1. Frustration. Nobody is in the office today. And when I say nobody, I mean more like there's only 4 people on this side of the floor, and I'm one of them. None of the guys I work for told me that they wouldn't be in today, but none of them are here; neither did the other admin who's supposed to cover for me if I ever leave my desk. Even so, there's absolutely nothing going on, I've got nothing to do, and I can't really leave my desk for more than 5 minutes.
2. Dumbfounded, with a slight twinge of anxiety. One of the reasons why the place where I'm temping drives me crazy is the ridiculously redundant security. Since I don't have an I.D. card, I have to wait in the "Visitors" line every morning until one of the guards gets one of my bosses on the phone and verifies that I'm supposed to be here. Obviously, since none of my bosses were in the office today, the guards were getting dumped into voicemail, and were actually getting agitated with me, as if this were somehow my fault. Anyway, I eventually was able to get in and I spoke to the Temp Supervisor to see if I could get a temporary building ID. She gave me the paperwork, and I went down to the Security area, and I got my ID. However, the ID is only good for a month, and if I'm here longer I have to fill out some forms and take a drug test. Now, I'm not exactly sure how long I'm going to be here, but I'm covering for someone on maternity leave, and I imagine I'll be here for quite some time. And folks, I'm gonna fail that drug test, because no matter how careful I try to be from now until then, I will ultimately forget and succumb. I wish I cared a little bit about it. But I don't.
3. Crushing disappointment. I've been waiting very patiently for the release of the new Dreamcast game, World Series Baseball 2K2, which has been delayed at the last minute for the last 3 weeks. According to every website I've been to (and believe me, I look at a lot of 'em, what with the enormous spare time I have here at work), the game finally shipped yesterday and is supposed to be in stores today. So I called up my favorite little videogame store in Queens and asked for its availability, and they said: "Um, it's actually not coming in until tomorrow."
Damn, I say. I need this game. I'm willing to spend money I don't have to get it.
Truth be told, the WSB2k2 news is really the only thing that's really pissed me off today, and when I say pissed off, it's more just like "Oh, come on, that sucks"; I'm really just sort of spacing out.
jdixon lent me his copy of Genesis' "Selling England By The Pound", since I've apparently lost mine. SEBTP is one of the first CDs I ever owned, and it's one of my all-time favorites. It's from 1973, back when Peter Gabriel was rocking out and when Phil Collins was actually quite a tasty drummer. If you have even the slightest interest in "prog rock", this is a must-have. If you hate "prog rock", tough titty. This album rocks, and I'd venture to say it's the least offensively annoying "prog rock" album of all time.
Oh, and before I forget, agnamaracs mentioned this site, which I am very excited to get started on; I'm so excited, in fact, that I've forgotten what I own.