quite unexpectedly (although i had about a day’s warning), today i was laid off from the job that i’ve had for over a year. at first i felt sort of confused about how to feel, but i’m feeling pretty good about it now. i was completely miserable at that company, doing incredibly tedious, boring, not-at-all-what-i-want-to-do-with-my-life tasks, and i was planning to leave before the end of the year anyway, so this just moves things up a bit. and plus, now i get unemployment! all around, a win. plus i get to enjoy my vacation to argentina (i leave tomorrow!!) for real, because i don’t have to worry about coming back to The Job. word is there’s going to be a celebratory pub crawl when i get back in town. see pat for details.