Thursday, May 24, 2007


I received a job offer, and I’m taking it. Once I get the background, reference, and other checks out of the way, I will receive my formal offer.

The salary is a great one. It exceeded my baseline range by $3,000. Can’t complain at all. I’m pretty darn excited. It looks like good deal.

But I’m really nervous, as I’ve stated other places. Change makes things crazy.



Latest data provides more evidence that gasoline prices are eroding consumer spending

Ya think?

I mean, really, where do these reports come from? The first thing you hear is that gas prices, while going up, aren’t really stopping consumers from spending money.

Well, for the first the week or two, people have money stashed aside that they use to fill the tank, and it doesn’t really affect the budget. Once that money’s gone, the entertainment/frivolous budget goes, and people are buying less of the fun stuff to have money for gas.

And that’s what this article is about.

And I bet next we hear that consumers are cutting back on necessities and big purchases. Used stuff will be going quick. Blah. Blah. Blah.

What irritates me is that this stuff is common sense. I don’t need some bunch of experts doling it out. It’s logical. That’s my rant for today and I’m stickin’ to it.

At least until I have another rant.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Waiting Game

I completed my second interview for that position, and now I’m waiting. Considering the speed with which all other communications have come, it makes me a bit nervous that I haven’t heard anything yet. I’m crossing my fingers that I will hear something today.

In other job search news, a position came open where I work now in the department I interned in, so I applied for that. I don’t know how high to get my hopes up, but I applied, and that’s what counts.

In other unrelated news, I tried to buy a laptop on my Dell Preferred card. It seems my account is still locked down from when I had financial troubles a year ago. My dad keeps encouraging me to call them and ask about it, but I’m leaning towards just buying one outright. I can save enough money in about a month and a half, and it won’t increase the debt load.

Of course, it will decrease the debt payoff because that is where the extra funds will come from. Then there’s always the fact that one of us needs to get an economical car, and I’m thinking my husband will be first because he drives further than I do. But I did some quick pricing and it looks like we can get him something reasonable for about $5,000. Maybe not pretty or sporty or big like he likes, but reasonable for all his damn driving.

In other news, I get DVR on Friday. So the husband and I won’t be fighting over TV. And I haven’t been writing much lately. Considering that I can’t at home due to computer issues that I still have not had time to address, I don’t have a way to do so. So I sneak a bit in here or there and think about it all the time.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Job Search Success

At least it seems to be headed in that direction. I got a call for a second interview with my potential boss's boss.

Good news.

And I will define irony as being six weeks away from having earned vacation in my current job. Just my luck. I so need some vacation. I've had more disappointment and frustration than I can handle lately.

Mother's Day was the worst letdown I have experienced all year. I was not revered or even acknowledged by the spousal unit. At all. And he knew what day it was. So much for my dreams of a happy family. I just don't see it in the cards.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Poked, Prodded & Pushed Around

Now, Jenna Glatzer is giving me a hard time.

Okay, so not really a hard time, but she prodded me to keep posting. I've been thinking that I should, but nothing's really going on.

I'm putting all the finances in order a laptop from the Dell outlet. Good prices, but I watched my picture perfect computer get snatched up this morning. So, it's in the works, but nothing yet. As I get time to fix the desktop, I will. It's a nice computer really.

Job interview first thing in the morning. Ugh. I have to get up & leave super early if I don't want to miss any time this week in my current job. They will be having kittens if I leave, I think. But this job I'm interviewing for will use both of my majors and they seem excited to have me come in.

I don't know if it is stress or what, but I've not been writing as usual. I'll snap out of it. It just seems like there are times when I have great plans and disaster strikes. It gets a bit depressing. But, life goes and I'll get over it.