

Friday, May 11, 2007

holy moly I'm tired. does the clock post the correct time on this thing? because it's freakin early.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Sometimes it's easier to stew in your own self-pity than it is to actually face your mistakes and have the courage to move on. Most of the time I forget that --- it's an old habit I have an extremely hard time breaking. See blog, I have this amazing talent when it comes to focusing in on my own blunders and then obsessing about them to the point where I can actually drive myself crazy.......much like yesterday and the day before but you didn't see that because you're a blog and not a real person...with eyes....and a brain........ Ummm Anyway, so I guess I'm my own worst critic and it kills me sometimes because I don't do it intentionally. Once, I had this unbelievable idea that if I could only somehow flip it and focus like that on work or on projects at home, I would be the greatest worker ever but I couldn't do it. So I'm back to being the same 'ole mistake-maken, blue-collar, Joe.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mistake after mistake after mistake after mistake. When am I going to learn?