June 23, 2001

Sealing Up the Muncie Chapter (Recovered from LiveJournal)

I've got exactly a week left in my employment here at the University, and then this whole page in my life is closed off for good. I can't say I won't be happy to leave Muncie (in all honesty, I'm quite relieved to be finished), but it's a pretty big step to be taking, and one I'm not altogether sure I'm ready for yet. But I guess everybody feels that way at one time or another.

My boss, Denise, took the graduate assistant I've been working with all year and I out to lunch Thursday afternoon, which came out of the blue and was a nice surprise. The meal was a bit awkward, as none of us really hung out aside from the workplace, but it served a reasonable enough way to say goodbye. I'm amazed I polished off an entire burger at 11 in the morning, as I wasn't even beginning to get hungry yet, but sure enough there was no sandwich left on my plate when the bill arrived.

Yesterday was a sort of nothing day for me, as I didn't feel motivated to work and thus spent much of the day on the Something Awful forums and The Oratory. Last night Autumn and I hit Scotty's brewhouse with BP and Richard, the third or fourth time we've done so, and had a fine time. Afterwards we took a short nap on the couch and went out to Maron's boyfriend Jim's house for a party.

To say I was uneasy would be an understatement. I don't know why, but I just felt completely out of place at the house, and we ended up leaving within a half hour. I felt bad for showing up and taking off so quickly, but was relieved to be gone all the same. I'm just not a 'party person.'

Today's been another chunk of nothing. I think we're planning to see Evolution this evening, which would be the first time we've seen a movie as a couple, not surrounded by friends, in a couple months. Jeremy returns from his extended vacation tomorrow, likely with a whole new collection of useless toys and things he doesn't really need. And I wonder why he has trouble paying me the $500 he owes, not to mention the creditors that call at all hours of the day. The boy needs to learn how to handle money.

I've finished a few more pages on the BSU Virtual Map, but things are quickly becoming tedious there. I didn't realize there were so many pages I'd be converting to this new look. Boring "grunt work."

I'm ready to eat, but they've locked the doors to the main lab outside, and if I leave my office to get some food, I won't be able to get back in. Grrhg..

posted by drqshadow at 4:56 PM


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