after a brief stint playing find-the-social-security-card this morning (and naturally, freaking the hell out), i went and signed all the forms and they took my picture. i have a lanyard now. it's purple and pretty. :)
i'm hoping this'll be a bit smoother transition into this job than it was for me at my last job because i heard the words "orientation" and "seminar" thrown around, so i don't think i'm getting thrown into anything too insane. although, the site i'm at doesn't have a manager yet, so hopefully that won't make things too rocky.
::sigh:: i can't even begin to tell you what kind of a relief it is to not have this horrid feeling of impending doom looming over me. i can breathe again. i can make plans for things i want to save up for. i can build my savings account back up!! (currently it has about $1.52 in it. it did have about $4,000 at the start of this ridiculous period of unemployment). that's been one of the hardest parts of being unemployed. yes, it was a great blessing that i had saved so much that i could live off it for the past 8 or so months, but it's very disheartening and depressing to see all that hard-earned and saved for cash go slipping away.
i start on monday. and i am NOT looking forward to waking up at 6:30am (torture) and driving in rush hour traffic (double torture). but it's gonna be worth it.
on an unrelated note, i bought the decemberists' new album and i've never fallen in love with an album so deeply. to be fair, this is the one of few bands i totally geek out about. i think a big part of their appeal, to me, is that they pander to my affinity for language and the archaic, (oh, and good music to boot) but this album goes beyond that and totally tugs at my literary and theatrical heartstrings. i'm still trying to work out the plot, but man, it's beautiful and epic and simply wonderful. ::gush::
and with that, i'm over and out.