OOOHHH, where do i start? Let’s just jump right in here. Wrecked the Maxima on tuesday. Was late for my second day of work. It was a very not-good day. No one was hurt, and i’ll get the Max back on wednesday, restored to working order thanks to safeco and my parents’ generousity. The very-depressing pics are up here. So that was, and continues to be, completely lame. I have a rented chevy blazer this week that, thankfully, is also paid for by safeco (otherwise i’d be taking the metro, and then i’d really be late for work). It’s no Maxima, though, that’s for sure. I really miss my car.
On a less horrific and devastating subject, my new job is going super well. My colleagues are great, and i can see already that i’m going to learn a great deal from them. I think hard all day, and run around trying to solve problems and help people work with their computers. So far it’s a very relaxed, rewarding place to work, yet still a busy and challenging one where my days fly by very quickly. I think it’s something i’ll be able to enjoy doing for a while, and i’m super appreciative to be given the chance at it, as well as to be recommended so highly (thanks, Caleb!). As Martha Stewart would say, it’s a good thing.
On a personal front, i’m going completely crazy. This is related mostly to item one, being Maxima-less. I’m seriously going through withdrawals, and the lumbering blazer is not quenching the thirst. I’ve tried playing driving games, and exercising myself into exhaustion, and dreaming up projects to occupy my time, and running errands and buying things, and i’ve watched The Fast and the Furious multiple times this weekend (which i think has actually made things worse), but to no avail. I’m still going schizo, running around my apartment about 4 feet up the wall like a cat on bath day. I’m unable to sleep more than a few hours, so much so that i pretty much gave up on the idea yesterday and have just started staying up until i fall over. I have no appetite, i can’t stay focused on any one thing for more than a few minutes, and some other stuff, too, but i forget. Actually, i’ve been trying to write this entry for the last, oh, 2 hours – a testament to my mush-brained condition. I found myself physically hopping up and down and flailing like a schoolgirl who lost her spot in line for the swings in a moment of frustration earlier today. I just need to drive, and i need it now. I need horsepower and torque and engine revs and g forces and i’m just not getting them sitting around here! But there’s nothing i can do about it until wednesday, and it’s making me crazy!