Monthly Archives: May 2005

Did you give them my journal?

Okay, I didn’t stay away from Shaking Her Assets. The entire time I was reading it I kept wondering, “Did Ronnie give these women my journal?” My friend Ronnie went to college with the two authors, Robin and Renee, and … Continue reading

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I am now unemployed… sort of.

Technically, I’m not unemployed until Sunday. I have two days off and three comp days in the next five days. But in reality, yesterday was my last day working at Sweet Occasions. Whoa. I can’t believe I resigned and I … Continue reading

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and tomorrow…

Tomorrow I’ll be temping. What happened to my month off? I don’t want to seem like I’ve got no ambition, so I said yes, I’ll come and file. I enjoyed being unemployed today. I slept in until nearly noon. Then … Continue reading

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Thanks Uptown Bikes

Looks like the staff of Uptown Bikes (Leland and Broadway) might have made a biker out of me. I rode away this afternoon on my Schwinn Varsity. New seat, new handlebars, new wires and brakes. Most of the surface rust … Continue reading

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Trust the experts.

Hey bike guy, you are the expert. I trust you! Now get that 1960-something bike in order. $200 later, my Chicago Schwinn Varsity ten speed was on its way to a second life. I might have mentioned that a customer … Continue reading

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Everything gonna be okay

I had an interview with a placement agency this morning. “What am I going to do with you? Why is your resume two pages? I’m only talking to you, because she is such a dear friend.” I like Kathy, she’s … Continue reading

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VETO!

That’s it. Ronnie is off the list of people who can pick the movie. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Come on. Boring. Boring. Boring. Okay, it didn’t help that I was thinking, “Oh Fuck, I quit my job last … Continue reading

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Fashion Disaster

Okay… so… Tomorrow morning at 9AM, first interview in three years. Can I look professional with an UNTUCKED button down shirt? Should Iwear black shirt or white with quiet pink stripes? The gray pantslook good, unless I tuck in the … Continue reading

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Do you have any skills?

Today I said goodbye to a number of customers, letting them know that I’m making my transition out of retail. “What’s next?” “I don’t know.” “Can you just work one hour on Sunday mornings so we can talk?” or “You’re … Continue reading

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Job Search

To anyone who thought, “How can a person who manages an ice cream parlor afford a mortgage?” The answer turns out to be, “oops, I can’t.” So I had to give notice at the shop yesterday and am now on … Continue reading

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