It’s the public debut of my new hair. Eeeek! Well, my friends all saw it this weekend, but now I’m officially out in public and it’s a bit scary. Kristen and I picked a lovely shade of hair dye that said “light golden brown” because we thought was a good match for what I already had. My hair is NOT light golden brown. It’s strawberry blonde. Kristen said, “well, you don’t look asian anymore.” LOL. Ooohhhh boy. It’s not a bad color. I kinda like it. It’s just not what I expected and two days later I’m still trying to get used to it.

Despite the strawberry blonde incident, my weekend was super duper nice. I spent time with a lot of people and did bunches of stuff and it was great.

I’m writing this entry from my cube at SRC for the very last time. Yep, it’s my last day here. It’s surreal and bittersweet. I really like all of my coworkers; they’re cool people. But like I said before, I haven’t been happy here in a long, long time and it was time for a change. It’s so weird to be leaving, but at the same time it feels like the absolute right thing to do.

The dreariness of the day is putting a damper on my mood, but I’m still a happy camper. I ordered something completely ridiculous and frivolous and it’s arriving today, three days early – score! I’m very excited. And I have a nice weekend ahead of me – puppies, best friends and shopping – so I’m trying to focus on that rather than the crappy weather and the headache it’s causing.

Tylila and I took Andy out for his birthday last night, which was really nice. I haven’t gone out with Tylila socially in probably over a year. Since the time I took a tango lesson, I think. Wow. That was a long time ago. But, yeah, it was nice. Good company and conversation. Today I’m going out with the two of them again plus Brigid. We’re going to lunch at Winston’s to celebrate my departure – yay! And then on Monday I’m going out to lunch with Shawn and the Daves. By the time I leave here I will have re-gained the few pounds I’ve lost in the past few weeks. Oh well!

My cube is packed with boxes of my crap. It’s so weird to be packing everything up, making good-bye phone calls, responding to good-bye emails, etc. Very weird indeed.

I’m hungry already. I usually eat lunch at Noon, but we’re not leaving till 1:00, so I think I’m going to munch on some BBQ Fritos!

Everyone’s musical tastes are different and I understand this, but really, everyone should own a copy of August and Everything After by the Counting Crows. It’s really, really excellent. When I went to Jason’s for Christmas, the air was warm, my windows were down, I was surrounded by water and listening to this CD. It was great.

“Every word is nonsense but I understand and oh Lord, I’m not ready for this sort of thing”

Now that the cat is out of the bag and everyone knows I’ve resigned, I’m a much, much happier person. I can’t even tell you how much happier I am.

Last night Quri told me that if I was a prison inmate, I’d be the gay one who is too nice to beat up. LOL. Weird.

Today I got two phone calls before 8am. Yikes! My dad called to make sure no one at SRC was being mean to me. I don’t know what he was planning to do if anyone was being mean to me, but they’re not. The higher-ups have chosen to ignore me (cause they’re mad), but they’re not being mean. And Kristen called, but I don’t remember why. I still can’t believe she’s moving here. She feels like my roommate again, actually. She was here for Easter, she was here last weekend and she’ll be here this weekend. There’s lots to do when you buy a house, apparently!

Dave H. is wearing white running shoes and a stapled (yes stapled!) shirt today. Love it. Tylila is drawing Stars of David (or is it Star of Davids?) all over the place. I have no idea why. She’s not Jewish. I don’t know if she’s got an interest in the religion right now, or if it’s some artistic thing. Who knows. She’s a very interesting girl. And Pam baked a cake. And Jenni burned her shirt while trying to iron it. Those are today’s random office happenings. I’m really going to miss these people!

Andy says:
it feels warm in here.
Allie says:
Yeah. I like it, though. I like to be warm!
Allie says:
I am a mammal (spelling?) afterall!
Andy says:
Allie says:
I want to swim with dolphins
Allie says:
Dolphins are mammals, I am a mammal, so we should hang out
Allie says:
I think that’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever said
Andy says:
no i doubt that..
Andy says:
it may be in the top ten, but I doubt it is #1
Allie says:

I’m distracted by happy nerve-wracking things and I’ve lost my appetite. I feel hungry, get something to eat, then just kinda look at it. Then I throw it away. It’s all very wasteful.

I’m spilling my beans. I resigned from SRC and my last day is April 30. I start my new job on May 8. I have a week off between jobs, which I’m really happy about. I left SRC because I haven’t been happy or challenged here in a very, very long time. It took monumental effort on my part to stop being complacent and submit my resumes for jobs. Within a week, I had three interviews with CB Richard Ellis and 45 minutes after my final interview they called and offered me the job. It happened super quickly and caught me completely off guard. But it’s a great position. More responsibility, a relaxed atmosphere and higher salary. Plus they’re right across the street from the RBC Center and are encouraging me to keep my second job and start graduate school. It’s very lovely and refreshing.

My right foot is asleep.

I got a new case for my ipod and it feels funny. Kinda feels like it’s wearing a condom. Very weird.

Kristen and Erich’s offer was accepted… they’re moving to Cary! Holy crap. I’m still kind of in shock. My best friend will live 20 minutes away. Crazy.

I think I’m going birthday gift shopping at the mall this evening. The birthday boy is an odd one, so I think I’ll probably find something for him at either Sharper Image or Brookstone. Not that only odd people shop at those stores, but they have interesting gifts. Ooohh. Or the Discovery Channel store.

Ummm… I dunno. I’m nervous. Happy and nervous.

Hello. I didn’t go to work. I stayed home and enjoyed the sunshine amongst other things. It’s been a hell of a day. I’ll feel comfortable spilling my beans in a few days. Stay tuned.

My weekend was great. My favorite part was laying in bed with Kristen like we used to do in college. We talked and talked and talked. Loved it. And she and Erich made an offer on a beautiful house in Cary. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but regardless of what happens with this particular house, they’re going full steam ahead with moving to North Carolina. Woo hoo! Oh! And we went to IHOP on Sunday for breakfast. Yesssssss!

My thoughts are jumbled and Dancing With The Stars just came on, so off I go…