Just so that further posts make sense to you, I feel I should update you with some of the things that have been going on in the last two weeks.
If you can believe it, I’ve been working as a bank teller now for a month. The first week was definitely overwhelming. There was a ton to learn and after the first week, my head was overflowing with information. But after the second week, I was starting to get a feel for how things work. Since I started, I have received tons of encouragement from the people I work with and have managed to catch things that most “beginners” shouldn’t be able to catch. Just yesterday, I found a check, amidst a large stack of other checks, written for more than a thousand dollars missing an authorized signature. The fact that I found it was impressive to those I work with.
Three weeks ago, my debit card info was obtained by someone I don’t know and used to make large purchases online. The physical card was still in my wallet, but this person managed to get enough info to go to places like Amazon.com and SharperImage.com and buy digital “certificates”, which would then allow him or her to buy stuff later on. Luckily, I caught it right away and was able to work it out, but the money only made its way back into my account today, three weeks after the fact. Mostly, it was just annoying. I don’t want to go through that again.
Andy and I have managed to talk every day since the day we met on April 30th and as of today, we have been apart for exactly two months. A large part of me thinks that most people didn’t think we would last this long. That the distance would dissolve us and we’d move on from each other. But what is happening is the exact opposite of that. And I don’t know if this makes people happier for us or more frustrated, but it doesn’t matter. This is the real thing and I haven’t experienced anything like this before. I’m not asking people to be happy for me or for us anymore. Rather, I’m just looking for support, more than anything.
I’ve moved out of my apartment and am now living back in my parents’ house. This has been the first free weekend I have had in several weeks. Because the last three weekends have been focused soley on getting my stuff moved out. But that’s over with now and I can relax this weekend. Thus far, I have done nothing of real productivity this weekend and I am loving it.
I saw Garden State, and as I anticipated, I adored every minute of it. I thought it quite brilliant and provoking. Zach Braff used his education well and will likely make other wonderful movies in the future. This was a great first, however, and it will be one I add to my collection as soon as the DVD is released. I’d like to see it a second time, but I’ll wait when I can watch it with Andy. Waiting will only make that second watching much sweeter.
So if you’re curious about anything else, feel free to ask. Otherwise, that’s about it for me. While it doesn’t seem like much, a lot of that stuff has been quite emotionally draining. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t – Either way, that’s my life and you’re the one reading. So this stuff must be slightly interesting, if you took the time to read it all. And if you did, I appreciate it.