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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
9:35 am - i should have done this sooner
I'm taking a personal day today at the office. Junior's not going to be in, so there's really no reason for why I have to be there. Not only have we started moving personnel around, but we've hit somewhat of a brick wall with that. A few new positions need filling, and thank god, I don't have to be there for the interviews. Too bad they're only supposed to last for a few days.

Regarding my future boss however, it seems that he and I came to an understanding last night. It's usually a bad thing when you break the nose of the man who will one day control your financial well-being. But after taking him down to the ER and getting him patched up, he seemed contrite for his behavior. At first I wondered if the doctor had put something special into the packing they shoved up his nose, but Junior has been rather sedate since then. I knew the kid was base and an animal, but I didn't think he was so much of these that he'd actually back down once the male dominance effect kicked in.

Anyhow, he made his apologies to both myself and to his father. There was a touching hour of video conferencing between the three of us. I say touching because I was still somewhat fuming while father and son poured their hearts out to each other with all the bravada of a Disney movie. Junior's going into detox (again) now and has been removed from the project. From now on, I will be flying solo here.

Maybe we'll be able to get some actual work done. What a novel idea.

current mood: irritated

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Monday, November 15th, 2004
9:03 am - forgot
Duo, it's the forms labelled A, D, and F that Kirkendall's going to need for the insurance. Sorry for dumping this on you, but they're not going to wait until after the holiday to charge us $3000. The sooner you can get those forms in, the better.

Now, to dash to a video conference.

current mood: rushed

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8:05 am - murphy's law strikes again
My subconscious has made itself into somewhat of a large annoyance. Moreso since it insists on exploiting certain, ah, kinks to torture me with.

I was already planning on stopping by the gym this evening. It appears that I will now be approaching my workout with some added zest. *frown*

current mood: slightly frustrated

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004
6:13 am - holidays
Mom called sometime last night to extend an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner up at the ranch. She seemed a little put off when I declined, but I told her to give me a raincheck. Duo and I are still working it out, we're hoping to bring the boys out for Christmas. Once I told her that, the happy grandmother genes went into overdrive. I swear I heard her mention something about going shopping for them when she was hanging up. *sweatdrop*

current mood: tired

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Sunday, October 31st, 2004
7:57 am
I have so much to catch up on that I really don't know where to start. The cold medication isn't helping this either.

But no, I'm not dead.

And I'm home, for the next few hours at least. Which is a very good thing considering I feel like re-heated cat vomit.

I'll recap everything later. Probably when I'm on the plane and cannot sleep comfortably due to the lack of leg-room.

For now, it's back to bed. I have a warm, fox-shaped pillow just ready to snuggle into and listen to me whine.

current mood: sick

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
9:21 pm - floored
The universe has a perverse sense of irony indeed. However, this time I'm not complaining. I'm currently staring at a plane ticket that will get me back home by 6AM central time. Very definitely not complaining.

We had all the contracts signed yesterday. But considering that the president of the ad agency is going in for hip surgery on Friday, the board decided that they would rather wait until Monday to start the final stripping and pairing down of the company.

Plus there's also the small matter of the agency being relocated to a swankier building now that they have some actual financial backing from Henderson. Our taking the weekend off will give them and their employees time to transfer all their important things.

Anyhow, like I said, I'm not arguing. I haven't called home yet, but I'm hoping this sudden shift in plans won't be too much of a bother. The 2AM flight out is going to be a bitch, but I'll have time to sleep on the plane. And of course, there's always bed when I get home.

current mood: determined

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
9:53 pm - fuck
He knows now, and I feel like a prick for telling him.

current mood: worried

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Monday, October 11th, 2004
6:33 pm - quick note
I'm going shopping now, while I have time. So I won't be home until later.

Tuck the kids in for me and tell them I'll talk to them tomorrow? I'm going to pick up the obligatory presents. I suspect that will help them cope with my absence tonight. *smirk*

current mood: busy

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Sunday, October 10th, 2004
8:36 pm - [Private Post]
[Private Post]Weekend Round-upCollapse )

current mood: busy
Saturday, October 9th, 2004
8:35 pm
Duo? You haven't updated for a few days, and I know that I've missed some of your calls (I'm sorry).

Are you mad at me? More importantly, is everything okay?

current mood: worried

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Friday, October 8th, 2004
5:46 am - i am a corporate whore
All I have to say is thank god for Starbucks. Consider my soul officially owned.

Now, to go fetch Sleeping Beauty so that we can actually make it in to the office on time today.

current mood: awake

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004
1:38 pm - *twitch*
Caught Junior in bed this morning with the representative from the ad agency that's been working with us on the negotiations. I should take some solace in the fact that he wasn't high or drunk, or in any other mind-altering state other than afterglow. Still, my eyes are currently trying to burn the image out of my mind. And that's more than a little difficult when the woman I caught him with is sitting right across the conference table from us.

Now to shift my attention back to this scintillating presentation on how the projected income of both companies is planned to skyrocket after the implimentation of hi-technology communications. Uh, duh.

current mood: restless

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
12:24 pm - on lunch break
I am beginning to fully question Henderson's desire to leave this company with his son once he retires.

Korllos woke me up at 2:30 this morning because Junior came home on after a score and was trying to light his room on fire. The TV was gone and the window broken by the time I got there, so I suspect that we'll have to pay for that. But apparently the rampage was justified (in his mind) because the doorman gave his girlfriend (who surprise, surprise was a call-girl) a dirty look and scared her off.

The little bugger is back at the hotel under surveillance, sleeping the rest of the coke (or whatever else he took) off. Meanwhile, I have been left to oversee the final negotiations myself. So much for having him learn the ways of business.

If this keeps up, I may just have to ship him back to daddy. I haven't had a night of moderate sleep since I left the house last Friday.

current mood: crabby

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Monday, October 4th, 2004
9:21 pm - first horseman of the apocalypse
[Private Post] first horseman of the apocalypseCollapse )
8:33 am
I'm fully aware that it saved my ass this morning, and that I probably won't be able to make it without it during these two weeks, but whoever invented the tone they use for the wake-up calls here at the hotel should be drug out into the street and shot.

current mood: zombiefied

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Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
8:09 am - i've got the babysitting blues
When Henderson told me that I should give myself a few days before the start of the work to adjust myself to the time difference, I didn't believe him. The jet lag couldn't have been very bad, right?

I don't think that's what he was talking about, though. What he was referring to was probably his son, who has more than made up for any possible sort of jet-lag I could have suffered. I'm supposed to be helping him prep the other company for the merger as this jackass will one day be taking over the company and needs to be learning some real business skills here.

But seeing as how Junior is a real problem case, I get to play babysitter. When I picked him up at the airport, it was clear from his stench that he was bombed beyond belief. Henderson told me that the kid (kid. He's only 10 years younger than me. Ugh) is supposed to be clean, having just gotten out of rehab. Dad was thus rightly disappointed when I informed him of the contents of Junior's luggage. Enough pot and coke, and other drugs to kill an elephant. How he got it all by security, I don't want to know. But everything's been flushed down the toilet now, and I have earned the undying hatred of my future boss for it.

However, at this point, I am too tired to care. I left Junior in the hands of the other two guys who flew out here (somehow, Henderson figured his son is a 24/7 surveillance job) so that I can get some sleep. I've seen maybe about 12 hours of the pillow since Friday morning, and I must look like the living dead, because the guy operating the room service cart gave me the weirdest look. If this keeps up, I may end up killing my future boss.

current mood: exhausted

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004
9:14 pm - if my ass wasn't already attatched...
I have just been put into the charge of one Elfric Elephant, because according to my youngest, the hotel that I'll be staying at can't be trusted to not have closet monsters.

It's cute, and I'm already planning on using the new phone to snap a couple pictures of the stuffed toy around the room just so Jonas knows that his toy is on duty. Now I'm going to have to keep a sharp eye on the thing and make sure I don't do something like, oh, forget it. *nervous*

current mood: anxious

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004
10:44 am - for duo
I'll have you know that it hurts to even breathe now. Some body parts aren't meant to bend that way.

I hold you responsible, you evil little man. *sticks tongue out*

current mood: sore

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Monday, September 27th, 2004
3:23 pm - on the road to hell
My yoga class starts later tonight. I must remember that for fear of a very adamant fox skinning me alive while I sleep. *cough*

Duo and I are going to go out shopping afterwards. I need a laptop; he needs a cellphone. We have agreed to stick together and put up a strong front so that we do not spend our life savings on the latest gadget. Just because it can display porn at 10,000 pixels per square inch doesn't mean that it's a good buy.

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
8:46 am - heart attack in a transformers tee
I woke up this morning to find a face hovering not more than two inches above mine. This caused much yelling in surprise/terror and falling out of bed. Surprisingly, it wasn't one of the cats either, but rather, the youngest offspring.

Perhaps I would have been more irritated if I hadn't slept through my alarm and only had twenty minutes to shower and get the kids to school. The ride itself takes about 15 minutes, so I had to forego the daily cleansing ritual. I will remedy that as soon as I log off here.

Walker called a few minutes ago to tell me that I should get in touch with Henderson as soon as possible. I guess he finally found a company that he wants to merge with. The only problem is that it's in California. He's going to be sending a representative to the advertising agency there (I guess that's what this business does), and the local talk around the office is that it may be me going.

Frankly, I don't even want to think about that right now. I'm supposed to have another week of institutionalized vacation courtesy of Kirkendall. This is my time. Let me live in my own little plastic bubble, dammit.

*sigh* Perhaps I should let him know about this. Because the anxiety meds haven't kicked in yet (just took them fifteen minutes ago, right before Walker called).

current mood: worried

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