So a year ago today, I was off in Atlanta learning all about what my life was going to be like working for PwC! I guess technically a year ago today was my last day in Atlanta for orientation and the 5th is when I actually had my first day in Los Angeles. It’s kind of nuts that time has flown by such as it has. But plenty has happened (engagement, trips to NYC, etc) so I know that the year has been occupied. I guess I don’t have too much more to say here on this ol’ blog, but I’ve learned a lot from my time so far. It’ll be interesting to see where I am in a year….?
I love this song and video so much. A little bit Robert Palmer video, a little bit random hot guy sightings, and a whole lot of bad-ass Ida Corr and her posse singing a fun dance song.
Anyway, I’m back from Boston! I totally missed Big Brother this week – so I’ll be catching up and do a minimal post tomorrow I’m sure about what happened (I ended up finding out going on Twitter – d’oh! Bye Becky!). So glad to be home though!
This last week was pretty damn overwhelming at work. Quite a few times I had to remind myself that I was not going to let this stress get the best of me, and some times I was able to convince myself of that fact. Other times, well, I didn’t lose it, but I certainly wanted to. The nice part of the end of the week was that it ended on a high note and I busted out some SQL to help save my ass and generate proof that I was right and I knew what I was doing. It felt nice.
I am thinking it would be nice to get away on a small vacation though. Larry & I haven’t really gone on one in quite a while, and it would be nice to, even if just for a weekend. I was looking at how I could redeem my miles and it made me realize that we could fly pretty comfortably somewhere. Then my thoughts went towards saving these miles for a honeymoon trip. Vicious cycle ensued of then me chastising myself for wanting to spend some frivolous money on a little trip when we have a shitload of expenses coming down the pike related to wedding stuff. I still think we can go on a little, local trip though.
Tonight, we’re headed to the Hollywood Bowl to see Sheryl Crow. I’m excited for it. I actually do know quite a few of her songs. We also watched the first Mission: Impossible movie this afternoon – it holds up remarkably well and while confusing, when you focus, the plot does make sense. It just becomes clear nearly everyone is a bastard. It is unfortunate that they made the hero of the TV series the bad guy in the first movie. It’s like, Why?
I didn’t go to Dallas for kicks, people! There was a reason and that reason was to learn what I needed to know in order to pass the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Exam – and today was the day for me to make it happen. Well, this was definitely no PMP exam – the questions were a magnitude easier than that ridiculously hard exam – but they still were vague at times. Luckily, I got enough right and there’s no re-test in my future! Now I’m a PMP and a CAMS – look out world, here I come!
We got home from Magic Mountain way earlier than closing time as there was some good good television to watch on Sunday night. Â Game of Thrones didn’t disappoint while also setting off quite a few people in the viewing audience as the ending scene was horrific….because it depicted the brutal and awful wedding night consummation of Sansa with Ramsay. Â We all know Ramsay is a terrible bastard in all meanings of the word but he’s also depraved, and we were hoping Sansa wasn’t going to become a victim yet again. Â Here we are though, left with the awful image of Theon/Reek having to witness what we can only hear. Â Will Sansa emerge from this a victim, or is this a necessary evil she willingly suffered in order to continue the hopeful revenge story of the Starks against all their betrayers? Â Who knows? We’re firmly in non-book territory with this plot point as what happened in Book 5 was with a fake-Arya character and was far more horrific than what happened this episode. Â I’m going to hold out hope that Sansa isn’t made into a victim yet again and also inserts Littlefinger as her ultimate target for retaliation. Â But of course, only when the time is right. Â That motherfucker deserves a whole lot of payback.
But yeah, the best part of the TV night was the series finale ofÂ Mad Men. Â It was a wonderful hour+ of television and a very fitting end to the series. Â Lots of happy-ish moments found within, including a Peggy-Stan relationship long in the making, Joan taking the reins of her life and not waiting on some man to make it okay, Roger finding happiness with a lady who matches him perfectly, the Campbells OWNING their new station in life as they head to their waiting Learjet….those things were awesome. Â Don Draper’s existential crisis though? Â That was amazing to behold. Â Devastating, but amazing. Â And then to see him pull through at the very end and it implied he came up with the most famous Coke ad of all time? Â LOVED IT. Â That smirk at the end was just perfect Â – he’s made it finally through this cycle of pain, and he’s ready for the next cycle to begin. Â I hope, as much as one can hope things for fictional characters, that he is there for his children as that was still the saddest and most tragic part of the hour. Â But I think even if he still remains at the level of engagement he had before with them, Sally will pull it off. Â Man, what a ride this show was. Â Just an amazing series, and one that’ll be sorely missed now. Â I’m just glad it went out on a high note and stuck the landing….coughLOSTcough….
In other things? Â Work is certainly picking up! Â I’m nervous, excited, and all around ready for this to get going! Â I just hate the stress I cause myself when I’m in this phase. Â Let’s do this!