Friday, July 28, 2006

Friends, a patio, and a summer evening... Does it get any better than that?

Spent this evening having drinks and dinner on a patio with Dan, Tracy and Gord. That's what its all about for me. I think it needs to happen more.
Work sucked, all week. Three applications out there waiting for responses. One seems like there may be promise based on educated guesses. I try to remain optimistic but realistic but it's hard for me to not get excited at the prospect of leaving StarTek. The place poisons my soul a little more every day I am there. It is simply a matter of time before something comes up but I am feeling very stressed out about these jobs I am applying for. I so want out of where I am.
That's it, been a long week, I am off to bed...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Three hour tour, a three hour tour………

Well I just had an awesome time with Tracy tonight. I am so happy she invited me along on her little boat cruise. Let me go backwards in time a bit...
I am sitting at work and I get a text message asking if I want to go on a cruise with her the next night. Well Wednesday night is the regular night of the meeting of the After-COLA Dinner Club. So I was a bit torn. I tried to convince Tracy's boy Dan to call in sick and go with her but he didn't. Well I am glad he passed on it because though I missed my regular Wednesday night companions, Tracy and I had a blast.
The cruise was put on by one of the local radio stations for all the companies that advertise with them. We were each issued 2 tickets which turned out to be for drinks. Well since Tracy wasn't drinking they were all mine. Food was provided and 5 drinks later I had spent all of $6.50 and was feeling pretty fine...
It was so great to spend time alone with Tracy. We spent a little time talking about how we want to spend some time with Gordo, just the three of us. We'll see how that works out...
Oh and there was live music on the boat. In particular an artist named Jason Mitchell who wasn't too bad. I actually approached him because the person he was with seemed familliar from the party we were at at The Grad Club the night before. Not the same person as it turns out but still I actually walked up to a stranger and started a conversation. Oh, and on the way out we were given a little gift of a bottle of wine, some golf package thing, and Jason's CD. I got the CD. Coolness...
Thanks Tracy... Love you to bits...

Monday, July 24, 2006


Well I am on a roll. Applied for 3 more positions today. Two were at Queen's, one was with an office installation company. One I am very hopeful I get, one I would like and one I really want Natasha to get. It was very sweet of her to point it out to me when she was applying for it herself, and if we manage to both get interviews I might just do the interview and politely decline the position. I can pretty safely say this because I find it doubtful that I will get an interview for that position and really, after skimming the job overview I haven't a clue what the position is all about anyway. I have never even heard of the School of Policy Studies.
Anyway, we will see what happens but if you all keep your fingers crossed I may just have a job working with my very own boyfriend. I am optimistic but realistic.
Oh, I have 2 days of training starting at 7:00AM. Why the hell am I still up blogging. Thank gawd Starbucks opens at 6AM. I am going to need it.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tango in the Night...

Awesome time last night at Tango for Jenn's birthday. What a blast that was. Tango is such a cool place to hang out. It just feels a bit more classy than your average drinking establishment. New drinks on the menu too. I only had 4 cocktails and 1 shot, and didn't mix it up too much this time. Still came out feeling good though.
After Tango we headed off to The Grizz. It was not as bad on a Friday night as it was that Saturday night I was there when I vowed never to return. Funny that night was for a birthday too. Anyway, it wasn't as crowded so it was okay. As always seems to happen though, I was hit on by a cougar... EWWWWWWW!
One of the fun things was dancing with a cute boy with all the heteros around. For those of you who don't know how I dance... Well, lets say I seem to consider it a contact sport. I shall say no more.
It was also nice to see and spend some time with Gordo last night. I really have been missing him. Enough said there.
Time to get today started. More to come...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Depression: Pending

Just an update. The Queen's School of Business job interviews were yesterday. I was not one of the candidates for the position. I tried to remain pretty positive throughout the whole process and I think I managed to do it. Now however, on some level, I think about how perfect that position was for me and how I thought my qualifications were dead on and wonder if there is any position that is right for me.
Sad that I am actually thinking about the possibility of going back to work for a company that allowed a manager to force me to quit because he was homophobic. I am actually not too concerned about that one even becoming a possibility but it worries me that I am even thinking about it.
So there may be a depression coming on. Weird that it didn't happen right away. We know what happens when I get depressed, I want to spend money. Bad time for VISA to double my credit limit I think.
Going out Friday night to Tango to celebrate Jenn's birthday. I don't doubt that I am going to be leaving there plastered. DAMN! Every time I plan on getting drunk I never do. I just jinxed myself.
Oh well, we'll see.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Out on the Street...

Just a quick update...
We spent a good portion of the weekend downtown enjoying the Buskers Rendezvous. Always a good time in Kingston. Always boys without their shirts. Good times.
Not going to talk about work, what with nothing good to say. Still hoping to hear from Queen's School of Business. There is still a chance though it is getting fainter as days go by. I am still trying to keep positive about it. Also still looking for other options.
So I came up with an idea to help step up the blogs. Sort of an ASK MIKEY thing. If you want to know about something or how I feel about something. Or if you want to hear me rant about something in particular, send me a message. Send it on myspace or MSN and if I have something to say about it I will do it in my blog. We'll see how this works out.
That's it for now. Keep those letters and postcards coming...

Monday, July 10, 2006

Just a little bitch session...

In case any of you didn't know, I HATE my job. I don't dislike it. I don't hate certain aspects of it. I simply hate everything about the place, the work, the client, and the way the company runs things. It's not going to change. There is no cure for the way I feel about it. There is nothing I can do about it. There is nothing they can do about it. Maybe it is the nature of the business, maybe it is just burn out. Who knows. I do know that I managed to work at one place for 16 years and never burned out.
So the goal is to find a new job. I have a couple possibilities already. Hopefully one of those will work out and if not I am hoping to have more options coming up soon. My goal is to walk out of there in the very near future and never look back.
I will of course keep you all updated.

Sunday, July 9, 2006


Well it is officially the last day of my holidays. Had a good rest from work. Could definitely use more time off of course.
I used the laptop to keep what we were doing day by day while we were away but really it is not that interesting so I am not going to bother retrieving it to post here. We can sum it up by saying that we did what we set out to do and came back with the back seat full of the boy's stuff. More on the way when Dan Sr comes through.
We did have some downtime too. We made it to the gay bar in Hamilton. The Embassy is an awesome club. 3 levels, a patio and a balcony. Lots of places to wander around and be seen, or not be seen. Unfortunately it was Friday night and was not so busy. Would have loved to check it out on Saturday night but were back in Kingston by then. Perhaps another time.
Last night we went and saw THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, which was quite good. Merrill Streep deserves an Oscar nod for sure for her performance.
This morning we are off to Sunday Brunch with the gang. Whatever gang shows up that is. Getting hungry just thinking about it...

Monday, July 3, 2006

The week in review...

So it has been somewhat of a blur. My week since my last blog that is. I am sure there have been a few noteworthy events and I will try and put them all together in some kind of coherent form.
Wednesday: Dinner with "the gang" was at The Toucan. Just Howie and Neil as the girls had packing to do for the big move. White Mountain Icecream and some time in the park.
Thursday: Gym night. Then off to Margaritaville for drinks to celebrate Bryan's birthday. Good times and cute boys. Doesn't get much better than that.
Friday: We moved Meghan and Claire to their new house. Haven't heard from them since. I'm sure the place will be keeping them busy for a good while. Very nice place. Huge amount of work. I think they are crazy. Love them just the same.
Friday also turns out to be the beginning of my holidays. Not back to hell till July 10th
Saturday: Was a bit of a shopping spree downtown. I picked up a couple t-shirts from American Apparel. One of which I am returning today. I guess you really do get better workmanship out of those little Philippino kids. I also had a piece of jewellery bought for me. Yes my boyfriend bought me a new pendant from Sterling. We also hung out with Gord for a bit. Checked out the fireworks. Dairy Queen with Bryan and Lisa. Then home. Gord showed up again a bit later. Around 3 AM that is. Laid in bed with him a bit discussing everything going on in his life till he got called away to another party, such a socialite he is. He wandered back in at some point.
Sunday: Gym then brunch at Windmills with Bryan. Had an in-depth discussion about unwanted body hair and the different methods of removing it. Jenn, be happy you didn't show up for that. After that was groceries. Then we headed over to Holly's to help remove the Hard Top off her Jeep. Then dinner at Mom and Dad's.
So that's it up to now. Planning on doing some stuff around the house today. Relaxing tomorrow. Heading to Paris, ON on Wednesday. Will probably be stopping in Toronto for lunch.
The laptop will be coming with me so I will try to blog while I am away. I know how some of you have withdrawals when I don't blog regularly.