So, I've been in the office alone all morning, getting in on time and everything, just minding the fort. We set up a phone tree yesterday, for both today and the future, anticipating a snow day (or morning at least) from the snow we're getting as I type this. Does anyone call me? Nope, not a soul. So I assumed we were open and here I am, like a fool, while everyone else is... home I presume, I don't even know.

Anyway, I had a client show up so I'm glad I was here for that, even though it only resulted in me sending her home because it was for an appointment with an adjuster from the city who couldn't make it out this morning (the TCH is worse than it is here, apparently). I also have so far seen two other clients that aren't mine who had appointments, covering for other people. Which, I suppose, is fair in a way because hey, I was gone an extra week or so both before Christmas and after New Year's, right? Though I did have my assistant here for those times and lots of notice but whatever, I helped out.

Now, however, I went to look at my appointments for the rest of the morning, the main reason I've been staying, in case they do show up because it's not really all that bad. I mean, the doctor's clinic next door? Full parking lot. Mall up the road? Open and lots of cars. Lots of traffic driving by the place. I don't get it. Anyway, I go to compare my assistant's schedule book to mine for some reason annnnnnnnnd it looks like the rest of my morning's appointments were moved to next week and one more to after lunch today, so. I've been sitting here in vain, pretty much, at least as far as my own files go. -.- I knew Nancy was trying to move some but she didn't update my book and, well, guess which book I look at to see what I'm supposed to do, mine or hers? Rarararar.

ANYWAY. In the immortal words of Mr. Eric Cartman, spoken to my colleagues, screw you guys, I'm going home. Will have to come back after lunch to see if that one client does show up but I could've left an hour or so ago if I'd have known. Bah.
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Dec. 18th, 2008 01:41 pm
canadiandiamond: (Anger as deep as the ocean [TWBB])
So, here's a recap of Day 1 after the happy meme thus far:

· discovered my work computer will be offline and off the network (i.e. I can't access any of my work files to actually do any work) and am relegated to no breaks (I'd break for e-mail and such since I don't drink coffee or smoke) and can only review files / pass things on to others to do now.
· found out that Air Canada has posted an advisory re: flying to Toronto tomorrow, saying there's a storm tomorrow afternoon / night and Sunday as well. I fly in there early Saturday morning, supposedly.
· [livejournal.com profile] believeitup found out that both full weekends I'm there she has to work, as Starbucks is a fucking joke and forces their employees to work ridiculous hours over the holidays, apparently.

And the day's not over yet, so stay tuned for more to come! :D
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Dec. 18th, 2008 01:41 pm
canadiandiamond: (Anger as deep as the ocean [TWBB])
So, here's a recap of Day 1 after the happy meme thus far:

· discovered my work computer will be offline and off the network (i.e. I can't access any of my work files to actually do any work) and am relegated to no breaks (I'd break for e-mail and such since I don't drink coffee or smoke) and can only review files / pass things on to others to do now.
· found out that Air Canada has posted an advisory re: flying to Toronto tomorrow, saying there's a storm tomorrow afternoon / night and Sunday as well. I fly in there early Saturday morning, supposedly.
· [livejournal.com profile] believeitup found out that both full weekends I'm there she has to work, as Starbucks is a fucking joke and forces their employees to work ridiculous hours over the holidays, apparently.

And the day's not over yet, so stay tuned for more to come! :D
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What a long day today turned out to be. It wasn't that bad in the end, really, but busy. The weather turned to crap too and is still pretty ugly, I just hope it clears up so I can drive to St. John's tomorrow for court without much of a hassle.

I found out today that even though I got back from the US without being mugged or robbed, I didn't escape completely unscathed. A quick check of my credit card statement online revealed that someone in Washington, allllllll the way across the country where I never even got close to for the record, had charged a payment of nearly $300 CDN to my account through a T-Mobile bill payment or something like that. I called up the company's number listed on the statement and then my bank to cancel the card, get a new one issued and get an affidavit mailed out to me that I'll need to complete and send back for reimbursement. The bank was extremely helpful, and so was the lady at T-Mobile actually, and it looks like things will be cleared up soon. I was pretty panicked there for a bit though, as there's a lot of room left on that card and it could've been much, much worse. The only thing I can figure is that someone at one of the stores I used the card in used the info for their own nefarious means, since I never actually lost or misplaced it. I was pretty pissed at first but it seems like it's been successfully dealt with for now. Lesson learned; next time I'll just use a lot more cash I suppose, or a debit card. Or traveller's cheques, or something.

In the good news column, I picked up Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 today and oh boy is it ever fun. I've played it before on the PS2 as my sister's boyfriend got it for Christmas so it's not a surprise that it's so good, really, but it's nice to actually own it. Plus you get a (in my humble opinion) cooler guitar for the Xbox version, plus 10 more songs and the ability to download new ones from Xbox Live eventually (albeit for a fee, of course). Good times!

Alright, since I actually do have work in the morning and court to get to, I should be off to sleep. And here I go!
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What a long day today turned out to be. It wasn't that bad in the end, really, but busy. The weather turned to crap too and is still pretty ugly, I just hope it clears up so I can drive to St. John's tomorrow for court without much of a hassle.

I found out today that even though I got back from the US without being mugged or robbed, I didn't escape completely unscathed. A quick check of my credit card statement online revealed that someone in Washington, allllllll the way across the country where I never even got close to for the record, had charged a payment of nearly $300 CDN to my account through a T-Mobile bill payment or something like that. I called up the company's number listed on the statement and then my bank to cancel the card, get a new one issued and get an affidavit mailed out to me that I'll need to complete and send back for reimbursement. The bank was extremely helpful, and so was the lady at T-Mobile actually, and it looks like things will be cleared up soon. I was pretty panicked there for a bit though, as there's a lot of room left on that card and it could've been much, much worse. The only thing I can figure is that someone at one of the stores I used the card in used the info for their own nefarious means, since I never actually lost or misplaced it. I was pretty pissed at first but it seems like it's been successfully dealt with for now. Lesson learned; next time I'll just use a lot more cash I suppose, or a debit card. Or traveller's cheques, or something.

In the good news column, I picked up Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 today and oh boy is it ever fun. I've played it before on the PS2 as my sister's boyfriend got it for Christmas so it's not a surprise that it's so good, really, but it's nice to actually own it. Plus you get a (in my humble opinion) cooler guitar for the Xbox version, plus 10 more songs and the ability to download new ones from Xbox Live eventually (albeit for a fee, of course). Good times!

Alright, since I actually do have work in the morning and court to get to, I should be off to sleep. And here I go!
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-.-;;

Mar. 28th, 2006 01:33 pm
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Well, things have changed a little. I've been hanging out all over the airport since I got here at 6:30am. They gave us a 1-800 number to check for rescheduled / added flights every now and then, and I've been calling every 45 - 60 mins. I didn't get anywhere with it until 11:40am or so, when this lady was like "Oh yeah, there's an 11:55am flight! I'll cancel your Thursday one and put you on this." Which is kinda pushing it time wise, hehe. I asked her if it was ok, did I still have time to check in and all that, and she said yes, so off I run. When I get to the express check-in, where you can just enter some ID / numbers and get a boarding pass, it doesn't work. I just think it's because I literally just got off of the phone with this lady and it's not updated online yet. So I ask an agent there and she informs me that it's way, way, way too late for the 11:55am flight.

I was pretty exasperated by this point and went on a little rant about how I've been there since yesterday and this lady on the phone told me I could get this flight and could I please get put on a fucking airplane out of here? Ok, I didn't swear though, but I was kinda cross, for me anyway! She was nice though and by the time we were done I had a ticket for 7:50pm tonight, which is almost as good really. Even if I left this morning like the idiot on the phone told me I could (this agent printed out a report to file with her supervisor since I was given totally wrong info), I'd still have to drive home and wouldn't be able to work anyway. So if I can go tonight, which I'm seriously not getting my hopes up as I eye the forecast, it'll be ok. I can stay at my sister's place, drive back tomorrow morning and possibly go to work in the afternoon. Much better than flying out on Thursday, which would make it impossible to work until Friday really.

The whole situation with the agent ended well, since I might get out tonight maybe and 'cause she was kinda pissed too, not at me but at the idiot who switched my flights. I mean, it was impossible for me to get this 11:55am one, and I shudder to think what would've happened if during the time I switched that I couldn't even get the Thursday flight back. -.-;; But yeah, it ended well, but after I left and went to have a seat in the waiting area. I think I pretty much had a panic attack or something then, it took me about 15-20 minutes of deep breathing and concentrating just to stop feeling like I was about to burst out crying. It's all just been such a pain in the ass, to put it mildly. Then there's all this work stress and personal things that I don't tell anyone about (one because of confidentiality / privilege, the other... just 'cause, heh) and the fact that I'm eating into my vacation for next year, it's just... I don't know, just thinking about it again here is making my throat feel tight. Dammit, I hate feeling like such a wuss or something, heh. I think part of it was thinking that it'd be good to have someone there to just lean against or tell me it'd be ok, but there's never been any such person and likely won't be, which is a whole other line of thinking that I should also be avoiding right about now. XD

Anyway! I think my sleep is just so messed up. It's irregular at best when I'm not traipsing around the Northeastern USA and the Maritimes, but it's been much worse lately. When you start off staying up for pretty much 40+ hours straight (with a short, short nap roughly in between), things can only go downhill from there. Time in Boston varied from that marathon beginning to a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge sleeping in, then an average one, then up super early omg to get to the airport. Then it's been erratic here with trying to catch a goddamn plane, so yeah, that's taking its toll on me now. Thankfully this will be a short, short work week.

The one good thing about all this is that these last 3-4 LJ entries? Have been about the longest ones I've ever done, hehe. Though it's mostly bitching and whining, so that's probably a bad thing and not a good one. XD I did pick up The DaVinci Code on paperback today, which just came out today, to read on the plane. I've read the first few chapters, seems ok so far. Other than that... yeah, not much new to report. My throat is still sore, and my appetite is still down too. You can ask [livejournal.com profile] everyoung, I don't think I completed a full meal while in Boston, which is weird. Even last night I didn't eat the whole thing I ordered when we were out for supper here in Halifax. I think something's wrong with me but I have no idea what. Which leads back to the whole everything stressing me out thing and what I shouldn't be doing, so yes, stopping that now.

And I guess that's about it. This is probably extremely discombobulated but I'm too lazy to read it over and check. XD Sorry if it is!

-.-;;

Mar. 28th, 2006 01:33 pm
canadiandiamond: (Default)
Well, things have changed a little. I've been hanging out all over the airport since I got here at 6:30am. They gave us a 1-800 number to check for rescheduled / added flights every now and then, and I've been calling every 45 - 60 mins. I didn't get anywhere with it until 11:40am or so, when this lady was like "Oh yeah, there's an 11:55am flight! I'll cancel your Thursday one and put you on this." Which is kinda pushing it time wise, hehe. I asked her if it was ok, did I still have time to check in and all that, and she said yes, so off I run. When I get to the express check-in, where you can just enter some ID / numbers and get a boarding pass, it doesn't work. I just think it's because I literally just got off of the phone with this lady and it's not updated online yet. So I ask an agent there and she informs me that it's way, way, way too late for the 11:55am flight.

I was pretty exasperated by this point and went on a little rant about how I've been there since yesterday and this lady on the phone told me I could get this flight and could I please get put on a fucking airplane out of here? Ok, I didn't swear though, but I was kinda cross, for me anyway! She was nice though and by the time we were done I had a ticket for 7:50pm tonight, which is almost as good really. Even if I left this morning like the idiot on the phone told me I could (this agent printed out a report to file with her supervisor since I was given totally wrong info), I'd still have to drive home and wouldn't be able to work anyway. So if I can go tonight, which I'm seriously not getting my hopes up as I eye the forecast, it'll be ok. I can stay at my sister's place, drive back tomorrow morning and possibly go to work in the afternoon. Much better than flying out on Thursday, which would make it impossible to work until Friday really.

The whole situation with the agent ended well, since I might get out tonight maybe and 'cause she was kinda pissed too, not at me but at the idiot who switched my flights. I mean, it was impossible for me to get this 11:55am one, and I shudder to think what would've happened if during the time I switched that I couldn't even get the Thursday flight back. -.-;; But yeah, it ended well, but after I left and went to have a seat in the waiting area. I think I pretty much had a panic attack or something then, it took me about 15-20 minutes of deep breathing and concentrating just to stop feeling like I was about to burst out crying. It's all just been such a pain in the ass, to put it mildly. Then there's all this work stress and personal things that I don't tell anyone about (one because of confidentiality / privilege, the other... just 'cause, heh) and the fact that I'm eating into my vacation for next year, it's just... I don't know, just thinking about it again here is making my throat feel tight. Dammit, I hate feeling like such a wuss or something, heh. I think part of it was thinking that it'd be good to have someone there to just lean against or tell me it'd be ok, but there's never been any such person and likely won't be, which is a whole other line of thinking that I should also be avoiding right about now. XD

Anyway! I think my sleep is just so messed up. It's irregular at best when I'm not traipsing around the Northeastern USA and the Maritimes, but it's been much worse lately. When you start off staying up for pretty much 40+ hours straight (with a short, short nap roughly in between), things can only go downhill from there. Time in Boston varied from that marathon beginning to a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge sleeping in, then an average one, then up super early omg to get to the airport. Then it's been erratic here with trying to catch a goddamn plane, so yeah, that's taking its toll on me now. Thankfully this will be a short, short work week.

The one good thing about all this is that these last 3-4 LJ entries? Have been about the longest ones I've ever done, hehe. Though it's mostly bitching and whining, so that's probably a bad thing and not a good one. XD I did pick up The DaVinci Code on paperback today, which just came out today, to read on the plane. I've read the first few chapters, seems ok so far. Other than that... yeah, not much new to report. My throat is still sore, and my appetite is still down too. You can ask [livejournal.com profile] everyoung, I don't think I completed a full meal while in Boston, which is weird. Even last night I didn't eat the whole thing I ordered when we were out for supper here in Halifax. I think something's wrong with me but I have no idea what. Which leads back to the whole everything stressing me out thing and what I shouldn't be doing, so yes, stopping that now.

And I guess that's about it. This is probably extremely discombobulated but I'm too lazy to read it over and check. XD Sorry if it is!

>:o!

Mar. 28th, 2006 10:15 am
canadiandiamond: (Blah!)
I'm still stuck in the airport, though luckily I did get a hold of my friend yesterday. She picked me up here ~2:30pm yesterday (I got in ~11:00am for those keeping score) and was with her and her boyfriend all night. We went out to supper and saw The Inside Man, which was an ok movie. Then I went to bed to get up super early this morning, to get all the way back here for my 7:25am flight. Which was delayed until 8:25am, and shortly thereafter was cancelled. The other flights out of here are cancelled too, and there's no more openings until Thursday. As in not tomorrow, but the day after. Also as in one week after I started my trip, which was supposed to be a long weekend thing. >.< It's hard not to be pissed off as all hell, but if the weather's bad they can't fly in, it's as simple as that. And I'm hoping they'll add more flights for later today or tomorrow, which they might do. Especially since 4-5 flights were cancelled yesterday and all of them today, they'd better add some for tomorrow! I have to call this 1-800 number every now and then to check in, the worst case scenario is having to wait until Thursday.

I honestly don't mind the missing work part, kinda. Not that actual work anyway, though I know it'd be much better to finish some of the stuff I have waiting to do so I can move on to the other ton of stuff left to do. The worst part is that this is eating even further into my 2006-07 vacation time. If I'm here until Thursday and miss that day too, I'll have over 1/2 of next year's vacation used up all fucking ready. I'm stressed enough about stuff as it is, this was supposed to help alieve that, not make it worse. :/ I pretty much had a mini panic attack last night and couldn't get a hold of anyone on the phone to help calm me down. Instead I left messages and made a phone post, then tried to sleep. It was really hot in the room, and I had a headache and heartburn, plus my friend's cat was meowing and making noise all night too. And on top of it all, my throat was all sore when I woke up today, and it's still bugging me now. That's all I need is to get sick on top of all of this shit. I think the universe is trying to tell me not to visit [livejournal.com profile] everyoung or the USA again, which I really hope isn't the case. I plan to anyway, so :P to the universe regardless.

Anyway, I should go and let someone else on this machine, and also see about calling my friend and checking with the damned airline again. I really, really hope I don't have to stay here until Thursday. Best case scenario now is miraculously flying home tonight sometime and driving back tomorrow morning, perhaps working in the afternoon. Either way, today and tomorrow are likely washes, 2 extra holidays I won't get. I think the boss might be good enough to let me bank that time again, seeing as how this was beyond my control, but I'll try and worry about that later. I've got way too much else to worry about now, so let's just pray I don't have a heart attack and drop dead in the airport somewhere. -.-;;

>:o!

Mar. 28th, 2006 10:15 am
canadiandiamond: (Blah!)
I'm still stuck in the airport, though luckily I did get a hold of my friend yesterday. She picked me up here ~2:30pm yesterday (I got in ~11:00am for those keeping score) and was with her and her boyfriend all night. We went out to supper and saw The Inside Man, which was an ok movie. Then I went to bed to get up super early this morning, to get all the way back here for my 7:25am flight. Which was delayed until 8:25am, and shortly thereafter was cancelled. The other flights out of here are cancelled too, and there's no more openings until Thursday. As in not tomorrow, but the day after. Also as in one week after I started my trip, which was supposed to be a long weekend thing. >.< It's hard not to be pissed off as all hell, but if the weather's bad they can't fly in, it's as simple as that. And I'm hoping they'll add more flights for later today or tomorrow, which they might do. Especially since 4-5 flights were cancelled yesterday and all of them today, they'd better add some for tomorrow! I have to call this 1-800 number every now and then to check in, the worst case scenario is having to wait until Thursday.

I honestly don't mind the missing work part, kinda. Not that actual work anyway, though I know it'd be much better to finish some of the stuff I have waiting to do so I can move on to the other ton of stuff left to do. The worst part is that this is eating even further into my 2006-07 vacation time. If I'm here until Thursday and miss that day too, I'll have over 1/2 of next year's vacation used up all fucking ready. I'm stressed enough about stuff as it is, this was supposed to help alieve that, not make it worse. :/ I pretty much had a mini panic attack last night and couldn't get a hold of anyone on the phone to help calm me down. Instead I left messages and made a phone post, then tried to sleep. It was really hot in the room, and I had a headache and heartburn, plus my friend's cat was meowing and making noise all night too. And on top of it all, my throat was all sore when I woke up today, and it's still bugging me now. That's all I need is to get sick on top of all of this shit. I think the universe is trying to tell me not to visit [livejournal.com profile] everyoung or the USA again, which I really hope isn't the case. I plan to anyway, so :P to the universe regardless.

Anyway, I should go and let someone else on this machine, and also see about calling my friend and checking with the damned airline again. I really, really hope I don't have to stay here until Thursday. Best case scenario now is miraculously flying home tonight sometime and driving back tomorrow morning, perhaps working in the afternoon. Either way, today and tomorrow are likely washes, 2 extra holidays I won't get. I think the boss might be good enough to let me bank that time again, seeing as how this was beyond my control, but I'll try and worry about that later. I've got way too much else to worry about now, so let's just pray I don't have a heart attack and drop dead in the airport somewhere. -.-;;

>:o!

Dec. 1st, 2005 12:22 am
canadiandiamond: (Bourque & Neely)
...I think I just might need to get a new favourite NHL team, after what happened today. Yes, they're having a horrible season when they could do much better. I'm kinda used to that, no biggie. Even when they have a great season, they wash out early in the playoffs to crappy teams. It happens. But this? This is fucking insane. You do not trade away your future to jump start your team, or because you're disappointed in that player's performance, or whatever. It was totally out of left field, it gets rid of the core of your team that you've been building around since 1997, and YOU GOT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR HIM. I mean, goddammit. I'm seriously pissed off right now. The only thing keeping me from swearing this damn team off forever is looking at this icon, from back in the good old days when they actually looked after their star players. How dare they do this, especially after signing him to a long term contract over the summer? And getting NOTHING for him! I can't even think straight anymore, this is so fucking terrible.
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>:o!

Dec. 1st, 2005 12:22 am
canadiandiamond: (Bourque & Neely)
...I think I just might need to get a new favourite NHL team, after what happened today. Yes, they're having a horrible season when they could do much better. I'm kinda used to that, no biggie. Even when they have a great season, they wash out early in the playoffs to crappy teams. It happens. But this? This is fucking insane. You do not trade away your future to jump start your team, or because you're disappointed in that player's performance, or whatever. It was totally out of left field, it gets rid of the core of your team that you've been building around since 1997, and YOU GOT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR HIM. I mean, goddammit. I'm seriously pissed off right now. The only thing keeping me from swearing this damn team off forever is looking at this icon, from back in the good old days when they actually looked after their star players. How dare they do this, especially after signing him to a long term contract over the summer? And getting NOTHING for him! I can't even think straight anymore, this is so fucking terrible.
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