Made it through day one of Hell, and the neatest thing
I survived the first day of hell.
I can honestly say I’m shocked at how unlike Postal it is. We were in the hole pretty much all day, I mean not just some… it was a constant 60-150 calls waiting for 30 minutes or more. But some how, I made it through without wanting to cry, without hitting my mute button and wanting to call someone something I shouldn’t repeat… None of that. And I didn’t have to ask for much help unless it was one of the issues that we supposedly never see and aren’t supposed to ever happen in the computer world in general. My team lead still needs to learn the art of talking to people without making them feel like idiots.. but… whatever.. he’s not going to learn it anytime soon. And I’ve only got to survive 9 months. Less than that actually.
But I’m not going to go on about work. I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune about it by the end of the week, so whatever…
The reason I am blogging right now, is I can honestly say I have had tears brought to my eyes.
I started a phenomenon on Ravelry… seriously epic. I started a little group about doing a Pen Pal exchange. I figured no one would sign up and I’d have to beg people. Round 1 had 150 people officially sign up (and a quite a few more that didn’t actually sign up but thought they did).
It was a major headache to be quite honest. For the most part everyone who signed up was really great and helpful, but there were a few… well… calling them snarky twits is being reallllllly polite.
It all got to the point where I was ready to tell everyone to effff off and someone else gets to organize round 2.
I had even started composing the notice informing everyone that I was stepping down from organizing round 2. But I have not posted it and I don’t know if I will. No matter what though, I will be adjusting how the signups and partner assignments are done.
Today though, I got my first letter. A woman who when she signed up specifically asked to be my partner (if that was alright by me). Neat!
I can say it brought me to tears reading her letter. I was smiling, and most of all.. I was amazed.
I’ve been keeping my personality on the downlow for a while now due to the whole ‘incident’ on Ravelry, and I know that she doesn’t have access to my Facebook, and though she admitted that she has checked up on my blog… she hadn’t prior to me actually saying “sure I’d love to be your partner” I swear it’s a situation where I think I was destined to know her.
She owns a costuming business… (hmmm how many years have I been costuming now??)
She has a sailboat… (hmm… entire summers spent on the family boat when I was a child… sailing? me? never!)
We have a lot of the same taste in books, and movies and music. (Well, other than the fact that she hates The Beatles.) She even mentioned one of my favorite movies of all time. 😉 Won’t mention it here since I’m not entirely sure she’s not still stalking my blog.
I can officially say, all the headache and frustration was worth it. All because of one letter. How absolutely neat is that?
Well, time for bed. I worked over 9 and a half hours today, and I’ll be doing the same tomorrow. I’m going to curl up with Tempe Brennan and my cat.