Sunday, September 19, 2010

All Quiet on the Northeastern Front

It's been more than a few days!  Nothing is particularly new, well, except for a few things:

A. I've got a job lined up.
  1. Pro: I'll be making slightly more than minimum wage.  As I'm not sure what minimum wage is at this point ($7.50?), and I'm not sure what my employer's defintion of slightly is, I stand to either be disappointed or ok with my hourly wage.
  2. Con: I'm working retail again which, aside from food service, is the last place I wanted to end up.  Not saying anything bad about the food service workers and waitstaff of America and beyond, I just am really not confident in my service skills and I feel like people take both food and money especially serious and I just don't want to stick my hand in that fire.
  3. Pro: While I will be working retail, my official title is Stocker, so I will be more-or-less behind the scenes.  Also a pro is that I won't be attached to a register and allowed, nay expected, to be mobile for my entire shift.  That'll make the time go by faster as well as keep me active and less likely to graze throughout my shift (though I don't yet know any of the company policies about food/drink/breaks).
  4. Pro and/or Con: Training doesn't begin until October 6th.  This is good because I wanted to have a little time to process the whole having a job thing before I was thrust into it, BUT it would be nice to be getting a paycheck right the hell now seeing as I haven't received one in months.  Also, since I have been out of work since March, I feel like rejoining the work force will take the same amount of mental and emotional transition as starting my first job.  Hopefully that won't be the case and the transition will be much easier as I am a much different person nowadays.
B.  Not to keep anyone on tenterhooks, I bought some groceries!
  1. I had to do it!  I was getting better at not breaking down at every meal, but my food choices (read: fruit and veg) were becoming seriously compromised.  I had to decide which was more important: my wallet or my tumtum.  And sorry, but the ol' Tum wins every time!
  2. I am being frugal.  I don't need to spend a dollar on 6 oz. of Greek yogurt.  Instead, I've been buying Yoplait.  I know it doesn't have the best ingredient list or the same nutritional profile of my Chobani, but I also know that it isn't going to kill me to eat it for awhile.  I've also been trying to go lighter on my staples, such as only eating honey on one thing every day instead of finding some way to incorporate a bit of honey into every meal and snack and beverage (black tea).
  3. I'm happier!  I don't know what that says about my psyche, that two years and 70 lbs. later food still equals happy...but it's the truth.  At the very least, Food = Happy = Healthy = Happy!  That's gotta mean something.
C.  Randomness!
  1. I do not like the new auto-complete Google.  It distracts me from typing my original search query because the auto-results draw my attention, make me jump, and wonder what the heck is going on.  It really threw me the first couple times.  Maybe I won't find it so annoying the more I get used to it.  
  2. I've been watching a lot of The Rachel Zoe project.  It's just about as ridiculous as any reality tv show out there, short of anything having to do with dating/finding love.  Those kinds are just sad, except for Flavor of Love and I Love New York.  Both of those shows deserve Emmys.  Back to dear Rachel.  Lately, a big focus has been on Rachel, and her husband, Rodger becoming parents.  I am not even going to get into the dynamics/logisitics/legitimacy of that relationship, but has anyone else noticed that Rachel is a skeleton?!  She has, what I like to call, a sunken bird chest.  I am in no way trying to ridicule her if she does indeed have an eating disorder.  Same goes if she just so happens to be naturally emaciated.  I don't think it's possible for her to become or maintain pregnancy, and it seems to me that should be a focus of her family and friends.
That's about it.  It's Sunday.  Life is pretty good and now I am gonna go do something until dinner!


  1. Congrats on your new job! Any job is great to have, whether it's retail or something corporate. Frankly, retail sounds more appealing because you actually get to interact with people!

  2. YAAY!! Congrats on your new jobby-job! I had to bite the bullet a couple times and go back to retail, but if you make the most out of it, you can totally take advantage of the flexible schedule! More time for other interviews!

    Um..... I died. I totally watch Rachel Zoe Project...I love slash hate slash love her :)