WORK: Well, I did it again. I shot my mouth off and pissed off my manager this week. She's giving me the icy treatment ― again. Usually this wouldn't bother me too much ―except my staff appraisal is scheduled for next week and her assessment will ultimately decide my salary increment and bonus.
I don't need to be friends with my manager, nor do I particularly enjoy her company, and I have too much self-respect to pander to her self-absorbed bullshit. But I do enjoy getting paid; one has bills to pay and books to buy. This means I am at the mercy of the whims and moods of someone who is mightily pissed off at me right now. I hate the power dynamics.
Oh well. It has been done and hopefully the weekend will cool her down alittle. I will have to deflect her latent hostility next week.
But I guess I better not expect a big increment this year. Okay, I need to buy less books. In fact, maybe cut it down to $50 per month on books.
READING HARRY POTTER: I'm still only about half-way through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This afternoon my director was on the line with someone and he began talking about Deathly Hallows. And he gave away some SPOILERS. ARGH!
I spent a whole week fighting off people who wanted to spoil me, ignoring Harry Potter related blogs and articles so that I can find things out for myself ― and THIS happens?
There really isn't any sure-fire way of running away from spoilers, I guess. The only real solution is to read really fast and hope you finish the books before people have time to spoil them for you.
So I skipped yoga today. I'm going to try to finish Harry Potter by this weekend. Wish me speedy reading.
NEIL GAIMAN: Oh, and Time magazine interviews Neil Gaiman.