Monday, March 30, 2009

We Have Lift-Off... Finally

After 8 months of unemployment, Dirty finally got an offer and accepted a position. He starts working on Monday, April 6th. He wanted it that way. The work is very different from the work before, but he is happy and I am happy for him.

He will be working for an energy company drafting plans for building that have decided to go "green". Gone are the days of working for luxury brands, getting crazy perks; in its place is working for a hippie company whose CEO wears Birkenstocks with socks in the office. Culture shock for him to say the least.

With that, the clock has officially started ticking. He is well aware of the fact that if by the end of this year, we are not engaged, I am finished with this relationship. Yes, I gave an ultimatum. I'm not proud of it, but whatevs. I explained that he has gotten a pass due to his unemployment, but since he will be working, and with a more than ample salary (hippies pay very well; who knew?), he has no excuse. NONE. It will kill me, however, I am not going to be the ass waiting forever for him to decide what he wants to do.

I am working on my own timetable now, and if he can't get on my timetable, too effing bad.


~Penny~ said...

Yay!!! I am glad it worked out. I knew it would. You know how I feel too. Except Cakes had NO EXCUSE.

You around tonight?


tara said...

congrats to Dirty on the job!
Regarding the ultimatum...
a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Lisa Johnson said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! I am so happy to hear that he was able to get a job. That will hopefully help get the ball rolling for moving foward w/ the relationship. How did he handle the ultimatum? What did he say when you told him?

Jadeny said...

Yay! I'm glad to hear that Dirty is back on his feet. I bet it will make a world of difference. As far as the ultimatum, I totally understand. We must get together soon. I have missed too many girls nights!

mommymeezer said...

yay! I love your blog and I am glad you are a woman that roars!

oh and I am happy for dirty too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! This is very big news! I'm so happy he found a comfortable (and well paying) job. It was worth the wait.

Thank you for not being a doormat... we have enough of them in the world. Don't wait around for him. I hope he does the right thing.

**Liz** said...

I am happy that he got a job.

Good luck on the ultimatum setting. At some point you do have to look at things and think, where is my stopping point?