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Monday, December 11, 2006

Ok, as I said in my comments, I was laid off on Friday. It hurt. I know that sounds odd. It's not that it was a personal decision. 4-5k people are being laid off and contractors are the first to go. But still, I can't help but take it somewhat personally.

Last time Sprint laid me off (yes, I came back after that, but I came back knowing it was a temporary job) I cried. It's the first time I'd ever lost a job and it sucked. This time I took it pretty well. I think most of that was knowing that I was probably going to receive a job offer soon. And the fact that they gave me until the end of the year to work. Losing a job right before Christmas would really suck.

I received a call on Friday afternoon with a job offer and it was a relief. It wasn't just any job either, but a job that I've really wanted with a good company with lots of opportunity for growth. Plus it pays a tad bit better. That made my weekend.

Sunday was Matt and my anniversary and we went out to brunch. We had a good time and it was a good day. He completely surprised me with flowers (went out in the middle of the night to get them for me) and a chair massager. I surprised him with the last Limited Edition Heroes of Might and Magic V that was available on Amazon (before it went to individual sellers) and a few miscellaneous things.

This weekend I'll be away visiting family for Christmas. I'm not sure if I'm excited or scared. Both, I think. I'm getting a hotel this time to help out with the tension and for a little privacy. I think it'll be a good time though.

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