It was a much better day today. Last night, I sat down with a CD called "Total Relaxation" by the people at BrainSync and drifted off to an extremely pleasant and restful sleep. Even though I didn't sleep too many hours last night, I think I got more rest than I have in a while. Class went well today; the group is warming up and starting to speak out a little more, mostly to one another, which means that I have less talking to do. A number of us went out to dinner together this evening, and it was a very friendly and pleasant experience. I really love what I do for a living; it makes all the BS that I have to go through to do it sometimes all worthwhile.
Speaking of which: the government agency for which I'm scheduled to do work has rejected my application for access to sensitive data because my drug test, taken at the exact same facility that two of my colleagues (who have been working with their sensitive data for close to six months) took theirs, was, in their words, not done in a SAMSHA approved facility. Huh? How does that happen? It was all right for my two colleagues, but not for me? Oy gevalt. Hey, if that's the attitude they want to have, it's fine with me, but I have no idea how I'm going to be able to produce their training materials if I can't get to their database. Guess if it can't be done, it can't be done. I'm not sure that I can satisfy the requirements of the self-important anal retentives that I've encountered in their training department, anyway. Nor am I sure that I want to, at this stage of the game. I used to get angry, now I'm just amused.