Thursday, November 29, 2007

PB Pity Party

I was going to vlog today. Honest.

Then I got all weepy and I decided there was no way I was posting that. It was bad enough the grouchy old security guard patrolling the mall caught me. I went there to park at lunch and he pulled right up to my window and glared in my puffy face. I was in a parking space too! Fucking Nazi. Then I came back to work and forgot my rings on the bathroom counter. As if that weren't bad enough, the secretary felt the need to page me about it over the office intercom. Paging stupid!

Now I'm counting down the hours until I meet my Mom at my Grandmother's house. We're both spending the night there so we can get up early and go Christmas shopping. I'm thinking of making myself a NyQuil cocktail when I arrive. My Grandmother is NOT the typical Grandma. She's not sweet or doting. She doesn't love you unconditionally or spoil you with affection. Instead she likes to compete for my Mom's attention. She'll jab at you when you're not looking, whether vocally or with one of her pointy little talons. Happy times.

On top of all that, it finally hit me today that I am not getting out of this job any time soon. Which really sucks because I just offered to do a side project next year because I thought I wouldn't be here. Yeah I know, I'm a dope. I've been looking and applying for jobs since August to no avail. Not even Petco and CVS will hire me. They hired that goofy looking nineteen year old boy who wears eyeliner! In fact, NONE of the thirty places I applied at have responded.

The job I have pays decent. There's free health care and two weeks of vacation a year. But they keep adding on more duties without more pay. I live over an hour away. I spend almost one paycheck a month on gas. Now my car keeps overheating. I'm living in some kind of parody! The shittiest part is, I can't go to school if I work at this place. Even hauling ass, I still wouldn't make it to the last class on time. So here I sit, applying for anything I find in the hopes that something will rescue me.

The other day I applied to be a painter. A PAINTER!! Sweet Jebus.

So anyway, there are my current woes. Got any of your own? Lay 'em on me bay-be!

I'm just going to get my violin and a tub of cookie dough.

Oh, and this...

...has got to be the coolest blog candy ever! I stole the idea off of
Starchy's blog. Click on the link to get one of your own. I'll be posting my tree each Friday so you can add a gift if you want to. Don't worry, it's free. Stingy bastards.

P.S. Don't forget, the
WWC words for this week are LANDSCAPE and ORANGE.

Have a fabulous weekend!



At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

Damn Mall rent-a-cop bastards.

You know what's worse than nobody hiring you? When the majority of the people who you turn your application in to have known you since you were a little kid and STILL don't hire you. Yeah, that's what happened to me. Not that I've made an enemies list or anything. I would never do that. ;-)

When do you open your virtual presents??

I may have to put that on my blog too. Except that everybody would probably leave me a lump of coal. hahaha

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Tink said...

If you do decide to put the tree on your site, let me know. There are a few tricks to getting it on there without it stretching out your blog or defaulting to some promotional tree where there are already 3000-something presents under it. ;)

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Carrie said...

There, there. The reason you haven't found a job yet, is because the job for you isn't quite available yet...and you won't be able to accept it if you were just hired on as painter, now would you? ;) I know you've heard this before, but everything happens for a reason!

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Karen said...

I am sorry about your job situation. It took me about 7 months to finally find a position. I applied to over 200 positions. It was misery.

And I thought I was the only one with a nasty grandma. Mine defends all her nastiness by saying old people can do and say what they want. And she is only 74.

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

That christmas tree thing is so cute!! Cool.

I'm so sorry you had a bad day. :(

I was never close to my Grandmother either... she was a cold lady who treated my mother unfairly (in my opinion--may she r.i.p and all that).

As far as my woes? Ehhh, weekend won't last long enough and I am feeling reclusive but those are just my 'thinkins stinkin'... I'll get over it.

Feel better.



At 30 November, 2007, Blogger R.E.H. said...

I so understand your frustration about not getting a new job. I've been trying desperately for two months now to get away from where I am - no such luck!

I hope you do a vlog soon enough.

And, the christmas tree... might be a good idea, actually. I will definitely consider adding one myself.

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Kell said...

I love that Christmas tree. Even virtual presents are fun to get!

I'm sorry you're having a rough time finding a job and that you had a bad day. I hope your weekend will be better.

I will play WWC this week, I will play, I will play.

Orange? Hmmmmmm.

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger fiwa said...

((Hugs)) I'm sorry girlita. If I lived nearby I would take you out for chips, salsa & tequilla shots. I'm in the same position in my job - they laid off my coworker and gave me all of her responsibilties - without giving me any more pay.

The Christmas tree was fun. I hope you don't mind, I rearranged all of your presents so they all showed (but maybe that's just what I see on my end?). I really just wanted an excuse to shake them all. ;)

I hope tomorrow isn't too horrible.

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

*hug* I bet you're still cute as can be even with puffy face.

At 30 November, 2007, Anonymous gp said...

Take the local, regional and state Law Enforcement tests. They'll cover everything from street cops to court officers to sheriffs to park rangers. Interesting careers with lots of opportunities. Many municipalities pay well with excellent benefits and potential retirement after only 20 years. Give it a shot.

At 30 November, 2007, Blogger Foo said...

That's too bad about your job hunt. Maybe you should be a news anchor or a spokesmodel. I've seen a couple of your vlogs; with your eyes and camera presence, you'd have the viewing public riveted.

Which would be painful, if it weren't a figure of speech.

WV: "yagbhnz". I remember my first tequila binge...

At 30 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could have sworn that I had the worst day ever! I didn't cry though, incredible. Instead I just felt like I was being tortured by chinese men with dripping water or the stretching method. And at times I felt like both things at once. Fun day.

I hate to say it but I think you have finally proved that your family kinda sucks a little. Not even Grandma is nice! Jeez!

Hope you have a great weekend, I'll be thinking about you and your woes! Might even get my cape out and try to save you!

At 01 December, 2007, Blogger mrspao said...

Hug - that sounds awful. I had a crappy day like that on Thursday.

Hope you have a great weekend.

At 01 December, 2007, Blogger Newt said...

I left you a few gifts under the tree, I couldn't help myself. There were so many cool ones to choose from.

The job is out there. It's just still hiding. But it's out there. Trust me, I know. When you least expect it, bam, you'll apply and have a job offer and you'll be dancing in the streets. It's the waiting that sucks.

Hugs darling!

At 01 December, 2007, Blogger meno said...

My grandmother was a vituperative chain-smoking alcoholic.

Warm and fuzzy indeed.

At 01 December, 2007, Blogger Jen said...

OMG! Tink! I applied at PetSmart and didn't get it. Because I was OVER qualified. But I'll show up and do my job. And do it well without complaint. My mom won't call in sick for me. I won't be asking off for prom . . . doesn't matter - you're over qualified. Stoopid hirers. Punish those with college degrees and have experience.

I'm still painting my home too as if the inside weren't enough; onto the outside (trim). At my last job, I drove an hour to and fro too. I hated that. Period.

My grandma is the same way too. She never was the sweet cuddly grandma you expect. She was mean and scary. And competes for my mom' attention even at 87 years of age. ***sigh***

Are you sure we weren't separated at birth. I know, I know - you're waaaaay cuter than I am, but. . . .

At 01 December, 2007, Blogger furiousBall said...

that christmas thingy totally didn't have flamethrowers, i'm going to write a letter

At 01 December, 2007, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Sorry. Something great will come along - just you wait.

Okay, here's my bad thing. My oldest told me I am not a supportive parent. This is after I paid $1,000 to get his car fixed and then had to put $600 in his account because he was overdrawn. He's 20 but I am thinking of putting him up for adoption now.

At 01 December, 2007, Blogger mamatulip said...

Something fabulous will come about when it's least expected, and it will completely rock your socks off. Trust me.

In the meantime, I'm sorry, muffin.

My woe is the same woe I've had for a month now...I am tired of sick and sick of tired.

At 01 December, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the job. Companies are not hiring right now. And won't until after Christmas and New Years. It just words that way. Sooooooo ... take this time to really think and look for what you want to do. Get geared up for that job you want and THEN when they start hiring in January you'll be ready. It's hard to sit still, I did for 6 months in a crappy job, but now I'm EXACTLY where I need to be.

Then tell old grandma she needs to get laid.


At 02 December, 2007, Blogger janet said...

ugh. i have tried TWICE to leave you a fruitcake...the gift that keeps on giving :-P

however, i had trouble with the typing part. like it wouldnt type my gift card. cuz my computer is suzzing out. cuz it's lame.

and maybe i had too many cookies tonight. but i'll never tell.

At 02 December, 2007, Blogger mjd said...

Hi Tink, I hope that you had a fabulous, wonderful, and restful weekend.

My woe is that our furnace broke down Friday night and the outside temperature was in the low twenties.

At 02 December, 2007, Blogger HAR said...

Here's hoping that dream job shows up out of nowhere. I would love to work with you. You sound like a riot.

My Grandmother is crazy but my mom has her beat by a mile. I still love them both but sometimes it isn't f'n easy.

At 03 December, 2007, Blogger Peggy said...

I love your Christmas tree. The presents I put under there are for BOTH you and Hoop. Welcome to coupledom. Now that you're engaged to be married, it is quite acceptable to send joint Christmas presents.


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