Monday, November 9, 2009

+ and -

Got out of bed late and arrived at worker later than I wanted too. (-)

Magnum, P.I. arrived late for our meeting. (-)

Magnum, P.I. decides my new data is super exciting, and as a result we are aiming new paper at a higher journal (+,+).

Spend chunks of the day arguing with a salesman from the Toyota dealership. (-).

Go over salesman’s head to manager, get what I wanted in the first place and get salesman in trouble (+,+).

Gloat about small victory over ever used car salesman, resulting in 30 minutes of wasted time recreating phone calls for interested co-workers. (-, considering I started the day late and gloating isn't exactly attractive)

Remove one item from to do list (-) and leave work only 45 minutes later than expected (+).

Go to store in an effort to determine what size maternity pants I need so that I can purchase them off eBay and save money. (+)

Get lecture from maternity store sales woman that no matter how hard I try or what I do, my body will never go back to the way it was and I will never fit into my old clothes again, so I might as well accept it. (-,-; one negative because this is not what I wanted to hear and one because I didn’t say anything rude back to her as I was completely shocked that anyone would say this to anyone.)

Determined that my legs are too small and thin for maternity pants at aforementioned store. I can either wear pants that are two inches too short or I can spend the next six months hiking the bastards up every five minutes. (-, Now, I must visit more stores.)

Walked three miles, but who knows why since it’s apparently a lost cause. :) (+)

Worked on manuscript from graduate school lab for two hours. (+)

Managed to make all this junk into a blog post (+)

Net for the day is positive. Not too bad for a Monday.


Thomas Joseph said...

Don't lose heart. My sister, less than two months post birthing, is pretty much back to where she started. Definitely not a lost cause. Sounds like your sales lady was a tad bit bitter about something.

ScientistMother said...

OMG you're PREGGO!!!! I can't believe you just threw it out like that. I am so excited. Maternity sales lady is stupid. Some people's bodies bounce back (me) some people don't (my sister). That said, I always tell people to go shopping after they give birth. It does take awhile to fit back into old clothes and I personally was sick of my mat clothes by the time the monkey arrived.
Congratulations, again. Super happy for you.

tideliar said...

Yay for + and + for bouncing!

tideliar said...

I have no freakin idea what I mean.

microbiologist xx said...

TJ - Thanks. I was mostly just shocked that she would even say that to me. I guess she doesn't work on commission.

SM - Thanks. I didn't really want to make a big blog announcement or anything. I figure I'll be OK. I am an avid runner and I am still running and walking at this stage of the game. I am trying to make it as easy on myself as possible, but I guess we'll see how it goes.

Tideliar - I have no freakin' idea what you mean either, but it made me laugh out loud, so who cares.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That's great news! Get some sleep now while you can... And hang on, it's gonna be a great ride...

Anonymous said...

Shoot me an email ( if you're up for some more baby-related info.

Candid Engineer said...

Yay!!! Congrats to you on the exciting news. :)

microbiologist xx said...

CE - Thanks!

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

The +s seem to outweigh the -s. Except for maybe that salesbitch.