Monday, February 28, 2005

You have got to be kidding me

So my boss sent his wife and her two elderly parents off to vacation in CA by themselves. He can't handle that much time alone with her extended family. Supposedly he is going to go on a little skiing trip by himself.

How nice.

Haircut today!

I have a haircut scheduled for early evening today. My hair is so overgrown it is not even funny. I was supposed to have a haircut at the beginning of the month, but I decided that I didn't like my stylist anymore. She cut my hair strangely the last time I was there, and the salon prices went up at the beginning of the year. Hopefully this new place will be nice.

I went to the gym this morning. Yea me! The stairmaster machine is really hard. No wonder I am out of breath after a couple of flights of stairs.

I ate crap all weekend. Fish fry on Friday (yummy), new Pizza Hut pizza on Saturday (yummy), and doughnuts yesterday for breakfast. Also consumed a good amount of beer as well. We went bowling on Saturday night, which was fun.

Watched Rushmore last night instead of watching the Oscars. It was a cute, quirky movie.

I will be looking for jobs again today. At least my boss is on vacation for the week!

Friday, February 25, 2005

Hey, it is Friday!

We are having a potluck at work today. I made steak and chicken for fajitas and it turned out fabulously! I have never made this particular recipe before, so I was very happy. Beer was included as well, so that is always a good thing.

I fixed my resume yesterday and uploaded it to a bunch of job sites. Is it unrealistic for me to want them to call me today with tons of job offers? I suppose so.

Lots of home improvement planned for the weekend. I got a new painting contraption from QVC, so hopefully it works as they claim. Duane would like to sloth on the couch all weekend, but the house is a disaster area.

My boss and his wife leave on Monday for a 10 days in CA. Yea!

My birthday is coming up, but I am pretending that it isn't.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Is it Friday yet?

We didn't end up eating the cake the other day, but we did eat it yesterday. It was an ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery. It was my suggestion to get the cake from there (plus picking it up and paying for it), and it turned out to be an outstanding cake. It was really yummy.

I stopped by the grocery store last night for some light alfredo sauce, which turned out to be gross tasting by the way. I bought a magazine, and lo and behold it was not in my bag when I got home. A large percentage of the bag boys at this grocery store are very nice and competent, but the one last night was neither of those things. I don't buy magazines very often, so I was disappointed.

Washington D.C. was an excellent time. I can't wait to go sometime and see the cherry blossums (we were too early this visit). I bet it will be great in June!

I was thinking about my resume yesterday, and realized that I should change it. I left out a block of time where I worked at a bunch of temporary jobs, and I don't think HR people like to see that missing time on there.

I had a dream that my current job suddenly got better. Wouldn't that be nice?

I am going to fix my resume and look for some jobs to apply for today.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Sooooo tired....

Back from an impulse trip to Washington D.C.

It was so great to see D.C. and spend time with some awesome friends. We flew back this morning at 6:30am, which is about the worse idea ever. The dogs were very happy to see us (they were at a kennel), which is always nice.

I am at work now, for no other reason than eating this birthday cake that I brought in about 4 hours ago (for someone else's birthday).

No word on a job I sent in my resume for a couple of weeks ago (beyond the standard we received your resume email). Darn it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


So I wasn't expecting anyone to find me typing away here, but the two people who inspired me to create a blog did! Thanks for the support!

I have always enjoyed writing, and this is a good place to do it. I don't have much to do at work anyway.

I managed to lose half a pound last week, but I don't imagine that this week will be remotely successful.

I haven't been sleeping well for the past 5 days. I thought it was because Duane was out of town, but it has continued since he has been back. He thinks it is because of the stress of hating my job, and not being successful in finding a new one. Could very well be.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Weight Watchers

So I managed to do Weight Watchers for two whole weeks. If I skip two days of journaling, then it all goes to hell. I don't feel like catching up on journaling, so I don't. I don't go hog wild on eating, but I am sure I go over my points since I am not counting.

Tomorrow is a new week. Perhaps I will get lucky and lose a bit. I should really start a routine of going to the gym. Really really should.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


I was thinking about this blog today. I think this will be a good place to complain about things that people in my life are really tired of me complaining about. The fact that people are tired of me complaining about it (not that anyone has said anything to me) means that I should do something about it. I feel like I am stuck.

I need a new job. This job makes me angry and or sad on a daily basis. I think the sad part comes from the high hopes I had for this job in the beginning. The angry part comes from the crappiness of the job. I have to pay $400 to park my car in a lot that is 1.5 miles from the building I work in. I take a bus to get to work, which I miss by 30 seconds half the time. I sit on the bus with students and smelly people, and deal with jack off bus drivers (although most of them are nice).

My parents want me to go into nursing. This would be a good job, defined by the ability to find a job and the pay scale. I want to get my teaching certificate. This would be a so-so job. Teaching jobs are hard to find around here, and the pay scale is less than nursing. I could also do something in interior design. This would be a so-so job. I could work for myself, but it would be difficult to get started. All these things require more school and money.

I wish I could find something that paid an equal amount of money to what I make now, and didn't make me angry or sad on a daily basis. I have debt that needs to be paid off. I shouldn't just quit my job without another job lined up. I know this. I tell myself this every day. I just need to find this other job. Where is it? What is it?

Friday, February 04, 2005

Today is the first day....

This is my first post. We shall see how it goes.