12.27.2005

The job search continues!!!

last night i put my resume on craigslist and since then i have had two emails offering me jobs and i just got a phone call from west coast careers offering to help me find a job. which makes the job hunting ten times easier!!! YAY!

just a short update on that little section of my life...



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make that three job offers...

gang wars

this morning i made up a story about a gang war to cover up the reason why two things were broken. the general gist of the story was that the gelato stakes were fighting with the sorbet stakes and when i got here they were still brawling. But when i attempted to break up the brawl both gangs got jumpy and ended up with serious injuries. I rushed them to the pottery clinic and bandaged them up. that was the best i could do. Then i sent them to the kiln intensive care unit. they are currently waiting for the surgeon to arrive. The condition of both is stable. after they get better, they will be put to trial. They may be able to make a deal with the D.A. if they give up the names of other gang members.


i can't even remember where i was going with that....

poor misguided stakes.

12.22.2005

suckers

today while i was making some cherry flavored suckers i got a phone call back from the people at the espresso stand. they said they hired someone with more experience.. and it wasn't even the girl who interviewed me who called me. so....... i think they just don't care. oh well. probably better this way.

so the job hunt continues. good news though, the vet visit for tomorrow was already paid for, included in the previos vet bill. that is relieving.

plus i made candy today. so that was fun...

12.20.2005

if you're not in the mood for a rant don't read this.

so i have had an extremely stressful day. let's take a look at how it went....

This morning i had to wake up at 5:30am to get to work on time. which i did. and that was fine. i was very tired, and only a little sick.

Work was all fine and dandy, kathleen the owner came in (she brought her 15 year old daughter with her too) and made me listen to christmas music all day (wait til you find out how long all day was.)

Someone didn't show up to do their work so the girl who was taking the shift after mine so i could leave had to do her work. But since the owner was there she couldn't do both casually like she normally would. So i covered for her. Which wouldn't have been that long except the kid who was supposed to work the shift after the owner didn't show up until about an hour after he was supposed to. Which meant the owner was staying longer and being angry about working so long. which means a lot of yelling, plus her daughter was pestering her all day which made it that much worse.

So then finally kathleen leaves, takes her daughter with her. but the other kid still hasn't shown up yet. So i have to run both ends of the store, which wasn't difficult, but nonetheless.

5:30 rolls around and the girl who was supposed to work after me finally gets to the point where she can let me go home. 5:30 guys! It ended up being an 11.2 hour shift with no breaks.

so i'm exhausted. But luckily i got paid ($210.42.) and next pay check will appreciate my hard work today. Unfortunately now i feel so crappy.

so i get home and newton is home from the vet. I asked my mom about it. He has to be locked in the bathroom for a few days. and he has a tube sticking out of his chest. And a plastic cone around his head. The vet bill ended up being $190. that's almost my entire pay check. not to mention there are two more vet trips scheduled for the next three weeks. Friday i have to take him in. i don't know where i'm going to get the money for that. Then two weeks from friday i have to take him in again for a checkup. what do these people think? i'm made of money. heck no i work a minimum wage job at 15 hours a week. that barely pays for food. goddamnit.

so i'm broke again. Which means moving out at the begining of the month is out of the question. BUT OH! THERE IS MORE! if i end up getting a job in seattle, that means a commute back and forth everyday which SUCKS because that will exhaust any money i make. i wont be able to save it. so crap. i'm screwed.

do i turn down the job and beg for my old one back? heck no, that shouldn't even be an option.

or do i take a new job and convince my dad to let me work for him for the next few weeks and save up every cent i make?

this sounds like a better plan, except that it means i have to admit to my dad that quitting my job was a bad idea. but it really wasn't because i don't think i could take another month of working there.

so what the heck am i gonna do?

12.19.2005

it should be the women who propose, makes a man feel special

Okay so interview today went very well.
it was at the Visions Esspresso stand on 6th and Lander in the industrial part of seattle. The girl was very nice. I think we got a long quite well. she said that if i work at least 20 hours a week the company pays for half of my benefits, that is if i get the job. and It pays a little more than my current job. which is a plus, it's just so little hours that i will definitely need two jobs. But i also asked her about other jobs within the company and she said she'd look into it for me. Now i just have to email her some references... UGH! i can't find the phone numbers i need anywhere. this is getting annoying. ah well.

oh what else? oh right! I had newton taken into the vet's office today. and when i talked to the lady on the phone she said that he probably just has an abscess on his chest. So he's there now and hopefully i'll get him back good as new tomorrow. I can't quite figure out how i'm going to pay for this vet visit... but i'm sure i'll work something out. eep.

12.17.2005

take the good with the bad

In today's news:

A man gave me a fish to deliver to my father.

I got a job interview at a coffe stand in seattle, thanks to daniel, who is currently the man of the hour.

I went to work only to be yelled at by a very rude customer for 5 hours. if you want the details ask me later. However as a direct result another customer gave me some homemade peppermint fudge.. Delicious.. and calming.

Icey roads tonight led to lots of sliding for the truck.

I discovered a lump on newton's chest, i believe he may have breast cancer and that is why he's been so lethargic and ill.

I have to poop.

12.15.2005

news

so i went up to sea town (as sir mix a lot likes to call it) and started my job search. It went pretty well i got at least 5 resumes put out and about three applications i think. so that is pretty exciting. more searching next week on my days off.

all was going great until katy decided to get really hungry and then really pissy. so we were driving around U-district and she was swearing like a sailor at the traffic. then she got herself lost and i had to find our way back out to where food was. and we went eventually ended up at the taco bell on 15th next to blockbuster. where she proceeded to eat massive ammounts of fast mexican food like a ravenous animal. And upon finishing she asked for more. or her exact words were "AGAIN!!!" with that much emphasis.

but anyways the point is, i'm well on my way to becoming a seattlite. which i'm not necessarily sure that is a good thing. but we'll see how it works out.

12.13.2005

done.

so i'm quitting my job. tomorrow i will officialize it with the owner. giddy up.
Hopefully if all works out December 31st will be my last day. which i'm sure will work just fine. let's just hope the next couple of pay check will keep my going for a while.

i will be looking for new work up in the seattle area the next few weeks. which means hopefully moving there if all goes according to plan.

hmm... i guess thats all for now.

12.11.2005

moop

I thought you could all stand to learn a little about me!!! plus i'm bored so here goes nothing:

1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
well, the summer after 6th grade i was going to go to a pool party but i got in a knife fight with a world class knife fighter and he cut the side of my leg open, but don't worry that's the only damage i let him do. Let's just say i won, and i'm now the top knife fighter in the world. ask me another.


2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
a life saving ring. and some pictures of things in england that my mom put up. and a sweet gold mirror, which is the only thing of mine.

3. WHAT DOES YOUR CELL PHONE LOOK LIKE?
it's light blue and white. and it looks like nothing you've ever seen before. it's a not quite a flip phone but the screen does pop up. ask me to show you someday.

4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
a little of everthing, except country. i hate country with a passion. lately i've been listening to mostly anticon stuff and my other usual favorites, but anticon is definitely dominating my music domain.

5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
i think sometime around 10pm. it's hard to say though, seeing as how even though i was a genius baby, i wasn't capable of telling time at the moment, this may be because my eyes were full of gooey uterine lining.

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
to poop. whenever i sit down at the computer i have to poop. i think it's because it's a relaxed environment for me.

7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
i don't miss a lot of things. i miss some of the clothes i wore when i was a wee child. but they wouldn't fit me now anyways... so it doesn't matter.

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION/s?
probably my guts. i mean i literally can't live without them.

10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
oh this is an interesting one... i only get claustrophobic when i am in a large room and it's mostly empty except for when the area where i am is completely crowded with people.

11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
not especially. if i do it's because i can't see what i might be stepping on, which could be newton or pevsner (the two lovely kittens) and i'm affraid i might crush them with my feet.

12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
ahha... that could have been dustin... i'm not really sure it was his fault, but i think he may have pushed me over the edge at the time.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOGNE / PERFUME?
i don't wear those because they make me sneeze. but on others, ralph lauren stuff is nice and so is swiss army.

14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
it doesn't matter a whole lot, but i think i like dark hair. eyes i could careless.

15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF BEING PROPOSED TO AT?
i don't care. being proposed to is a scarier thought than the dark....

16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINKS?
coffee i guess. i'm not a big fan of caffine at the moment. i've been trying to cut back...

17. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
umm... out side of the normal peperoni, green bell pepers, cheese etc. i really like bacon on it, and not that gross flat canadian bacon i meant REAL bacon. oh yum.

18. IF YOU CAN EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
steak.

19. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU MADE MAD?
probably uh... oh gosh.. my mom. i came home pretty late last night... and the night before i got mad because she made me change my shoes.

21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU:
i'm gonna go with: LIFE.

22. DO YOU LIKE ANYBODY?
no, i don't like people. i'm a recluse... no i like people, they are alright sometimes.

23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
not to my knowledge.

24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
i don't have a favorite as i don't normally shop for brand name clothing, i shop for what is cheap, and fits right.

25. WHAT'S YOUR DREAM CAR?
1984 hot pink convertible rabbit.

26&27 were cut due to content and unapplicableness.

28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
that question doesn't make sense. as i see it, i have the choice of falling in love with the person who is leaving or someone completely unrelated to the situation. so what'll it be?

29. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU?
punch them. i don't hit people i don't like. :D

30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
45

31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
it would be predjudice for me to choose.

32. WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL OFTEN?
*86. which is voicemail.

33. WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?
today it was this large woman who walked slow when i had things to do at work. I couldn't get around her. And she didn't care that i was stuck behind her fat ass. Then she proceeded to plug the toilet, which I HAD TO UNPLUG, even though the plunger was next to the toilet. Inconsiderate idiot!

34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE UK?
well i'm going to alter that question to be "have you benn to the UK?" and yes i have. once last september.

35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
well i'm not a super hero so nothing really makes me melt or anything, but i guess i have normal ones, like my arms aren't especially strong.

37. FIRST JOB?
i worked for my father's construction company for a while. it sucked.

38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
yeah... a few... i'm not good at it though.

39. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED OUT THIS?
filling out a slightly different survey.

40. IF YOU COULD GET PLASTIC SURGERY WHAT WOULD IT BE?
i don't want plastic surgery.... i'm alright with the way i look.

41. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS SURVEY?
i needed something to do.

42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
em.... how great the coffee i make at work is.

43. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?
probably stop drinking.

44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
my birthday has come and gone already... i also don't celebrate it so i could careless what people got me... which is nothing.

45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT?
none. not for a long time anyways. kids annoy me.

46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
no, but there are a few people who my mom is friends with that like to pretend i was named after them even though our names are only remotely similar.

47. DO YOU WISH ON STARS?
occasionally. it's usually for things like, hamburgers, a comet to smash into the earth, you know the usual.

48. WHICH FINGER[S] IS YOUR FAVORITE?
i like thumbs because very few creaturs have thumbs, and we some of the lucky few that do.

49. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?
a week ago yesterday

50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
yes but only because it looks like a 5 year old boy's handwriting.

51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
roast beef. god i love roast beef.

52. ANY BAD HABITS?
uh.... i suppose... i don't even want to go into it, it's to very detailed.

53. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF
i'm not embarassed by any of my cds. for a while though i had, will smith big willie style... that was a little embarassing.

54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
probably not, i think i'd hate me

55. HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A SECRET YOU SWORE NOT TO TELL?
probably, but it probably didn't matter at that point in time.

56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
only when purchasing a new pet.

57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
i don't really release anger. i guess that means someday i will explode into a huge firey ball of rage.

58. WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME?
currently randee's house in ballard

59. DO YOU TRUST OTHERS EASILY?
no. i wont even trust my own family.

60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
um. hmm. probably my stuffed wolf, which i think i named wolfie... i still have it too. or maybe one of the cats we had at the time... or a hammer. i used to nail pieces of wood together all the time... man. woo.

61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
lets see....85 exactly... thats a good number too.

63. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
no never.. i hate sarcasm.

64. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A MOSH PIT?
yeah i used to love them, now i kind of like to just sit back and watch.

65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
i dunno. i'll let you know when i see a guy that strikes my fancy.

66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
nats, noodily, nagily, bee boo, boob those are all names my sister calls me.

68. DO YOU UN-TIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
only if they are too tight to get off without untying them.

70. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
chocolate chip mint.. mmmm mmmm.

72. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS?
i love the color brown. ooo baby.

73. WHO/WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST RIGHT NOW?
i went over this once already in a previous survey, i don't miss much of anything, i miss the clothes i wore as a child which no longer fit me so it doesn't matter anyways.. i miss stephen... hrmmm.

74. HOW MANY WISDOM TEETH DO YOU HAVE?
none, i've never had any. my dentist says i'm highly evolved.

75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
no that would be mean... i'm begining to hate this.

76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
the humming of computers

77. LAST THING YOU ATE?
a piece of chocolate cake at work.

78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
sarah. who i previously thought had dropped off the face of the earth, turns out she didn't and we just haven't seen eachother in a long time.

79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
haven't i answered this already? i guess what their conversations are like.

80. FAVORITE THOUGHT PROVOKING SONG:
i dunno, i never really thought about it.....

81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE:
mushrooms.

82. FAVORITE DRINK(S)?
water, root beer

83. FAVORITE ZODIAC SIGN:
i'm not sure.. i don't care. horiscopes are bad. eick.

84. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT?
arm wrestling on ESPN

85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
medium brown with hints of red.

86. EYE COLOR?
also brown. darker than my hair.

87. DO YOU WEAR GLASSES?
yeah the average big black framed nerd glasses. i can't see a thing without them.

88. SIBLINGS?
i have a sister. sometimes i call her joon and she calls me benny. and we laugh and how silly we are.

89. FAVORITE MONTH?
i can't say i have a favorite month, they all have their redeeming qualities.

90. YOU LIKE SUSHI?
OH YUM YUM!!!

91. LAST THING YOU WATCHED?
pre-show for the seahawks game today.


92. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
How can anyone know that... i don't remember 99% of the days i have had this year.

93. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT?
i dunno, i don't make a practice of letting other people know how i feel about that sort of thing.

94. SUMMER OR WINTER?
of the two i like winter best, but i think i prefer fall over them both.

95. KISSES OR HUGS?
i don't normally let people get close enough to me to do either....

96. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
i'm not experienced in either so i couldn't say.

97 currently MIA


98. WHO IS THE LEAST LIKELY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
i doubt anyone will.

99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
hardboiled wonderland and the end of the world

100. IS ANYONE IN LOVE WITH YOU?
i guess anything is possible but it's doubtful.

that was not worth my time.. ugh.

12.10.2005

yet another death in the family.

So today my sister's fish farfetfinhead died. he was the one i got her originally. We held a breif funeral over the toilet bowl. it was sort of rushed. So my mom came running out of her room without any pants on. bizzare. my sister called it a "indecent funeral."

hmm what a terrible turn of events.

RIP
Farfetfinhead

12.06.2005

What's going on with saddam???

I just finished reading a newspaper article about Saddam's most recent trial. As it turns out the court room apparently erupted into a lot of chaotic yelling and screaming. And it wasn't just the saddam doing the yelling either, it was everyone in the court room, that includes the witnesses called to stand and the tribunal judges.

Anyways my point is, that apparently the lawyers involved in the case have expressed concern for their safety. Our government is supposed to be protecting everyone involved in the trial, witnesses, the judges, the lawyers and of course the defendants. And get this, two of the lawyers involved have already been assassinated.

so as I am reading this I can't help but think to myself, perhaps the US government should focus on protecting the innocent people a little more and maybe just forget that saddam exists for a moment. I was thinking this because the article was talking about Saddam's reactions to some of the testimonies, which was apparently maniacal laughter at some points. Which just screams that he has got to be one of the most sadistic and messed up people on the planet. So by his guardians forgetting about him, I was hoping someone would get a successful assassination attempt and it would all be over with.

I don't even know why they are having a trial for him. He doesn't deserve to have even a glimmer of hope for a second chance... Ugh... What a disgusting person...