Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I Heart My Church

Tonight I got a gift from my church here in Augusta to help me when I join my church up in Chapel Hill shortly. It was a nice big check to help this soon-to-be bum make it until she gets another paycheck. Words cannot express how much this helps me right now. I heart my church.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

So maybe I still have no job.

And maybe I am still headed towards broke.

But I got offered a trip to the Bahamas to go diving! And I am going!! It is already paid for, I just have to pay the guy back at some point (he knows I am about to be jobless and it may be some time before I can pay for it all).

So here is the story of my how this all came about:
Last Saturday I went out with Alice for her birthday. We did dinner at Teresa's and then to the Firehouse for drinks. While we were at the Firehouse, two guys come up and introduce themselves. One of the guys recognizes me because we went to freaking middle school together. He vaguely seemed familiar, but placing a grown man as a 12 year old boy can be quite difficult. So we talked for a while and, as it turns out, he was one of the wretched children who teased me mercilessly back in the day (this is a somewhat unrelated point, but I found it humorous). He even remembered my big, goofy, pink glasses and the fact that my real name was Dorothy. Crazy. So anyhow, he was wearing a cap that said something about diving on it. So I asked him about it and we discovered that we were both divers. This led to the fact that he had paid for him and a friend to go on this diving trip with Neptune Dive and Ski to the Bahamas, but unfotunately, the friend backed out. He offered the trip to me FOR FREE! I told him I needed to ponder on it for a day or two and get more info. I pondered. We talked over the phone about the trip some more today. I decided I really, really, really wanted to go. I also decided I should not accept a free trip from a guy I haven't seen in over ten years. However, I decided that I was ok with accepting a trip that I would pay back. So on October 18-22 I will be diving in the Bahamas! Life is beautiful. Even if I am about to be a jobless bum.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Freaking Out

Still no job. The chiropractors office is still interviewing other candidates. No other call backs on jobs.

My job here ends in a week and a half.

I bounced three checks last month.

My brakes need some work

I am freaking out.

I slept an average of three hours each night last week.

I have worked a bunch of extra hours for no apparent reason. (I get salary, not hourly. That means no extra pay.) I just need to keep my mind occupied with things that don't freak me out I guess.

So if you are hanging out with me and I randomly burst into tears, it is more than likely the stress and lack of sleep.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Jobs

News on my current/soon-to-be-old job:

My sister Mary will be my successor! She starts tomorrow! I get to train her and work with her for the next two weeks! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!
News on my future job possibilities:

The interview went very well. I was in their office for nine stinkin' hours! It was basically an interview/training day. That is a good sign. They must be serious about me if the asked me to travel 10 hours, miss a day of work, and take the time to train me for a day. I am waiting on pins and needles to hear from them.

Also, I have gotten no call backs from other job prospects since last week.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I have an interview on Monday!!!!! It is for an admin position in a chiropractor's office. Wish me luck!

80s Night

Last night Sara and I dressed in our finest 80s attire and hit the Soul Bar with Mike, Dianna, Mike's sister, and her hubby. We danced till the place closed then went to IHOP. It had been far too long since I stayed out till 5:00 am with three of my favorite girls (by the end of the night it was Sara, Dianna, Mary, and me at IHOP). I love my life.
I have gotten calls on two different job possibilities this week! No interviews scheduled yet, but there is the possibility that I will have an interview on Monday or Tuesday of this coming week!

Friday, September 14, 2007

My New Vow

WARNING: The following is an over-reaction.

I was at the Metro last night having a drink and talking with my friend Jeremy (who is not married either). We had possibly the most depressing conversation ever about marriage. Following this conversation I have newly vowed that I will never get married. Why, you ask?

1. I will gradually turn into a miserable monster whose main goal is to ruin my husband's life. And I really don't want to be a monster of any sort.

2. We will eventually get to the place where we never have sex. Marriage without sex? What's the point?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I Think. . .

it is high time I got a tattoo. I want a jellyfish tattoo, but where should I get it? Any suggestions?

Monday, September 10, 2007

No News is Good News?

Or at least that's what they say.

But in my case, no news is not good news. No news means I still don't have job lined up in Chapel Hill.

I could write more about life in general at this point in the blog, but my brain is so consumed with Chapel Hill and moving and finding a job that I find it hard to write about anything else.

However, I will mention that Sara is coming to visit me this weekend! So that is sure to inspire some writing, even if nothing else seems inspirational in the meantime.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

It's Official

I put my notice in at work today. There's no turning back now!!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Weekend Trip

Yay! I'm going to Chapel Hill tomorrow to visit Roger and Angela and the Greenleaf crew!