Thursday, January 1, 2009


Sadly, my cousin, Clay, passed away yesterday, so I'm off to Tennesee for a few days and probably won't be online.

Although, his death is quite tragic, we weren't close. I'm going mostly as a traveling companion for my mother, who is very close to his mother. He was 37 years old and has a three year old daughter. He had leukemia, so it wasn't completely unexpected, but extremely sad for his family.

Paul dying is my greatest fear.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve 08

We've had two invitations to go over to someone's house and play Rock Band this NYE.  You can't get away from Rock Band lately!  I played Rock Band at Christmas with my family.  I was the singer.  I was thrown by the "Nature is a whore" line in Nirvana's In Bloom.  It just didn't seem like a very Christmassy thing to be singing.  I mumbled it and exchanged a look with my sister, the mother of the two small children present.  

We're still not sure what we're going to be doing tonight, but most likely, it will involve Wii.  

Happy New Year everyone!  May all your rock star dreams come true!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Etsy Items

Posted two funky shirts on Bad White Trash Memories today, along with a cigarette lighter case. The pictures don't do any of them justice, but they were the best of the gazillion that I shot.

I also posted a dining room table up for sale on Craigslist.
My favorite part of that photo is how you can see the Pledge in the background from where I just dusted the table. Either that, or the heels of my shoes poking into the picture on the lower left. This is my living room, in case you were wondering, and not where a dining room table would normally live. It's just sitting there, ready for it's new home!

Monday, December 29, 2008

NEW resuME

I actually turned down a freelance job this morning! It was a little more of a commitment than I'm looking for since I'm amping up my search for fulltime work.

I spent the morning retooling my resume and writing a new cover letter. The job market is different than the last time I was looking and although last time, my old resume and cover letter got me multiple offers, but I decided I needed an upgrade in this market, so I took a couple of hours and really focused on it, starting over from scratch. I would hire me. I would at least interview me.

After I was done, I sent it over to this really cool job for an environmenal organization that I'm interested in. I'm so superstitious. I can't decide if I should mention jobs that I'm applying for in this blog or not. In some ways, I want to claim the job, have everything think positive thoughts for me, etc, but in other ways, due to past failures, writing about potential jobs seems like a curse. Why, I don't know.

Today is my BFF's birthday. Happy Birthday, JenniferPants. Haha. That name cracks me up.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas

My Christmas was very merry! The gifts were abundant, both incoming and outgoing, despite this year's financial limitations. Among the most exciting gifts were Season 4 of Lost and Season 1 of Six Feet Under. I've never seen Six Feet Under, but always been told that I would love it, so I'm excited for it. Lost, undoubtedly will be fantastic. I've gone to great lengths to remain ignorant of this season because we enjoy watching tv on dvd so much more than we do during it's run.

I also got a substantial gift card to Target and I'm trying to decide between spending it responsibly on household goods or blowing it on junk that I want but wouldn't otherwise buy.

I have a busy day tomorrow- I need to mail off the Etsy purse I sold, do laundry bigtime, apply for a job that I'm really hopeful about and possibly hit up Target to see how that whole gift card thing shakes out.