At some point this week, I have to file my first unemployment claim. I don’t know when I’ll actually see any money, but I guess it’s a start. It’d be nice if the debit card they sent could be set up, but hey, maybe it’s some evil political plot to keep the money to give to the big banks on Wall Street or the 1% or something. I dunno.
Visited www.coupondiva.com and watched Extreme Couponing for hours on demand. Fascinating. As soon as I rent another storage unit, I’m ready to get started. Cause I need to buy 2000 rolls of Charmin for 24 cents and 26 boxes of Cheerios for $2.99. I hear if you do this right, the store actually gives you money back sometimes. That’s my goal for this next week. To get a store to give me cash back for buying something…anything…doesn’t matter what.
Got disqualified from food stamps and all other forms of assistance. I guess I can’t blame them, but the irony of pulling an EBT card out of Louis Vuitton wallet taken from a Burberry bag would not have been lost on anyone, including me. I was looking forward to being able to buy an Escalade, but I guess that “Welfare to Work” crap Clinton signed into law actually struck a blow. I’d settle for being able to pay the cable bill!
Have watched 19 hours of Iron Chef. Plan to put Food Critic on my LinkedIn skill sheet tomorrow. And I now know 17 different ways to prepare octopus. If only I ate octopus. Or knew anyone who would. Or where to buy it.
Am packing for the beach and planning to head down about April 30. Kindergarten seems to be over for the kiddo for the most part. He can read and spell 5 letter words and do math word problems in his head. What are they gonna accomplish in May besides the procession for Mary?
Fell on the steps at CHOP while taking Daniel to OT, sprained foot and scraped knee and broke phone. Everyone at AT&T was really excited that I got an upgraded phone through the insurance plan (for $199?) – a Galaxy Note II – except for me. I didn’t know how to use 1/3 of the features on the first one, and this one does even more. I really need a “circa 2005” flip phone with a keyboard and camera and nothing else.
Neldon persists, but my latest question about the pollution in Salt Lake threw him for a real loop (like worse than the request for sister wives and magic underpants). Thanks to daytime TV, I now know that Salt Lake and Salt Lake City is/are one of the most polluted places with the worst air quality in the US. All I asked for was oxygen tanks, air purifiers and an unlimited supply of filtration masks before I’d fly out for an interview. Gotta give Neldon credit for persistence if nothing else. He’s probably trying to sell me as the accreditation expert in the plastic bubble.
Nothing from former employer. Not a peep. Nothing about returning all this equipment that is going to be moved to the aforementioned storage unit (unless messages were left on home phone from which I cannot retrieve messages). Boss never even said goodbye, thanks and good luck (they are a totally classy operation if you haven’t noticed, and aside from her Asperger’s and Bipolar Disorder, I’d have thought she’d have at least sent a “thanks for all you did” note). Soooo very professional! I take solace in the fact that I was making 1/3 more than her while I worked there, and my next job will pay at least twice as much as she can ever hope to earn (plus she was dating a Seventh Day Adventist who made her give up drinking…and we all know that anyone who make you give up drinking is, well…at the very, very least, not a keeper).
Not sure I can do this much longer. Headed to Verge on Tuesday and Thursday this week for power yoga. Headed to Baltimore on Wednesday for job interview. Trying to impose some structure on this existence!