Friday, June 6, 2008

I can't believe it's Friday, and I can't believe I haven't written anything since last Sunday!

Sorry guys, I guess I haven't had anything terribly exciting happening this week. I did get into a medium heated argument with my roommate today. There's a director that will be in Manhattan next week and I asked him if he would come with me to meet him. He asked a series of pointed questions to determine if he would be able to make it according to his schedule. He finally determined that he wouldn't be able to come citing "work-load" and "missed money" as the issue. Well, that's where it started. I said, "Ok, no problem." and began to walk away. As I'm walking away I thought, "ya know that's a lame excuse, he up and leaves for Jersey at the drop of the hat all the time, makes plans to take off a day at the drop of a hat and tells me he is unable to do so because of missed money and work-load?"

Now what you don't know is that he, DP, is practically a self-employed graphic and web designer. He also works part-time for a small online company here in the village. He HAS NO SCHEDULE. At least no one to dictate it to him. He really has no "deadlines" with his projects in queue either. He does, but they are movable based on his availability and what not. I mean a majority of the work is with and for friends and family. Not big corporate accounts that have a set deadline. Granted he is in a film school right now too. Anyway, that's what I'm thinking as I back myself up to his door and say, "that's a really lame excuse. If you didn't want to go you could just say that." "Well I am saying that, It's true I don't know much about this director or anything but I wouldn't mind hanging out with you, it's just that I can't afford to miss that day of work." I started to get really annoyed at this point because I felt like he was patronizing me and insulting my intelligence. I continued with, "You leave all the time to go a whole week out to Jersey or make snap decisions to go to a Coldplay or Counting Crows concert but you're going to act like this can't be done because of all the work you have to do now?" "Hold ONE MINUTE, I don't have to explain to you what I do and when I do it, but I'll have you know that when I go to Jersey I do get reimbursed and I haven't even decided to go to the Coldplay concert because I may not have the money to do so. I can't afford to miss a day on these projects." Still not buying it I say, "But there's a disconnect with what you are saying and what you are doing DP. You say you're busy doing this and busy doing that, but the only time you are able to work on these things is when you are on the computer and I just don't see you working as heavily as you are letting off right now. So don't say to me you can't go to the city "because of" and patronize me. Just say you don't want to." "Well I am saying that, again, I wouldn't mind hanging out with you that's why I was hemming and hawwing trying to determine if I could go with you. Because I genuinely considered it." So now we're getting somewhere. "DP, I can understand you're getting behind on things. I just didn't want you to assume that I would believe that you are balls to the wall busy all of a sudden when you take random times off all the time." "You're right, you bringing up these types of things makes me remember how busy I need to be and how much work I need to be getting done. When I think about planning time for myself, especially in advance I feel guilty for not working on these things." So that's it.

Anyway, we worked it out from there. Chances are great he is not going to the city with me, and as an indirect result, I may not be going either. I'm really not that type of person that "has to" meet famous people. Well not everyone. This director guy is incredibly talented and never comes to the U.S. but still I'm not sure that I'm willing to wait in line for hours by myself with a bunch of fanboys just to meet another human being.
Decisions, decisions...

I am also starting a new job. All this talk of people working in restaurants (Jersey, ThisDay, Angela) now I'm working in one. Outback. Should I say that? I think Jersey said something about remaining anonymous at times can be good. Anyway, so I start waiting tables in about a week. woot

This is on top of another 40 hour a week job. AND I START CLASSES IN
THE FALL!!!!!! I must be on the crack pipe. Some one help.



7 comments:

anabellster said...

Aw, sorry about the roommate fight. Me and my former roommate/best friend had a huge falling out in January . . and now I have my own place. No that any of that matters, but I guess I can somewhat relate to roommate arguments. :)

Good luck meeting w/the director!

Alice said...

Am not envying your schedule at all. I defintely require a lot of down time.

And I agree with you. I appreciate a simple "no I'm not interested" rather than a long boring lame excuse.

Miss Em said...

Flatmates suck. I'm feelin ya pain.

Marianne said...

Wow that sounds like a lot to be taking on- sorry about the argument, and good luck with the new job.

classy & fabulous said...

sounds like you're gonna be one busy boy...
What classes are you going to be taking? I miss school.. I need to go back asap I just don't know what I want to study for my masters..

JerseySjov said...

all roommates are crazy, the problem is finding ones that are good crazy.
and it's not like you're working at some little one-of-a-kind family-owned bistro; outback's a huge chain. it's ok that you say you're working there.

Emma Jayne said...

am glad I gots me own place but with having kiddos in my house instead, I kow what tensions at home are like! eek!

I hope you have the energy to work all them hours! I agree you mus be on tha crack pipe duuude! Crayzee shizzle! xx