Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2.5 weeks are meaningless

It’s Wednesday, now approximately 2 and a half weeks since I’ve been laid off. I didn’t blog yesterday because I was actually busy more or less! I had a freelance project that I was working on, which consisted in putting popcorn tubs and dvds together, and then I had to meet with my client, so that actually took up a great part of my day. That, combined with having to drop off Charlie with the trainer, Lisa, and having to pick him up again, plus having to drop Ry off at school and pick him up again, it was rather a busy day. I even squeezed in lunch with the beau yesterday. For me, that was busier than usual.

Today I’m still a little busy, but not until later in the day. I have to drop off more popcorn tubs to the client, but also have to buy boxes to package them in and transport them. Other than that though, I’m rather free. I think Matt wants to have lunch today, but we’ll see if that happens. I have a bunch of strange expenses this month (contact lenses, buying things for clients—won’t get that back till later, etc) that I don’t want to spend more than I have. It’s weird—some of these stores don’t take AMEX, so I’m forced to use my debit card (since I don’t have any other credit cards) and there goes my moola. I suppose I could transfer out of m savings, if I have to, but I don’t really want to do that.

So I’m here at Coffee Talk, once more, and am again astounded by how family like the atmosphere is. I really wish I could bring Charlie here to hang out, but he is nowhere ready enough for a place like this yet. It’ll be nice when he is though, cause then I can get him even more acclimated to being outdoors with me, around strange people.

It’s strange how ambivalent I’ve gotten about this job hunt. I go through funks about being depressed about it—especially because the Last Paycheck is coming up, but I’m not panicked yet. I’m sure the closer I get to having no money, the more I’ll panic. I guess having this freelance thing has been keeping me busy and therefore keeping me from worrying about getting a job. I did have a phone interview the other day and have a second interview (not sure if I mentioned that already), so that’s better than nothing. If that doesn’t pan out, I suppose I could always go back to the UH Bookstore to temp for Kenji, though I don’t really want to. I hear that he’s turned into a bit of a tyrant, but maybe if I go back, I can help him sort through those things. It’s a paycheck, and I suppose it’s better than nothing, no?

I’ve been ok successful on writing my Chubbit story. I’ve managed to work my way to Chapter 2, so that’s progress, but hopefully by the end of the week I have 10-15 pages. I have 2 more days to do it, so it may still happen. You never know, right? The problem I always have with writing is not starting—I have a problem finishing it. I don’t know if I’m scared to keep going and find out it sucks, or if it’s because I have nothing to drive me. I finished Chimera Roses because it was my thesis and I had to get it done or else I wouldn’t graduate. I guess going back to school would help this thing go along.

I don’t think all of my friends like this story all that much, but the beau and the kiddo like it, so I guess that’s all that matters, that the two people I love the most like the story. Too bad I still don’t know which one of them would be my targeted audience. Hee hee.

I’m going to go work on my story now. If I want to add to this, I guess I’ll do it when I get tired of writing about Chubbit. I know I didn’t write anything meaningful today, but too bad. You’re going to get a blog about my day to day life, and although that may not be appealing to you, it is to me.

I know, I’ll write about one “meaningful” thing everyday. “Meaningful” is obviously different in everyone’s eyes, so the topic I’ll pick out today is….

Apparently nothing. You'll have to wait until tomorrow to get meaningful from me.

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