Sunday, September 11, 2005

A stroke of luck

We went to an outdoor cafe in the Old Port, which wasn't actually so bad, cause it's right on the water, and there is a whole promenade that is cement, so I didn't have to actually be amongst any outdoorsy, allergen-ridden things. However, I did take an allergy medicine before going out, which caused me to be pretty drowsy. We left a message for the couple with the baby, but they were busy. Yay!

After the cafe, I said "We should go to the casino - it was fun when I went with my mom, we could go for like 1/2 hour or something." So, away we went, each with $20. We played some nickel machines, which is fun when you are only willing to spend $20, and I thought I was doing quite well when I was up like $5. I was having fun, telling Sexy Boyfriend "You should bet more rows, no you have to press that button to make it play those ones." He had no clue what he was doing. Then, I hear Sexy Boyfriend's machine whistling, and playing songs, and stuff, and I look over and he won like 2800 credits, which in nickels is like $140!!! So, he cashed out, then I lost all my money, then we left. I'm glad that at least one of us is lucky, and I'm also glad he is a sharing kinda guy - he took me out for dinner.

Tomorrow, I start my new job. I am very excited, but also very nervous. This is the first time I've been hired somewhere and been the only person getting trained. I've always had at least one other person to measure myself against, and relate to. But now I'm alone. And I have no idea if anyone at this place was rejected for this job that I got, and would therefore be bitter. And I haven't worked in retail for like five years, so that's going to be weird. I'm sure that it will end up alright, but change is scary, and I tend to like my routines. I think I will feel a bit anxious until I get my footing.


Anonymous said...

hey fav ex-abm,
dont worry, there's no need to measure yourself against anyone else when your the BEST, right? you'll win 'em all over anyway with your contageous personality ....i'll keep my fingers crossed for ya tommorow, i'll try to anyway while being inundated with calls all day :( ***dont forget about us when your CEO !***

knock 'em dead !!
-Darren (yes its really me!)

p.s.whenever in doubt think "what would napoleon thing-a-ma-bob do" ?

Anonymous said...

Good luck with everything Jules. You'll do amazing! don't even worry about it


Anonymous said...


First day of your new job!!! I can`t wait to hear all about it.


Anonymous said...

Hey Jules,

I am sure you will do amazing and they will love you!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes.