April 25, 2003
@#!*!#$ Politics

My boss today asked me to compose an email to the Professors I work with telling them that I am leaving UC Berkeley because apparently they were "a little surprised that I didn't "personally" mention it to them." What the fuck?! I know that one of them knows that I was pursuing a teaching goal and that I had mentioned to that I would be leaving soon. The other one, who I'm sure made the comment is not personable. He comes in, tells me what he wants, does not communicate well mind you , and leaves. No chit chat, no how are you. So how the HELL am I supposed to bring up the fact that I'm leaving or that I'm pursuing a goal besides getting his mail?

Stupid, stupid. So yet again I feel like a high school idiot who doesn't know any better. And the fact that actually expected me to be happy doing no more than errands is amazing! Course now I really do have to continue the lie of pursuing the teaching goal. I've got it all figured out though. I feel slightly bad about the lie, but whatever, it makes life simplier as to why I'm leaving.

And I was having such a good day. sigh.

Posted by nuala at April 25, 2003 04:23 PM

what wierdo bastards. it's not like you're not giving them plenty of notice...and what do they expect? you to go around to each individual coworker and explain the story of your life? who does that? ridiculous i say!!

Posted by: jade on April 25, 2003 04:41 PM

I'm over it now thank god. I sent the email. The mighty Professors now know. 5 weeks to go.

Posted by: Nuala on April 28, 2003 09:08 AM

Where is the word of the day for alice?

Posted by: Goony on May 2, 2003 02:51 PM

I took it down because I didn't think anyone was looking at it, however there is an emailing group through Yahoo (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/radioalice973/?yguid=11139198) who sends eachother the word everyday.

Today's word is WICKED

Posted by: Nuala on May 2, 2003 02:55 PM


Posted by: Goony on May 2, 2003 04:48 PM

I'm here to tell you that a large number of folks actually have come to rely on you for the word of the day, generous person that you are! Your site is bookmarked by many a "word of the day" devotees. And screw those interpersonally challenged professors!

Posted by: Tuck on May 5, 2003 05:50 PM

tuck, i like you. there i said it.

Posted by: michele on May 5, 2003 06:04 PM

After reading a few of your posts (hope you don't mind), might I also add that you have one of the best dispositions possible... blog-wise, anyway. And nope, I'm not trying to wheedle the word of the day from you (as I've got other sources). You've got great friends too. Good luck in your endeavors!

Posted by: Tuck on May 6, 2003 10:28 AM

wow, dood, you have a fan club! you should somehow include that in your professor letter.

dear profs: i regret to inform you that i will shortly be leaving your employ at the urging of my FAN CLUB, in order to move to santa barbara and pursue my life goal of being COOLER THAN YOU, OLD MAN!

Posted by: didofoot on May 6, 2003 11:23 AM

Maybe I should put the owrd of the day back up. At least until I move to SB.....

Posted by: Nuala on May 6, 2003 12:01 PM

PS Tuck thanks for the encouraging words. Nice to know not everyone is telling me to quit whining. hee hee.

Posted by: Nuala on May 6, 2003 12:14 PM

hey i'm a member of your fan club too!! can i be president? actually michele and kristen are probably president and vice president cuz they've known you longer...maybe i can be defense secretary or something...
love ya nuala!

Posted by: jade on May 6, 2003 12:44 PM

no, it's okay, I am treasurer.

Posted by: didofoot on May 7, 2003 03:21 PM

do not let her near the money!

Posted by: michele on May 7, 2003 03:47 PM

whereas michele is the official "do the opposite of whatever she says" person, unless what she says is something about doing nice things for kristen. it's a difficult position but i think she carries it well.

Posted by: didofoot on May 7, 2003 04:01 PM

I would like to be the 'Minister of Information'. My first official announcement in this post is, "I am the new President of the Nuala Fan Club".

Posted by: shoefly on May 8, 2003 10:09 PM

you mean "misuser of information". I'm on to you Mr. Aaron

Posted by: nuala on May 9, 2003 07:42 PM

word. aaron, you've been TOLD.

Posted by: michele on May 9, 2003 10:29 PM