melting my bones

by Valli

So we’re in the new year…. big whoop.

I think I have some things to update you on. Lets see… I got a promotion at work. I am now the Sales Representative for the Fresh Department. All of the sales people I pretty much work under are called Sales Managers. I now have to deal with Fresh Cut or as I like to call it “Fresh-Crap”… It’s such a mega pain in the ass. As a result of this new promotion I got more money, which is always a good thing. It totally ups my stock when I go out and look for another job. I am now also Exempt. Which is good and bad. Good because it doesn’t matter when I come in or when I go home and I don’t have to fill out a time sheet anymore, but it’s bad because I don’t get overtime. But I do get comp time so I can get extra days off…

In other good news my old boss finally left. Woo-Hoo! We are now free of his dopeyness. Although they made one of the sales people, the only one that’s in this office, my supervisor, which is lame because she’s kinda lame sometimes.

Jonathan is thinking about moving to Los Angeles for a change of scenery in the next 6 to 12 months. We’ll see if that happens. I hope he does it though. Not because I want him to go away but because I want him to be happier. He’s been kinda down lately… He’s burned out on his job, and you would be too if you heard all the stories he tells about these poor children. It’s so sad. I know I couldn’t deal with all the sadness and frustration everyday.

Todd came up here to see Lord of The Rings with me the first weekend it came out. It was fun and interesting. I took him to Lyons finally. He’s doing well. He’s putting my promotion in The Packer. I didn’t ask him to do that, it was his idea. I only like the idea because it might help me to get a job elsewhere.

The whole job thing is weird. I don’t want to leave Maui purely because I hate changing jobs and starting over somewhere new. Plus I like some of the people here, so it’s not a completely annoying situation. However, I have given myself a deadline of 2 years to get the hell out of this place and start my own business. The official date is January 15, 2005. I’ll only be 24 by then. That sounds so old… ech… so hopefully even before then, but lets not get too ambitious. 🙂

I bought Dale Earnhardt Jr’s book. Its not a book about his whole life. It’s about his rookie season in NASCAR. It totally confirmed everything I thought about him and made me like him even more. If that’s even possible. I also bought his calendar which is now proudly displayed in my cube at work. 🙂

FT got picked up on Streetwise and I’m on their street team of course. It’s totally surreal. I just know I’m going to start crying when I see their video on TV or something. Or when I see their cd in the stores… or when I hear their songs on the radio…I’m going to be a blubbering fool…

I got new glasses. They’re super spiffy. One day I want to get some professional photos taken. I’ve always wanted to do that with my mom and my sister and one day we will finally do it. I’m getting my hair done today and I cannot wait. I will finally feel completely normal again. I also want to get my ears pierced today too. There are a lot of really cute earrrings out there.

what else, what else… My mom did buy that Lexus that she’s been dreaming about for awhile now. It is sooooooooooooo cool…. I think it’s called the SC430? Something like that… it’s their most expensive car… it has a navigation system and everything… I would kill for a navigation system. Well maybe not kill, but definitely mame. I would mame someone for a navigtion system.

So I have this fortune cookie fortune stuck to my computer that says ‘Don’t give up. The best is yet to come.’ Exactly. :