Thursday, July 24, 2008

And thus ended the Life of Elegant Leisure

I got a job. Huzzah!

It's not the ideal job but it will pay the bills for the time being. And maybe, someday, I will be able to go back to Borders (Want to know what you can get me for my birthday? How about a Border's gift card. It has been 6 very long, sad months since I have bought a book and my heart is aching a little from it. I will also accept a tank of gas.) I don't work on Mondays or the weekends (Hello! Permanent 3 day weekend status!) so I will still have time to work on writing and crafts and other such things that I hope will eventually bring me buckets of money. Or at least enough money to pay the rent. Which, with Flo constantly raising the rent, would actually need to come in buckets.

I'll be working for a chiropractor who does things like adjusting the spinal chords of newborns who came through the birth canal wrong. You know what this means...really great stories for me to share with you. It's like we all win in this.

Here are a few things I have learned in my 5 1/2 months of unemployment:
1.) People are very generous and kind
2.) The library is a fascinating place to hang out
3.) The Daylight Hours are something I love and will miss greatly
4.) I can live on far less money than I originally thought. I don't know what I spent my money on when I was actually getting a paycheck (my guess is air and pixie dust) but apparently I can live without it.
5.) Matt Lauer is mind-numbingly annoying

There are a few other things but those are the nub and the gist. I'm off to buy a Wonder Woman lunch box now.

9 comments:

Andrea said...

Congratulations!!!! You can't see me but I am totally doing back flips for you!

Karina & John said...

YAY! Can't wait to hear stories about this. Honestly that freaks me out. John saw a chiro-quacker, I mean chiropractor for his back a while ago. I can't stand any popping. YUCK.

Rach said...

When I saw the title of your post I thought you'd been hired at Kramerica for a minute. Phew. A chiropracter is so much better and more interesting! I went to one once. He was a total quack but seemed to be making a lot. Hopefully your boss is also bringing in the dough so you can get lots of raises. Congrats on your newly employed status!

Amanda said...

Well, I for one love chiropractors. I just wish that I lived close enough for you to schedule me in and then forget to actually have me make a payment. That would be the life.

lisa maggiore said...

Congratulations! While props to Mr. Franklin cannot be denied, there IS something about purchasing a book that brings on the happies.

I was in Raku the other day and they're changing their stock up a bit. They have a book by someone that gives instruction how to make crafty things and on the cover the picture reminded me of your birds. I think you should totally go to Raku, tell them you're a local artist, and ask them if they would sell your birds. College people would buy them! I know it.

Liz W. said...

Yay! We need to celebrate!

Oh, and I can't wait for your new stories...

Heather said...

YAY! And Congrats! I second the need for a celebration.

Empress of Venus said...

Well as crushing a blow it is to realize you won't be joining me at AQMD, yay for us that we both have perpetual Mondays off.:) Let's do something on a Monday morning and laugh.

Heather said...

Well, that quake must have made for an interesting first day! How'd you survive it?