Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ah, bugger!

Yesterday I received an email from Netflix:

"We contacted our warehouse to attempt to find the personal property you returned to us in place of our movie. Regrettably, we were unable to locate or identify your disc. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."

Yes, my Garbage CD is long gone, probably in the hands of some punkass kid who thinks his job is so great because he gets "free music." Boo. What he doesn't know is how much of a bitch karma is, and I know this first hand. Some day he will be begging for a karma "scraping" and I know JUST the people to send him to!

I have 5 more days until the "big move" and I am ALMOST ready. Apparently I thought I was going to be ready until Lucy took a look at my place and said, "Uh, you are not going to be ready by Wednesday." She was totally right. If it weren't for her mad packing and moving skills, I would not have been ready. We made a huge dent in almost 4 hours of work and now I just have to finish up the random loose things and my clothes.

I basically have today to finish packing, run to Uhaul to get another "mirror box" for my pictures, and I really would like to finish my resume. BUT, I don't see that happening. I would really like to see a few friends today, and right now that is a little more important to me. :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I want my Garbage back!

Last week I mailed back a movie to Netflix, well, I thought I did anyway. I went to play a CD and sitting on top of my DVD player was the movie that I thought I mailed in. UGH! As it turns out, I inadvertently mailed my Garbage 2.0 CD instead of Failure to Launch. I could have picked a better movie to not mail back, that's for sure. Anyway, I talked to Netflix this morning and "Chris" tells me that it should be returned to me automatically because it's a music CD but he put in a "trouble ticket" anyway. Oh, and Chris also tells me that he has seen Garbage in concert - very cool. I really hope I get it back soon, because I LOVE that CD and listen to it ALL THE TIME! It has provided me a lot of inspiration as I work on my paintings. I guess I will listen to my 2nd favorite CD in the mean time (Veruca Salt - Eight Arms to Hold You).

Anyway, my business ideas are coming in like crazy and I really have to start working on these business plans. I know that I can only do one at a time, but there is nothing preventing me from at least getting the plans together so I can see what would be more profitable, and more importantly - FUN!!

Today I am going to work on updating my resume, pack a few boxes, and most importantly finish transferring all my photos from my old computer. I can't believe how many pictures one can accumulate on a computer, but then again, I love taking them. Which reminds me, I seriously need to save up money for that SLR camera I want because I have found a few photographer's assistant jobs that I would LOVE to apply for this summer as a part time gig. I also need to start playing more in Photoshop so I can teach myself how to professionally edit photos. Too bad I can't photoshop some money into my dwindling bank account, now that would be some talent!

Monday, February 9, 2009

The power of 33

What can you get these days for 33 bucks? Well, earlier today I was complaining about the cost if ink for my printer, and yup, you guessed it - cost of $33!! For the amount of money I have spent on ink, I could have bought myself a nice laser printer/fax/scan combo. So, I think I am adding that to my list of "must haves" or your "I think I will randomly buy something for Amber list" if you feel the need.

Onto the grocery store I go to pick up a few things. The total? Yes, again $33. I felt MUCH better about this purchase, here is what I picked up for 33 buckaroonies:

1 pkg butter
1/2 doz eggs
1 chunk of Asiago cheese
1 bag of shredded sharp cheddar (formaldehyde and all- it was on sale, what can I say)
1 pkg flour tortillas
1 qt of strawberries
1 reusable grocery bag
4 bottles of wine (this is no joke people!)

What do you think is a better deal? Yea, that's what I thought. Shively's bargain bin does me proud today....

And thanks to my friend Lucy who supplied me with a few boxes today, as I only have 18 days to get ready for the road trip to NC! Wow, is time flying, or what?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I think there is something wrong with my brain...

It will not STOP generating ideas! :) Ok, I know this is totally a good thing, but it is actually distracting me from the actual work I get paid for.

I guess the brainstorm from the other night is turning into a monsoon! Anyway, I have come up with a few business ideas and I might just start working on a business plan. As much as I loved having a jewelry biz with my mom, we just did not have the time to keep up with it. We were so busy making jewelry that we couldn't actually find the time to run the company, keep up the website, market the product, etc. Not to mention after working 10 hour days for not one, but TWO loonies, I found it hard to do anything productive.

This idea? Well, my expectation is that it's a full time gig. No more working for "the man" for this girl. I want out of the corporate (and I use this term loosely) bullshit so I can create my own corporate bullshit. Hey, maybe someday I will get the nickname Loon.

Gotta run - I owe my editors a few chapters on my book, and they can get pretty pushy. ;)

Monday, February 2, 2009

My head just might explode!

I decided to take a packing break and have a brainstorming session. Wow, does my head hurt! No, seriously, pounding headache!

While I am still wandering around in the sea of "what do I want to be when I grow up" I am trying to get this all onto paper so I can start making a plan. Yes, my nomad days are giving me a chance for more time, but I am hoping that little light bulb will illuminate in the dark room of my brain while I am roaming.

It's weird when you come across people who knew exactly what they wanted to do at an early age. These people kind of freak me out in a way. What do you mean you have known since you were 6 that you wanted to be a doctor? WHAT?? The last thing I thought about when I was 6 was what I was going to do for a living - my biggest thought was how I was going to kiss the cute boy in my class!

Ok, ok, at one point in my tiny little life I wanted to own a gas station like my dad. We all know how that turned out, thank goodness. Then I just thought I needed to go to college and just get a job, and one that pays. Well, I did that. And as it turns out that's not what I wanted either. There is nothing worse than collecting a large paycheck in exchange for the emotional trauma ensued from a small business owning loon - or loons in some cases.

So now I sit here, my eyes feeling like they are going to bleed and my head might explode and for the first time in my life - I clearly have NO idea what I want to do with my life.