Thursday, December 01, 2005

Nonproductive Gripeblogging

I am in need of a bit of rampaging......


It's the first week of the main Christmas crush at UPS. Monday started out a bit ominous as we far exceeded our peak volume EVER.....( peak day usually happens in the week or so before Christmas). This is good news for the economy, but bad for those of us on the receiving end of the horrid tsunami of cardboard and tape...well horrid until we get our paychecks. :)I'm pulling major hours there (and have been late to class 3 out of 4 days this week).This would be easily handleable except for the fact that.....

My house is partially disassembled.
The repairs have been delayed and everything is all higgly piggly as I've had to hold off on getting a contractor. No shower for instance. This means I must drive to Portsmouth to get a shower at my folks or the CG base as the school has put a lock on my account, banning me from the school gym..... because.....

My tuition assistance was canceled because of a congressional continuing resolution. Although it has been reinstated on the militaries end, ODU, upon learning that my TA was frozen, locked my account and cancelled the tuition assistance.....meaning I have to pay the full tuition. Very not nice after missing all income between August and November (for which the disability is still not forthcoming). This is a mere annoyance now as I am employed again and will be caught up on all bills very soon. I'd be almost fully caught up already and have hired a contractor except that.....

I BECAME A VICTIM OF THE DRUG WAR!...I think... Specifically, I deposited my insurance check for the trailer damage....which just large enough and different enough from my usual transactions to have tripped off some anti-money laundering software or something...freezing my savings account....feh...this caused me to be a day late on the rent which only exacerbated....

...my lack of sleep. This is particularly bothersome as I head into...

Exam Hell!! Japanese is kicking my butt. I fell a bit behind this week and my attempts to get caught up have just been complicated by the fact that....

I just deleted my homework.....:o

Dang!

All minor gripes in perspective with what else is going on in the world to be sure, but dammed annoying.

2 comments:

Egyptoid said...

You can shower at the shop, Ken.

I know if I'm helpful to you it destroys the spirit of your rant.

It's like talking Godzilla into doing something useful, like eating Pyonyang instead of Tokyo.

Ken said...

Thanks for the offer!

But I'm leaving work well before "the shop" opens to the public, and even without the shower, getting to class is problematic due to getting out of work late.

Your attempt to deny me my narcisisstic angstmongering self-pity fails! Haha!

Seriously, this is just one week, then the school thing goes away, at which point I'm gold.I can get a shower at the folks, the CG base or in another week my very own bathroom.

Thanks again though.