I wrote this silly little thing for teand's birthday. I sent it to her, but didn't have time to post it until today.
SPN J2-- Adult
Thanks to catspaw_sgjd for looking it over!
This definitely needs an innuendo warning. *g*
( Teand"s Birthday FicCollapse )
Oh, internet, how I've missed you! ::hugs 'net close::
It took both me and the Comcast guy about 2 hours to figure out the frigging wiring in here, with both of us crowding our hands into one very small cabinet, but I'm hooked up! I have high speed 'net! I can do other things besides check email! ::gazes lovingly at flist::
I've also completed my first week at my Big New Job, and I still have it, so I guess I'm doing okay. *g* I've got 3.5 days of orientation next week, so most of my time won't be spent in the lab. That's okay, though-- I won't be away for long.
It's funny, but this long 6 months without working, and the joy I felt at being back at the bench, made me realize that I'm doing exactly what I'm supposed to be doing. :)
I got to work the bench today! I got to be a mad scientist again!
I felt like I was flying. :D
First day of work! It didn't go quite as smoothly as I would have liked-- mostly because the person training me didn't actually train me but made me watch her do stuff. I'm one of those people who needs to push the buttons to figure things out! However, tomorrow is another day. :)
INTERNET! I couldn't stand being without even for a few days, so I had the web service activated on my phone today. I'm currently using that as my modem, and it's doing pretty damned well. I'll see how I like it for the next few days, and if I can keep up these connection speeds, I may cancel the Comcast install.
I'm all moved now and ready to start my new job in the morning. This makes me very happy! :D
There is a problem, though. My wireless internet doesn't work here. :( I'm leaching off an unsecured network, but it's pretty spotty. I'm calling Comcast in the morning and getting hooked up that way. I hope they don't make me wait too long!
You know what else makes me happy? Daffodils! They are so very pretty and bright and sunny-- spring is finally here!
Moving does not make me happy, even though my moving is nothing like other peoples moving. Still, it sucks. :(
What does make me happy, though, is that even if I leave the house for five minutes, I come back to, "HI! HI! I love love love you!"
My birds are always so happy to see me-- it warms my heart. They talk and cluck and coo and cling to the bars of their cages, wanting me to go pet them. It's a wonderful thing to open the door to. :)
Happy thing, day 4
You know what's happy-making? Countering their job offer with one of your own and THEY GIVE YOU WHAT YOU ASKED FOR! Now I'm wondering if I should have asked for more. *g*
You know what's even better than that, though? Having dinner and drinks with starglyph. She's fabulous and fun and it's soooo good to talk to not only a fellow slasher, but a friend. :)
OMG, where do I start? So many good things happened today!
First off, the lovely teand wrote me an incredibly funny, sweet, wonderful Sam/Dean fic here. You should all go read it if you haven't already. :)
Then I went down to Pike's market to hang out, because, I figured, if I wasn't going to be able to be here much longer, I needed to get as much of Seattle as I could. I drank coffee, people watched, and in general enjoyed the chaos there. It was wonderful, if not a teensy bit bitter-sweet.
After that I picked up my sister and headed out for dinner and a comedy show for my birthday. Right before we ordered drinks my phone rang. And guess what? It was the manager, for that job, the Best Job Ever job, and I got it! Somehow I managed to impress everyone I met there and I GOT THE JOB!! I still can't believe it! I feel . . . well, hell, I don't really know how I feel, but it's pretty damned awesome. *g*
Holy shit! I get to stay here! I get to make my life here! I'm still stunned.
So a wonderful fic, coffee at Pikes, dinner, JOB OFFER, comedy, then home. Too many good things in one day! How in the hell am I supposed to sleep tonight?
Plus, I'm now 45 years old. How did that happen?!?
Happy Thing, Day 2
I woke up this morning at 6am. 6am! Now normally, this would make me very unhappy, but today? It didn't. I woke up, looked at the clock, and thought, "Why am I awake now?" Then I remembered. I'm excited! The job interview went really, really well last night. The manager even asked me if I could stay for a few hours and meet the crew, because they are as much a part of the hiring process as anyone else. It seems that this lab is very unique. It's happy! And they want to keep it that way. This makes me happy. Life is miserable when you hate what you do for a living.
She strongly indicated to me that if my references check out, I'll get the job. :D I'm not exactly counting my chickens yet, but I'm closely watching the eggs for signs of hatching. *g*
ETA: Holy shit! When it rains, it pours. I just got off the phone with another VA lab I'd applied at. I've got a phone interview set up for this afternoon. //boggles//
The wonderful thegrrrl2002 tagged me to do a Happy things meme. It's a lovely idea. :)
1. Post about something that made you happy today, even if it's just a small thing.
2. Do this every day for eight days.
3. Tag eight of your friends to do the same.
I've gotten some good job news today. It seems that the VA has decided that I'm qualified after all. ::rolls eyes:: This is a good thing, though. This, in conjunction with the interview I'm going on this afternoon, plus the one I did last week, may give me more options for when I have to decide where I'll go. Choices are a good thing! :)
I'm not going to tag anyone in particular, but I think everyone should do it. Happy things are in too short supply right now. Share the little things that make life better and spread the joy. ::hugs you all::