Listening to: Pixie Lott – Here We Go Again
I’m in Fresno! I loveeeeee staying in hotel rooms. It’s like living out of a catalog ad! This whole week is just inventory counts for me, which is kind of fun but I hope they don’t go the same way the one today went. I don’t know why, but my IOs generally go ok and the only thing that goes wrong is that I am there longer than expected. But the one client that seems really difficult to me is the one that I’m on the year-end audit for AND it’s also the one my coach manages. So whenever I fuck up it’s like a double whammy. I can’t even count how many times I called my manager today, it was really terrible of me. I would ask her a question, understand what she was saying, relay it to the client and then the client would ask me something or contradict me and I’d be like … uh … well … let me call her back.
Anyway, Fresno! I drove out here around 7 and got here around 9:30. It’s raining! I like hearing the rain outside this hotel room. This hotel room is prett
Apparently that was when the internet crapped out. I think I meant to say “this hotel room is pretty nice.” The room was very large. Where do hotels get their blankets? Why do they only need two blankets and it’s so warm but I have like five layers and I’m still cold in the morning? I was surprised to realize that after waking up in the morning, I was nostalgic for my roadtrip down the PCH with my mom, which was the last time I had stayed in a hotel. I kind of miss how every morning she would brew coffee and marvel at how she could have a free cup of coffee in the hotel room.
My IO today was in Fresno for wine. I had to climb up about 50 feet in the air and watch as someone dropped a tape measure into these giant tanks full of wine. They thought it would rain so they gave me a yellow waterproof hat. I had probably been walking around the high railing for twenty minutes before I realized I had dropped the hat. The count itself went by quickly but I have no idea why entering all the numbers took so long. I did go out to get Mexican food with the client which I was super excited for. Turns out … Fresno Mexican food in the middle of nowhere is not that great. Unfortunately, the good Fresno restaurants was back near my hotel which was 20 minutes from my IO location, so I didn’t get to try anything awesome 😦
AND. OMG I AM SOOOOO pissed about this. Gas in Fresno is SO cheap. I was passing stations for like $3.13 and $3.11 today. I told myself last night that I would wait until today to fill up. The hotel was right next to an Arco for $3.15 but I was like “no. I saw $3.13. I’m getting $3.13.” On my way out I saw another Arco for $3.15 and I was like “no, I know there’s another gas station down this street.” Then I was cruising down the street when I spotted a gas station for $3.11 and at the same moment that I was deciding how to turn into the gas station, the light turned red and I slammed on the brakes and found myself sitting in the middle of the intersection after my tires made a horrible screeching sound down the street. So I reversed and when the light turned green, cars were blocking my way to the gas station so I just continued on, thinking another gas station was bound to come up …
And suddenly I was on the fucking I-5! And I ended up having to fill up at a 76 right before the 101 for FUCKING $3.35!!! I WAS SOOO mad. Ugh.
Anyway. Today I bought a harness! I had already bought this month’s “luxury gift to myself,” which was a $49 groupon for framing. I will call this … my holiday gift to myself. That way my January luxury gift to myself is still open. This harness is cute and yellow. Someone already commented on how yellow it is. It’s very comfy although it causes my shorts to rise up a lot. Well, now I have a harness and a belay license. Which means now I can send over messages on the intercom saying “if anyone needs a belay partner, please come to the front desk.” Maybe I can ask them to announce “if anyone cute and single needs a belay partner, please come to the front desk.”
One more IO tomorrow then it’s the NEW YEAR AGHHHHHHHH I am so unprepared. I want to plan out how I will live my life next year but I have been working all this time! Well. I’ll worry about that after tomorrow since I have a bunch of IO memos to write up.