Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Folks! I was all set to blog yesterday about my plans for resolution number I-forget, which was to find a little more religion in my life. And I will address that issue. But while I was twiddling my thumbs at work, I was called to talk to one of our higher-ups here. Turns out, there's some opportunities to leave the organization within the next 12 months and I won't have to worry about breaking my contract.
That being said, there's some incentive if I can get my shit together and leave by October 1st - and of course, I have to commit to this by the end of the month. Otherwise, I'll be obligated to leave by February 1st of next year. So I'm starting to actively work some contacts, push out my resume, and see how warm the waters are for an October departure. Fortunately, I don't have a family to consider, so I just have to worry about getting my own ass in gear. I've also got Wednesday and Thursday off, so I'll be getting a lot of research, planning, and applications work accomplished. I'm honestly not leaning any one way right now, so this may be a difficult decision (timing, that is, not leaving).

On a different note, before this whole work thing came up, I was starting to plan my whole religion agenda: i.e. Lent. It's that time of year folks. And, like the truly lapsed Catholic I am, it's actually been awhile since I've even attempted to follow the rules. So I've made plans to get my heathen arse to mass on Wednesday and abstain from meat on the requisite days. While I recognize I'm also supposed to fast, I can tell you that just is not going to happen. Then there's the other abstenance part ... you know, everyone always asks what you're giving up for Lent. To be honest, I can't really remember the actual rules and rationale behind this (if, in fact, there are any), but I can give up some stuff for 40 days. It'll do me some good in the long run, and it'll definitely help some of my other resolutions from January (which, I'm ashamed to say, I've done completely awful at keeping). So, beginning tomorrow, I'll be giving up alcohol (ALL booze), cigarettes (yes, I've been a habitual smoker on and off for years now. shaddup), and take-out food. Why the take-out food you ask? Well, in my high-rise apartment living, there are many a service that will schlepp to local restaurants and deliver you delishis fare of noms so you don't have to eat in a restaurant all by yourself. And I'm really lazy when I get home from work. So there you go. This will definitely help same a ton of money and really help me break ground on my neverending quest to lose weight.

But, you know, there's going to be a nice little farewell party for my three amigos when I get off work tonight. You can count on it.

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