Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another Day

Haven't been around for a while, but I have a good excuse (I think it is a good excuse)  I have been looking for a job.

So far I have received one email telling me they will keep my resume on file and the rest of the time dodging every salesman and their dog on the phone.  Seems once your resume is out there, it is no hold bars.

I mean really people, let's take a minute to think here.  Why would I buy something?  For God sakes I am looking for a job!  Which means I do not have the money to buy what ever you are offering.  Let's get real, OKAY!!!

Geez,  the world seems to be filled with fools and I have a bad feeling I may be the leader.  LOL!

I miss the old days, looking in the newspaper for a job and driving to the office to hand your resume in personally.  It seems so impersonal now and every salesman in the world has your phone number.

I want a job in the business world.  I am so burnt out from teaching and all the hours I had to put in on my own time.  Teaching is not a forty hour work week, let me tell you.  More like eighty.

Yes, I see the teaching positions being advertised, but guess what?   They are all a distance from me.  I do not want to be driving for an hour to get to my work place.

Thirty minutes top would be fantastic!  Okay, maybe forty five with traffic.

Then I have been looking at medical coder jobs and wondering if I shouldn't go back to school to become certified in it.  Questions, questions, questions!

I am good on a computer and learn quickly on it, so the job would fit me well.  I'll have to think about it some more.  I wish I could find on job training in some field, besides fast food.

My writing is in a slump, since I'm spending all my time looking for a job and I can't write when I am depressed, which I am at this moment.  Damn!

Oh yeah, to change subject, I read an article recently about high fructose corn syrup and how it is making us all fat.  I agreed with that, but should we lump regular sugar in with this?  Before HFCS was added to our food, people used regular sugar and didn't have a weight problem unless they over indulged.  I don't care if they break down the same way in the body.  What I care about is HFCS damages the liver and makes you feel hungrier.  The signals don't reach your brain that you are full. 

The article said people really weren't eating more in general, but they were gaining weight.  Go figure.  I try not to buy anything with HFCS in it and use regular sugar sparingly.  For a gallon of ice tea, I only use a quarter cup of sugar.  Put the sugar in while the tea is hot and it tastes like you used more.

My walking is starting to pay off.  I can climb stairs now without huffing and puffing.  I sprint half and then walk the rest.  I would have done a victory dance the first time I did this, but I didn't want the people at the mall thinking I was crazy.  But inside I was dancing. 

Isn't it amazing how the little things can bring such pleasure?

I seem to have reached a plateau in my weight loss, but I will keep plugging away.  It is bound to start going down again.  The last two weeks, I've stayed at the same weight, but I must admit I fell off the wagon a few times.  Depression you know?  Chocolate!!!

This is all I can complain about right now.  OH, except Madonna showing her tits.  Really, you would think she was old enough to know better.  One tit looks like another tit and I'm sure they don't buy CDs because you bared your boobsThe music should be more important.

See you around the block.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Science Fiction

I signed up to do Camp Nanowrimo and as usual I forgot to consider what else I needed to do besides that.

You are suppose to be working on you WIP, writing as many words as you can and at the end of your writing session you put in the words you added to your WIP that day.

Sounds easy, doesn't it?  Nah!  It is turning out harder than I thought.  Holy Moly you would think I could write thousands of words a day.  It is not happening!

Plus you are suppose to do this everyday no matter what.  I am finding life is getting in the way.

I mean, I am also trying to find a day job to support my habit of eating, paying bills and etc.

I haven't had to hunt for a job in a long time and let me tell you things have changed out there.

It is all so techo, science fi now.

Everything is done on the computer.  Looking for the job, applying for the job.  I don't know about the interviewing yet, since I haven't had one.

Looking for a job is taking up more of my time then I remember it taking years ago.

Which means, instead of writing I am checking out job sites that have emailed me about new jobs being posted.

I have to say this job search seems so impersonal than it use too.

I can hardly wait for my first interview and see if it happens on the computer.  LOL

My resume is posted all over the place let me tell you. 

The question is, is anyone seeing it?   I think hunting for a job is like fishing and you go home empty handed.

I keep telling myself something will come alone.  I hope it is sooner than later.

But, I keep hoping my books will start selling like hot cakes and I want have to worry about a day job.

I can dream can't I?

Buy my books, please!

See you around the block.