Alcippe (alcippe) wrote,

Resignation letters and teeth

My studio is now for rent on Craigslist and I'm talking to my immigration lawyer in 40 minutes to discuss the work visa, etc. My friend S, who is a native German speaker and just happens to work as an executive assistant at a law firm, is reading over both the English and German versions of the contract to make sure there is nothing that was left out in the translation. As soon as she gives me the thumbs up I am signing this thing and faxing it back to them.

I've been cleaning but my studio is still a mess. I need to mop the floor and sanitize the kitchen and bathroom. When you work 70 hours a week and do not have maid service, things can get out of hand.

I also need to craft a polite letter of resignation. For all the BS that my job here in Chicago has been, and for all the hours of my life it has sucked into the void, I've built a great portfolio, won awards and gotten opportunities that no one else was willing to give me. Seeing everyone in upper management pull together to send me to Hamburg was truly amazing, and I still feel in their debt. It was that little bit of German work experience that made the agencies in Berlin more receptive to me.

This afternoon I'm having the bondings on three of my front teeth removed and replaced with new ones. This is basically going to give me a brand new smile, which is always kind of fun. After 10 years the bondings become stained, chipped, and eventually fall out in an unfortunate manner, typically in public when one least expects it. So replacements are always a plus. Unfortunately, they are also always expensive. Good bye, $2K!
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