Warning: this entry is a BIG FAT WHINY RANT. Be warned.
Ok, so I’m really grumpy and out-of-sorts tonight. I went to the stable, and couldn’t ride yet AGAIN because the arena had been booked to someone from outside. I can’t properly school Kip if he’s off four days out of seven. And it never fails, when I really, really need to ride, I can’t (unless I hang out until 9:00, not an option after a bitch of a day). It’s £10 to book the arena – I reserved it for tomorrow night, and he said he wouldn’t charge me this one time. Big of him. Grrrr….
Ok, horse rant out of the way.
Work has been going fairly well, very busy; my boss is off to Barcelona for a week. The J2EE developer and I agreed that we would never say to my boss “you know, this would be a really nifty feature,” because the next thing you know, it’s suddenly the Big New Priority and we’re killing ourselves to code it by Wednesday. lol… There was a meeting in the lunchroom today regarding the takeover (sorry, merger), and the CEO had one piece of good news to perk everyone up: a 3% raise for everyone this year who didn’t get one last year! Woo hoo! This doesn’t apply to me, of course. I’m getting a substantial raise. Why am I so sure? Because I am going to throw the most enormous hissy fit in history if I don’t, of course. I am soooo underpaid for what I do. I hired an assistant recently, who is earning not that much less than I do, and our whiny copywriter makes almost what I do, at a fraction of the benefit to the company. It’s more money, or I find something else. I feel as though there’s nothing left of me at the end of the day, and it’s just not worth it.
Ok, that was the work rant. I suppose the only thing left is the relationship rant…and I’d hate to have to bar P. from my blog, again. :P Suffice it to say, we eventually have to make the decision that we know is waiting. I’m not happy. In all fairness, I suppose he isn’t happy, either – we don’t have anything in common to talk about (tech stuff and horse stuff bores him to tears) and no shared interests. Where do we go from here?
Ok, rant over. At least I got it all over with in one big lump, rather than just writing continual long, soppy entries about how much my life sucks. :) Hey, I’m efficient if nothing else.