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chris fall by rainbowkisses31
Because just one entry of randomness is never enough...

Well, here's to not informing people of anything. I called the unemployment office today, just to find out what was up with me having no claim card this week, and they told me that because the year anniversary had passed of my claim first being opened, they have to check to see if I can open a *new* claim and if I couldn't, the extension would just continue. Which makes sense--I was surprised that my unemployment ran out so quickly after I was laid off the second time, because that would mean I was drawing no unemployment from my last job. However, way to *not* inform me that I needed to call and do all of this. So now I have to wait *another* week with no pay while they process the new claim. Sheesh. On the plus side, maybe it buys me a little more time to try and land something. Hopefully. Unfortunately, I'm losing confidence by the day that anyone's gonna hire me, especially since I'm not applying for terribly complicated jobs with no success, and I'll have to go back to retail or customer service, either of which will totally break any spirit I have remaining.

Let's see....what else. Oh, I did finish the Smallville novel, "Strange Visitors". It was OK--a couple of things, like Lex talking on a CB radio and Bo spouting off Bill Cosby quotes kinda took me out of it occasionally, but overall it was a decent read. It didn't take long to read--I could have read it all in one sitting, except I kept switching back and forth between it and The Onion book, but it was entertaining. So I'll probably buy the next one when it comes out.

Speaking of books, I've decided perhaps that I should begin to rebuild my Calvin and Hobbes collection. I have most of the books, but they're worn and tattered from countless readings. So I'd like to rebuild my collection as a nice set for keeps, you know? Some of the early hardcover editions are out of print and harder to find, so I'll have to hunt around. But Calvin and Hobbes has long been my all time favorite comic strip, so I'd like to have a *nice* collection of the books.

Oh, and I finally got to break into some of my nice cappucino scented candles that I picked up at Garden Ridge last weekend. Burning them along with my "Warm Pastries" candles makes my room smell like some heavenly Starbucks. Mmmm....Macchiatos....

Well, I'm off to take a warm bubble bath, and ponder the mysteries of the universe. Or just take a warm bubble bath and read Cosmo. I haven't decided which yet! LOL!

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I know you don't want to go back to retail. I did it 8 years before I found my job. It was a nightmare but hey, it was a paycheck.

Nah...I can't do it. It's the ultimate last resort. I worked in retail and customer service for almost 10 years, and every single day, I honestly wanted to come home and kill myself, because I can't take people screaming at me and being rude all day. I hate myself enough on a daily basis without adding a job that makes me hate myself even more to the mix. And I'm not the type of person to job hop, so I'll stay at a job even if it makes me miserable.

So, retail would be an *absolute* last resort. I don't think I'd even go back to retail to scrape up money to go to Orlando.

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