The past couple of days have been pretty boring around here. I’ve been watching a heckuva lot of television. I finally saw The 40 Year Old Virgin, which I loved, and last night (at midnight) I watched Project Runway. I had seen a few episodes here and there during the first season, but never really got into it. After working at the boutique though, fashion has a whole new lure for me. I still can’t put together a cool outfit to save my life, but I love, love, love to see others do it. Last night’s show was pretty inspiring…creating wearable fashion out of curtains and chandeliers (does that remind anyone else of the Von Trapp kids?). I’m thinking I liked last night’s episode because there wasn’t too much bickering and rude behavior. I’d like to keep watching the show, to see what wonderful things can be sewn and designed, but once it gets nasty, I lose interest. I’m reality television’s worst nightmare; I hate the mean-spirited drama.
Last night we went to Rob and Shara’s for movie night. We watched Big Night, one of the great food movies out there, and ate lasagna, roasted okra, watermelon, and warm chocolate chip cookies. I brought the cookie dough over and we baked them fresh right after dinner. This was wonderful, of course, because who doesn’t love warm chocolate chip cookies? But…we ate almost a whole batch. One of us ate eight cookies last night. (And it wasn’t me.)
Did I mention that I’ve started volunteering for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic? I’m really liking it. For most people, it might be boring, but for me…I love reading out loud. Actually, right now I’m just operating the recording equipment until I can audition to read, but it’s still fun. I might audition to read in Spanish, since they have so few Spanish-speaking readers.
I’ve also been spending a lot of time online…for one thing, I’m searching for a new job. It’s scary, dear internets, to be on the job search. To know that very soon you will have to sell yourself in an interview, to decide whether a workplace will be a good fit for you, to settle for a salary that may be less than what you’re worth. I’ve enjoyed cooking at the B&B…it’s such a laid-back job, I get to meet so many new people, the owners are awesome…but I’m ready to have weekends off again. It’s been a very long time since Justin and I have traveled anywhere or spent a weekend away or even just slept in together on a Sunday morning, and I miss that. Working part-time has allowed me to get crafty, but I’ve found lately that I’ve been bored more days than not. I have a lot of time every day that I just can’t seem to fill up, and I end up feeling lazy, like I didn’t accomplish enough. I’m also ready to have other benefits, like sick time and vacation time…hourly work means not getting paid when you stay home sick or take a day off, so I rarely do it.
Anyway, I’m open to all kinds of positions…I’ve been looking at admin-type jobs and such, still veering away from the “professional dietitian” route. It’s possible I may find something in that field that interests me, but I’m leaving all my options open. So internets, if you hear of some fabulous job in Austin, please let me know!
I shall end this with a meme that Helios has passed on to me:
Meme of Fives
Five things in my freezer:
Eggo Nutri-grain waffles
An ice cube tray filled with coffee (for iced coffee drinks for Justin)
Mixed fruit (for Justin’s smoothies)
A bag of chopped spinach that I don’t even remember buying
My ice cream-maker containers (so they’re ready to go when I finally decide to make more ice cream or sorbet)
Five things in my closet:
Two pairs of crocs for work
My favorite long striped socks
Lots of cute skirts that I never wear because I don’t have shirts to match
A few pairs of shorts that I haven’t worn in a few years (they seem too short!)
My yoga mat that hasn’t been unrolled in way too long
Five things in my car:
An Austin map
A Texas map
My Curious George windowshade
Wadded up bank receipts
I wish I could tell you what’s in my trunk, but I’ve just stopped looking in there.
Five things in my purse:
Burt’s Bees lip balm
My handmade wallet
A coin purse from the Moroccan pavilion at Epcot
A tiny Hello Kitty calendar from Toy Joy
My mini-calculator (yes, I’m a nerd)
Happy Thursday, people of the blog-world!