So, somewhere along the way I missed my milestone 1000th post. Oops. It might have been the hot mess that was jury duty. The brief reappearance of my ex best friend in my life, which made me yearn for days gone by. The reappearance of my heinous ex-flatmate (the one who owes me nearly $1000), and who plays a similar role (ex best friend) in T’s life, who managed to leave me phoneless (permanently) and keyless (temporarily) this week. Don’t even ask. Or T driving out to his sister’s at 10pm on a Tuesday night so she could use the car to go food shopping once she got paid, and coming home with a smashed window and stolen GPS (yes, the GPS I bought for our summer road trip) and MP3 player. Pardon me, but FOR FUCK’S SAKE. When does it stop?
I also attended an industry event this week (one I’ve always wanted to go to) which left me with sore feet and a sore head. The thing you notice at these kinds of functions is the lifetime achievement types they honour are always old, white men. Much like how the upper echelons of management, I suppose. Having a multicultural group of friends and having come from a very diverse school, it was a big shock to me when I embarked on my degree and found myself in a very, very small minority among mostly blonde, tanned, coiffed, affluent girls. And ever since, in the professional world, I’ve been surrounded almost entirely by Anglo faces. I had gotten so used to this that last night it suddenly occurred to me that aside from myself, pretty much the only other ethnic types in sight were the waitstaff (incidentally, I’m more used to being on that side of the table, having worked in event hospitality – and I always go to great lengths to make life easier for them and give them easy access to the table). One day, I hope we’ll see more diversity being applauded up on stage for their life’s work.
Anywho, for all my rambling, it’s pretty short and sweet this week. Heck, I’m not even going to bother with categories. Enjoy!
Some people get married for college money; Kevin at Thousandaire asks, would you?
Ms Career Girl dishes out some advice about transitioning into an entirely new field.
Neurotic Workaholic blogs on the economic realities of working in academia.
Bri at Stratejoy shares some day-before-the-wedding insights.
And as Heather Rae says, sometimes everything has to fall apart before you can move forward.