Well, we did it.
We’re officially moved into our new apartment.
It took 2 weekends of moving on our own, and then rallying a total of 9 people and 2 large vans last weekend to get all of our stuff into the new place.
I. Am. Exhausted.
On top of moving, I started a new job.
Talk about great timing, right?
A couple weeks ago, the girl who used to answer the phones 9-5 at the Gentlemen office up and quit on Dave, my boss. As in, she came in on Monday, texted Dave to come in (he knew something was up when she actually sent him a text, cause she never did that), and told him she quit. Like, then and there. So he called me Monday night and offered me the full-time job. Which after talking it out with Matt and Duane at the LMG office and having a lengthy chat with Chris, I accepted the offer that Tuesday.
So I trained that Wednesday and Thursday, had my going-away party at LMG on Friday (which is funny cause my actual last day isn’t until next Friday) and started working the 9-5 last week.
I would like to state for the record that I am NOT a morning person. So having to set my alarm for 7:30am and spending an hour in Chicago morning rush hour traffic? Not my idea of a good time. I’ve been doing this for not even two weeks, and I’m already almost on a first name basis with everyone at the Dunkin Donuts down the street from the office.
To add to all the insanity, I went to get my oil changed at Walmart last Tuesday, and my FREAKING CAR DIED. As in, we had to push it out of the bay into a parking spot because she wouldn’t start, and Chris had to drive all the way to Niles from La Grange Park to come save me. Had my poor girl towed to the only 24 hour garage in the entire Chicagoland area, and made a grand total of 4 trips to the 24 hour Auto Zone down the street to have the starter AND the AC compressor replaced. 6 hours and $600 later, I had my baby back. Of course, it was 1am by the time all this bullshit was over, so I had to call in a favor and crash with friends in the area so I could get more sleep and not have to worry about traffic in the morning.
Just can’t catch a break.
So the understatement of the month is that I’m fucking tired. I haven’t slept more than 4-5 hours a night for the last 2 weeks solid, and it’s really starting to catch up on me.
Plus, all this new job requires me to do is sit at the computer and take/make phone calls about booking strippers for private parties. When the phone doesn’t ring or people don’t answer, it’s a struggle sometimes to stay awake. Like right now, considering I got less than 4 hours of sleep last night and knowing that I have to stay here til about 7:30 so I can pick Kelsy up from O’Hare at 8.
Yep, the fangirl duo is back together once again. It’s been almost exactly 10 months since I’ve seen the boys from Muse (and seriously, where the hell has time gone? It feels like I got back from the Wembley shows like, yesterday), and tomorrow we’re going to Lollapalooza to see them!
Speaking of time flying, it’s been just under two years since The Resistance came out. Seriously? Two years ago at this time I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to plan my birthday trip to Europe to see Muse. Absolutely nuts.
So yeah. I actually just talked to Duane and he managed to get me a Lolla wristband for tomorrow. This is now the second time in the last 3 weeks that he’s come to my rescue (I owe that man a serious dinner once we get the apartment cleaned up). Cause three weekends ago I got to see my Manchester United boys play IN PERSON for the first time. We had access to a VIP tent with free food and beer for two hours before the game (Chris + free Guinness = happy camper), then our seats were at the 40 yard line at Soldier Field. FREAKING AMAZING. After following that team for 15 years, I finally got to see them play. Of course, I took a load of pictures of Ryan Giggs as soon as he stepped onto the field and I spent the day screaming my head off, but my boys beat the Chicago Fire 3-1. Definitely a good day.
Now that my obvious lack of sleep has caused me to ramble on, I’ll sign off. Hopefully now that we’re getting settled and I have regular internet access, I’ll be posting more often. I have a few personal projects (one music and one food related) that I’m going to get more involved in, so those will be ranted about in the near future…