It occurs to me that my statement about the mailbot may have left you all with the wrong impression. There is nothing wrong with my work environment that I'm aware of other than it's a work environment. As far as work environments go, it's pretty damn good. I love EVERYFUCKINGBODYEVENTHECERTIFIABLYCRAZYPEOPLE. For real. Just goes to show you, EV-ER-EY-THING is subjective. Is it not? I have nothing to bitch about today. No Thing.
That said, I am absolutely in it up to my chin. OK, maybe it's up over my mouth a little but I'm not treading water, I'm walking upright and this is good.
The thing about the mailbot is it just freaks me out. I am told it's very old technology. This is good to know. I wish I'd been told a little sooner. I was told right after the damn thing nearly impaled me because I was standing on one of it's pivot pads. Well shit. And I was holding a cup of coffee and wearing a white blouse too. My coworker from the forth floor (I expect you're going to be hearing a lot about the forth floor which houses IT as opposed to the second floor which is where I live with finance) about fell over and still wishes he had video to post. I stepped left at the very last minute with apparently the most astonished look on my face. If I'd waited any longer at all the coffee would have gone flying and I'd have been pinned to the window. I was ALREADY freaked out by the damn things. Sometimes they go by three at a time...
So it's Tough Mudder time. Or Mudderella. Same general idea. Mudderella is, best I can tell, still a Tough Mudder course (I read this on the waiver, they didn't change much), it's just been shortened, they took the barbed wire out (was that really necessary?) and I think the walls aren't 15 feet. Probably the water hazards aren't quite as hazardous. We have less than 4 hours to complete because they keep pushing our start time back. We thought that was good until I looked at what time the race stops and I thought, shit, we intend to walk this bad boy, not run it. It's 5 - 7 miles long, we don't know for sure and that's not really a very long hike or walk and I think it's flat ground for the most part so that's not so bad at all but I don't know about the timing on the obstacles. You can go around them if you want but there's the pacing business and all that and I was really hoping to have 5 hours if we needed it. Maybe that's just plain ridiculous. Who takes an hour to go one mile?
Also, where do you pee? Who said anything about peeing? How do we carry a water bottle? Nobody said anything about consuming fluids.
There are instructions about donating your muddy running shoes at the end of the course. Um. No. I just bought these trail shoes and while they're going to be seriously muddy I FREAKING NEED THEM. I gave you people an entrance fee. It was steep. That is my contribution to domestic violence. ohwait...
And I had no idea I needed forms and or waivers until today. Well why the hell WOULDN'T I need forms and waivers. Jeeze.
I bought the team shirts a few days ago. Cletus painted them last night and today.
Cielo and Kate are halfway to the fleabag. Cletus and I will be on the road in less than 90 minutes.
I have just completed my first two weeks and no one died.
oh. lastly. there will be no tiaras and no tutus. If there are pictures of the reasonable variety, they will be shared.