Entries Tagged as ‘Every Day’

April 16, 2009

You’re in Your Car, Not Invisible

Dear Nose-Pickers, Mascara-Appliers, Zit-Poppers and Givers of the Ever-Popular Evil Eye,
I can see you.
P.S. Your car is neither indestructible cloak of armor, nor spaceship, nor Pope mobile.

February 15, 2009

Live Gym Entertainment

My fellow gym-goers persist at being an odd bunch. There’s the Indian man who exercises in a dress shirt, slacks with a leather belt and running shoes. I assume he’s really letting loose by leaving the tie at home. There’s the absurdly fit middle-aged woman who gives herself pep talks when her trainer isn’t around [...]

February 6, 2009

Begging To Occupy the Coveted Spot at the Bottom of the Totem Pole

The interviews continue, two more to be exact, both of which are at establishments that currently are in a hiring freeze. So basically I’m ironing my shirt and skirt, putting makeup on and wiggling into nylons which I then triple check for runs for no reason. That’s a lot of foreplay with little chance of [...]

February 3, 2009

Come on over, I’m in cardboard box #32256.

A month before I moved across the country, my loving grandfather penned me the following email:
Hi Tootsie:
Welcome home. I hope you had a pleasant and fruitful trip to California. The job market is not as expansive as it was six months ago. I hope you have some good leads in California before [...]

January 28, 2009

Unpaid Vacation

Surprisingly enough, that interview I was so gracefully late for did not result in an offer of full time employment. And even weirder, considering I know next to no one in LA and have pretty much exhausted what few connections I have, I have no other interviews lined up. Worse than all that, this 9-5 [...]

January 17, 2009


It should be in my mouth. Why is it not?

January 14, 2009

How To Show Up Late and Panting Like A Lunatic To Your First Interview

When everyone bitches and moans about the LA “motherfucking  smog infested bumper-to-bumper makes-you-want-to-slam-your-head-on-the-steering-wheel” traffic, they’re not kidding. 
I had an interview today at 11am about 29 minutes away from The Boyfriend’s apartment and planned to leave at 10am to allow plenty of time to get there. My morning went as follows:
9am: Take a shower using extra [...]

January 13, 2009

And not because someone is chasing me

Either because I’m shedding my lazy East Coast habits of sleeping all day and spending my spare time parked on my couch with a cheesesteak and dvr’d crap tv or because I’m unemployed and left to my own devices all day I have taken up exercising. And by “taken up” I mean I’ve done it [...]

January 12, 2009

My Western Welcome

After an hour-long 5am car haul to the airport, a 30-minute security line, a 30-minute plane de-icing, a 6-hour flight to LA, another hour-long car ride to the Boyfriend’s apartment then back to Long Beach and an hour-long boat ride in darkness I finally (phew) made it to my destination – Catalina Island, CA. 
Stunned and [...]

January 5, 2009

Counting Down

It’s about two days until I cram everything I own into over-sized bags and haul them across the country. Of course I’m not at all packed or prepared as I’ve spent the time intended for packing and preparing sitting on my ass watching reruns and eating salty snacks. All time well spent.