Also a very happy birthday to Sabiha! I hope that you have access to air conditioning today.
Cuz seriously folks, it's not even 10 am and already it's hot in here. This does not bode well for the rest of the day. I was going to bring a little fan in with me, but I forgot. And once again, in case you've forgotten, yes we do have AC, but we don't get to control it, so it's not on ENOUGH, and I'm right next to the door to the outside world that is opened and closed twenty million times a day. I was sweating by the time I left last night.
It's not the high of 104 that gets me, really; it's the low of 79. LOW OF SEVENTY-NINE. That is crazy talk. I blame the president.
So, hey, good news! I passed the freaking P.E. exam! I will soon be awarded a Professional Engineer's license! I have letters after my name! I will be getting a seal! Maybe this is the year I'll finally get around to sending out Christmas cards, so that I can seal my signature on every one of them. Man, and I'll tell you what, I was totally one-hundred percent certain I'd passed the damn thing until everyone else in the state got their scores on Friday and Saturday -- and passed. And I hadn't gotten mine yet. And then when the envelope came on Monday, it was thin, and I know it's not going to have orientation materials in it or anything, but still! The thick=acceptance, thin=rejection paradigm lives on in my head. But I passed. Phew. I wish they still told you your score; I want to know how much I kicked Wayne's ass.
Last night, I got home from work at a little after six. I grabbed a handful of almonds and a tall glass of grapefruit juice, and headed into my bedroom to read my book. After a couple of pages, I decided to take a nap. I didn't set an alarm, aaaaand the first time I woke up, it was 3am. Ha! So I just stayed in bed, boviously. But man, even though I got twelve hours of sleep, I still had a heck of a time getting up this morning, and I still snoozed that alarm like crazy.
We end up changing our health care plan practically every year, it seems like. This is one of the few disadvantages to working at a tiny company: they can't afford a decent healh care plan. Well, it turns out that we had a vision plan on the healh care jawn that just ended July 31st. I didn't know that. I thought we didn't have vision coverage of any kind. I would have made an appointment if I had known; I haven't had an appointment in years, but I'm a cheapskate. We don't have vision coverage under our new plan. Awesome. Here's another one: the old co-pay for specialists was $40, and the new one is $20, and of course I saw my GYN a week before the new plan kicked in. Awesome. Not as awesome as the vision thing, though. This is balls.
I haven't ridded my Stella in a week, because the headlight lens fell out and I need to glue it back in (as a temporary fix; I have an order in for a new lens, as this one is cracked.) Also I can't stand to ride in this heat in my riding jacket, and I can't decide to risk riding without it. It's just that people are so stupid! And such bad drivers! And I really hate pain!