Tuesday, February 26, 2008

good news and bad news

(note: if there are huge spaces between my paragraphs... i give up... it's spaced normally but blogger seems to think the huge spaces between the paragraphs looks funky, so have mercy)
i hate it when someone asks me that... you wanna hear the good news of the bad news? cause 9 times out of 10 the good news is never good enough to make up for the bad news now is it?... anyway my good news is pretty good and my bad news isn't all that bad so.......




i got a pay raise... oh yeah... not huge but makes quite a difference...



BUT...



i had to ask for it, felt more like begging... that sucked, i felt horrible, and then my boss said "no sorry i don't think you are getting a raise this year" and i'm like... wmahahahaha... shit you're serious??!! and then i just told her straight... dear boss... that does not suit me... hell woman i'm a single parent, i don't live a luxurious life... i just get by... life get's more expensive every year... gimme a break! ... then she gave in... kinda pissed me off... but i got what i wanted... bitter sweet somehow.



bad news: a horrible spider bit me... 5 fucking times! the thought of a spider taking a leisurely stroll all over my body is just about enough to freak me out... i imagine it walking over my eyes and my mouth and yikes that's just too much... and it hurts and itches like hell... went to the pharmacy... pulled down my pants and pulled up my shirt... oh yes... i had to... he was amazed and the precision of the little bugger... four bites on my tailbone... precisely underneath each other... and a random bite on my back, that one is really itchy.... argh... this happened last week thursday and it still itches!!!!!! i'm like a little old woman, walking around with a tube of cream when the itching get's too much... i smell slightly antiseptic today...

16 COMMENTS....bite me!:

Faerie said...

LOL

well that whole antiseptic thing killed me.... *giggles*

kyknoord said...

Looks like the spider took your "bite me" invitation a little too literally.

sweets said...

faerie: yeah well what can i say teehee ;)

kyk: it must have been a male spider ;)

angel said...

ag no sweets, thats dreadful! yay for your raise of course- but i'm sorry you're in pain!
do they know what bit you?
do you feel fluey?
most bites are from sac spiders, yellow-beige with big black mouthparts. they love being indoors and they're nasty little fuckers- the only spider i will actually kill. she'll bite you in your sleep if you twitch, maybe you lay on her?
they're found worldwide too and almost always look pretty much the same...
nebraska
close up pic
arc info

angel said...

fork... sorry sweets, my links don't work properly!

http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/SacSpiders.shtml

http://www.arc.agric.za/home.asp?PID=1&ToolID=63&ItemID=1768

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/C/I-AR-CINC-AD.004.html

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations on the raise. Sorry you had to feel as if you were begging—that can be a bummer. I suppose that was one benefit I had working for the government and churches: an annual review with the possibility of a pay increase was built into the contracts.

Damn! What a horrible thing to happen! I hope those spider bites heal OK.

So you had to show your sweet ass to the pharmacist? Hmmmm. Maybe you changed the blog name too soon.

sweets said...

angel: i feel fine thank God, and those pics are horrible...a sac spider argh... now i feel sick ;( thanks for the links tho!

nick: LOL yeah he sure looked at my sweet ass! my contract also stipulates a annual increase but it's a one woman show and she likes to bend the rules... unfair!

Bro_ken said...

ewwww lol 4 bites one under the other paints a gross mental pic :( shameeeee.

At least you can think about your raise and forget all about those bites for a bit, don't feel bad like you had to beg, most people have to ask for their raises, lotsa companies won't give raises all on their own, they need prompting, hey at least you'll have some more spending money when you go to that lovely looking resort.

The Divine Miss M said...

I asked my "boss" for a payrise and it took her a month to get back to me. I thought she was ignoring me. She made such a big deal out of the £100 extra a month that she was giving me, how thankful I should be etc.

She doesn't realise that on the next contract I am asking for another payrise. hehehehe

Congrats though!

Elise said...

You know something, if you deserve a raise then ask for one! I do. And I don't feel guilty about it.

Congratulations Sweets. You deserve it xx

Ruby said...

you just ahd to go and put that picture there didn't you;( and you had to tell this poor little arachna phobe all about those nasty little bites....*looking around the office suspiciously* ok dammit! i'm freakin out a little here......:(

congrats on the raise....doesn't matter how you got it hun:) and good luck with those bites!!! *looking intently at itchy spot on leg*

Lopz said...

Nice work girl! Of course, we'd all like our bosses to fall over themselves to offer us more money due to the amazing work we do, but hey, this is the real world, so congrats for having the balls to stand up for yourself.

Southern Sage said...

hey I wanted to bite your ass!!
Damn spider
Sugar, when the spider bites you the first time I'd recommend swatting him!!!

sweets said...

bro_ken: i know... but begging is not my thing...

miss m: i think they love it, power baby!

elise: thanks elise, i agree, i should stop feeling guilty, why do i work anyway?!

ruby: you better sleep with one eye open cause this sucker got me in my sleep! *evil chuckle* ;)

lopz: so true LOL... yeah thanks!

sage: bite away cowboy ;)

btw~ i was sleeping when the bugger got me...

Ruby said...

*wailing loudly*
you jinxed me!!! there were three huge monsters in my bathroom last night!!! and they only appeared after "the Knight" left, so i had to get rid of them myself........i didn't sleep very well:(

Louisa said...

Eeeep! Spiders...yuck! *shudder*

Try this if the itching doesn't go away sweets: Anique resque mist R80 or there abouts for a little holder...not the cream...the mist!

It's fantastic stuff that will sort out anything from a sprained ankle to sunburn to insect bites - if anything will help for spider bites then this sh_t will.

It smells a bit like deep heat though.

 
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