"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Monday, April 20, 2009

What's New With Me

I had a very busy weekend. If you know what I do for a living then you'll understand this next statement. I worked 2 in a 24 hour period of time. No big deal as far as time. That was pretty cool. However what really knocked me off my center and made me frazzled was that in less than a 5 minute period of time I lost my cell phone and I could not communicate with my clients and I could not find the phone.

I never realized how damn dependant I am on that cell phone. It has my entire life in there. Appointments and clients contact info and my lifeline to texting and receiving texts from clients. And well I'm sort of a technodork and I have no clue how to back up the files from the cell in any way. Guess I need to learn this.

Well I did make it to the clients. I was late and I hope they are not furious with me for it. All ended well. I will meet with them in about a week and they will let me know. I know it's not possible to please every single client I will have. It's just the way life goes. But the work I do is personal and I take it hard if I have not done so.

Early Sunday morning my mother called me and said "guess what"? And I said, "OMG someone called you about my phone!!!"

Yes some guy found and kept my phone and called my mother. So after being up for more than 24 hours and working with 3 clients (1 new one in the am on Sunday) I drove another hour to the Walt Whitman mall on Long Island to meet the guy who had my phone.

Nice guy. Young man who is unemployed and was interviewing for some retail job. I was grateful that I had the money to reward him. I handed him $40 and I suppose he really could use it right now.

Now one of the jobs I worked this weekend was unexpected and brought a few extra dollars into my hand. And when I was done working that job I was around the corner from a man who sells second hand furniture. Some are antiques and others are not. I've wanted a new desk for a long time. I've been looking for what I believe they call library desks. And after searching for a long time for the look and feel of this kind of desk I found one. It's green which perfectly fits my color scheme in my bedroom where my desk lives...with a light wood toned top. It's wood, not plyboard and it was only $50. SOLD. Some day I'll get the $2000 version. For now this makes me happy. It feels so much better in my space. It feels like furniture instead of a desk. Since my computer lives in my bedroom I really didn't like the feel of the desk in here. Those that live in small apartments will probably appreciate this last statement.


Da Old Man said...

Glad you got the phone back. That is a pita to replace all that information, if it could even be done.

LadyBanana said...

A hectic time you've been having! I dread losing my phone, like you I am soo dependant on it!

Lauren said...

@D.O.M. - OMG you have no idea the panick and despair. Thank goodness for this nice guy who told my parents he would mail the phone to me if need be.

@DianaBanana - I didn't realize how much I depended upon the phone until that moment. I can't remember the last time I screamed the word NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO like that. LOL

Ronda's Rants said...

I like it too! I have a style similar to that one...it's a perfect size for a smaller area!

Lauren said...

@Rhonda - I love this desk. It just makes me feel good to see it! I bet we have a lot of similar tastes minus our politics. :)