Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Job, Vacation, and Captain Jack Sparrow

I haven't really said anything here, but 2 weeks ago I made a huge decision to leave a job I'd had for 16 years, or basically all of my so-called adult life, to take another position. Positives are it comes with a 401K they match, plus health insurance for my whole family, not to mention it's 15 minutes from home. Which means instead of fillling up every other day I'll put gas in my car every 8 or 9 days. And with gas at $4.00 a gallon and the Saudi's holding us hostage by our marbles, you can see how that makes a huge difference.

Not to mention a slow economy, stress from driving half my life away, and my kids growing up faster than it takes a Manny HR to leave Fenway.

So I start the new job on Monday, and I've taken some vacation time with the family this week, which if you read this train wreck on a regular basis you've already deduced.

Today was "Shrek 3" at the dollar theatre, swimming this afternoon, and playing "Pirates of the Caribean" with Rakes on the PS2 tonight. You would not BELIEVE how excited the boy got that we beat Davey Jone's ship and rescued Elizabeth Swann from Tortuga. I have no idea what any of that means, but if Rakes is happy, I'm happy.

Plus, the fact he did it with the help of his Dad seemed to please him to no end. Which made me tear up like a girl, but that's a whole nother story.

My boy wants to be Captain Jack Sparrow, an alcoholic, effiminate pirate with father figure issues.

I keep telling myself it could be worse.

He could want to be THIS guy.



Tex said...

I'd take Captain Jack Sparrow over porn stache any day.

Good luck with the new job and I'll try and catch you on the weekend.

Bickley said...



Ted D said...

Without a doubt it's Captain Jack, Tex. And I'll be around, so just holler whenever you get a chance.

Bickley, I was going for shock and awe with Giambi and his porn stache; looks like it worked!

Tex said...

it wasnt shock and awe i felt...more like throwing up everything i ate for the last week.

Ted D said...

Sorry, Tex.

Just look at the header picture of Tek and you'll be OK.

Tree Newt said...

Bro, I'm so jacked for you about the job thing. I know you're going to be a lot happier than you've been. Who'd have thunk you and I both would be getting out the same year?

The line about Giambi was great, too. It could definitely be worse.

Ted D said...

Thanks, Mattie. Pretty funny how it all worked out, huh?

~**Dawn**~ said...

Yes, I'm late to the party. I was having some internet issues this week & I finally got so fed up with it that I took a break.

Anyway, congratulations on the new job! I hope it goes wonderfully for you. I bet that insurance & fueling up less will feel like an enormous raise!

Ted D said...

Hey Dawn!

I was wondering where you'd been. Thanks for the congratulations. I'm really looking forward to a new challenge.