Happy Hour and the Daily Grind

Happy Hour
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After a month of working full time and settling in to my new life, Ive realized the absolute importance of Happy Hour to any business professional. Lately Anderson and I have been meeting up on Thursday Nights for our “Young Business Professionals Happy Hour”. He is working for a consulting company over in La Jolla, and we get off work about the same time and enjoy a few drinks after a long day of success. Working downtown, I’m really close to Old Town, so we head over to meet up at Guadalajara or one of the other awesome restaurants offering cheap food and awesome margaritas between the hours of 4 and 7. We even managed to find a cigar bar where, for $10 you can get a huge 24oz. beer and a fine cigar. It even includes the entertainment of watching Anderson attempt to light and smoke it. On top of happy hour, I have to mention the daily routine we have seemed to settle into. Every morning we both get to work around the same time, settle into the ‘ol grind, and strike up the exact same IM conversation.

[10:40] BetterOffAloneSB: hey
[10:40] AdamAnderson22: ya
[10:40] BetterOffAloneSB: back to the ‘ol grind, eh?
[10:41] AdamAnderson22: nope
[10:41] BetterOffAloneSB: yeah you are
[10:41] BetterOffAloneSB: slaving away at that cube farm
[10:41] AdamAnderson22: i know i just thought i would change up the response
[10:41] AdamAnderson22: haha
[10:41] BetterOffAloneSB: lol
[10:41] BetterOffAloneSB: at least i have an office over here
[10:42] AdamAnderson22: oh yeah whats the adress 1234 skidrow
[10:42] BetterOffAloneSB: yeah right, its $$$$ Success Ave
[10:43] AdamAnderson22: ohh yeah i must have got that adress confused with you adress in 6 months
[10:43] AdamAnderson22: your
[10:43] AdamAnderson22: when that company tanks
[10:43] AdamAnderson22: blown all its money … haha
[10:45] BetterOffAloneSB: my company has more money invested in our break room than yours does in your entire building.
[10:48] AdamAnderson22: ahhhhhhhhh
[10:48] AdamAnderson22: yor companies revenue is less then one branch of my company
[10:49] BetterOffAloneSB: hows it coming with that laptop they provided you? oh wait…its just a retired etch-a-sketch
[10:49] BetterOffAloneSB: handed down from the CEO since he upgraded to a speak-n-spell
[10:49] AdamAnderson22: sounds like your company is living beyond its means
[10:49] BetterOffAloneSB: HAHAAHAHAHAH joker
[10:49] AdamAnderson22: aka SPENDING CASH THEY DONT HAVE
[10:49] AdamAnderson22: on jokers like you
[10:50] AdamAnderson22: my first job over here..
[10:52] BetterOffAloneSB: well at least we can agree on one thing, at least were not sweating away in some solder shack like evan is
[10:52] AdamAnderson22: ohhh man
[10:52] AdamAnderson22: same ol shit
[10:52] AdamAnderson22: every dam day
[10:52] AdamAnderson22: ahhhhhhhhhhhh
[10:53] AdamAnderson22: im going crazy
[10:53] AdamAnderson22: haha
[10:53] BetterOffAloneSB: hahah
[10:53] AdamAnderson22: im not talking to you anymore!!!
[10:53] BetterOffAloneSB: hands all burmed up from solder accidents
[10:54] BetterOffAloneSB: sucks to be evan
[10:54] BetterOffAloneSB: and you
[10:55] BetterOffAloneSB: both unsuccesful, no future losers

This has continued for the past month, and shows no sign of stopping. The talk usually turns to comparing working conditions and office space, which I finally shut him up by showing pictures of the view from my new office on the 20th floor of our new building downtown:

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