I stayed up way too late last night. I went to my uncle’s house and had a couple hits and that made me all energized the rest of the night. It was not a good decision, as I find my weekdays are usually pretty exhausting. I should have exercised caution and I didn’t. My parents are officially out of town now. They left this morning to go on a Northern California adventure to go up the coast and see my sister in Sacramento. I didn’t have a good mood last night. The Chargers got humiliated on national tv, Phillip looked like a rookie, we were outplayed in all aspects of the game, and it was generally no fun to watch. And I had a shitty day at work before all that. Busy day, and AMS had to coach me on how to appropriately tell people to do their jobs. Because being straightforward is not good, and putting a pretty pink bow on a bad situation is now mandatory. I feel like I’m fucking things up and I don’t like that feeling. Like when they talk about me over in Austin, it’s with resentment. Like THAT guy is more trouble than he’s worth. I guess I feel like I should be doing better, and I’m not. I don’t want to get fired, even though I know that such punishment is far from being mentioned. They’re glad I take so many calls, not upset about how some of them go. I should be ok though, but I’m just a little stressed out. I will be fine though. This morning I’m trying to get my rent out of the bank and even that seems to be going wrong. Sigh. But what can you do? Besides be late for work, which it’s looking like I will be unless something changes. What a series of hours this has been. At least it’s Friday, right?

**UPDATE 11:45 am**

I made it to work with 1 minute to spare. Phew. And I’ve broken my promise about stopping coffee. Today I needed the lift, and it has given me just that (so I can be effective and not mired in fatigue). So I will stop again as soon as I run out of it at home, which I thought had happened last week, but my parents bought me a bag of it on their way out of town yesterday. So I’m not going to throw it out. I will just have to postpone my coffee-free life for a while. But I will still do it. As when it comes to my money, I won’t be spending it on more coffee.

**UPDATE 3:30 pm**

Day is moving right along. I can’t say I’m pleased with the work ethic of my coworkers. Joseph just decided not to take billing calls anymore and removed himself from the queue. Without telling anyone, or asking a supervisor. That’s just fucking lazy and stupid. The delinquent crowd spends most of its time laughing about dumb things or rolling over after break time is over to red cup so they don’t have to take calls. Or just ignoring them, or answering the phone while still laughing about something. Unprofessional. And they put people on mute to make fun of them WHILE still on the phone with said customer. Just bad. And it will blow up in their face eventually. They won’t draw the line between work and giggle time.

But I’m doing fine. Collections still ignored my call until I landed on a supervisor (and it seems they can’t ignore me). But whatever. I’m doing my job, and that’s all I really should be concerned with. Hope you have a good Friday. Seems like Angi forgot about dinner plans tonight. I’m kinda bummed about being forgotten. But what can you do?

**UPDATE 5:00 pm**
Feeling the drowsiness of not having had enough sleep squishing me down. I’m avoiding the raunchy work coffee, so fatigue is uninhibited. But we’re coming up on the home stretch. Not too much more day to go until freedom. And rest. Angi didn’t forget about me, but I’m not in a social place at all. I’m not happy. I’m tired and frustrated with my depleted energy levels. I’ve had a tough week. A harder than usual week. The robo call from our billing department had caused a huge influx of angry people to call and berate us. And sometimes me. So I’m going to try and salvage my night by playing some Diablo II and going to bed early. It’s better that I be a grump all on my own.