Sunday, March 14, 2010

What The? Week

When I woke up last Wednesday, the only thing I was concerned with was making sure I had my tickets to CATS in my purse. I left the house without my ipod or my mouthguard, so it would be a music-free day and a night of teeth-grinding at Mr. W's.

I was saddened to hear the news about Corey Haim. I had a mad crush on him in 5th and 6th grade after falling in love with Lucas and The Lost Boys.

Work was a slog. In fact, work has been a slog almost every day since the beginning of the yar. I didn't really leave my desk much throughout the day, except to attend two back-to-back meetings in the afternoon.

When I returned to my desk, I found my purse in its usual spot, but it was missing its beloved, very cute, turquoise blue wallet. I leapt up and announced the office robbery. A coworker of mine immediately checked her purse and discovered hers has been taken as well. Tell me people, what are the odds of getting your wallet stolen in an office building while everyone around is working? And how lucky was it that I left my ipod home in the morning?

Prior to our meeting, several of us noticed an out-of-place-looking man walking around, pointing at the ceiling as though he was there to do some sort of repair work. None of us approached him—not even when my boss saw him standing in my cubicle.

He somehow managed to get through a security door that wasn't working properly (very fishy) and when the guard stopped him on his way out, he said he'd been visiting someone in the building. The guard requested his ID and when he went to make a copy of it, the man took off. Probably with my cute turquoise wallet stuffed in his tighty whites. But he left his Florida driver's license. And according to the local police, it's a real ID. Moron...

I rushed to Hollywood as fast as I could after waiting for the cops to arrive, shoveled food in my mouth at Mr. W's and we sped to the Pantages to see Broadway's longest running musical. As the lights went down, the announcer came on and said, "We have a special guest here tonight to talk about the cat rescue organization, Fix Nation. Please welcome Mr. Corey Feldman!"

Now tell me, people, what are the odds of seeing Corey Feldman on the same day Corey Haim dies? Crazy, no?

Also crazy—the fact that CATS was the longest running musical. As you all know, I'm a cat lady. And I just could not get into this production to save my life. My favorite part was when Mr. W leaned over during 'Memory' and said, "I used to be able to play this on the trumpet when I was in jazz band as a kid." Thank you, Napoleon Dynamite.

The whole day was like a trip through bizarro world.

The next day, I had my performance review at work and found out that despite my leaving the country for 6 weeks, I was worthy of a raise and a promotion. Confucius say, "Everything in balance. Lose wallet, get raise."

17 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow. That guy should be like a brain surgeon or something. That takes real brilliance to leave his REAL id card at the scene of a crime. Good for that guy :)

I'm sorry that you wallet was stolen. But I am so happy for you about the raise and promotion. Hooray!

Dingo said...

Ugh! Having your wallet stolen is such a violation and a hassle. Replacing credit cards is a pain. But what makes me feel even worse is that you sat through cats. When they say it's the longest running musical, what they mean is that while watching it, you feel as if it's the longest running musical you've ever soon. BOR-ING!

Emily said...

Congrats on the raise! And maybe a show called DOGS would be a bit more entertaining ;-)

Anonymous said...

Did Mr. W have an allergy attack at Cats!

brookem said...

congrats on the raise and the promotion!
i don't think i could get into CATS either... hmmm.
such a bummer about your wallet. and to think it happened AT WORK! god. i hope they find the creeper.

Mike129 said...

Any luck getting your wallet back (since the cops know who has it)?

Best of luck!! That just sucks.

Mandy's Kidding said...

A raise? During a recession? Color me jealous. I haven't even seen a cost of living adjustment in three years....

Rachel said...

I saw CATS in New York back in like 1998 and was bored outta my mind. And I love musicals almost as much as I love my husband and kids!!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

What an odd week! But knowing what I know of you, I'd say you're very deserving of a raise, a promotion and another 6-week sabbatical this year!

The Coconut Diaries said...

Am I the only one that thinks it's random as hell for Corey Feldman to be promoting anything? I mean, I SAW "The Two Coreys" and I'm still not sure how he doesn't bruise himself getting out of bed.

geekhiker said...

Geez, sorry about the wallet. I'm amazed nobody questioned it. Sometimes the A/C guys will walk around here, but usually they're wearing company shirts. And the A/C isn't working and the building is 90 degrees, so we're pretty sure they're legit.

Would you like to steal my wallet? I could use the raise!

Anita said...

Karma really does exist, doesn't it! Congrats on the promotion!

While the whole wallet being stolen does suck, just think of the karma that the thief will receive.

blakspring said...

sorry about your wallet. how awful and creepy. but congrats on the raise. whenever i have a weird day of coincidences i buy a scratch-off card. it doesn't really work very well, but you never know.
also, thanks for giving me further proof that i've been right to avoid the cats musical my whole life.

LesleyG said...

That IS bizzarro. Request a do-over. Except on the Cats part! :)

Sizzle said...

Now I am a wee bit paranoid about leaving my bag just sitting out in cubicle land despite the fact that we have some security. Hmmm. I am rethinking this!

I've never seen Cats but musicals kind of make me want to stab myself repeatedly in the ears. And yet, I love Glee. I am such a walking contradiction.

Sizzle said...

Oh and YAY! for raise and promotion!!

Jane Moneypenny said...

Can you send loving/luck some my way?! Congrats!