Wednesday, June 25, 2008

trying to combat discouragement

looking for a job is not all that it's cracked up to be, really. especially while trying to tie up 3 years worth of loose ends at another job, still working for people towards whom i feel a fair amount of resentment.

ok, "a fair amount" is a really big understatement.

but anyways, my almond-quinoa muffins just came out of the oven and i'm hoping they will provide at least momentary distraction from my feelings of panic and insecurity. if not, it's almost time for the hour of $5 martinis at eastland cafe. those are a sure fire bet for distraction from aforementioned feelings.

Monday, June 23, 2008

smothered, covered, and diced.

on account of me being obsessed with food and cooking, yesterday i broke down and purchased the wii game, "cooking mama: cook off."

seeing as how it is considerably cheaper than other wii games, and i have NEVER been able to find it to rent at blockbuster or the like, i think it hasn't been very popular. and i cannot for the life of me understand why.

because i love it.

granted, i did not succeed at making scrambled eggs, pierogies, minestrone, lasagna, or hot dogs (i struggled with stewing, seasoning, and stretching dough, for starters). i did a fine job on the pan-seared lobster, however. my favorite activity is dicing, because you get to pretend like the wii remote is a knife and you are whacking something into little pieces with it. something like a carrot or an onion. so deliciously non-violent! except for the part where i had to slice bacon, and mince meat, which was just gross.

but anyways, after you complete each step of a recipe, you get a little evaluation of the previously completed task. there are three different "grades" you can receive. the highest grade is "very good." when you get "very good," then the little voice says, all asian-sounding: "wonderfur! better than mama!" this strikes me as hilarious, and i don't know that i will ever grow weary of it. the next highest grade is "good," and i don't remember what cooking mama says, but it isn't that interesting. the LOWEST grade is "try harder." when you are told to "try harder," cooking mama says that she will helps you - but she doesn't. AND - sometimes when you get this particular evaluation, the "try harder" evaluation, cooking mama's eyes turn into flames! my dough stretching was so bad it caught cooking mama's eyes on fire! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!


Friday, June 20, 2008


whole months of my life have gone by completely undocumented.

let me see, what has happened since september of last year.

lots of things, can't think of any funny ones right now.

i've been working on my resume, because i got laid off (if you scan back through a few years worth of blog entries, i'm pretty sure there is one from the last time i got laid off. by the same company. one would think i would learn my lesson, wouldn't one? one would be wrong, and would not understand how hard-headed i am). i tried to write my "professional profile" and was thinking about how ridiculous it is to have to write an advertisement for myself.

i think i'm going to start working on composing my lesbianism resume.

lots of cats



references available upon request.

oh and one other thing. i interviewed for a job that i didn't get. they called me back in to tell me i didn't get the job, and why i didn't get the job. i kind of was thinking, prior to this, that usually a potential employer didn't volunteer that information, unless it was requested. or unless they are black-hearted snakes. (i didn't request the information). but one of the qualities they were looking for, that i didn't have, was "strategic thinking skills." translation: you are a dumbie. dumb people can't do this job, dumbie. my self-esteem, it is rockin.