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Me, Las Vegas

I got fired from my job last Monday. I don’t quite understand why. I have this letter of termination sitting on my desk, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to read it yet. I suppose I could type up a list of reasons why I was a good employee and shouldn’t have been fired, but doing that only makes me feel frustrated.

On Tuesday of last week, my friend Mikkel flew in from Denmark to visit me for a week in Las Vegas. I suppose that my firing came at good time, as far as Mikkel’s visit is concerned. Instead of him hanging out at my house waiting for me to get off work, I was able to spend every moment with him while was here. Which was nice. I was able to put the unemployment out of my mind and play tour guide, which is fun in this town.

The week went really fast and I was really enjoying having a constant companion. We went all over the Vegas Strip, to Red Rock Canyon, the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon. Not to mention the partying and eating out and general fun conversation and company.

The night before he left, we spent the evening taking pictures of the Las Vegas sign and then traveling down to Fremont street in Old Downtown Vegas to see what was happening there. Not much at two am. But we walked into a couple of casinos and saw some good neon.

Three am we were sitting at an IHOP next to the Stratosphere and four am we were walking through the airport. Five am I said goodbye to Mikkel and six am I was home in bed. Not only did I need the sleep, I wasn’t quite ready to face reality again. I slept until four, but kind of wish I could have slept longer. I got up and cleaned up my room and made a pork tenderloin for dinner.

I woke up this morning, the sunlight not my friend today. I’m alone now, and all I have is the Internet, which I rely on to help me somehow find a job. I miss Mikkel now, and am finding it hard to send my resume out to prospective employers.

I sat in my desk chair for 15 minutes thinking about how I needed to go to the store for 1/2 gallon of milk. I finally did it. Now what?

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Currently listening to Transfiguration of Vincent by M. Ward

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Written by pocheco

August 2, 2007 at 6:06 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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