Friday, January 27, 2006

Busy Little Bee

The upcoming months are going to be a little more hectic than usual, but it'll be a nice change of pace from the dull routine I'm used to. I already spoke with my boss. I might be changing my schedule to 4 ten hour days so I can have 3-day weekends to work on my other stuff. That would actually be super because I already work 5 nine hour days anyways! I'm going to see how things go the next week or two and then I'll let her know what I want to do. It's nice to have that option.

So it looks like I'm going to have some extra cash too! Yay! The best part about it is the fact that I can comfortably pay my bills with my current job, so anything extra is exactly that...extra. I have already decided that if everything goes along as planned, I am going to treat myself to something that I would normally not buy. I have already given the apple store a good chunk of my salary with my G5 power mac, cinema display, iPods, Bose SoundDock, Intuos tablet, iBook and minor accessories, so I think I need to go another route. How does a Coach bag sound?? :) I know, it's so cliché and frivolous, but lookie how cute!

I don't know, we'll see. Maybe a small honeymoon would be nice. Rob refuses to let me chip in for my ring, which I think is stupid because what's the point of me having money and him having none? That's pretty much the situation now anyway. But I told him that if he's going to spend his money on a ring, I'd take him on a vacation. It's only fair!

In other Rob news, he goes for an MRI tomorrow. Knee problems again. The orthopedist thinks he re-tore his ACL and lateral meniscus, or something like that. That's what he gets for playing street ball with his students! This may require surgery again. That is going to suck big time. His last surgery was a few years before we met, but I know it was pretty bad. He'd have to be on crutches for months. I don't know how this will affect his teaching, I guess he'd have to take time off. Well, maybe he'll be lucky and the MRI will come back fine. He gets it read on Feb 8th.

Nothing much else going on in Mel-land. Oh, going to see The Decemberists tonight! Actually, it's just Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists. Favorite album of the month:

Highly recommended. Meloy writes the most bizarre stories. For example, "The Mariner's Revenge Song," which, in short, is a little story about a son seeking out the man who scorned his mother. His search leads him to a ship that gets eaten by a whale. But the narrator and the scorner are the only two that survive (the rest are chewed alive) and they find themselves in the belly of the beast. This is where Meloy reveals his plan for revenge. It's wacky. Check it out.

If you made it this far, congratulations. You must be bored. :) Have a lovely weekend!


Princesa de Chocolate said...

I must have been bored! :) Now if you can't seem to find a way to spend the extra 'mula' send it my way... or buy me a coach bag... I'm okay with that!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend Mel and I do hope Rob's knee's okay. :(

* BIG HUG! *

Mary said...

I musta been bored too :) I hope Rob's knee is okay too!!! Gosh, that would suck so bad :(

My freelance job right now sucks because it is considered "extra income" via my employer. Well, all "extra income" is taxed at 40%!! Can you believe that? That means almost 1/2 my money is eaten in taxes!

Jeope said...

Streetball?! A likely story. Like you didn't go all Tonya Harding on him and his superior dancing skills.

Seriously though, knees are important. Hoping the MRI goes well.