Hello there. My internet fame manager says I need to post more. I think she means more than once every two years…
Hahaha! I’m posting on my website! I still exist, I swear. But this time, I’m not saying I’m going to post more. Apparently I’m incapable of keeping that up and the empty promises get old. I don’t really have much else to say; I was just posting on a random impulse and goodness knows I’m terrible at resisting those. Ach so. Cheers!
My sister-in-law is officially makin’ babies. Well, one baby. She said I should put this counter on my site and I agree:
Update: Counter is obsolete! The boy is borned! May 12, 2010, 7:51 p.m.
7 pounds even. Photos coming soon.
Wheee! I’m going to teach this kid the most obnoxious things. So excited.
Update 01/07/2010: It’s a boy!
Oh, by the way, I have a job now. Yayyy… I forgot how I don’t like working. Heh. Ah well, income is income. At least I can work in my jammies (and I most certainly do).
I’ve never been one to stress. Really. Public speaking is rated as one of the things people most fear - even above death. It’s no problem for me. I’ve been giving public presentations since I was seven (or six? I forget when I learned to read properly). I seem to be missing the gene for stress. Or at least the regular kind of stress – the nail-biting, overeating/undereating, hair-pulling kind.
You see, for me, stress registers itself in odd ways. The first thing I seem to do is convert my body to run on Guam time, going to bed at 4 in the morning and getting up at 1 or 2 in the afternoon. (Is that Guam time? Am I using parentheses too much?) I suppose if I lived in Guam, I would run on Eastern Standard when under stress. This still wouldn’t be useful – I live on the Pacific coast. Although I suppose I’d be a few hours ahead of everyone – that might be nice. But I digress…
The point is, I’ve been out of work for… let’s see… almost two months now. I’m not sure on the calculations. I’m not good at math. I tend to convert things in my head to something like this: “I’ve been out of work for [math amount] of months.” Literally. Ask my roommate – she used to hearing “math amount” spoken frequently in the apartment.
Anyway, the point is that I’m unemployed. Very much so. As you might guess, this is stressful – especially (cue dramatic pose/delivery) “in this economy!” So what do I do? Stop spending? Well sort of… It gives me yet another reason to not go grocery shopping (an activity I detest). My only problem here is that online spending doesn’t feel like real money and therefore… oh wait, it still is real money. Crap. Start job hunting? Well yeah, I’ve applied at many companies, but I’m sure there are a lot of applicants with more experience. So I’m at a loss for my next step.
Quick aside – I hate my neighbors.
So I’m job searching. Which, as you must know, is very difficult in this economy. What makes it more difficult is that I’m searching for at-home employment with flexible hours.
So this is why I’m blogging tonight (still hate the word “blog”). Blog when something happens, right? Update – I’m unemployed! If you know of an open position for an at-home medical transcriptionist with flexible schedule, let me know! Also, I realized that I really have no “so busy, you guys” excuse to not blog anything lately. Seriously, I’ve been up till 2 o’clock in the morning lately playing Age of Empires II – and losing. I’m not good at strategy war games.
Okay, I’m lying – I have no idea why I’m blogging tonight. I guess I miss it a little. Also, I really want to start writing again, so I’m following the old “read a lot, write a lot” creed. I found some old stories from high school creative writing classes and man, they were good. Maybe I’ll post them later and see what you think. Yes? No? You, my invisible readers.
Another thing – I’ve been getting a ton of spam from “BUY [insert medication name here] ON THE INTERNETS! IT’S THE BEST THING EVAR!!!1!” spambots in the comments section. I’ve decided to coin a term: “Spambien”. I checked and that’s not a thing. I made it up myself. Yay me. I might put some sort of prove-you’re-human test on the comments, but… then I’d stop getting e-mail.
And now, I’m not going to lie to you. I’m not going to bed like a responsible citizen. I’m going to play Age of Empires II. I’m in the “Conquerors” expansion and I’m playing the Montezuma campaign. I’m likely to get obliterated. Again.
Cheers! And Merry Unemployment, if applicable!
PS: I missed you, blog. I really did. Let’s get back together. We can make it work, I promise.
PPS: I love WordPress. It’s lovely.
Whoa, WordPress 2.7 is shiny! And fortunately for me, the same magic button I originally clicked on my web host’s site to install WordPress had transmogrified into an “Upgrade Now” button. Gasp! SiteGround, how did you know? You spoil me, you really do. Now I wish I hadn’t dragged my feet about upgrading. It took literally 5 seconds. And this is nice. I feel the same urge to run my hands over the dashboard as I feel in someone’s brand new car. Beautiful!
Plus the upgrade didn’t seem to ruin anything. All my settings, files, photos, etc. are all in perfect order. This certainly made my night! Now I can focus on my secret projects…