Monday, October 17, 2005
Today is officially my first day on the new job. I should be really happy. I get to wear jeans, I have a lot more independence and freedom in this job, I'm busier, more challenged, and my new boss is going to be gone this first week and a half, not to mention half of the rest of the year. Then why aren't you happy, Monique? You may ask. Well, because I can't get rid of this God-forsaken sickness. I've been sick with some sort of sinus infection for 3 weeks now. I finally thought I was over it the last half of last week, but then out of the blue, I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and head congested. This later turned into body aches and a fever. Why am I falling apart? I never get sick, so apparently I'm making up for years worth of healthiness. This sucks so much balls. My head feels like it's going to explode. What's worst is that I will likely have to miss my rehearsal tonight since I can barely see straight, let alone jump up and down for warm-ups or have energy for scene work. I know though that my team is going to be annoyed that if I don't make it, because that's what those Jerkpods (along with the President of Jerkpods, our coach) do, since they don't like me. I shouldn't feel guilty about staying home if I'm legitimately sick. I only decided to come to work since it's my first day in this position and at least now I don't have to answer phones and greet guests like I did at the reception desk. Now I can just sit in my cube, by myself and not talk to anyone else. Another plus of this job! For some reason, every since I started working here a year and a half ago, I've had health issues. I never did before, maybe it's just Murphy's Law. Once I got insurance, my back goes out, I have sleep issues, I get this F-ing sinus infection that won't go away! I'm just waiting to break a bone or get stitches, might as well top it off right.