30 September 2007

Testing

I have never been a school person ... thus I was ecstatic to be finished with school this past spring. However, recently I have been whoring myself out as a Temp, and I have a 4 week stint as a legislative corespondent ... in order to qualify for the position I had to pass the following tests:
  • proof reading
  • editing paragraphs
  • comma usage
  • identifying the correct homophone
  • spelling
  • active voice v. passive voice
And lastly,
  • I had to draft a letter to a Congressmen from scratch about a lady in rural America who was displeased with her local phone service.
Are you kidding me?

29 September 2007

Watch

I am not much of a TV person ... however, these are the premieres I watched last week:
  • House
  • Private Practice
  • Grey's Anatomy
Maybe I was a doctor in a previous life.

18 September 2007

Crystal Ball

I took a career quiz online ... I was amazed by the results:

  • Corporate / Commercial Lawyer
  • Archivist
  • Lawyer
  • Civil Litigator
  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Politician
  • Historian
  • Paralegal
  • Court Clerk
  • Legal Secretary
  • Anthropologist
  • Lobbyist
  • Economic Development Officer

16 September 2007

The guy next to me

I was supposed to be job hunting, but I was daydreaming at a coffee shop when an innocent looking guy sat down beside me. Then he proceeded to:
  • Do a Mary Poppins and pull not only a laptop from his bag but also a full sized keyboard, mouse pad, mouse, joystick, power cord, and wrist guards.
  • Then he turned his computer on ... I figured he had some legitimate work to do ... but I was wrong.
  • He started playing multiple games of online poker, and picking his nose.
  • I'm not even kidding about the nose picking part, it was gross.
  • About 5 minutes into the gaming, the strain of life must have started weighing on him because he strapped on his wrist guards.
  • Maybe he's a fan of virtual rollerblading.
  • Not only did he strap in his joystick/ mouse hand, but he also strapped in his head support/ nose picking hand.
  • It was an interesting afternoon.

15 September 2007

Cup of Joe

I take every opportunity to drink coffee/ tea from any place that does not start with 'Star' and end in 'bucks'.  It is a more difficult task than it sounds.  As far as Big Brother type institutions go, Starbucks ranks as one of the top 3 G's, as in:
  • God
  • Government
  • Good ol' Starbucks
In my quest to avoid the empire of Starbucks I find myself seeking:

13 September 2007

Confessions

  • I want a Polaroid Camera
  • I enjoy watching Dawson's Creek reruns on TBS in the mornings

12 September 2007

A day in the life

A sneak peak of the exciting life I am leading while jobless:
  • I gauge my time mainly by television shows
  • My morning alarm goes off, but I make it a point to be awake and alert by the time the Price is Right roles around
  • Post PiR I eat ... this is usually a highlight of the day
  • Second to eating, reruns of Jeopardy come on at noon, does life get any better?
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm I watch a double dose of Maury
  • 3:00pm is when my day goes into overdrive - Dr. Phil, followed by Oprah
  • My late afternoons/ evening have been filled with awesome stuff like grocery shopping/ the bank/ visits to the post office
  • To wind down I end my days with chocolate ice cream and double episodes of the Wonder Years

11 September 2007

6 years ago

  • I was supposed to be in English class
  • But instead I was home with my mom 
  • I was watching the Today Show
  • I saw the second plane hit
  • America was sucker punched
  • 6 years later that morning is still so eerily clear

10 September 2007

September!

  • Pumpkin Beer!
  • Skirt and long sleeves weather!
  • Lower AC bill!
  • Season premieres!
  • Less Sweating!

08 September 2007

Daytime television

Since I have no job, I have plenty of time to watch TV during the day --- these are just a few that I have encountered:
  • The Price Is Right
  • The View
  • The People's Court
  • Judge Maria Lopez
  • Judge Alex
  • Rachael Ray
  • Dr. Phil
  • Oprah

06 September 2007

Concept v. Reality

So I had a 'real' summer job ... now I have no job, little money, and lots of time.
  • Concept: Not having a job means abundant amounts of free time to do whatever I want.
  • Reality: I have never been so bored and unproductive in my life.
  • Concept: I'll have plenty of time to hang out with my friends.
  • Reality: I don't have a lot of friends to begin with ... of those friends they are either 1)working full time, 2)in school, or 3) nowhere in the vicinity of Fairfax.
  • Concept: Without a job, at least I can go to the pool.
  • Reality: The pool closed permanently on Labor Day.
  • Concept: I have enough money to cover my bills and expenses for September.
  • Reality: Not having a steady income is the most nerve racking thing ever.