Wednesday, September 23, 2009


This is what I did today world.

Today was my day off, so I didn't bother waking up until noon. I'd like to rationalize this by stating that I didn't go to sleep until six. In the AM.

Don't judge me.

After waking up, I decided to lounge around in bed some (after taking care of all the animals, of course). I decided to look for a job. Three very depressed minutes later I started reading blogs.

Procrastination and I are good buddies. One might even call us the best of friends.

So, after getting off my lazy ass doing my morning reading in an effort to improve my vocabulary, I cleaned. The fish tank, to be more precise. Again. Because there's too many fish in there, but hey, Mr. Neighbor didn't care about that when he gave me his fish. Nope, he said to either take them or he was flushing them, because he was moving and hadn't made proper arrangements for them.

Damn my bleeding heart.

So after cleaning the tank, I decided to try the job searching thing again.

I am apparently qualified for custodial work. Which, FYI, pays less than what I make now.

Woo. Hoo.

I then attempted to make myself a grilled cheese (as I hadn't eaten yet). Three very burned sandwiches later, I decided to settle for Lucky Charms.

Rusty began whining pitifully, so I took him out. He hobbled galloped around the yard, and made sure to protect me from the vicious moth that was heading towards me. He's my knight in shining armor.

Oh, and it's not snowing here. I just don't have any recent pictures of him on my laptop (I use a different computer for photo editing), and I'm too lazy to boot that one up so that I can grab some of those pictures. So this is what you get world. Take it or leave it.

I called Pookie, found out he was having a shitty day. Decided to try to make him feel better by surprising him at work.

Except I was running late, so by the time I managed to fight my way through 5 o'clock traffic (and when did 5 o'clock traffic start at 4?), he had already gotten home.

Opps. Oh well. I got there just in time to watch the ending of a Bond movie.

We went out with our friend Whitey - who, for your information, is about three shades of awesomeness. Pookie spent too much money on sushi - but I'll forgive him for it, because it's sushi. And I haven't had it in over half a year. Because I'm poor. So yay. Sushi. A rare treat indeed.

We then went to Main St. and had a drink. We also may or may not have made some fun at the expense of a few fraternity pledges. And the drunken college kids.

Oh, the drunken college kids. I wish I could see their faces when they leave school and realize that they can't stay in their precious little collegiate bubble.

Ok, that was mean and bitter of me. I'm trying to find it in me to care.

Dropped Pookie off at his place. Drove home. And here I am. Sipping a cup of tea and wondering what my place is in this world.

Ah. There's nothing quite like wasting a whole day. It leaves me with a penchant for introspection. I think it's healthy to sometimes have a day to decompress. I think I'd be out of my mind if I didn't take a day every once in a while and do this.

Tomorrow I go back to the grind. I can't tell you how excited I am for it.

Oh, and some updates (for those of you who were curious):

We wound up naming the bird Tuck. Because one of the birds at the store is named Robin Hood. So...Friar Tuck is my bird's new name.

Nikki? Yea. She's a "he." You'd think that after working at a petstore for as long as I have been, I'd know. But no. He's neutered, and up to date on his shots. My neighbor (think crazy cat lady) forgot that she took care of all that last January. So that was a nice surprise. Guess I'm going to have to spell it Nicky (or just plain Nick) now. No girly spelling for my boy.

Rusty's got a lot of energy - he's fighting the cancer pretty well. My biggest concern with him is his breathing - because the tumor is so big (you can't see it in the above photo, since it's an old one), he snores. LOUDLY. And has a tendancy to drip snot from his nose. Gotta tell's just lovely.

Job front still sucks. I have some ideas, so I'll keep ya'll posted (cuz I know that you're just on the edge of your seats waiting in anticipation).

Holy crap I almost have 700 views. I love ya'll. I really do.

Have a lovely day! (or night, or afternoon, or morning, or whatever the hell it is wherever you are).


  1. Ah little sister, you are definitely growing up. And you will make it. You know how I know this? Because you are a realist. You aren't procrastinating. You are thinking. One cannot do both at the same time.

    As I sit here using a dog who is bigger than I am as a foot rest, and with a cat behind me leaning against my back, I can relate to your love of animals. This is a good thing. It shows that you have a pure soul when it comes to the least among us.

  2. Wow the beginning of your day sounds exactly like mine. I didn't get home until after four last night. And well, you read the blog, you know where I was! haha

    And boy do I ever feel you on the jobs. Check out the links on the side panel of my blog for job websites. Seriously, they might help if you haven't used them already! Trust me. If I got paid for the amount of time I spend searching for jobs I would be out of debt.

    Keep me posted!!!

  3. Great blog! Looking forward to catching up with it on a regular basis! xx

  4. Uppity: Thinking doesn't pay the bills, unfortunately. :( There's a few jobs I'm interested in, but I've got to fix my resume first :P It's in need of a makeover. And animals are fantastic. I can honestly say that Rusty is my best friend :)

    Dara: I'll be sure to check out your links - your blog has really helped me out in terms of finding resources. That and it's nice to know I'm not the only one out there :P

    C.C.Carey: Thankyou very much!

  5. 1) It would appear as though we have a lot in common.

    2)What a long freaking day!


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