Monthly Archives: September 2020

Surgery Day

I’ll be leaving for the surgery center to have my first corneal cross-linking procedure shortly. I’ll update later/tomorrow/this weekend as my pain level and ability to see the letters on the keyboard will allow. UPDATE: I’m done and home. Very … Continue reading

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Boring

Training day number three is now in the history book. There were fewer machines running today than were running last week. This resulted in the occasional lap around the assigned machines with today’s Person To Shadow, a child wearing sweatpants … Continue reading

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Random

Noodler’s Baystate Blue ink is growing on me. It is the most vibrant traditional blue that I’ve found. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Turquoise and Midway Blue, but those aren’t shades of blue typically found in a corporate … Continue reading

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Flashback Experience

I just went through the oddest situation. I stopped at Subway for my morning meal. There was a group of three ahead of me, paying for their order as I walked in. The store was staffed by a young female. … Continue reading

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Training Day Two

Today’s training session was both better and worse than yesterday. I was paired with one of the normal floor associates rather than being given my own machines. It makes sense, since I’m only there for the first half of the … Continue reading

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First Day

This morning was interesting. I was told to expect to work with the engineer for the first part of my training. I saw the engineer. I was present in a meeting that he attended. That was the extent of today’s … Continue reading

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Early Morning

Here we go. It’s 0630 and my sleepy ass is already at work, instead of my usual 1100 arrival time. I’ll still be here in thirteen hours. Yes I volunteered for it. No, I’m not happy to be here. But … Continue reading

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Baystate Blue

Noodler’s Baystate Blue ink has a reputation. I didn’t know of said reputation before I bought a sample of it, but I started hearing the horror stories before I got around to using it. I also heard about how great … Continue reading

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Pen and Ink Dilemma

I’m trying to decide what pen and ink would be best for taking notes for my training. Currently, only my Lamy Safari is inked with a waterproof ink, and I’m not using that motherfucker to take notes. Even with a … Continue reading

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Job Update

Well, I finally got something concrete on the job front today. While they still don’t know when I’ll permanently transition into the new role, I am now officially allowed to come in early and train in my new department prior … Continue reading

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