Tommy and Megan’s Wedding

Today, I had a nail appointment at 10:30am. I went to Dunkin and grabbed Donuts and coffee for Leanne and I. She did my nails and my toes. I love hanging out with her.

After my nail appointment,  I stopped home for a bit, my mom made me a sandwich, and then I went home. I got dressed and Andrew’s parents picked me up, and took me to the hotel to see Tommy and Drew; his dad was going to get ready with the guys as well. Once we got to the hotel, the Pitt game was on and Drew was getting dressed in his tux. He looked so good. He put his hands on my hips as I pinned on his corsage, he said, “I know a bubsy that is going to be having my baby tonight.” I just laughed. He does look so damn good in a suit.
After they got ready, his mom and I went down to see Megan. Megan was getting her make up done, when we walked in, and Butters was there. I was so glad to see him. He gave me kisses and let me hold him. I took Butters to see Tommy. They hadn’t seen each other since Wednesday.

When I was on my way to take Butters outside, the florist was at the bottom of the elevator. He asked if I could take them up to the bride and groom. I said, Yes I can do that. I took the flowers back up to the room and told Butters that we would go out after I delivered these. He couldn’t wait the poor thing, just peed in the hallway of the hotel. I felt bad for him.

After the first look, we went to E2 where the ceremony was going to be held. I stood next Drew and we all gathered around. Drew and I both did the readings.  He read a little reading on “Union.” Butters stole the show.


Interview at FedEx/Tommy and Megan’s Rehearsal Dinner

Today, I had an interview at FedEx for a package analyst position. I got to leave work at 11:15am, which was nice. I took the 28x to the airport. Once I got to my car, I went home for a bit. I was still a bit too early. I needed to get the towels in the dryer. Drew was at a conference in Cranberry. I wasn’t sure what to think about being at FedEx again. I left the house at 1:00pm for my interview.

Once I arrived to FedEx. The security guard recognized me and checked me in, and gave me the same picture badge, that I had on my first day at FedEx. It was kind of cool. While I was waiting for Jane to come escort me to the interview. Brandon, walked by and I made a face at him. He laughed and walked into the lobby. He gave me a hug and we took a selfie together. I was glad to see him. He was always so funny and so bad. Jane came and got me, she escorted me to the interview, where I met another Jane.

When I sat down, Jane went on and on about the position. I would pretty much be chasing packages and trying to get them out of audit, and blah blah. There is a lot of down time with this position (No different than the Jazz Department). She wouldn’t take a breathe it seemed, so I chimed in and said, “Well let me tell you where I am coming from. I have waited all summer for Pitt’s temp department to call. I couldn’t wait to hear from them. I turned down offers. I wanted to wait just for them. When they called me, I started out at Katz, and then went to the Music Department and that’s where I am now. I don’t think this position with Fedex is for me. I am honored to meet you both, but I am going to have to decline. It is just not something I am willing to leave Pitt for.” She said, she completely understands, her best friend formed her career out of the Pitt Temp’s department. That is where she started. Then the other Jane stated a statistic and said, “Well you know 80% of temps get offered full-time at Pitt.” I said, “I hope to be one of those cases.”

After departing from them, I went around to visit my old Fedex friends; Kurt, Jim, Patty J, Gene, Swarlotha. It was nice to see everyone again. I got coffee at Starbucks from my old coffee ladies. They all asked if I was coming back. I said “No, I don’t think so not right now. I am with Pitt and I love it there. I am honored they asked me to interview here, but that is as far as it goes for now.”

When I got home, I had to get ready for the rehearsal dinner. I turned on the movie Ghost. I watched the end of it, then got up and did some laundry. Drew called me and told me that Tommy is on his way over to get ready at our place if that was okay? I said, Yes that is okay, I just need to get in the shower. Drew was on his way home, when I finally got out of the shower, and Tommy arrived, while Drew was in the shower. It was cool to see him, the day before his wedding. It’s awesome that he is getting married.

We all arrived at to the rehearsal dinner together, Tommy was coming down with a cold, but still trying to be funny. I got family and group pictures with the bridesmaids and Megan. The Hornyaks and the Rusks. It was nice. Everyone hates when I take pictures except Megan was glad that someone was taking pictures.

After the rehearsal dinner, we went back to our house, and Tommy slept on the couch. I went to bed shortly after we got home, and let them have bro time. They stayed up and watched High Fidelity. I was sound asleep when Drew came up to go to bed. Big day for everyone tomorrow.

International Student Event

Today, when I got to work I was dressed for the International Student event. I wore a navy blue dress with beige polka dots. I wanted to dress up and look nice, but I just felt so bloated, and so weird. I wanted to do well, and feel well for the event. I couldn’t wait until 2pm. I went to lunch at 12pm.

When I left for the event, I am going to do what I want to do to get my name circulated in the events department at Pitt. This is what I like to do, and it’s not sitting around waiting for Geri to give me a task to do. Ugh! As a temp, we are allowed to make connections and get our name out there within the University. We are still allowed to network.

At the event, I formally introduced myself to Jason. We shook hands, and he introduced me to his team. Jason called the Music Department, looking for the members of the Jazz Ensemble Director. He wanted to see if maybe they would play at the International Student Event. I had to ask around the Music Department about this and supposedly the day of the International Student event, is when the Music Department hosts auditions for the Jazz Ensemble.

When I broke the news to Jason, he was grateful that I was able to try to find out the answer, and then I offered my help at the event. I told him how interested I am in helping out at events, and how I have experience with events. He was grateful that I wanted to help out, and gave me his cell phone number.

Jason placed me with Wendy. Our task was to have the International students sign a poster, and get their picture next to our Pitt backdrop. I love interacting with people, and working events it is one of my passions. I am people person, and I am good at it.

All of the sudden I looked to my right, and saw Roc and the cheerleaders. I was star struck to see the Pitt Panther! I couldn’t believe it! I grabbed my phone and got a selfie with Roc.

I sent it to Drew, my mom, and his mom. I quickly put my phone away after the selfie. I was working and didn’t want to be on my phone.

At one point during the event, it started to rain. Wendy and I ran under the tent. The rain was blowing into the tent. No one thought to save the sign with students’ signatures on it. We all stood around the food and ate from the buffet. Drew came down after he got off work, and met Jason, Wendy, and some of the members of the Special Events team. Jason talked me up to Drew and it felt good to hear. Countless times I have heard people talk Drew up, but now someone was talking me up. It felt so damn good. Jason mentioned to me in front Drew that Obama is coming in to visit Pitt, and therefore needed me to help with that event on October 13, to be in the presence of the President would be so cool! I am so excited to work more events. I just wish there as an opening for me to do this full-time, or to be able to do more, without consulting the Temp Department, or Paula.

On way to the bus, I started to get like indigestion, and acid reflex. It started to feel like something was stuck in my throat, and it caused a dry cough, and it is sorta tough to swallow. It is still a little like that today. I had some moments where it felt like I was going to throw up, a bit. We had plans to go to the gym today, but I decided against going. I just wanted to hang out on the couch. I know I needed to go, but I just couldn’t today. We had to walk from Oakland to downtown, as well again today, and it was so humid and sticky. This walking every day from Oakland to Downtown is getting to me. I am over it!

When we got home, I got a cold shower, and Drew went to the gym. I stayed on the couch and watched Mistresses, and waited for my husband to come home. Once he got home, we made eggs, and I pulled the chicken out of the oven that I made for him for lunch tomorrow. I felt slightly better, but I still had that feeling in my throat, and it kinda burns. I don’t know what is wrong.