Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pistachios, Paranoia and My First Day

My first day at the new job was supposed to be July 7th. Change of plans. My old boss, DB (the nickname J tagged him with, abbreviation for "douchebag") decides that he doesn't need me after all. Says I can go on to the new position.

What an arrogant fucktard. (There, I feel better. Don't you?)

The first day rocked. Seriously. Like woah. Sweet ass office with a huge window that looks out into the courtyard, laid back boss who's younger than me by 2 years, and finally doing what I went to college for.

All this time I've been feeling sooo guilty. My parents put me through college, my major being graphics design. I was/am one of those artsy fartsy chics that you know, sans the long hair, paint stained jeans and piercings. Anyway, I decide I can't make a living on oil painting or photography straight out of college, so I major in GD. Little did I know that you can't make a good living as a GD unless you move to NYC... I work for the last 3-4 years in jobs with a little design work here and there, but nothing to brag about.

Now I'm in my own little graphic design heaven, making beautiful, tight little clean brochures for a real estate company. And I'll get to visit the sites for a little photography for these brochures as well. *sigh* I know, I'm a dork. Bite me.

Besides the loveliness in the new job world, I've got a little photo post in the works. Swears. I'm dedicating it to one of my dearest bloggy friends, Kelly, who definitely needs a little pick me up. And girl, do I have some photos that will!

In other news, Preggers Polgara has tagged me! And you know how much I love talking about myself. Hell, who doesn't?


What was I doing ten years ago?
Studying to be a graphic designer, taking photography & oil painting courses, living at home with parents, being a wild child on the weekends with my friends going dancing and such.

What are five things on my list to do this weekend?
Search for bridal and bridesmaid jewelry
House/land hunt
Take nephew to the river for first time
HNMN with the Babers
Maybe dinner out with my fiance so neither of us will have to cook or clean!

Snacks I enjoy?
As of late I am addicted to PISTACHIOS. *drool* Also enjoy grapes, turkey weiners (lol, I'm serious!), and J's cajun popcorn (aka popcorn with hot sauce, cajun seasoning and spray butter)

Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire?
I agree with Pol's answer on this one. I'd make few select friends/family millionares, mainly so they wouldn't bug me for lunch money. Then I'd pay off the little debt my parents have and set them up for the rest of their lives, buy me and Babers a house/land and then get busy traveling!

Three of my bad habits?
Clutter (Can't seem to let go of boxes. I hoard them for some reason...)
Paranoia - every single flipping time I leave the house I absolutely HAVE to go back inside and check to see if I've turned the hair iron off. Every. Single. Time. (Its exhausting people.)
Worry (I had to ask J for help with this question, the last he said was that I worry too much. So there you have it.)

Five places I have lived?
Have only lived in one place really, lived in Ruston, LA for a semester of college and then high tailed it back home cuz I missed everyone.

Five jobs I've had?
Graphics Designer
Waitress (college days)
Administrative Assistant
Association Coordinator
Photographer (for a summer in college)

How did you name your blog?
I wrote a book of poetry when I was younger over the span of 3 years or so and Another Day in the Same Life just popped into my head. That line in itself just seemed so poetic and yet so simple to me and it eventually stuck.

I tag: those who wanna take it! Go ahead, you know you wanna...


Polgara said...

Love your answers!
Pol x

kelly said...

I can't wait for your photo post!

I posted photos from my Watkins Glen trip at and I will probably have more posted next week. I just took pictures of my best friend's preggers belly, and will have to post those. She's adorable. :-)

Kitty said...

I'm SO pleased to hear your first day went well, and that the job might make you happy (as though you *need* any more happiness!)

Take care. x

On a limb with Claudia said...

Hurray for a new job - and even in your field! You'll learn so very much!

Do you know about Stock Exchange? I get a lot of photos from them.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Oh hey, you can start the goal thing now. There's no reason not to and a lot of reasons to. I keep a little composition book and write down the goals and how we felt about the month. You know, I thought D would be like "whatever" but he LOVES it. I think it's something relational that guys can really get. I take the goals and make little cards. I tape mine to the book shelf near my desk and d keeps his either in his wallet or on his home desk (depending on where his is most.)

Try it next Tuesday - it's awesome.

Hammer said...

That's great about the new job.

I hope you can someday find something in your field that you truely enjoy.

Ben said...

Cool beans, good 2CU have a gig you enjoy Jillie. I too was in the same boat with regard to my parental units affording my degree in computer science. Straight away, I didn't think it was the line of work for me until I telecommuting came around. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

TGIF and have a nice weekend.


Anonymous said...

So happy you like the new job!

Love how you came up with your blog name.

Stacie said...

Oh Jilly! I'm so happy for you for your new job. I know you were stressed out about the timing of loosing the other one, but it was a blessing in disguise for sure. Now you get to do what you love and not be henpecked to death by that wretch of a boss you had before. For that I am so happy for you!

I've only just caught up with your blog, It's been kinda crazy around here. Been out of town off and on for 3 weeks..YIKES! I've missed reading about what you've been up to. your posts always cheer me!


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