Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rough Week

I hit a wall with the job hunting. It's been some time since my last wall splat, and this one was messy. I've never been more focused on getting a jobI would l-o-v-e to discover a way to make money without a job but so far, haven't made it happen. It's back to that annoying envy for those who are financially independent, relatively sure about their places in the world. Applying to endless jobs with nothing to show for it sucks. Networking has turned into getting updates on the "it's tough all over" theme.

The construction zone, formerly known as my home, presents a dynamic backdrop. Daisy says it's like living in a haunted house. Picture this: I'm wearing a neon orange Halloween t-shirt with faded navy star-print flannel pajama pants. I've just gotten the kids ready for their day and out the door; in a few minutes, it will be time to get ready for tutoring. I'm catching up on emails, clutching my coffee, and suddenly there are *deafening bangs* as the plywood covering a nearby window or door is ripped off. HELLOOO. Here's what I wear when I don't see people . . . except there you are. I actually like the contractors. I enjoy their company when doing my housework, but privacy is one of my most treasured possessions.

My hard drive crashed this week, and it still isn't fixed. I lost a month or two of pictures, but it's not the end of the world. As a Dell owner, I really should not be shocked. Totally recommend the max warranty. This will be the fourth time I've used my warranty after purchasing the laptop 10 months ago. Next time, I'm getting a Mac, like my middle brother recommended. Did you know that Macs are recyclable, while PC's end their lives as toxic waste?

Daisy started GS. Those initials stand for a certain national girls' organization. I'm too paranoid to refer to them directly because they're more powerful than I ever imagined. I had to become a card-carrying member as well (so did her dad . . . HA HA). It's a lot of pressure. I tried to nonchalantly avoid the group handshake thing at the end of the first meeting, then Daisy found me and made me join in. She's so into it. She's already working on her pledge:

On my honor, I will try:

To serve God* and my country,

To help people at all times,

And to live by the GS Law.
Why do I feel like she's joining the army? I need to talk to her more about the god asterisk. And yeah, they have laws . . . this is really going to be a challenge for me. Some of you should expect to be hit up for cookie orders by March.

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1 comment:

  1. I totally know what you mean about the GS and I hope things look up! :)