I just realised that it was Thanksgiving today. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, since I’m obviously at work and there’s no time to do turkeys…but this is the first year that I’ve totally forgotten. I should try to call my family tonight.
We finally watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last night, and I think we were both less than impressed. Even though I really do like Johnny Depp, Gene Wilder was so much better and darker – he used to scare me, a bit. The Depp version had an extremely uncomfortable Michael Jackson feel to him, very high squick factor. I hated, HATED the Oompa Loompas, and the songs. Disappointing. :(
Had a conversation with someone from an agency that called regarding an interactive design position – I made the mistake of telling her that I’d already given notice, and she asked if she could have my current boss’ name to request a reference. I wouldn’t give it, as she a) knows nothing about the site, my job, or anything relating to my ability to do my job, and b) wouldn’t give me a good reference, anyway, since she knows that I am quitting rather than work for her. This sucks – two years of long days, hard work, and doing the very best job possible, all gone. No reference. What the hell am I going to do?
I’m quite nervous now. I still think that I made the right decision in deciding to change my life…but change is both scary and difficult. I’ll possibly be unemployed by the start of next year, I have a horse with serious health problems, Phil and I continue to drift apart, and I worry about how it will all turn out. I’m trying to be confident in myself and my abilities, I tell myself that I should have no trouble finding a contract or freelancing…but I’m quite scared.
Anyway. Change the subject. So, does anyone else feel that Captain Birdseye is a paedophile? Do those commercials creep you out?