Rough around the edges

This drove me absolutely crazy. It took me almost fifteen minutes to figure out how to add a new blog post. I go to my blogs on the dashboard and there’s no “New” button for a post. Finally I scroll to the veeery bottom of the page, and under the Blogs heading I see the lovely words “Publish an Article.” Le sigh…

So being a retail slave still sucks. I’ve been rejected for a number of job postings through Sallie Mae and Adesa, never heard anything back from Google and Eli Lilly (it’s been five months…I’ve given up), and I’m still grinding away at Best Buy. That makes me very unhappy. I don’t like feeling like I’m living from one paycheck to the next; that is unfortunately almost the condition I find myself in now. Budgeting keeps me afloat. Yay for numbers! Math is useful.

As JP said…it’s like a disappearing act and your wallet is the girl. Curtain goes down and she doesn’t come back.

Recent Mojo events have been fun. I’m enjoying the unsponsored unofficial Monday Night Mojo at the Spot. A few hours of watching other people play beer pong or pool (I get drunk too fast and have to drive myself home) takes the edge off mediocrity.

I get paid this week…which means I have just enough money to pay my student loans the following week, and a few dollars for Frequency on Friday. I’m a little stoked. I love good house music. I’ve been listening to VNV Nation and Neuroticfish to get me in the mood.

My endeavors into the kitchen produced a cornucopia of wonderful foods this week. Okay, just the one big giant pan of lasagna. Which apparently needed more cheese. I thought it was delicious! Get off my back! You want more cheese, you cook it next time! I like mine nice and meaty! Then of course there were the three giant helpings of Mac’n’Cheese I had between yesterday and today. Crap I’m running out of milk and I still want to make some hamburger helper for the weekend.

I learned an important lesson this week: don’t get on Viking’s hate list. He’s a lurking barracuda waiting for someone to trip the red wire instead of the blue one, and he doesn’t take crap from anybody. Viking…if I piss you off, make mine a swift death? Thanks.

In the personal achievements category, I got my room clean (again). It’s an uphill battle sometimes. I hate having to keep this house in show condition. It’s so much work to vacuum every week, and mop every week, and clean the bathrooms every week. I already have to do laundry every three days and dishes every day. It’s just a lot of work.

I set up my comp as a media server. I’ve been meaning to get around to it, and it’s not like it actually took a great deal of effort. Win7 takes all the black-hat mystery out of network sharing. I did have to figure out how to mount and share my external hard drive so I could stream to my PS3, but that didn’t take more than 2-3 minutes of setting up permissions. Mental note: reset and reprogram wireless sometime in the next sixty days.

I’ve been trying to get my head back into the swing of programming with c# and Java. It’s just so hard to get motivated. Working retail and dealing with shitty customers takes a lot out of you. I’m convinced it’s eating away at my soul, and that Best Buy, in conjunction with Wal-Mart, Costco, and the drug patents office at Eli Lilly, is responsible for the downfall of western civilization. I’m also convinced there isn’t a single articulate layman within a hundred miles. I swear to God I want to take out a cartoon Uzi and start shooting at the sky when people say the magic words, “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout computers, but…”

I’m not a very violent person, but those words just eat me alive. I understand you don’t know a damn thing about buying a computer. That’s why you’re in my store. Let’s skip the formalities and the pleasantries and get you a new facebook computer, because that’s all you’re really going to use it for anyway.

I just want to curl up in my blankets again and sleep until next June. This is just a depressing and upsetting week for me.