Friday, September 18, 2009

What waste

So that overnight job was supposed to last at least two weeks, lasted a whole week and two days. But they did pay me everything (including holiday pay!) in a nice check that was delivered via overnight UPS this morning. Hallelujah!

In other news, I went out to dinner last night, it's the Dine-O-Round in Salt Lake, which is when restaurants downtown offer a three course meal for either $15 or $30. There's a lot of restaurants participating in this and it's great opportunity to try out the more expensive ones (The Melting Pot is generally around $50 a person, so it's deal on the Dine-O-Round!). Can I suggest something, go out to dinner, really treat yourself, don't think about the price, or the fact that you have $14 in your savings account because you took $40 out to go out to dinner, just go out with good friends, have some good food, some interesting conversation, sit on the patio and get some nice air, and support your local businesses for crying out loud!

Oh, and we went to Tin Angel, it's eclectic and fun, their service was great, their food was divine and the desert to die for. I would highly suggest it. It's down on 4th south across from Pioneer Park. But if nothing else, just get out and spend some time with friends, we all need that sometimes.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Working Overnights

So, I found a temp job (yeah!) that I started Saturday. It's data entry, but it pays well and it's only supposed to last a month, then I'll probably have more substituting jobs. There's a catch too, I get to work 11 pm to 7 am. That's right, I've be relegated to the realm of the graveyard shift (or the third shift, which is what they call it). First of all, can I just say that I don't mind working the graveyard, I get to stay up late, sleep the whole day away and there is shift differential, because I"m working overnight, but there are some small things that might make it less than ideal. Let's start with who else works the graveyard. I'm not saying that most people who work graveyards are socially inept weirdos who like to overshare personal information and smell funny, but I'm not not saying that either. Also, my lunch break is at 3am, my stomach doesn't care for food then, were it three in the afternoon maybe, but not in the am, so I wake up early and am hungry, but am unable to eat when it's time. Finally, my calender is so thrown off, I'm never sure what day it is, my daytime to you is the nighttime and that's just weird. Anyway, it's only for a month, my Mom always says you can do anything for a month. Heavens knows I need the cash, and the work is pretty easy. So, I've invested in some good headphones, I've prepared a look of stupidity (so no one thinks to ask questions of me) and I've slept all day (it's fantastical, to a point). Overnights it is.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I am so totally over this whole time going so quickly thing. It's September, I hate and yet love it. I want it to be next August and then I've already done everything I need to do this year. So, I'll be honest, I'm broke, as a joke. Seriously, I've got two nickels to rub together and that's about it. Not that I haven't been working my tail off for most of the summer, or that I've been spending it without regard (ok, not all the time, just some of the time), but I've come to a point where I have no money in my accounts and I've very little coming in (part time job until I substitute some more, even then, I won't get paid until next month). I don't want sympathy, it's partly my own fault, and partly the fault of the woman I worked for over the summer who has yet to pay me. That's right, I did work (about $1400 worth of work) and I haven't received a cent. Not to mention, I was told to purchase things on my credit card and I would be reimbursed, yeah well none of that either. But, I shouldn't have to scrape is the point, I should have had a savings account with some money in it, why is it that I always have the best intentions to save my money, and then I spend $100 on (in all fairness, I got 20% off my entire order). Anyway, I'm not sure exactly why I'm sharing this, if only to encourage you, all three or four of you who read this blog, don't ever, ever, ever get the point I'm at. It's depressing and frustrating and it keeps me up at night. Fortunately, I have some amazing family who help support me and cover my bills, but that's just as frustrating, because then I feel bad, I'm an adult I should be able to take care of myself.

Anyway, until I get paid, selling things on eBay (shoes, movies, books, etc. it's amazing what you can live without) and working odd jobs for my parents so I don't feel like such a lout. Also, it makes me happy that I'm endowed, because I've been going to the temple at least twice a week and that's free, so it gets my mind off my money, or lack thereof.
Think happy thoughts, life is great, even if it's a little stressful right now, I've got my health, I've got my family, and I've got the knowledge of the true and everlasting gospel, do I really need anything else?