The One Coworker I Dislike

I’m actually pretty chill with most of my coworkers. I don’t see or talk to any of them outside of work and make it a point to avoid any drama. Unfortunately, some people just manage to create drama on their own. The coworker I’m talking about had started in our current section about two months before me and has been with the company a year longer. I nod to her (very slight) seniority, but that’s about it. I’ve been wracking my brain for months now to articulate exactly what it is about her that annoys me. I think articulation is very important because being able to site specific examples is more powerful and credible than “she just rubs me the wrong way” or “she just pisses me off”. So this is my half rant, half practice explanation if my supervisor ever asks what my problem is.

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Personal Updates

I literally have no bandwidth left and I still have 10 days before it rolls over. It makes school work interesting since I’m currently sitting in a Starbucks at 8PM downloading what I need for my ONLINE classes.

I saw a couple tweets about this week being Asexual Awareness Week, which awesome! But I can’t find any daily writing prompts like I usually do so I’ll have to come up with something. This month’s Carnival of Aces is about fandom which I have become less involved in because of my internet situation or rather my lack of internet situation.

So, when I’m not bemoaning my lack of internet I’m playing with my 10 month old puppy who is FEAKING HUGE. He’s not Clifford size, but he’s a BIG puppy. His shoulder comes up to my knee and he’s not even a year old. He’s at least 50% boarder collie so he’s a hyper cuss. I’ve been doing three different training classes with him including agility. I’m freaking amazed at how fast he picks up on things. He’s so food driven that he’ll do anything for a dog treat. I think I’ve mentioned before that he’s a rescued puppy; a family friends found him and nobody came forward to claim him so I ended up keeping him.

border collie wearing a tie
My puppy the last day of his Circus tricks class

Seriously, who would abandon that face? Who?!

Since I have no regular internet access I’ve been stocking up on audio books. When I’m done with school I’ll probably drop my home internet service completely and look at mobile only options. It’s just really hard to blog over a phone, but I’ll give it a shot. My goal is to post more regularly with actually substance, but school comes first (after all my other procrastination methods of course) so I’ll just have to wait and see.

Here’s one more puppy pic for the road:

boarder collie in a pumpkin patch

Struggles and Goals

I had to drop one of my classes this semester because, and I wish I had known about this before I signed up for the class, I needed to download 10 gigs worth OS images to do the classwork. My internet is metered because we don’t have cable where I live and I have to use a satellite service. I’m only get ten gigs a month for internet. Plus, my laptop is old and wouldn’t be able to support being turned into a college computer lab, which was what the instructor wanted us to do. So, I have to take it next semester along with one other class and then I’m DONE!

This is the absolute worst time to decide I don’t like my major. Even though I’m thinking I hate school right now, which is only because my classes aren’t interesting anymore, I’m considering trying something else. If I can’t stand doing technology in school for three years, how am I supposed to tolerate it as a career?

Well, those are questions for later. I’m going to finish my current degree first because it would be stupid not to. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

A more immediate struggle is my hours got cut at work. I was getting 40 hours a week and now I’m only getting 24. I’m sure it’ll pick up again for the holidays, but now I have to really stretch my dollars. I’m also saving up for a vacation in less than two years. That’s something I want to get into the habit of doing, taking a trip every two years.

Another goal is to own my own house. I have a large dog now so that means an apartment isn’t an option anymore and I want to adopt one or two main coon cats. My mom has a main coon mix and he’s so chill. I want one, but I might just take hers. I’ve been looking at “catio” designs on pinterest so my large dog doesn’t bother my hypothetical cats.