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Open Thread: Monday’s A Wrap

Good evening, Persephoneers. Is it possible that Monday’s already done? What’s new and exciting in your world? Are you dreaming of the long weekend already? For the first time in ages, we have no real plans this Memorial Day weekend. I’m not sure if it’s liberating or terrifying at this point. What are you looking forward to this week?

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Has anyone ever gone to a tropical medicine center for a screening? I just did. Turns out I’ve got amoebas. Amoebas, people. And typhoid. Guess that’s what you get when you wander around developing countries for years, eating things you shouldn’t.

And, I guess this means it’s high time to head home.

I have to share what just happened in my office.

Two of my colleagues were chatting to our Head of Department. Colleague 1 asked our HoD about where he’s from and where his family lives now. So they chatted about that for a few minutes and compared notes on who they both knew and so on.

Then colleague 2 asked very seriously, “Oh colleague 1, why are you asking Mr. HoD about his geological tree?”

At that point we all just lost it. :-D

Tuesday in South Africa. I’m still at work but it’s a rather relaxed day. All my colleagues are seem really mellow today and there’s a calm atmosphere in the office. Actually I’m fortunate in that my direct colleagues (with whom I share an open plan office) are all nice people, even the two rather eccentric ones.

Winter has set in but I don’t feel all that cold yet. So far I’m enjoying the cool days. Also, I go home, snuggle under the duvet and throw on a couple of cats for extra warmth. I’m watching Community and Scrubs from their first seasons and am sure that the neighbours are wondering about the frequent insane cackles emanating from my flat.

I was going to go to Disneyland next weekend for a birthday party for a girl I have been bff with since we were 3, but who did not call or text me last weekend when I graduated from law school, and now my brain does not want to justify spending money on gas, a hotel, tickets, and food because my feelings are huuuuuuuuuuurt! She always does this, too. It sucks. I don’t know what I am going to do instead. Maybe clean. Okay, I will definitely clean, because I am a huge weirdo who likes that sorta thing.

Considering the only hotels we could find for under $200 were dumps, I think I’m going to sit this one out. I’m a recent grad and I don’t have the money to sleep at a winery (we would be staying near her instead of DLand for the convenience) I won’t get to enjoy. I’m really bummed because I did/do really want to go, but it’s going to be expensive and after her lack of acknowledgement, I’m too bitter to fork all that over, not to mention hang out with her like everything is ok. This kind of thing has happened before, once when I graduated from undergrad and again when I got my “dream job.” But now that she can’t even send a stupid text, I’m just crabby and feel like pouting. Anyway, I’m sure you weren’t interested in all that. Anyway: yay, cleaning!

My awesome of the day: no longer in pain. Seven months, countless doctors’ visits… you know what fixed it?

One of my friends accidentally clubbed me in the back in just the right spot. She must have popped something back into place.

I still plan on trying to see a physical therapist, since I’ve lost so much back strength and have the spinal disc protrusions that I have no desire to herniate. Plus, if whatever was out of place was pulled there by a muscular problem or something, it will come back. (trust me; I once re-sprained my hip that way.) But in the meantime, I feel awesome.

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