Monday, February 25, 2008

GREAT NEWS


I got it!!
*doing happy snoopy dance*
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I got the job I was hoping for. I'm so excited, the new boss called me today and even offered the compensation that I asked for. It's 8 minutes away from my house, and the hours are great. Whoot!
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I gave 2 weeks notice today and my boss' jaw dropped. He didn't see it coming. He kept saying that if it doesn't work out I could come back, bla bla bla. Too late buddy, get used to it.
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So, today I found out my girlfriend and her husband want to vacation with JP and I next January. We have fun with them, they are good couple friends of ours, but on holidays together?
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How does that work?
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I think we're now officially old, if we're considering vacationing with another couple. I can just see it now, me and the other mrs. scrapbooking while the men play the wii.
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What kind of vacationing is that? How about the hot vacation sex? You can't have any hanky panky when you know your friends are reading the bible in the next room!
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(they're the good church going kind of couple that JP and I just aren't)
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And I'm sure they won't want to see us skinny dipping in the pool at night. Or watch us rent dirty movies at night.
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Sigh.
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So much to consider.
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Then, comes the decision of finding somewhere where 4 people agree to go to. Jp and I like the sun, so we'll go anywhere with hot climate. We're beach whores.
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However our friends are more the 'let's go for an all day hike' type of people. We love them, but we get tired just looking at them.
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I suppose it's nice they asked. Gosh darn it, people like us.
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I don't know about you all but we take being on vacation pretty seriously. We do mostly nothing. And we like it that way.
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We sleep in, eat breakfast in bed, scratch a little, then get tired again.
Oh yeah, we're a hoot to hang with. Do we really want to subject our friends to that?
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There go our game nights when we get back home.

23 comments:

Ann(ie) said...

HA!!! YAY on the JOB! That rules, girlie. I'm a beach whore as well. And I really like to be selfish on vacation and hang at the spa and drink fruity concoctions and make hubby go shopping with me. I so get it. We're going to Chicago with some pals on St. Paddy's, but there's no beach or spa....it's about a green river and a parade and green beverages. I can hang with others for that. ;)

Awesome Mom said...

Maybe you could have "something" come up so that you would have an excuse not to go. I am not sure I would like vacationing with another couple either.

Eileen said...

Yipee! Wonderful news about the job, that is simply amazing. Good for you! Living and working where you live is great...remember I used to do that? Who CARES what the traffic is like on the by-pass? Who cares about the bridge? Best of all...who cares about Hwy 1 when you're 8 min from home?
Super news!!
Vacation: I am totally with you at the beach. That's my kind of vacation. You could have an idea as to where you want to go, let your friend know about it and see what she says. If they are a couple, I really don't see them sitting there reading the bible, then again, if they're married, you're right, that's probably what they do.
Check out Contadora Island. It's a tiny island off Panama. S and I went there many years ago and it's heaven. Small, not tons to do except water stuff and lie on the beach stuff. Google it. It's awesome. Mind you, we decided that we were going to get married when we were there (not married there, just going to get married). Look what happened to us. Maybe not Contadora for you and JP. Hhmmmm...

Sayre said...

Congratulations! I wish I could have seen old bossman's face when you handed him that resignation. Do you suppose he has any clue that it's mostly his fault for being an ass?

Hm. Vacation with another couple. SOrry - I can't see it. I think of vacations as a way to GET AWAY from your usual routine and your usual people.

Jazz said...

Yay on the job.

And as for the vacastion, looks like your vacation styles aren't too compatible. I'd pass. If you want to stay friends at least...

That girl said...

Annie - us beach whores should stick together ;-)

Awesome MOM - yeah, not sure if i'm up for a foursome vacation. We'll see.

Eileen - I know!! It's on 256th! Can you believe how close that is?

That girl said...

Sayre - You have a fun naughty side to you, don't ya? (wanting to see the look on his face, lol) It was priceless.

Jazz - I agree. Definitly should just remain friends and vacation privatly.

tweetey30 said...

Congrats on the job. I bet it makes you feel alot better now knowing you dont have to travel now either and this vacationing. I love going on vacation. I have some new photo's going up tomorrow. someone told me recently that I have lost more weight. Not so sure about that... LOL..

Queen of the Mayhem said...

WOO-HOO! Congrats on the new job!


I am always so scared to rent those dirty movies....I simply cannot make eye contact with the concierge when I am checking out!

(*cough* NOT that I have done it! hee-hee)

Anyone who intrudes on hot vacation sex is a NO GO! Just sayin!

If we ever get to vacation together....we will be heavy drinking, non-room sharing, don't ask-don't tell loving PARTY ANIMALS! :)

Diesel said...

Congrats on the job! I always love to hear people breaking free from bosses who don't appreciate them.

That girl said...

Tweets - I can't wait to see your pics. Let me know when you put them up.

Queen - Amen, sista!! Queen and Mr. Queen on vacation along with Michelle and Frenchie? Whoot!! We indeed would be a "fun-lovin', loud, drink each other under the table" super mess. That is why we'd then need another vacation once we got back home, to recover from the vacation we'd just been on together.

Diesel - I too, rejoice in that fact. Bossman's face was priceless. Today I walked in, and there was a weight off my shoulders when I walked into the office. I had a grin from ear to ear all day.

Scarlett said...

I'm SO happy for you! Way to go!

I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately...I have been swamped here...trying to get this house ready to sell, trying to find a job and then all the stuff I've been dealing with physically.

I promise to try and get here more often and thanks for not forgetting me!

tweetey30 said...

They are up. I put them up last night before bed. I ran out of batter juice for the whole Zoo but got some..

VV said...

Congratulations on the new job! Woo-hoo!!! As for vacationing with another couple, just politely say, "no" and that your vacations are yours and your husband's "alone" time.

Dave said...

I'm glad you had no need to resort to my and JP's practical advice.

That girl said...

Scarlett - I could NEVER forget you :-) I'm glad you stopped by.

Tweets - I'll go check them out. thanks!

VV - speaking from experience? Have you had a horrific experience you'd like to share, lol?

Dave - Practical advice is always helpful. I'm glad too, that I didn't have to stick it out. I would've had a hard time with that.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

HAHAHA! You are hysterical.

Laura said...

Woohoo! So happy for you about the job. Wish I could have seen the look on your boss' face when you told him. As for the vacation? I wouldn't go with them, I don't think. I wouldn't be against vacationing with another couple I was good friends with, but not if they wanted to do all sorts of activities you didn't want to do. Unless they don't mind going on hikes and leaving you two at the beach for the day... or in your hotel room so you can get in some of that hot vacation sex ;)

TD said...

Congrats on your job!

HamiHarri said...

Eee Gads! Congrats - this is freakin' fabulous! Whoot! Time to celebrate!!!!

I'm so happy for you :)

About the travelling with other couples...my fiance is uber keen on this idea...I think he figures he'll have a buddy to sit at the pool bar all day...while I'm found at the beach. I've been reluctant to do this. I mean, I look forward to my vacation time...when you travel with others you are going to end up feeling obligated to do at least some of the things they want to do...even if you're not too keen.

But, I am taking baby steps with this couple travelling thing. I booked a suprise trip to VEGAS!!! for the fiance's b-dids...his birthday is March 9th...he is going to be sooo psyched! My sister and BIL (who he gets along famously with) are coming too...he has no idea! It is only for 4 days...but if we can make this work I *might agree to go with another couple on a Disney trip next year...and then if that is cool I *might agree to go on a longer vacation at the beach...gee I sure sound bratty ;p

luckyzmom said...

I agree with vv. Just say no. If you are then meant to stay friends, you will.

And a big huge congrats on the new job!

VV said...

Well, not a "couple" trying to horn in on vaca time, but high maintenance family. The best way is to nip it in the bud, let them be pissy with you for a while then go have a great vacation, without them.

Just telling it like it is said...

That cracked me up..OMGosh I am so happy that you got to stick it to the man...Yes I love that when that happens...
I hear you on the vaction... I try to not subject my family with all my crazy butt stories, peni and vagni stories but I mostly can't help myself...and darn it they listen and even encourage it so what is a darn girl going to do...at work it is all out in the open and game...
Poor Engineer guy it not always so sure how to take my humour...but if I did't laugh I would be crying/...
So, vacation away...you miswell shock them with the skinny dipping then for sure they will know that you are having sex....
but your exciting and that is all that matters!