“I was holding my breath the whole time for like 20 seconds.”

My favorite thing — well, I went to Michigan's Adventure with my friend again — the same one I went to fair with — but there was like water slides there and it was just like really fun ‘cuz the water slides were like honestly scary, but most of them were fun. I like the black ones where you can't see anything and there's like a drop and you're on a tube in it. Those are my favorite and I hated the ones that we went on. It was almost like a drop-slide thing or the platform goes under beneath you but you start out like a slide. So the platform doesn't drop beneath you but you just like sit down and it’s super steep and water kept spraying my face.  So I was like I couldn't breathe. So I was holding my breath the whole time for like 20 seconds. And that's like the max I could hold my breath for I can't hold my breath for very long, but whatever. And then so I had like a terrible headache after because I held my breath for like way too long. So, that was the time I was at the water park.

Comments Off on “I was holding my breath the whole time for like 20 seconds.”

“You kind of lost track of whether I was chasing a dog or the dog was chasing me “

The younger pup was broadly untrained because you know, they — it was I think the younger dog was a Christmas present for the youngest sibling just before my girlfriend got really sick. So they had these great notions of training this dog and raising it right and then, suddenly it was kind of like “well, now we're just going to try to entrust you with this puppy,” who again would never stop barking at night, and then would also need to be crated because it was not trained well at that point but hated to be crated. So when I would think about those days — when I would have a lecture I'd needed to get to at college — which sounds so basic — at college. I would need to somehow find a way to collect that small dog and then crate that small dog, which was always a big fiasco.  And I do remember kind of briefly evaluating my life choices on this one particular day when I found myself chasing this dog around the house like you would see Steve Martin do in like a “Cheaper by the Dozen” movie. Like it just seemed — it's almost like I was chasing the dog so hard that eventually you kind of lost track of whether I was chasing a dog or the dog was chasing me — almost like Scooby-Doo, like suddenly you look and the dog realizes that they're chasing me and then we look at each other and they're like, “oh whoops,” and then we go back. And after some time — not going to sit here and tell you I was chasing this dog around the house for literally five minutes straight or anything — but I probably was booking it for solid 30 to 45 seconds to try to capture this dog. And when I finally got to the pup, picked him up, there's this moment of triumph like “I’ve got him. Now, let's get him to the crate.” And the moment I held them up sort of like Simba, looking at him like, ”Finally dude, got you.” He began to pee over me, and so it pretty much symbolized my experience as a whole with that dog. So, I had to go change and that whole thing and I don't even remember what class I was going to or whether I got…

Comments Off on “You kind of lost track of whether I was chasing a dog or the dog was chasing me “

“I don’t, I can’t have the capacity to do it. I don’t have enough time.”

So this morning, I was pissed because I looked at that stupid to-do list on Sunday. And again, saw my name by a bunch of stuff and I knew that any time they're gonna talk about it like they're -- so yeah, so that's what happened at the 9 am meeting. She's like, "Oh, [name] can't do it so we're gonna have to give her some help. Like here, like we're gonna give you this person and like teach them how to do your job and like they'll help you." And again, I'm pissed because it's like, I haven't touched this like since January and anyone else could train him and I kept trying to tell her like "Well, no, training somebody it doesn't, doesn't mean it's off my plate. It just now means it's going to take more time for me to like, have to remember what even this task is that like shouldn't even be on my plate because I didn't even touch it last. And like I don't, I can't have the capacity to do it. I don't have enough time." And it's like what do you want? And so I'm so glad that like this morning too, she was like, "Well he needs something to do and he's waiting on you." And so again I was like, "I'm just gonna annoy her -- like completely ignore her and I'm just gonna get my stuff done. The stuff that I think I should be getting done." And I'm so glad I did because sure enough at a one o'clock meeting the boss -- the manager came in and was just like, "No, [name] needs to do this like, so just stay on that task. Like don't -- like that's the number one priority." And I was like, "So I thought. I don't know." So again, it's just like, it's really frustrating, basically.  And so yeah. All today, I've just been like but like, ugh. But luckily, oh yeah then it all turned around. I'm glad I didn't mention this rant to anybody at work because sure enough like at 1 o'clock, I saw my name was finally removed from these items and it was given to somebody else who has nothing else to do right now while I'm working like, I'm planning on another 20, 30 hours of overtime and um, this week, this week period. And…

Comments Off on “I don’t, I can’t have the capacity to do it. I don’t have enough time.”

End of content

No more pages to load