Tuesday, October 17, 2006

this is bad. very bad.

it is 2:28 pm on tuesday, october 17th, 2006. i just wanted to document the precise moment at which i realized that i've become an unemployed person.

i have, of course, been without an actual job for a little over three weeks. but that's not what i'm talking about. i don't mean that i've become unemployed, but that i've become that unemployed person.

- the one that doesn't bother conditioning her hair.
- the one that wears slippers more often than regular shoes.
- the one for whom "going to the grocery store" constitutes the biggest activity of the day.
- the one that looks forward to 4:00, because that's when oprah is on.
- the one who bought a pint of ben & jerry's ice cream at the store today with the express purpose of eating it from the carton, while under a blanket, while watching oprah.

i really, seriously, for-real-serious have thoughts like "this would be a good snack to have during oprah." my shame is boundless.

i am waiting to hear back from three different non-profits about three different jobs, for each of which i've interviewed at least twice. six interviews. as of 2:36 pm, zero phone calls.

for the love of god (and waistlines, and brain cells), i need to hear back from somebody.

6 comments:

Lola Mason said...

This vision of you eating ice cream under a blanket, while watching Oprah, both cracked me up and made me very jealous all at once.

Rachel said...

Please, today is the first day (also unemployed) that I put on real clothes and not worn pj pants and Matt's old tank top in 2 days.

Kate said...

I'm with Lola.

If there's a way you can just enjoy being unemployed and not feel guilty, do so! Your job will happen.

Roni said...

At least you & rachel are getting in some good practice for maternity leave. ;)

And I'm with Lola...I'm jealous! I want to wear slippers, hmmmm...first I need slippers.

e$ said...

Try the Dove ice cream. I swear, you'll never to back.

FINY said...

I'm on the same page as everyone else. Enjoy this. Because soon enough you'll be back to the 9-5 wondering when in the hell you'll accrue enough vacation time to actually take a day off.