This song is so me. More later.
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Work has been improving greatly for me. I was able to hire someone new and she is quite a gem thus far. I’ve been able to step back into my managerial role again and it’s been quite the distinction. Instead of running everything at the desk and getting frazzled, realizing I don’t have enough time to get everything done, now I can relax and let her do check ins. I can get things done, I am not all on my own. That’s been one positive change.
The other new improvement is my new boss. I enjoy working with Rebecca a lot. She is very efficient and her experience as a manager shows in the way she handles herself. She doesn’t know everything about the front desk but she is a quick learner. We’ve been getting along so far.
I think I’ve made a solid first impression. I asked to train the new hire, and I take on a lot of projects. Yet she has successfully taken a lot of pressure off my shoulders and a lot of work from my hands, something her predecessor failed to do. It’s refreshing to have someone who can concentrate well enough to get the job done. I regret that I do not qualify for that level of togetherness yet. I strive to achieve that someday, though. I’m just not there yet.
Another positive thing I noticed around work is actually thanks to 13 Reasons Why. We have an employee who is notoriously rude and demeaning that we all have to endure everyday. We all mess up to her, it’s just a matter of degree if you’re going to get bitched out or not. During my time at this job, my department held a one-hour long meeting in which every member of the team experienced her heinous behavior and on multiple occasions. They had numerous examples to present to our general manager. Everyone shared their experiences and we had a shout-out to Mean Girls by everyone saying this about that individual.
She watched 13 Reasons Why because it is so popular. I was discussing her with another coworker, when the co-worker (who knows her better) mentioned that she never looked at things the way it looks from the victim’s standpoint. She apparently said she had no idea the impact she had on other people.
Miraculously, she has improved her behavior. (I hope not temporarily.) She has been offering assistance without being tongue in cheek like she has in the past. She is helpful with no ulterior motive. I was shocked the other day when she offered to watch the desk for me while I went to get my lunch. It was unheard of, basically. I’ve noticed her improvements, and wonder if I should comment, but I’m afraid it’ll backfire on me somehow if I congratulate her. Do you think I should say something? Would you?
Superstore is one of my addictions. I love the campy brand of comedy, but more importantly, the flirtatious vibe between these two characters. Amy and Jonah are so cute. They obviously get each other and operate on similar wavelengths. I have complicated feelings about Amy’s situation.
On the one hand, she’s married. Her feelings for her work husband do verge on inappropriate. My husband disapproves of her wandering eyes, while I find myself being more sympathetic. My aunt went through something similar- getting married right out of high school and having a kid. As she grew older, she outgrew the partner she’d married. They were no longer a good match and trying to stay together for the sake of the kids was ultimately more damaging in the long haul for all parties involved.
Break ups are hard to qualify. Amy’s rambling speech about how marriage is fine really showed how bad things are going for her. She obviously has feelings for Jonah that are distancing her further and further from her husband, at the end of the episode she and Jonah were singing Rent songs.
I like these two together because they are both nerdy and smart. Their pranks are adorable. I love how Jonah always backs her up and acts as her side kick; i.e. the episode with Marcus and the hot store. I think the build up to the kiss was good.
The kiss was kind of urgent and magical at the same time. They might die any second, so why die with that regret?? She reached out to him, and he held on tight. It’s what I have been craving to see for so long now!!
My heart broke for Jonah a little when Amy’s family appeared on the scene. His face looked truly dismayed, seeing her family huddled together. Like a longing for the impossible showed on his face. Is it impossible though? Where will things go after this finale?
I personally would like to see the crew split up to other stores, but Amy still finds herself seeking out Jonah. She informally separates from Adam. She and Jonah start dating in secret, because that would be very their style, sneaking around and getting into shenanigans trying not to get caught. He takes her to coffee shops and late night diners.
I can dream, can’t I?
Sleeping with Other People by ladylace616
A Hey Arnold! fanfiction loosely based on the movie Sleeping with other People. In the middle of college, Helga drops out and moves back home. She discovers unfortunate circumstances have also brought a certain football headed figure from her past back to town, as well. They find themselves in uncharted territory as they deal with grief and their personal problems to form a deeper connection. Has Helga moved on from her past, or will her past catch up with her eventually?
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Deeply Disturbed Me is a short story about the rocky relationship between a young woman and her wild and irresponsible mother. She struggles to come to terms with the aftermath of her mother’s decisions. One summer, her life is changed forever by a secret her mother has been keeping for quite some time. [BUY IT]