Monday, June 30, 2008

Best Worst Birthday Ever

Today is the last day of June, which means it's ma birthday! Happy birthday, me! Well, not exactly. Y'see, today was also my first day of work - surprisingly not as good. I'm working at a Children's Hospital, but it's too far to drive. So now I'm commuting by a 1+ hour train ride. To accommodate it... I got up at 5:45 for my first day to make a 6:45 train. I'll not bore you with the nitty gritty, but basically, I was really excited, and then got slammed with eight solid hours worth of typing test results into a database. It was possibly the most intensely boring experience in my life, and I was somwhat crestfallen that I might waste my summer doing that.

By the time I got back, having basically been isolated from the world because of my young age, it was 6:50. I walked about a mile to a local Starbucks... and then waited there. For over two hours. I was feeling so miserable, and humming "happy birthday" to myself. I felt pretty crappy.

But... I got a call from my grandparents. Their goofy singing made me laugh, and I felt a little bit better, to know that people really did care. Then I asked the barrista about teas, and he entertained me for a solid 10 minutes, doing comedic interpretations of the different teas and their backgrounds. The tea he recommended was really good, and it kind of lifted me up. Then my dad finally came, and let me rant for a solid 20 minutes. Then, as a surprise, my little sisters came and gave me birthday cards and hugs, and, well... it kind of turned the day around. Now I feel better.

I guess it just goes to show you how fast a day can turn around. Two hours ago, I felt like shit, feeling like my summer was going to be horrible. Now... I'm a renewed spirit, I guess. ^^

2 comments:

Alex (you know which one) said...

AWWE, Jon is forced to be a real working American with a real train commute.

ps. WORK SOUNDS LIKE FUN.

pss. My job is better

Jon said...

Yeah, prolly is. Shovelling manure, then?