So, after three days of being sick I finally drug my ass to work and put in an entire shift. First thing I did was tell them that I would only stay as long as I saw fit but the point is I went in and I worked the whole thing, Go Team. I took 89 and most of them were pretty decent, now with every day on the phone you’re going to have a few that have their heads firmly lodged in their hind quarters but apart from those ones the people on the other end of the line seemed fairly nice, well those who spoke more than five words of english that is. The usual crew was there and even though we all came in at different times we all sat close enough together to talk. I must have flipped Beth off about twenty times by the end of her shift because every once in a while I would tell her I found something somewhere, like in my pocket, or under the desk and when she would ask what it was I would simply say “this” and flip her off. Childish I know, but when you’re in a call center from 1-10:30 you have to find simple ways to amuse yourself and flipping Beth off happens to be one of them. Tim and I are getting psyched about the two hour season three premiere of Leverage, which if I do this right should be at the bottom of this post.
Now I know I just name dropped a show yesterday but this one is also rather special to me, because its one of the best made shows I have seen in a long time. All the departments come together to make an absolutely amazing hour of television, what they do every week on the show could very easily be translated into a feature length film and kill at the box office. Right from the pilot episode the characters have all been completely three dimensional and jump off the screen, the actors are so completely adept at their roles at after watching two seasons (two or three times through) I feel as if I know these characters and I am with them every step of the way, I feel involved in the heist because thats what the show does. Its pulls you in and says, this is your team, they succeeded, you succeeded, you fail, they fail. There is not a single bone in my body that does not want them to come out on top every single time. Not once have I rooted against this ragtag band of ne’er do wells, not just because I would be backing a losing team but also because they’re just so damned lovable, flaws and all. The fact that they have flaws is what endears me to the show that much more, the characters aren’t perfect, everything DOESN’T always work out, its true to life.
I can see that this turned more into a post about my love for Leverage than anything about my day, but if it gets one person who reads this to start watching the show then I have done my job. As far as the rest of my day went, I had an appointment with my naturopath this morning, I love her to death I went in about stress management and when she noticed I was stuffed up while we were talking stressers and such she has me set up with a machine that she uses and was sending electric currents through my system attacking the bugs that were causing my headcold and I have to admit, I feel a lot better. She also did a EMDR which is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing memories. It was a totally surreal feeling, again with the same machine sending pulses through my system, while this serene music played, which then changed to tribal drums and the awesome picture of a sunset was on the screen and I had to follow this ball with my eyes back and forth across the screen. There were little phrases and things that ran along the bottom to read as well and I feel so much more relaxed after having done it. She said that if I wanted later on in the summer I could go back and have an entire treatment on the EMDR instead of just the half that I had and I am strongly considering it. I love the fact that she has reasons behind everything that she gives me and has methods of giving me the right medication, as opposed to doctors that just throw perscriptions at you, she takes the time to explain whats in it and why you need it and what it will do for you. Long story short, if you have the opportunity to go see a naturopath, I cannot suggest it highly enough, it is so incredibly worth it.
In other news I got accepted to the NSCC for Business Admin and will be starting school again in September. Oddly enough Tim from work will also be in that class so we’ll either keep each other sane or drive each other batty it remains to be seen. I like to think it will be a bit of both.
I will leave you with this… If you always do what you feel is right, you can never be wrong.