Aug. 2nd, 2009 04:29 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Squee NA)
I had another Facebook chat with my former classmate. It seems he is interested in me in that way. Woohoo! I told him I was too. We still haven't actually set up a real-life meeting, though.
alexdegenhardt: (imaginary men AT)
I've mentioned this former classmate of mine a while back. We're still chatting over Facebook and it's slow torture for me. We're still flirting and getting to know each other, but god, I'm so impatient. I really like him. He makes me laugh. He asked for my cell phone number a while back, so we exchanged numbers. It seems like he's interested, and hopefully he can tell that I'm interested too. I don't chat with people I don't like over 4 hours! There have been talks about meeting eachother but in a joking matter. I'd very much like to meet him (haven't seen him in 6 years), but on the other hand, I'm scared that if we meet it'll be horribly awkward and it'll destroy whatever we have now. Aaargh! Why must I be such a wuss?
alexdegenhardt: (Liv Tyler)
I spent a good deal of last week in bed, because I was sick with the Super Flu. Not that Super Flu is the official name or anything, it's more the first time in a while where I have been so sick and haven't felt better after 2 or 3 days. Now I only have to get rid off the cough and I'll be back to normal.

I had booked a trip to Thailand (guided tour) in May, but two weeks after I booked, they canceled the trip, because of too few bookings. I then booked a shorter trip to Greece also in May.

Continued mingling with cute guy from Business English Class: yesterday having lunch with him and his coworkers and today in Business English Class.

Only two more work days to work before the long Easter weekend. I have a meeting tomorrow about a project I have been working on for a while and I'm pretty anxious about it. I'm scared that I have forgotten something important and will therefore embarrass myself horribly.

I'm a bit annoyed about my coworker. He took the next 2 days off and has given me a lot of his work to take care of. And I get that you can't finish everything before time off, but there's a lot of stuff that I feel he was just too lazy or too unorganized to take care of. Bleh, the next 2 days will be stressful.


Mar. 26th, 2009 09:40 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Cue scary music BBT)
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday I was ready to curse the heavens and today I'm happy and grateful.

Grateful because my friends pretty much organized our weekend trip to Lausanne in April by themselves. All I had to do was okay the hotel. They were so fast emailing back and forth and I was swamped at work and voila, it was done. One thing off my plate.

I have a business English class once a week paid by my employer. Yesterday, they called me and told me they would dissolve my class, because the minimum of people wasn't met. They gave me 3 other classes I could join. I was all, the universe is against me, cute guy is totally gonna pick another time and I won't see him every week and slowly get to know him, damn. And today in the canteen, he came over and sat with me (his coworkers had left, but still squee). We talked, it was a bit awkward, but okay and he totally picked the same class. Awesome! He has the prettiest eyes. And later we joined his coworkers for coffee and it was way less awkward.

Yesterday I got the Pushing Daisies Poster I ordered. It's not quite as big as I would have liked, but the next bigger one would have been to big for the frame I already own. It's pretty and I hung it up directly opposite my bed.

And tomorrow I get a massage. Life is good. If only the taxes filled themselves out, it'd be perfect.


Mar. 15th, 2009 01:56 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Pride & Prejudice)
My love life is still non-existing, but there's been a slight change in the past few weeks. I've been chating with a former classmate of mine over Facebook. We've been talking about hockey, holiday plans and other stuff and the messages have gotten pretty flirty. I haven't actually seen him in several years. But I've always liked him and had a crush on him back in the day. He's a sweet guy and really funny.

There's also a cute guy in my Business English Class, that I'm trying to get to know better. And Office Crush is still nice to look at, even though there's nothing happening there.
alexdegenhardt: (Bite Me DLM)
Today was the last day of one of my coworkers. I'll miss her. In the afternoon, she asked me into her office. She told me that she thinks that I'd totally be able to do her job, but I need to sell myself better. I agree with her there. I should at least pay more attention to take credit when I deserve it. Men usually do better with that.

Now to the GRR Part. She also told me that someone mentioned to her once or twice that I was reading during work hours. As in reading non-business books. Because apparently when I'm physically at my desk, I must be working. There is simply no way I could still be on my lunch break *sarcastic eyeroll*. She didn't tell me who said it, but I have a pretty good idea. Especially since the same person blew up over a simple misunderstanding this afternoon. The woman is a part time employee that I never really warmed up to. I may have to talk to one of the team heads, not just about that, but other work stuff.

Apropos people not liking me, I think I should just give up with Office Crush. His behavior at several informal get-togethers indicates that he doesn't like me that way. I mean, he walked away and started to talk with other people, like he didn't want to be around me. He sits as far away as possible from me. I need to face reality. On the bright side, I'm going to Spain for two weeks tomorrow. Maybe I can flirt with a cute Spaniard or something.

I still need to pack. I don't wanna!
alexdegenhardt: (Ned & Chuck Behind PD)
I've had another massage yesterday and I was super relaxed. As I left, something weird happened. In less than 5 minutes, two guys hit on me. But as usual, the guys that were hitting on me were totally not my type. It was a nice ego boost, none of the less. It was just weird, because 2 in 5 minutes?? That never happened before. I got rid of the first one quickly, but the second one would not stop talking. And somehow I was so stunned by the second one, my reflexes were slow and it took me about 15 minutes to get away from him. Little tip for guys out there: If I tell you I won't give you my phone number, I mean it. I'm a big girl and no amount of talking to me is gonna change my mind. Also, someone who ignores my no and my reasoning behind it, raises big red flags.

My office mate is on vacation for the next 3 weeks. I hope it won't get too stressful in his absence. Hopefully, many people in the company will also be on vacation. Next Wednesday, we are invited to one of my coworkers house for drinks. Apparently pretty much everybody RSVP'd, which means chances of office crush and me being at a non-work event at the same time are looking good. The guy is driving me crazy. We are online pretty much always at the same time on Facebook, would it kill him to write me something?
alexdegenhardt: (Pride & Prejudice)
*with that I mean actual genuinely nice guys, not the guys who just think they are.

The trouble with nice guys is that you can't really tell whether they're just being nice and polite or they actually like you that way. Case in point: I sent office crush a short jokey text over facebook yesterday, because he was listed online. I didn't get a response. Today at work, he mentioned that he wasn't ignoring me on purpose, he had been doing laundry and by the time he got back, I was offline. Nice, right? Too bad I turn into the queen of the monosyllabic answers whenever he's around. I just can't make out what he thinks of me.

Sheds a whole new light on me being on the other side of that, with guys hitting on me and me thinking: "Jesus, just because I'm polite enough to answer your questions doesn't mean I'm interested." Communication and relationships are so complicated, it's a miracle that we procreate at all.


Jul. 4th, 2008 09:33 pm
alexdegenhardt: (People Stupid GG)
Don't say you haven't been warned.

God, what is it that makes people behave like absolute idiots when it's warmer. Maybe it's just that I'm crankier and less patient. Today there was a woman who couldn't figure out how to insert her card into the machine. I mean, seriously? She turned and turned and turned her card. THERE'S A PICTOGRAM and everything. How hard can it be? Is this the first time you've ever payed something by card in a shop, lady?

We had our monthly team lunch yesterday. Usually, those meals are a nice opportunity to get to know your fellow coworkers a bit. But yesterday due to bad timing there were only 3 of us for most of the meal. And it was a bit awkward, because all the people that usually get the conversation going were missing. We were making strained small talk. What didn't help matters that it was my office crush, someone from other location and me.

Office crush is another thing that is just so frustrating. It's pretty clear that nothing will ever happen there and yet I keep having this crush on him. I only have a crush on him because he's cute and nice, and I know very little about him. And the things I do know make it clear that we're quite different. For example: I'm a homebody, he likes to party, I like to go home on time, he apparently loves to work long hours. He makes me also aware of what I don't have and what I'm missing. God, I so need to get laid.
alexdegenhardt: (I Want Brains Heroes)
Only two more days and I'm off to San Diego, which of course means, that there are a million things to do and I'm getting slightly panicky. My dislike of packing is I think well documented in this blog. What I certainly didn't need is forgetting my jacket in the room where I got my massage today. At least, I can pick it up tomorrow in my lunch break. But there were other things I should be doing then instead.

My newest internet addiction is Facebook. I blame my siblings for convincing me to sign up in the first place. What doesn't help is that my office crush is also on Facebook. I friended him and he friended me back. That of course means nothing, but I now know a) he's single (yay) b) when he's online. Now if I could only start a conversation like a normal person... I'm totally overthinking this *shakes head*.

Good things

Apr. 3rd, 2008 09:48 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Gossip Girls GG)
Good things that happened over the past couple of days:

- I booked my ticket to San Diego in May. Yay! I'm so lucking forward to that. We still have to finalize the hotel reservation, but I'm so happy that we're going.

- I've spent yesterday evening hanging out with two of my friends and it was a lot of fun. I came home shortly before midnight and was dead tired today.

- We had team lunch today and I sat right next to my crush. Now if I could only behave like a normal person when I see him. We talked, of course, and I feel like we're very slowly getting to know each other. I have a feeling that I talked a bit much about myself and kinda forgot to ask him questions in return, because I was nervous. Maybe I'm completely delusional, but there might be a hint of interest on his side as well. During the weekly team meeting, he was adorable as usual. Totally not taking credit for winning a case and insisting that the case was strong.

Tomorrow I have my end of probation period talk with my boss. I'm pretty sure that it will be positive, but I'm still gonna feel relieved when it's over. And in the evening I'm having dinner with some other friends.

Work stuff

Mar. 15th, 2008 12:44 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Flowers)
Work was super busy this week. My coworker had Monday and Tuesday off, so I was covering for him. The team I'm the assistant to gave me work as did the other person that I'm helping and it was a bit stressful to juggle everything and trying to prioritize right. And by Friday, I apparently was so absentminded, I forgot to lock something I promised to. I feel bad about that, especially because now there are documents left out all weekend. But I really only remembered before falling asleep, which didn't help the falling asleep bit.

In other work news, the end of my probation period is near. Actually, several people thought it had already ended, which I take as a good sign. My boss sent me an e-mail with a form to fill out and at the end was like, "don't worry, this is normal procedure", which I thought was sweet. We will have a meeting when he's back from his vacation next week.

Also on Friday, work crush changed clothes in the middle of the day. I thought he looked good in a suit and tie, but he looked even better in T-shirt and jeans. Did wonders for his arms and shoulders. He looked delectable. He was one of three people of our division taking part in the company's ski weekend. I didn't go because a) not a fan of winter sport b) nobody I knew well was going c) apparently these things are known to involve massive amounts of alcohol, and me I'm not a big drinker. Well, with my luck he will totally fall for some women this weekend.


Feb. 18th, 2008 11:08 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Bored DLM)
I feel hopeful. Over the past week, I felt a bit bored at work, 'cause there wasn't enough work to occupy two assistants. And I was already a bit second guessing myself. I was thinking about whether I was challenged enough in this job. So today my boss and the boss of the other team asked me for a meeting. They asked if I was okay with taking over more responsibility and helping someone with her workload. That was something that was mentioned at the job interview, but I was still glad they brought it up themselves. And it's nice that they feel like I can handle it.

I'm still crushing on the guy at work. The good thing is though that I'm getting used to being around cute guys. My heart is still beating faster when I see him, but I get less tongue tied. Maybe one day I can actually flirt with a guy I'm into. Who knows? Miracles can happen.

Still alive

Feb. 8th, 2008 09:30 pm
alexdegenhardt: (Waiting KO)
I'm still alive, even though I haven't updated in a while. Life's been good.

Gabi's birthday was a week ago. She invited a bunch of people over. It was nice. Patrick, her boyfriend, took care of a baby that was there with its mother. He looked awfully comfy with it, I wonder if he feels his biological clock ticking. I don't think Gabi wants kids just yet, but you never know.

On Sunday, I'm hanging out with Mausi. Mausi started off as a friend of my mother, but she quickly became a friend of the whole family. She's been kind of adopted by us. We are gonna do brunch together and then visit a photo exhibition. I'm really looking forward to that. She's a lot of fun to hang out with and since I moved out I only see her a few times a year.

I still have a crush on this guy at work. *Sigh* He's just so cute. He has such pretty eyes and his accent is totally working on me. The accent alone would be nice, but nothing special, but in combination with a cute guy, oh my God. I only see him about 5 minutes a day, which is torture. I was seriously disappointed that we had such a short team meeting this week, 'cause it's the only time I can ogle my office crush in peace. And last week, it got canceled all together. Damn it boss, don't you know I have ogle needs?


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