Sunday, August 22, 2010


So, this weekend has proven to be an interesting one. I had to work Friday night, and all would have been right in the world had I not felt like absolute CRAP the entire time I was working. At first on Friday, I woke up all stuffy and sneezy, thinking I was suffering from allergies and/or a cold, but by the time I got to work, that had subsided and a new, painful feeling developed in my belly. Not really gut rut, not really an "I have to puke" feeling, not really anything I've felt before. I hadn't eaten all day, so I assumed that was the problem. Wrong. I tried to eat after work and it almost had an opposite effect. I felt worse. People tried to feed me beer thinking somehow that would be the magical solution. Again, wrong. So, I went to bed hoping it'd go away, but I woke up on Saturday feeling just as icky. I gobbled down some toast and some chicken noodle soup, all to no avail. I was frustrated because all I wanted to do was lay in bed, but I couldn't because I had to work again. Normally my mom could've probably covered for me, but she had catering to do, so I was pretty much left without an option. Once I got to work, I started feeling better, and for the rest of the night, I felt pretty good. Wahoo! Too bad I woke up today feeling like death again. Seriously, I don't know what's going on with this little body of mine, but it hasn't been good these past few days! :( It's slowly getting better, at least enough to allow me to get one more job application out today....

....That brings me to two other things. First of all, last night, a bunch of people I know came up to Allison's while I was bartending, my brother Jake being one of them. I was telling him how I had been making pretty good money that night, and he said, "Don't fall into the trap, Nae." By that, he meant that there are a ton of people who start bartending for extra money but then just settle doing that for the rest of their lives because it's too good of money to quit. Believe me, I did NOT expect to be doing what I'm doing right now, and I do NOT intend to do it forever. But... At the same time, I am in desperate need of money, and until I find a damn school that finds me worth hiring, I'm not really sure what else I can be doing! On a positive note, I pulled in about $150 last night for 9 hours (aka: approximately $17/hr.), so I'll take it for now!

The second thing I am referring to is a short conversation I had with my dad today. I was sitting in my room working on my job application, and he assumed I was just dinking around. I told him what I was doing, so naturally he asked where I was applying. This particular application was for an Academic Adviser position at Portland State University. So, my dad said, "That's pretty far away. Is it right in Portland?" I said yes, and then he proceeded to tell me some negative things about the city (i.e., high cost of living, lots of rain, etc.). I get what he was saying, but I wanted to be like, "Well, do you not want me to apply to anything or what?!" There will be pros and cons to ANY place I apply, even for positions in Wisconsin, so at this point, I'm looking at jobs I'm interested in and that I think I'd be good at, and I'm applying away. How else am I going to get a job?!

Well, as usual, this is super long. Despite the crazy ranting, my weekend wasn't the worst I've ever had. Just a bit tiring with being sick and spending most of my time working. I feel good about sending out that application, and hopefully I can continue the momentum tomorrow and the rest of the week. Until then, it's bedtime for this cat. Peace out, cub scouts. :)


Courtney said...

I have family in Portland! Any excuse to go out there and visit will do... apply away! :)

Renee said...

Done! :)