Wednesday, August 27, 2008

$100k later...

So I registered with a temp agency to get me by while I look for a more permanent job. I got my first position today with the Apple Gold corporate office - basically corporate Applebees. It's a 2 day position ROLLING TEE-SHIRTS. I rolled 720 tee shirts up and boxed them to send off to stores. To top it off, they said "Riblets for President". What kind of marketing genius thought that this was a viable marketing campaign for Applebees? I mean, honestly, the term "riblet" already marginalizes your credibility. Then you promote them as a presidential candidate? Totally unnecessary.

Please tell me I'll get a big girl job soon. Okay great.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I hate the north.

Okay so obviously northern roads are exposed to more weather than southern roads and require more maintenance... but like, really, there is no excuse for the PA Turnpike.  Worst. Road. Ever.  And people PAY to drive on it! I spent $8 to bump and wind my way through PA with nowhere to stop and pee. I'm just saying. They should remedy that situation.  I'm never going back.

Okay that's a lie.  Mariah had Caedan Saturday night so I guess I'll go back and meet him... ;-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

So Far...

So right now I'm jobless and sort of homeless. All of my stuff is on Renee's porch. I am sort of looking for a job... but I'm not gonna lie, it's a half hearted search. I'm tired. I'm enjoying my "family" and friends here... it's good to be back. It feels so good to finally celebrate and enjoy life. A friend on Monday asked me what I was going to do that day - and I didn't have an answer. It was an awesome feeling.

Things I've done here so far:
- gone to Cookout three times. In 4 days.
- stayed up until 4am to watch a meteor shower.
- watched Aladdin for the first time in like 10 years
- slept until noon.
- gotten pulled over for speeding... which I totally talked my way out of by pretending I was "new to the area"... yay for Tennessee tags.
- called everyone I know.
- bought a stupid number of DVDs at Blockbuster - they were on sale and I HAVE TIME TO WATCH THEM NOW.
- baked a birthday cake for Lisa with Max and Cana. Lots of sprinkles were involved.
- stole Renee's keys and left her locked out of her house.
- not turned on my mac.
- checked out my NEW HOUSE in the ghetto. I <3 it.
- hung out with my fabulous new roommate and her crazy mother. We're going to have way too much fun.

I miss you Nashville kids, though. I'm not gonna lie. I feel like both of my lives need to converge. That would be great. Nashville + Raleigh = my version of heaven. :-)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Car Jack Design Fail.

So the other day I had lunch with two lovely ladies. Rather uneventful. So we go back to our cars, I'm opening my door with Jess rolls by on a flat tire. Quickly realizing that it's flat, she pulls over right in front of my car on the side of the street. So, clearly, we were all dressed to change a tire. I'm obviously the man in most of my friendships, so naturally, I ask Jess if she has a spare.

"I don't think so." I told her she was wrong and pulled it out of her trunk. So I get down on the ground and start trying to jack up the car to remove the tire. PS, the car jack was the dumbest design in the whole world, and didn't let me just crank it up.

I won't even attempt to describe how it worked, but it involved a hook and a hole and it was stupid. So I finally get it up high enough. We're in business.

Just as I was about to pop the lug nuts off, Sweaty Guy in Hat walked by and offers to help. I was like great, okay, thanks. So starts the process, and no joke, there was sweat dripping onto the pavement as he worked. Did I mention that it was like, 4087 degrees out there? Because it was.

So he gets the lug nuts off and give the wheel a tug to get it off the car. Clearly it wasn't that easy. He obviously had other places to be and took off. We could not for the life of us figure out how to get the wheel off the car. So Jessica calls her brother and asks him if we're doing something wrong. He told me to kick it. So I did. Then when that failed, I leaned down and yanked, and it came off - while I flew backwards onto my butt. It was a stellar moment.

The rest of the process came rather easily. The best part was showing up at the office. I was like, um lemme go wash my hands. Thom informed me that I needed a shower... apparently I was covered in grease all the way to my shoulder. It was awesome.

Monday, August 4, 2008


I'm done. DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE.  My assignments are all in, the tests are all taken. I have a lot of sleep to catch up on.  But it's done. 

I don't really know what to do with myself. There's no impending doom.  Life is good. :-)

PS, check back later, amazing story to tell...