I’m Baaaack!

Posted By on April 19, 2007

Oh sweet merciless glowing white screen of WordPress.com! Oh how I’ve missed you so. I feel like I’m in one of those scenes you see when planes make safe landings and everyone is so excited to be on land (Land. LAND!) that they kiss the ground.

(I may have just hugged my monitor and gave the screen a little kiss. But since I’m a lazy whore, I just got a mouthful of dust. And now I have a lip print on the screen. Guess I’ll have to dust now.)

So I’m sure a lot of you are wondering where I have been. And why for almost the last three weeks you have missed your daily Kristabella fix. (Actually, pretty much most of you know.) And I think my temporary blog that I set up and never ever wrote on pretty much sums it up. The internet can be a crazy, crazy place bitches.

A lot has gone on in the last few weeks. A LOT. I’ve talked about it endlessly. Probably too much. And I’m not yet sure I want to go into all the details just yet on here. Basic story line is what you know – the blog was “discovered”, it was locked for almost three weeks, I did a little bit of editing and now I’m unemployed.

But as with most things in life, I’ve learned a lot.

  • I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason and I know that this happened because bigger and better things are around the corner for me.
  • I’ve learned, as I learned when I got the boot from the Niners (Must. Stop. Getting. Fired.) that you really learn who your true friends are when you go through this. I learned that there are certain people, one in particular, who couldn’t even take a second out of their day to drop an email or a text or make a phone call, people you’ve known for a majority of your life.
  • And that hurts. And I don’t think I want to be friends with a person like that anymore.
  • I learned that I have a really positive outlook on life. Despite all my profanity-laden posts and rants. And that’s a good thing. Because dwelling on all this crap would have done me no good.
  • But I also think being positive hasn’t really given me time to cope with this big old life-changing event that took place. Which is why I probably teared up watching The Princess Diaries on Saturday.
  • Sometimes you can overshare.
  • I’ve learned that when I’m super stressed, I think about blog posts as I’m trying to fall asleep. And I’m seriously at my most most creative at that time.
  • I also learned that if I don’t write down this creative genius, I wake up thinking things like “dusty lipstick?”
  • I missed blogging and probably should have written posts to publish at a later date. But I just didn’t have the energy.
  • And I may have been a bit fearful.
  • OK, a lot.
  • And maybe still am just a little. But what can they do to me?
  • I’ve learned there are people in this world that need to get a thicker skin and just get the fuck over themselves.
  • I still hate Changepoint.
  • I’ve learned (and how I did not know this before, I have no clue) that Haagen Dazs ice cream is a little piece of heaven in a pint.
  • And that eating it all in one sitting turns that little piece of heaven into one fucking huge piece of hell rolling around in my tummy. And oh my God too much heaven and cream in my belly makes me want to vomit on the cats.
  • Oh, and I might eat out of stress.
  • And to kill the little piece of sadness inside.
  • Which is why my pants don’t fit.
  • Stoopid sadness.
  • I learned that I’m a lot stronger than I thought.
  • I learned that it is completely believable when you tell people that you want to leave your job you’ve been at for three months because IT Consulting? Seriously? I’m PR/Marketing gal. What the fuck is EQAC? And SQL?
  • Which? Whew. Because if I had to go into all of THIS? I would be working at Starbucks.
  • Not that there is anything wrong with that. They even give benefits.
  • I’m just a desk-job-loving-don’t-want-to-stand-on-my-feet-sit-in-my-chair-as-I-feel-my-ass-getting-bigger-throughout-the-day kind of gal.
  • I’ve never had an HR exit interview. I have mine tomorrow. Stay tuned.

I should stop now. I had all these grand ideas that this would be like THE. BEST. POST. EVER!!! And it is not. I should have been all “I’m back. I’m unemployed. Please keep reading. And tell your friends. Slalom sucks.”

The end.

Oh, and today is my blog’s six month anniversary. Very fitting, I think. Happy Blogiversary to me!

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


17 Responses to “I’m Baaaack!”

  1. Lori says:

    Firstly, Happy Blogiversary!

    Secondly, give them hell at the exit interview!

    Glad. You. Are. Back.

  2. you’re nuts. are you still running at the gym? now that you have all this free time on your hands, you should come visit seattle! and are you referring to me as the “friend” that didn’t contact you?? jackass.

  3. Betsey says:

    Yayyyyy! I’m so glad you are back. I love reading about your escapades (damnit, now I have that Janet Jackson song in my head) in Chi-town. Sorry again about the job, but there are definitely bigger and better things ahead!

  4. Schwerer says:

    I am so excited to have you back and whole!!! Happy Blogiversary to you!

  5. Julie C says:

    Hagen Deezy… Yes! Love the coffee light version… I am sooo hearin’ ya!

    Glad you’re back up and runnin’ again on wordpress. And yes, give yourself plenty o’ time and space to let change sink in. Change (whether it’s wonderful, difficult, good, bad, scary) takes a toll on our little minds and bodies. Don’t even get me started… That’s why I always stick with coffee light. 😉

    Talk soon…

  6. Mahnee says:

    Hey, $tabone…I think you were the one she referred to that needed to get over himself??? J/K
    WELCOME BACK KIDDO!!!!!!! I missed this so much.
    I must be derelict in my duties that I didn’t teach you about Haagen Dazs. Mmmmmmmmm ice cream!!

  7. Senor Beavis says:

    So glad to have you back. I was seriously going to offer to start hosting your posts on my blog.

    So am I finally allowed to say that a CEO that thinks his employees are going to have a collective orgasm over a retarded name change to the point that they’d rather play computer games about it than do their job because the fucking suspense about changing your name to something that should only have to do with fucking skiing and if you call your consulting firm that you shouldn’t be taken seriously to begin with is killing them and would die from apoplectic shock that someone might disagree with that principle in much nicer terms than I’m doing should A) not be in charge of emptying his own bathwater, B) be violated with a 15-inch dildo with a vibrating hot poker tip, and C) take a slow boat up a monkey’s ass.

    My old newspaper editor always got on my case for my run-on sentences.

    Oh, and feel free to delete that if you’re worried about the powers that be.

  8. Senor Beavis says:

    Oh, and Edy’s Samoas ice cream is officially awesome.

  9. Carri says:

    Good to have you back and in stride too!
    So about those pants-get back in the groove sista and hit the treadmill. You will feel great sweating out all that stress.

  10. Mahnee says:

    Mmmmmmmmmm Edy’s Samoas and Tagalongs. Who knew Girl Scout cookies could taste so good.

  11. Julie C says:

    Samoas as in the Girl Scout cookies?

  12. Jenn says:

    Glad to have you back! I am behind you and will help spread the word that Shalom and Changepoint suck!! Got your back 😉

  13. Christina says:

    I still can’t believe that your fireing is legal! Then again, who cares, you dont’ want to work for a bunch of JACKASSES anyway! Can’t wait for more Kristabella, happy Bolgiversary!

  14. kristabella says:

    Thanks! I’m SO happy to be back!

    Glad you’ve all missed me as much as I have missed writing!

    Senor – LOVE your comment!

  15. Scarlet says:

    WOOHOOOOO! She’s back!

  16. missj0nes says:

    Welcome back! 🙂

  17. Mouncie says:

    Yea Kristabella – I have missed your humor and rants!!! Better things to come little girl, life gets better you’ll see.