Thursday, May 28, 2009

A day for the record books

So today pretty much goes down as one of the crappiest, most frustrating days of 2009.

Have I ever mentioned how much of a scatterbrain I can be? It's terrible. I was the kid in school that was always losing her mittens. I probably should still have mittens that attach to a string that you can string through your jacket. I just have such a proclivity for losing things, misplacing things, etc.

You'd think this is something you would grow out of. Wrongo batman.

Here's how my afternoon went. I got on my bus at 4:30 and got to the place where my car is parked around 5:15. About 5 minutes before my stop, I realized that I had forgot my coat at work... and my car/house keys were in my jacket.

I seriously wanted to punch myself when I realized this.

So I had to take a non-express bus back into downtown, but when I got my office, I couldn't get the elevator to go to my floor since I apparently don't have after hours access so I had to track down the security people in the basement so they could escort me to my office.

And then when I finally had the dang keys, I couldn't get out of the building. Every door I tried was locked. At this point I almost lost it, but luckily one of the cleaning guys let me out. Oh, and let me mention that it was only 6 pm at this point, and this building is in the center of downtown, so there is NO reason that the building should have been locked down like that!!

So then I took a non-express bus back out of downtown and got to my car at 7:15. Thank God I had a good book (The Time Traveler's Wife) to keep me from going berserk.

So I essentially lost 2 hours of my night. 2 precious hours that I had planned to spend making some of the dips/salsa/etc for my grad party this weekend. So much for that. I did still get a run in and went to the grocery store to get all the fresh produce ingredients for the food for the weekend. Oh, and while I was there, I was reminded of how much of a culinary moron I am. I couldn't for the life of me identify a Serrano Chile. And there was seriously no one in the entire produce section of the grocery store, or anywhere close bye. So I swallowed my pride and called my aunt Barb and she explained what to look for.

Criminy. I'm 28 and I have to use a life line when I'm in a grocery store. Thank God I have a patient and wise auntie to call on!

So yah. Today was not my best day. Plus 21 people got laid off in my division this week, so things are work are pretty down/somber.

But I figure maybe I got all of my bad luck out of the way. And hopefully the rest of the weekend will go really, really smoothly!

Early tomorrow morning I am heading back to my hometown for a bridal shower for my little sister, Saturday is my grad party at the lake where I am expecting 40-50 people, and then on Sunday we are celebrating my nephew's 4th Birthday. So it's going to be one full, fun weekend! I'm sure I'll have some pics to post next week!


Ashley said...

Wow! Sorry you had such a rough evening!! Enjoy your weekend though, and have fun at your grad party!

aimee said...

yikes..that really sucks!!

have a wonderful and fun weekend!

Amber said...

Oh no, I just HATE it when stuff like that happens. I know what you mean when you said you wanted to punch yourself in the face! I get SO mad at myself sometimes!!!

Sounds like you have a VERY fun-filled weekend planned though!!

Lady Jane said...

I think I love you....I found my soul sister!! I am that girl in my group of friends!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Congrats on graduating! Sounds like quite the journey just to get the keys.

Katie said...

I'm going crazy for you just reading that. When I lose time at night I pretty much lose my shiz completely.

I usually call my mom whenever I'm in a grocery store (even those she has never been to) and I usually ask something like,"If you were tomato paste where would you be hiding?"

Usually she knows the answer. It's kind of awesome. And usually saves me about 45 minutes of wandering aimlessly.