I had a great idea for today’s post to talk about the different jobs I wanted growing up (lunchroom worker?) but today was strange so you’ll just have to deal with a status update. I’ll talk about working in a cafeteria tomorrow.
The Majority of the Day
Okay, first off, my sister launched her blog today, and I got a pretty sweet shout-out. So check out her stuff and today’s post (she’s in another time zone so today for me right now is tomorrow) is ADORABLE. Following up on her lead, today I had the windows open and got to listen to the cheeseburger birds do their thing. Plus, squirrels.
Spent a bit of time helping sis get her site sorted out. I’m her IT guy, I host the site, and it was just doing some terribly weird things. We figured it out, so all is good!
I joined a Zoom meeting of some coworkers to play Bingo tonight! That was fun! I made an account so that I could use virtual backgrounds. I have to use my almost 10-year-old Mac in my bedroom because my newish laptop can’t handle streaming anything. Go figure.
Yesterday or the day before, I don’t know what day it is, my coworker reached out to me to generate the cards because she doesn’t have Excel. Cool! Couple keystrokes, print to PDF, bam there you go. No biggie. When she texted us today to play, I had to pull out my laser printer so I could print out my cards. Not a big deal, I have some paper. But I forgot this printer is OLD and needs a new fuser. When I went to print out my cards, even on the pages that it printed decently, I still had to Sharpie in over half of the numbers.
So I either need to figure out how to fix this printer, buy a new one, or find another way to print cards ahead of next week’s game.
I also ran out of wine. I knew I was getting low, but I figured it’d be more than two glasses. Thankfully, I already planned to go to the store tomorrow.
Yeah, it was fun! We played like 6 rounds, and I won 2 of them! Bragging rights!!!
It was awesome to see my coworker’s faces.
After we finished with the Bingo, I played a couple rounds of Killing Floor 2, my favorite zombie shooter. I love that they’re still putting out new content (new bosses, new weapons, new maps) but it’s a little sad that not a lot of people still play it. I could be wrong, it could just be when I play and the server I’m on (US West), but rarely do I happen upon a full squad.
Today was nice out, I’m always happy for the days in spring when I can open the windows and get some fresh air. It’s supposed to rain here in the next few days, once that happens then I get to be Dad Joe and water the lawn and mow it. I’m such a dad and I don’t have kids.
I can’t remember if I talked about it, but Sunday I ordered an espresso machine and its various accessories. I had $100 in corporate health program gift cards, so I didn’t have to spend a lot of my own money, which was a barrier previously. They’re cancelling the program so it was either cash out now or lose $100. Got the machine, beans, a hand grinder, and syrups. Today I got everything but the machine, a week early! Score! Anxiously awaiting Saturday when I can make my own lattes. I may have lost 10 pounds in the last month, but I’m gonna gain that back once I have access to fancy coffee again.
Today was a good day overall. I didn’t do any work on my classes that I need to get done by the end of June, which makes me feel a little guilty, I didn’t do the dishes that desperately need washed, and no laundry was done. But: seeing familiar faces even for a short time was more beneficial than anything else I needed to do.
FaceTime/WhatsApp/Zoom/GoToMeeting/Messenger your friends and family. It’s pretty good for your health.
I’m out of wine and don’t want to play any more games!