So. In the interests of getting this continually updated, let’s start. Week 12 of 2018 was ridiculously roller-coaster-esque.
I was honestly feeling like AAAHHHHHHIGIVEUPohok.
Monday and Tuesday were relatively uneventful other than being SUPER STOKED about the Weird Al concert I went to. That was righteous.
Then Wednesday the next snowpocalypse happened. Bethlehem got 13-14″ of snow (from a forecasted 12″. Woohoo.) The campus was closed so I decided to go home. I also decided to help out a coworker that wanted to walk home (over 2 miles) in the driving wind/snow. So. I turned down a side-street to get over a bridge that is shorter to the place I had to drop the coworker off… And I didn’t. Turn, that is. I didn’t turn. I just kept skidding until I hit the curb.
Boom. $1,700 of damage to my car. Wahoo. Driveable, but definitely left me pissed off. Got home safely otherwise and dealt with the rest of the day.
Next day I went and got the claim started and got my appointment at the body shop. Funny story, the main person I talked to also had an accident at the same time, but she ended up having it right outside of her workplace. Ooop! Not really a good day for anyone, I suppose.
Got my car to the shop and the main estimator was like “dude, I thought I told you I didn’t want to see your face ’round here again.” I told him I didn’t want to be there again. I grabbed my paperwork but the intake specialists were like “yeah, no, we can just copy and paste it from the last time you were in here… three months or so ago.” Welp. I’m a regular, what can I say?
Anyway, Friday was where the rollercoaster went into an up-cycle. I interviewed for a Data Architect job a few weeks prior–it’s an upgrade from what I’m currently doing, a little bit more strategic (which is where my mind is at), etc. I have been buzzing about the potential of getting it for a while.
And I got the call at 4:30pm. An offer.
I was like WHOAAAASHIT.
But, anyway. So yeah, I’ll be starting 4/16 on my new adventure with the University. It’ll be fun and interesting. Definitely turning my job with the University into a career. Lots of work ahead of me but I hope, at my core, that I’m able to handle all that it entails. I think so, but the only way to find out is to attempt it! Ha!
Saturday I drove up to Connecticut for a double-header. A-team between Lehigh Valley Roller Derby and Connecticut Roller Derby, and then a B-team between CTRD B’s and Shoreline Roller Derby. Was interesting, but the technology kept failing in the first game due to overloaded circuits. Took us 30 minutes to figure out a way to get things running without calling official time-outs the entire time–all while only like 8 minutes elapsed. Got home around 3:00am in the morning.
Hooligan practice? Uh, with having to get up at 6:30 to get on the road by 7:30am? Wasn’t going to happen. I’m missing opportunities to actually play the game, but at this point, officiating comes first, I suppose. We’ll see how that develops.
The evening Sunday was the Reading Derby Girls’ A-team versus Philly Roller Derby’s Block Party. Was an interesting game, but relatively uneventful. I’ll have to start a new soap-box for officiating mentality versus skater mentality versus what we all see versus physical mentalities of sport, but that’s for another day. I always enjoy my time at Reading and we ended up grabbing some drinks/food with our friends from Lehigh that were there cheering on the new-PRD skater, Stella Mac.
Another fun week. Hopefully it all goes up from here.