Friday, July 13, 2018

Five on Friday #156

EINS - Random Shit

-I got fired from my project at work.  They actually called it "being reassigned to a different project" but they admitted they were taking me off the project to keep the customer happy.  Because of communication failures, my lack of initiative to do work, and bad attitude when asked to do something (which I did admit was a problem, which I recognized, but I hadn't been tasked with anything after making the realization to show a change, so here we are).  The first 2 concerns I have serious problems with, because of reasons that don't really matter.  To add insult to injury, I got written up for this situation, which makes me stabby on principle, mostly the one where my boss didn't come to me to discuss the matter before just writing me up.  Cool, bro, thanks.

There were frustration tears, which, as a female, can we all agree, is one of the worst things (apart from being punished every month for not reproducing)?  I was torn between, "Don't cry, be strong." and "Let them see you cry, why should you be ashamed of your feelings?"  Seriously though, frustrating crying is the fucking worst.  Then having to explain that you're not crying because your sad or angry, but frustrated feels like undermining your own feelings and giving excuses and UGGGHHH, the woooorrrsssttt.

Thankfully, I am able to be moved to another project, so I didn't get fired-fired, but I was kicked off of our office's biggest contract and that is extremely embarrassing for Professional Megan (who doesn't often make appearances, but it happens from time to time).

Really, it's probably a blessing in disguise.  Since being on that project, I'd dealt with more difficult people than in my entire time with Company, and I'd only been on the project since April.  I foresaw more of the same in my future.  Additionally, the "nightmare task"?  No longer my problem. 

-Made a 73 on my first Calc 2 test.  Just need a C.  I'd like a higher C than that, but I keep reminding myself, I just need to pass.  But I can do simple math and my tests are 50% of my grade and the final is 24% and the rest is homework and quizzes (which I'm generally not doing so hot on).  Just need to pass.  Just need to pass.

-Speaking of Calc quizzes.  The very first quiz?  I didn't realize the sheet had a back.  I was done super early.  It's probably the one quiz I would have actually done well on.  FML.

-Honeymoon recaps will hopefully return in August.  I just can't this month.  In fact, I should be writing a program I don't know how to write.. RIGHT NOAWWW.  #YOLO  #JustNeedToPass

-I test drove a 2018 Subaru Outback on Wednesday and lurved it.  I also lurved being back in Yurtle after I returned the car, so that makes the decision extra hard.  Everyone I've asked has been super encouraging.  Enablers.  I love them all.

ZWEI - Money Shit

  • mailed off a Goodreads win
  • Chegg
  • Walmart things (grocery/house stuffs)
  • mah 2nd new pair of Berks (Birkenstock sandals, for those of you not down with my jargon)
  • dog nails

That actually seems rather good...
except that...
I'm considering purchasing a new car.
Yes, fo real.

It's not a secret how much I love my Yurtle, but she's getting older and there are starting to be problems..  like my backup camera works maybe 50% of the time, like the thunking noise when I go over huge bumps too fast that no one could ever pinpoint, like a weird revving while I'm pressing the gas pedal at a consistent.. and before the problems become issues I HAVE to fix, I'd rather just trade her in while she still has value.

This Subaru Outback to be exact.

DREI - From My Phone Shit


Fucking asshole dogs.
These were my favorite sheets that Teh German brought into our relationship.

NC State cornhole in SC.  I was probably the only person that was excited by this.
I'm not sorry.
If I played cornhole, I would have bought a set of boards.

My succulents FLOWERED.
Idk how this is a thing, but here we are.

This is the view from the building where my computer science class is.
I like to get to class early and do work from here...
for obvious reasons.
Arthur Ravenel Bridge reasons.

Selfie in a car that doesn't belong to me, that I got to keep for 24 hours!

So fannnccyyy, much tech.

Minimum criteria met: Dog fit = check.

I won another Goodreads giveaway.
(of a book I already own, of course).
This book has already been rehomed to a loving and good home.

Faacckk, I love marshmallows!
This creamer is ON POINT.

My morning coworkers... /swooooonn

I KNEW Teh Running Bestie would not approve of this plaid clashing.

Free lunch while working and doing homework didn't hurt my heart one bit.
Thanks, Teacher Workshop.

I broke the coffee pot.
It was a sign of things to come.
(It happened the same morning I got "fired")

That says 80.6°F.

Teh German made chili.  😂
I said not a word to him.
It was delicious "chili".

I missed Yurtle's 100k mile rollover, and so did Teh German
but I caught my baby's 102,000 mile rollover.

VIER - From the Internet Shit

When children give names to things, it's the best.

Children cussing also makes me looool.

These motherfuckers are angry that an 11 year old girl got killed by a DUI driver, who will face 25 years in prison, but rapists get a slap on the wrist and their victims have to LIVE with the memories forever?  I'm not saying that the girl's family isn't suffering, but where the fuck is the justice?

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. More conversation with Internet Friends.
  2. Teh German taking care of house and home while school is impairing me.
  3. Actually getting to write this post.
  4. Getting to test drive a new car for 24 hours.
  5. Seeing the bright side of situations and people who have always been on my side, still being on my side, and people who do shitty shit feeling bad/guilty about it.
  6. Drinking at work.  Having fun work events where family gets to come and Teh German comes to hang out and I enable spouses to drink from my freezer stash.
  7. Working out.  Ya'll, I love 9 Rounds (a kickboxing gym).  LURVE it.  I hate how much I love it because that means I'm willing to pay for it.
  8. Extra needy dogs who love on me when I'm in need of feeling better.
  9. Besties who miss me.
  10. Internet funnies.  I need some laughs this week and the internet really came through for me.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.


  1. That creamer must find a home in my fridge! Frustration tears are the worst kind of tears. All tears really... but those are the worst offender. I'm glad you got onto another project though! That plaid kid... W.T.F?! Does he think he matches? Is he trying to be ridiculous? Does he not have any friends to tell him that was a bad idea?!

  2. Ugh, so sorry about the work stuff! That blows...but it does happen and you can totally recover. I pray this new project highlights your skills & also brings you less stress!

    LOLing both at the "chili" and (so I don't cry) at the plaid Just no.


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