Yesterday we received our bonuses and everyone at work was absolutely giddy. Well, except for some of the new people. My manager said a couple people went to him because they thought their was a problem with their paychecks. No, the government actually takes about 40%. Bastards. I wouldn’t mind if they were using it towards something worthwhile. It’s absolutely mind boggling how much money they get in taxes and how much they’re able to throw away on shit that doesn’t help anyone.
But this is supposed to be a happy post. Yes, money, money’s good. I can buy a car now.
We took Rekha out to lunch for her bon voyage party and Eddie for his birthday. First we had to get out of Roy’s meeting. I really wish that started at 10 instead of 11. Can’t he see people are hungry??? He eventually ended the meeting and we went to the Malaysian place where Eddie, Shu and Rekha had already ordered food for the table. I ate so much, but I never felt stuffed. Not even beyond comfortable. And then Maryam was shocked at 5:00 when I told her I was hungry again.
We went to Fridays after work with a bunch of people to celebrate the bonuses. Me, Maryam and Manjula shared a three course dinner. The best part was the dessert. That was quite possibly the best brownie ever. Manjula didn’t want any :O She just ate the ice cream. Crazy lady.
I swear we talk when we go out, the food’s just more memorable. We did reminisce about Texas. That was a great trip, and not just because of the food. It was a bonding experience. Maryam was telling Manjula how scary I am when I don’t exercise.
I’m going to do another Day in the Life post, not sure when. So many crazy days to choose from. Wednesday Maryam and I are interviewing at Rutgers, Thursday I’m going out to lunch with the NDR people, Friday Rekha’s bringing food. I’m also planning the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day for our org. Good thing I’m not overloaded with work right now.