Happy Thanksgiving week to us 'mericans. I, for one, am looking forward to the short work week. Was it just me or were people acting a little weird last week? I theorize it was that beaver moon lunar eclipse going on up there and messing with us.
Since I work in a testing center, anxiety is common, but sheesh. We had a couple of people actually break down and not finish their exams. I feel quite bad for them and hope they're doing better. Another tester aptly earned the nickname "Mean Woman" with her strange and brusque manners. All that was missing was another helicopter mom losing it. Had to be that moon.
This week will be better if only because it's shortened.
In other news, I had a birthday. Coworkers broke out in song and presented cake during a break in anxiety riddled activity. When asked what I was doing for my birthday, I truthfully explained, "nothing really".
Magnum's birthday is later this week. Then there's Thanksgiving. We just lump the three together.
Honestly, I don't really remember any birthday celebrations since I turned 21. Seems that's the last biggie: Okay, we can drink legally now. No need to keep counting. That year, I also celebrated with coworkers.
We went out after work (I was a quality inspector at a big corporation), quite late since we worked 2nd shift. I had my first legal drink in a bar, but didn't get trashed. Actually, by that point in my life, I'd drunk enough illegally that getting trashed wasn't big on my agenda. But it was a good time.
My coworkers now are a nice bunch too. One gifted me a cashmere sweater set - no, not for my birthday. That would be a bit much! She'd been trying to sell the set on ebay, but no takers, and she said she'd rather give it to me than donate it to Goodwill, so okay. It just happened to coincide with my birthday.
It's too small for her now, and her advice, in hindsight, to me was to wear it a lot rather than save it for special times. Now, this woman is not necessarily "fat", but she has very large boobs. I honestly think they are not original equipment. They're a bit too... "solid" looking in their largeness. She would tell me if I asked, but I haven't felt a need.
Bottom line, I got a new-to-me cashmere sweater set. No goats were harmed in the making.