Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Holidays to You!

Happy Holidays from the office and cubicle of Circle in a World of Squares.

Check out my awesome decorating skills on the good ol' Christmas Tree.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I have obviously been spending less time blogging and more time doing more of my non productive things like watching TV. As of late its been way too much TV actually. As soon as I get home from the gym everyday, I turn on the TV. Even though minutes later, Ill be in the shower and/or cooking dinner and cant see the TV, it comforts me to know that it is on. Ive been watching quite a bit of The Office reruns which reminds me of how much my job actually sucks. However, there has been a new show that has come into my life that has actually made it change for the better. This show is called Hoarders. And it is full of amazingness. Watch the preview below.

Crazy, right?! So what is the main reason I watch this? It is because it makes me clean my own place so that I never ever even come close to living in such squalor. However, it has also shown me that I do have some mini-hoarding habits. I do keep things that mean nothing to me and attach sentimental value to them, therefore it goes in a box to basically never be looked at again. I also keep things also known as junk that I tell myself maybe one day i will use it, but knowing full well I probably never will. But I keep it and store it anyways.

Now granted, I am sure everyone does this, however I can see some areas of my bedroom where I could probably just throw must of the stuff away and be just fine. I have instructed all of my friends that if they start to see it get bad in anyway shape or form that they must instruct me to throw it all away. Including all of the clothing I have that I havent worn for years which i cant seem to part with.

Thank you Hoarders for making me that much more self conscious of one more thing in my life.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

24 Hours of Crap

From 4PM yesterday to 9AM this morning has pretty much been not so fun for me and I am in a bad mood because of it. Lets start from the beginning shall we?

So if some of you readers recall, last January I was being treated for Thyroid Cancer. Due to the radiation, I had to take some time off of work. However, no one told me that since I was out for as long as I was, that i had used up all my sick time.

Since this time, I have taken off 3 days due to being sick. I followed protocol, informing my boss the morning of, that I would not be coming into work that day due to being sick. Fine. Whatever. So I found out yesterday, that those 3 days that I called off sick would be deducted from my vacation days. And that the days I had scheduled off for my Christmas break, would either be deducted from my paycheck or I would have to come in and work.

I was pissed because no one told me this is what would happen. And I am now told that a week before my vacation that it will go unpaid. Well tis the season to be pissy I guess.

So that was strike 1 against me. Strike 2 occurred at the gym. This was minor, however just added to my frustration. I planned on going to the gym yesterday for my chest and tricep workout. However, the gym had different plans for me. Once I get there, literally every bench was taken as well as every other piece of equipment I wouldve used. Ok. Fine. I told myself no big deal, Ill just do a back and bicep day. I look around the room, and see that also, all the free weights I wouldve used are gone as well as all the machines are once again being used. I stand there, look around the room full of the hot muscular men, and decide, fine, I can deal with this, I will just do cardio and watch them all work out. Luckily there is one elliptical left. Finely, something is working out for me. So I get all settled in and look up at the TV, and of all things that they couldve had on the TV, the worst thing ever was one. Glenn Beck's talk show on Fox News. Kill me.

Ok its not like my life was being endangered at all or these things are all that bad, but more of annoyances. I went to bed that night saying tomorrow will be a better day. Then I woke up and get ready for my wonderful day at work. As I am about to walk out the door, I do my 1-2-3 check. Cellphone, check. Keys, check. Wallet, check. Oh shit, wait. Wallet, uncheck. Not there in my coat pocket where it should be. I frantically look around my place trying to find it. I convince myself it must have fallen out of my coat and is laying in my car. Yep, not there either. Maybe I somehow left it at work. Nope, not there either. Shit, not good. Now, my winter coat doesnt have the deepest pockets and my wallet does have a tendency to fall out of those pockets when i get out of my car. So the only other place it can be is in the parking garage of my gym in downtown Pittsburgh, which means most likely, it is no longer there. I called my gym, no trace of it. I tried to call the parking garage, but the phone just rang and rang. So I will have to check once I get there. Nothing sucks more than losing your wallet 2 weeks before Christmas when only 2 gifts have been purchased so far.

And that my friends is my 24 hours of crap.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I'm Alive!

Wow! What a nice long break I took from speaking to all you. However, after I started receiving emails from you guys asking if anything was wrong, or if I was alive, or dying, I decided I should probably stop and check in. And as life has it, I am alive and actually doing pretty well.

I have no excuse for not blogging for almost a month now. The only thing I can say is I have been lazy and havent felt the will to write anything. I dont have much new news to report on in my life even though i wish I did. I didnt get the job for the interview i had last posted about. I was slightly under qualified for the position and the interview reinforced that previous knowledge. But the search continues to find a better paying and challenging job. I have been trying to take on more roles and work at my job, however, all of those go unappreciated and unpaid.

Stay tuned folks. I have some more posts up my sleeve. I promised to post more regularly as there are some things that i would like to talk about.

Thanks for still tuning in!