First week on the job was fine; I can see the learning curve stretching in front of me, and that's a little bit daunting, but it's nothing I can't handle. Finding the time to have a life while working, however, is going to be a bit more of a challenge. I'll find my way, but right now I can't quite make out the path.
Of course, that might have something to do with leaving from the office on Friday night and heading to the airport for a flight to Vegas to hang out with my grrrrrls for the weekend. Or at least three quarters of my grrrrrls, since S is in China still, bonding with her baby, and a hop over to Vegas for the weekend was sort of out of the question.
I'm typing this on my work computer, so the bulk of the photographic evidence will have to wait a day or two. Suffice it to say, there was drinking. And, since what happens in Vegas stays not only only on my digital camera but also on my iPhone--thus making it emailable--I present to you a YARD of VERY STRONG Mudslide.
I also put into evidence my text-message exchange with my husband, starting on Saturday night and continuing into Sunday morning.
Me: I have a drink that's almost as tall as me. I miss you.
Baroy: Miss you, too. How many did you have?
Me: Just the one. Did you get the photo I sent?
Baroy: Just got it. Looks like you're sitting on the floor...were you?
Baroy: Why (he asks hesitantly)?
Me: Big drink. Little me. Plus Po was too wasted to stand.
Baroy: Ah. You know, casinos usually frown on that type of thing.
Me: We were outside. Not sure if that makes it better or worse.
Me again: Some homeless-looking staggering drunk man almost gave us money.
Baroy: Almost gave you money for what...another drink?
Me: Not sure!
Baroy: Well, it seems that you've had a good time.
The best part of the evening, however? Dinner Saturday night, at a place in a strip mall where we were served on plastic plates with plastic utensils. But, oh. The. Best. Ribs. And check out the name of the place! (Yes, we left with much swag after making friends with pretty much everyone in the place. And yes, there are photos coming of that, too.)