In our office building, the "office services" person abruptly quit a few months back. He had worked at our firm for almost 10 years and he left a huge void. Now, we have to go upstairs 2 floors to pick up any packages that are delivered, instead of having them delivered to our cube for us. Now that I've had a taste of the good life (aka cube-side service), I don't like having to go upstairs to pick up my latest Zappos order!
FIRST WORLD PROBLEM
Also office related, since our "office services" person left, the kitchen supplies are not replenished often. We only have 1 kitchen on our floor so it is used by everyone. We are currently out of paper towels, paper plates, silverware, and 2 coffee flavors of our Kuerig k-cups! We are living like savages down here. The supplies need to be replenished maybe once a month and this is not getting done. We are all pretty frustrated but it isn't really a valid complaint outside of our office building (as I know many other companies don't provide their employees with free coffee).
FIRST WORLD PROBLEM
I have the iPhone 4 and I haven't updated the software in a long time. This is for 2 main reasons. 1) I'm lazy and 2) I'm worried I'll loose all my photos and videos when it is updated! Now, since iOS 6 came out (and before then too), many of the apps I have just aren't working right anymore. I post to Facebook and things aren't going through. Also, I can't download any new apps because the old software is not compatible. I am up for a new phone in December, so do I just wait until then and get a new phone or update my current phone and risk losing what I haven't yet backed up (which is most things, to be honest).
This year, the marathon has a wave start and a more extensive corral system. I have multiple friends that I want to run with on Sunday, but because of the new wave system, this is not really possible. I understand the waves aim to make the course less crowded (and that helped during the Shamrock Shuffle). So, I'm just focusing on running with one person, and if I'm able to run with other folks, that would be great too. Simply for selfish reasons, I wish they would go back to the old system, but I really don't see that happening.
|Maggie and I with our running twinsies, Kara and Shalane|
|Running with Amanda during the Illinois Marathon|
I am taking the CFA exam in December. I know I've talked about this before but studying for it is really hard. It isn't just memorizing formulas, but understanding the formulas, what happens if the various components increase/decrease and the resulting impact. I'm really stressed out about it, and I'm really lucky that my husband has been so understanding. I'm doing a lot of studying and I feel like I'm not doing so well on the self-tests at the end. Thankfully the overall schedule allows for a full month of review at the end... I just wish I had more time to study on a daily basis! With working, eating, and sleeping, that only leaves a few hours left in the day to study! I know everyone has faith that I can do it... I just need to GET IT DONE.
I think that is enough complaining for now. I already feel better! Get ready for some ZOMG I LOVE RUNNINGGGG!!! posts later this week as the marathon gets closer and I'm excited I'm NOT running it! :)
What are some of your first world problems this week??