Thursday, May 12, 2005

Small things

Wilco show was great. I was surrounded by talkers. Actually the whole floor was interspersed with talkers. Why go to a show if you are not interested in listening to it? Tweedy even called the audience on it. That's when I started screaming "Hell, yeah, SHUT UP!!!!" The show was also a Non-smoking show. There was filming going on for a fall DVD, but Tweedy is trying to quit. He even showed us his patch. Then during the break between the encores, this bitch behind me lit up. Now I had had quite a few beers up to this point - so I reminded her that the band requested no smoking. I think I was quite polite - maybe not? - she was pissed that I said anything - and continued to smoke. So disrespectful.

The weekend with my mom went well. I was super tired on Friday, see above. But she was prepared for that. She did suggest I take a nap on Saturday and Sunday morning when I woke up early - she told me to go back to bed, which I did, thank God. She just kept saying how cute I fixed up my apartment. I've been there 2-1/2 years, I think I should have it fixed up somewhat. I'm always disappointed in the fact that it amazes her that I am competent in my life.

Work is sucky. I am going to have to start working Saturdays. I really don't wanna! Well I do want the money!

This weekend I need to do laundry! I have new Gilmore Girls Season 3 and Joan of Arcadia Season 1 that have just come in, to watch. I also bought In Good Company - my Topher [inappropriate] crush is still going strong.

I am disappointed in the new Dave Matthews Band. New Weezer is just fine.

You must go to iTunes and get the Ben Folds cover of Bitches Ain't Shit, it's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. Even funnier is the radio version!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Not unemployed

I know I shouldn't complain - but I'm gonna anyway.

So I got laid off... At first I was really busy - well after the hangover and witnessing the shooting in front of my apartment - tons of stuff to do after getting fired: unemployment office, dentist & doctor while I still had insurance, paperwork, blah, blah. It was strange, but ok. I was making myself get up at a reasonable hour and get dressed everyday. [not something I would do normally i.e. if on vacation] Then Easter came and I went to spend the holiday with my mother, who kept thinking of reasons to stay. I was there almost a week when I finally decided to check the home answering machine. Surprise - there was a message from a friend I used to work with - he had left a couple of years ago - he heard I was laid off and I needed to call him right away, he might have a job for me. This was pretty surprising. I really hadn't even started thinking about what kind of job I was going to look for, but I already knew that I wouldn't be staying in the same industry. When I told my mom about the message, she was surprised also. [Which I took badly. Why wouldn't someone I previously worked for want to give me a job?] Then I didn't call him back. Why? I dunno. I wasn't really sure I wanted a job doing the same thing I had been doing for the past 7.5 years. I also knew that if he really offered me something, I wouldn't be able to turn it down. He's a really good guy and I couldn't say no to him. Karma - I do think it is a real thing. Turning down a job that's thrown in my lap would guarantee that I would never find another job and I would end up bankrupt and selling Streetwise on some random corner.

Then he left another message.

So I called him back. Yes, he had a job for me.

Good - temporary
Bad - low pay, huuuge commute

SO I said yes. Now I commute 1 hour in the moring and up to 2 hours at night. I used to live 6 miles from my office, now I drive 130 miles each day. I have to go to the gas station every 2 days. I am exhaused from getting up at 4:45 a.m. each morning.

But I have a job. I have no insurance, but I could pay for it, if I could find a policy. BTW - my COBRA payment was to be $685 per month - No thank you.

The really bad thing is - I was really looking forward to not working for a little while. I wanted to lay around doing nothing. I would have watched a ton of TV. Videos of shows I taped and never watched. DVD's of entire seasons of shows I have never taken the time to enjoy. Staying up late, just because. Maybe going to Vegas to visit my brother.

Now all I do is work and drive. I don't even like what I am doing. And all I hear is move closer and work here full time. I have said repeatedly NO WAY.

And now it's Spring and there are too many concerts to go to even if I had the time, but since I have no time, I can't seem to make it to any of them.

But I am going to Wilco tomorrow. That's a must.