And, like, O-Mah-Gawd, I came into work and have had to work! What is up with that?
See, what's happening is this: Part of the enforcement and responsibility of the Act on which I work is being transferred from one part of EPA (OPPTS) to a different part of EPA (OSWER). Supposedly, this is to consolidate responsibilities.
Apparently, "consolidation" means "creation of nearly twice as many technical contacts."
I've been updating our referral lists all morning. *woot* Fun. Times.
I've also been polishing my resume [insert little doohickies over the appropriate vowels] and cover letter ... which reminds me of what I was actually going to blog about today:
I invited Y over to watch a DVD last night.
"What movie," he asked.
It's a French film, called "The Page Turner."
"What time," he inquired.
I don't know. How about 8?
"Ok," he said.
He arrived at 10 after ... NINE.
I asked if he would mind looking over my resume [doohickies] and cover letter.
"Sure," he said.
He made some suggestions. I explained why I had written things as I had.
He made more suggestions. I explained those too.
He started to get frustrated because I wasn't immediately taking all of his advice.
I said that I am listening to what he is saying. I will be running everything by a few more people. After I get everyone's advice, I will combine it with what he said, and maybe make some changes.
Then, he said, in a very sarcastic tone, something along the lines of "I don't know why I'm bothering because you aren't going to take my suggestions seriously."
I put in the movie.
For the first 15 minutes of the film. He kept making smart-ass comments. I mentioned once that I didn't appreciate that, because I was trying to concentrate on the movie.
Finally, I turned the movie off, and said, "Here. Let me put in something more to your liking. I'd rather watch the rest of this without the commentary."
I put in The Princess Bride. After the movie, I went to bed. He stayed up studying, because he has a big meeting with his advisors today. He came to bed around 6:30 this morning. That's when I got up to get ready for work.
I don't think I'll be inviting him over anymore.