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Let's Make A Deal

So far today, I've made the most time-consuming amazing strides in taking care of my freakin' credit cards since I've had them. I was shamed when I got my first one, so the others were even more shameful. Today, I set them all straight, along with my credit. For now, and the next three months ANYway. In addition, I've:

  • Gotten no sleep...again

  • Paid ALL utilities

  • Took care of my Synthroid delivery for tomorrow from victor alpha

  • Applied for a couple of interesting jobs

  • Am preparing for second interview this afternoon with interesting prospect

  • Negotiated and had fees dropped from credit cards, all up to date now

  • Let the movie "Outbreak" replay more than 50 times.


  • It doesn't /seem/ like these things would take time, but they did, and HOW THEY HURT MY CHECKING ACCOUNT. YEEOWWWWCH.

    Just because you have money left over from bills doesn't mean you have "fun spending money". I've already purchased a couple of things for the spawnlette's Christmas, and have gotta say (or as old-timers know) I've NEVER been ahead on Christmas. Usually, I'm stuck shopping last-minute with all the men in town. lolol Me and 573825843289429 men on Christmas eve, buying up all those "gift baskets good for one or the other gender". Maybe it won't be as scary and crappy this year as I've anticipated.

    Which of course segues into my parent's estate and all that, which I can't discuss. I can say it's being handled now, thank God, and hopefully won't be further mishandled.

    I need to dumb down my CV into a respectable but not formidable resume. I tried starting on that today, but still find "good reason" to leave stuff in. I know my awards and honors don't count, there's no such thing as an objective anymore and you're supposed to keep it at two pages, tops. I have WAY too much experience doing everything, training on EVERYTHING and trying EVERYTHING. It's not a resume. It's a freaking Cliff Note's version of my life, and I should have it published instead of trying to find a job with it. There's that.

    Trying to stay optimistic, but it's SOOO hard in this economy.

    Today, I'm supposed to dress "business casual" but find myself with really nice suits and jeans. I don't really have happy medium selections. Whatever happened to just "business" when you're going to be interviewing FOR a business position?! This alone is enough to stress me out. I've settled on some cool gray, old-fashioned looking suede shoes (love them!), black slacks, a dove-colored silk blouse, and a black/gray tiny houndstooth jacket. That's upward business casual, right? I hope so anyhoo. I intentionally chose flats because in heels, I tower over EVERYONE I've met so far. That's just a tad bit intimidating and that's not how I want to come across.

    Woke up freezing, since my dumbass left a window open. Greaaaaaaat. Have the sniffles, and have been trying to catch a cold this past week/weekend. Hopefully, that'll go away. I don't need to get sick right now, with so many interviews and things to accomplish (which includes paring down my freakin' three-closet wardrobe). I can't decide whether to sell some (I have some good clothes), give them to the shelter, or trash my too-casual house cleaning clothes. I HAVE to start throwing things away whether I like it or not. I'm so tired of having all this crap around me I could scream, and it doesn't help that I have more movies than any Blockbuster. I could definitely have a yard sale for DVDs, and maybe make some decent coin that way.

    Desperate much? Yashhh I yam, and not too proud to admit it, especially after paying out $2,5837952589028590285092 in bills today.

    Tomorrow, the HVAC-R guy is coming to service the heater. I haven't used it but once this year, but it will start getting colder soon. He's going to address the AC leak from my neighbor, too, I hope. This has caused damage *I* will have to pay, no doubt. *sigh* Anyyyyyyyway. Not gonna freak out over that right now.

    Am still doing well on the patch, and it no longer burns my skin. I don't understand why not, since I was so sensitive before, but am glad I don't bear all those scars now. It works, and I'm still functional in the day. That's always a good thing.

    The spawnlette's pahtay is this Saturday. Pray for us.

    That is all.

    Comments

    ( 16 whispered — Speak )
    summercamp
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
    What's interesting about the jobs?

    She's having a party? Birthday?

    Hope you feel better soon!
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
    1. Colleges
    2. Just because they like hanging out and she's been doing well.
    3. I need some sleep!!!
    lefthand_path
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
    *runs to catch that monkey*
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
    Hahahaha. Whatchoo gonna do with the monkey? :>
    lefthand_path
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
    what else? spank it!
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
    Evillllllllll. lol ;)
    lefthand_path
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
    that's right. i said it. i went there. i'm all that AND a bag of chips. ba ba ba bird bird bird, bird is the word
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
    Don't make me put on my yellow bathing suit again. I'll do eeeeeeet!!!
    lefthand_path
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
    i'll shut up then... it's darn cold outside and i'd hate for you to get a cold! or have the one your trying to catch catch you
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
    Sank j00. :>
    writerwench
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
    Yeah... 'tis a good feeling when you've sorted ALL your finances. Even temporarily. A sort of grim virtue grows as the balance in the checking account reduces...
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
    Plus, my interview went GREAT today. They want to hire me up from what I was there to interview for! Yayz. :D I'm worried that I won't be able to participate in Nano this year, however, because she said the training for this particular job is difficult.
    writerwench
    Oct. 24th, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
    I'd think the job training would take priority. But you're so smart, it may not be that difficult for you!
    I'm wondering why this year's Nano symbol is a viking helmet... weird.
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 24th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
    Awwww. I'm not /that/ smart. The tests are just easy. :>

    I wondered about the viking helmet but think it's funny for my own reasons (I could tell ya in private...lol). :D
    ayoub
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
    :D

    Yeah, I'm one of those men in town on Christmas eve... :P
    none_too_subtle
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
    Hahaha! See! So you know how *I* am :>
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