hello again (sort of)

Whoops. It’s been quite a while since I last posted. Felt like I needed to write though … for fun, not essay-writing for class (because that’s not fun). For anyone reading, I feel like I should warn you that this post is pretty much just going to be me complaining. Because that’s what I do when I feel like this.

Work is work. Wow. Revelation. I feel so rundown and exhausted. Kids need to learn that it is NOT OKAY to cough in people’s faces. I haven’t been feeling too great for the past few days and I am completely blaming the kids. I give them tissues, I tell them to aim for their elbows, but nope. I get paid decently and my job isn’t bad at all, so I shouldn’t complain, but COME ON!

Usually when I go grocery shopping I go in with a short list of the things I absolutely need and then just buy whatever else sounds good at the moment. Since I haven’t been feeling well, I haven’t been feeling hungry, and therefore didn’t buy much when I went to the store. For dinner I ate a corn dog (yay microwave!) because that’s all I could really find. My lunch for tomorrow will be yet another turkey sandwich. I have eaten so many turkey sandwiches since the beginning of the semester, it’s disgusting. But if I’m buying a loaf of bread, a head of lettuce, and a container of turkey, I pretty much have to eat turkey sandwiches all week or everything goes bad/stale/icky.

I want to take NyQuil and sleep a good sleep, but then I probably wouldn’t be able to make it to my 8 AM class. That’s kind of a catch-22. If I want to be alert for class, I need a good sleep (which only NyQuil will give – darn coughing). But if I want to make it to class on time, I cannot take NyQuil (which would knock me out for at least 10 hours). Ugh.

Then there’s school. Need I say more? I cannot wait until Thanksgiving. I am going to relish that break so much. Oh, and my wallet currently has $2. It’s just past 11 PM and this college student is off to take a long hot shower, crawl into bed, and hope that the world magically turns into cotton candy in the morning.

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is reposted here for my own sake.]

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need money, need job

When I complain about being a poor college student, it is because I am a) poor, and b) a college student. I have been desperately job hunting, and so far NO LUCK. I have e-mailed my resume to nine people and have heard back from three. One said they were no longer hiring, one said they received a lot of applications and would get back to me later, and the third gave me an interview (but it’s only a three-day job). At the suggestion of my sister, I’m looking into volunteering positions, but that doesn’t solve any of my money problems.

Arg … yes, this is a rather pointless rant, but I’m just so frustrated. I did a bit of shopping earlier today (er, Saturday afternoon) and I’ll have pictures and a more in-depth talk about it tomorrow (er, later today) Monday. Sheesh, I need to get back on a normal sleep schedule. Anyway, after my shopping trip I was exhausted since it’s hot out here and traffic was a nightmare, so I stopped by HEB because I have been craving milk. I’m lactose intolerant and haven’t had milk for months, so I picked up some yummy Lactaid milk, which unfortunately set me back about $3.50 for a half-gallon. That price made me sad. And before anyone starts pointing out that I had just been shopping, I’ll have you know that I only spent about $15 before I bought the milk. Yeah, so I’m not destitute, but I’m still decently poor. I NEED A JOB!

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is reposted here for my own sake.]

upcoming week(s)

Today was all about preparing for “routine” and running errands. I drove around Austin a bit, making sure I knew how to get to my interview and seeing how long it took. Then I went grocery shopping: yay for food! Either food prices have lowered or I bought less than usual. My bill was only $25, which I was kind of surprised by, but oh well, I spent any money saved on gas. It’s $2.31 a gallon here, which isn’t as bad as some places, but there went a quick twenty bucks. Sheesh. And tomorrow I have to pay rent and the cable bill. Some days I just feel so poor, ya know? Well, after I finish typing this post, I’ll do the orientation quiz online for my philosophy class tomorrow.

Now for some upsetting news, well upsetting to me at least. I left my external hard drive at home because I think it would just depress me too much to see it everyday. I asked for a quote to have my files professionally restored and they said $700-$1000 … like hell. But I just realized that what I have lost includes two years of pictures, two years of college papers, and two years of architecture work (all those CAD drawings and photoshop renderings – hours upon hours). Gone. Until I can find a magic solution. Ugh, cannot think about this now. This is why I left it at home! To keep myself from worrying so much about it. But there’s another worry. My memory card reader? Yeah, it’s dead dead now, not just sort of on-off dead like it used to be. Erg. So I’ll still be posting twice a week, but picture posts will be sparse since I’ll have to trek to a computer lab to download images from my camera.

Back to happy things, a break down of what I’ve been doing. 100 pages into “Prodigal Summer” – decent book, not exactly my kind of a read but still enjoyable. It’s been a while since I read a book just for fun and it’s so nice to read for an hour or so in bed when the world seems so quiet and peaceful. Starting to embroider a piece of fabric. Cut a 13″x13″ square of white cloth that I had laying around and I’m embroidering a random curling design on it with a few dark colors. What really sucks is that I only have a 6″ embroidery hoop so I keep having to stop and move the hoop around – very annoying. And I made dinner. Well, pasta. And I had a cup of flat ginger ale to go with it … yeah, did I mention I was a poor college student?

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is reposted here for my own sake.]