Thursday, October 19, 2006

Three is the magic number

1. Earlier today I realized that my VPN is finally working on my laptop. Excellent news because now I can work (the real, money-earning job) from anywhere in the house. Even better, I do not have to haggle with the impatient, heavily sighing IT support guy who has told me in the past: "We don't support personal computers" (Dude. It stands for virtual private network. That means everyone who has one is putting it on her personal computer.) and "You'll just have to bring it into the office" (Again, dude: I live 1000 miles away. Will you be sending a private jet to fetch me and my problematic laptop?).

2. This morning I ate four breakfasts (smallish, but fergod'ssake) between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. and was still ravenous by 12:30. If that is what one 45-minute Pilates class does for me then it's a good thing I have no interest in running a marathon (or even a 5K).

3. I had my performance review today and my boss told me that our big boss, who recently called me "Kathleen," agreed with all the nice things she said about me, "and he was particularly impressed that you took the initiative to go to BlogHer." So thanks for planting that seed, Julie! You can take credit for my $1200 raise (yes that's gross, and it's for the whole year).


Suzanne said...

Congrats on the raise! Let us know if the IT dept. will send you that private jet; that would be one cool job perk.

mothergoosemouse said...

I'm still giggling at how you parlayed that BlogHer boondoggle into a business trip (where you actually DID get relevant info).

And your IT department is a bunch of brainless dorks. Really.

Christina said...

Wow, congrats on the raise! That's awesome!

And hooray for the VPN. When I used to work from home (oh how I miss those days!), I hd to fight with the IT guys to get my VPN working, but once it was working, it was wonderful.

TB said...

Congrats on the good review Kathleen ;o)

Also, I know what you mean about the third and fourth breakfasts a la the hobbits. Whenever I get up that early, which is often due to insomnia, I eat right away and then I'm hungry again by 7:30 without fail. At least now that I'm pregnant, I have an excuse.

Karianna said...

Yay, $1200 gross annually!
So that is an extra $2/day net?

Rad, dude. :)

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Congratulations on the raise! That rocks.

Every 3 months I have to call the IT guys to tell them to renew my system password, because on Win XP Home there's no way for me to do it myself. I have been doing this for almost 4 years & the IT guys, who know me by name by now, have been nice enough not to tell me to _upgrade your computer for god's sake_.