elanamatic: The Short Turn During lunch yesterday (Day 2 at new gig) I was told all about the commuter hell that is the 'Dufferin (aptly coined Sufferin') Bus. Apparently it's just brutal. Crowded, swervy and in the winter has a tendency to 'Short Turn' - when there is a flux of buses en route, one will get the call to turn bak and drop you in the cold wet snow.
I've actually only taken the Sufferin once in the past three days. Day one I ran late and took a taxi. Last night Tali and I walked most of the way to Dufferin subway station. I intend to bike or walk whenever the weather permits. This morning however I had an early physio appt (7:30 am) for the neckity neck and it was pouring out. I climbed aboard the King Streetcar, my green cargo pants soaked through. We get to Spadina, and they announce a 'Short Turn.' Argh. I had to stand in the rain and wait for the next car to come by.
I ended up getting here closer to 9:00 which is late-ish as we are on summer hours for the next month - 8:30 to 6:00 M - Th. As a reward for our early efforts, we get to leave at noon on Fridays. Pretty choice but so far I am severely sleep deprived. The dude and I tend to stay up pretty late and I am just not one of those people who an function on less then 7 hours of sleep... As a result I have begun bowing to the caffeine gods once again. Oh well, it might make me hyper, edgy, sleepless, irritable and toxic but at least it's tasty!
So? Inquiring minds want to know how the new job goes. It goes great! I am so happy to be back in action. The biggest part of my job is copy writing, editing and brainstorming. Things I luff doing. People are nice and wacky. Into geek culture and fitness, two of my many obesessions. So yeah it's been fun.
Of course there are all the "new person" challenges. Figuring out the work culture is tough when you are used to working for the man. It's much more relaxed here which I love, but I had grown to rely on the structure and processes of my previous environment. There are other things too. Like I am using a temp pc with a finicky keyboard ie. no exclamation marks and the 'c' is stiky. See?
But really who cares? I will have my own 'puter shortly and I am working on interesting projects with fun people. C'est bon! (ooh the exclamation mark worked, neat.)