Saturday, March 14, 2009

Edward Goes to Work... Sort of

Every now and again, Edward enjoys taking a trip into the city with me and helping me out at my job. It's not like my job is interesting by any stretch of the means (as evidenced by my slightly manic blogging habits) but it can certainly be stressful. Edward doesn't like to see me stressed and insists he actually enjoys accompanying me!! (Now we KNOW he's not really human)

We wake up early (ok, I wake up early, since Edward's not too keen on that whole sleeping thing) to get ready so we don't miss our train. I actually work in NYC but live in Jersey, which makes my commute a soul-sucking, human-hating, 3 1/2 hour round trip tour in public transportation hell.

Since he has all that extra time while I'm getting my Z's, Edward usually makes me breakfast and packs my lunch for me, which totally rocks since I insist on sleeping until that very last 'holy-shit-I'm-so-effing-late!!!' moment.

Like me, Edward thinks the trains are kind of annoying. Oddly enough, he's never hungry for any of my fellow passengers - he says they smell bad. Frankly, I have to agree.

Since I'm still tired when we hop on the train, Edward offers to hold my pass until the conductor comes so I can get a little more shut-eye.

Finally, an hour or so later, we end up in Penn Station. It's the mad rush to get off the train (I would have been trampled by an angry mob if I tried to capture that - seriously) before we find ourselves in good ol' New York City!

Quickly, we hustle our way to the subway but today the sidewalks are surprisingly quiet. For the most part anyway.

Ahh, the office! Now it's time to do the most important thing of the day - get a cup of Joe!! My office has this nifty state-of-the-art looking coffee making that squirts out the weakest piss-coffee I've ever tasted but, hey, it's free. Edward's not quite sure why I insist on this tradition but he's knows I'm an evil bastard without it so he quickly pours me a cup. **

Once I've gotten my caffeine fix, it's off to work. I'm a supervisor in a finance department (stop laughing!! STOP IT!!!) and Edward's such a genius that he loves to work the numbers with me. Look at him as he pours over those numbers!! I don't know what I'd do without him sometimes.

I have a quick meeting to go to and I'm absolutely shocked when Edward struts to the front and starts writing on the dry-erase board! My heart drops for a moment - I mean, I haven't been cleared to have an assistant, but thankfully, everyone loves him!! Phew!

All in all, it's been a regular old hectic day at the office. Edward and I hop in a train (Yay! A double decker!) and head on home...

** My co-workers think I'm absolutely bonkers to begin with but I skulked around the kitchen for a looong time trying to get a 'coffee' shot. I nearly knocked over the whole setup trying to flee the scene. The cleaning lady looked at me like I was fucking nuts.


  1. This made me laugh so hard! I loved when you talked about fleeing the scene, I know exactly what thats like lol

  2. I'm so glad you liked it! I'm not exactly one who embarrasses easily but I have to be honest, I was sweating trying to get that coffee maker picture. I was just trying to imagine how I would explain to the worldwide CFO why I was taking pictures of a freaking vampire doll.

  3. Wow-Edward is good with numbers! Too bad you can't blame him when the superiors get on your case!


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