So I've been at the new job a little over 2 months now. For the most part, the new girl feeling has worn off, and I'm still liking it quite a bit. I've visited a few of our offices and met a lot of people and so far, no assholes. So that's good.
I've had so many things I want to talk about that I don't know where to start. So I'm thinking maybe I'll just do a bunch of short posts as I have time (or energy. I am kind of beat by the end of most days). So here goes.
I spent a week & a half in our Toledo office and 2 other guys traveled there with me - Bryan* and Dave. The first time I met Bryan, I really thought he was going to be this job's gay husband. He is very particular about his appearance; he obviously fusses over his hair to make sure it's perfect and he dresses very carefully. He had creases ironed into the sleeves of his POLO SHIRTS FTLOG. Also, he lives in the Gayborhood. But then I found out that he lives with his girlfriend. But then I found out that he has lived with her for 10 years and has no intention of marrying her. So I don't know, maybe I read him wrong, or stereotyped, but maybe the waiters who hit on him made me feel not so off-the-mark.
Bryan is this amazing combination of naive and self-important. He's 29 which is young already but he comes off as about 24, like this is his very first job. But then he talks & acts like he's auditioning for the role of Your Next Boss. I walked in to ask him a question one morning while he was talking to our consultant, and he basically made it into a Team Meeting where we had to come up with a game plan for the day. The day that was pretty much just like every other day, and that he really had no reason to take charge of. He loves the sound of his own voice and he often starts conversations with a statement like "Busy day!" and you're like, "Uh, really?" and if you talk for 5 more minutes he'll make a comment about how quiet it is. So the whole busy thing is really just to let you know how important/busy/integral he is.
Bryan once told a story about how he'd just returned from his "annual" visit to Toledo, and then said "You know, I go about once every 4 weeks." And that about sums him up. For now.
Dave is very cool and very funny and even though he & I work in the same office we hardly ever see each other. He & Bryan & I went out to lunch one day & I was asking them about the hotel they were staying in since it was different from mine. Basically I wanted to know if they got Bravo on their TVs because I would totally switch hotels to get to see Real Housewives. Then I asked if they'd heard of the LodgeNet app - where you can program your phone to remote control your hotel TV. And I said "It's awesome - you don't have to touch that disgusting hotel room remote!" And Dave said, "Well, it's not usually disgusting until I'm done with it." Aaaand, I love Dave.
That's all for now - more soon, but not too much, I don't want to cramp up or something.
*Names changed to protect me if they ever find this blog. I just hope I remember who is who.
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