Working for a living

Minus a temporary job I held right after hubs and I moved here last year I have been unemployed for over a year. I am happy to report that after months of hunting I have finally found a job! I’ll be working for Macy’s as a sales associate in the jewelry department at a high end shopping center that’s less than a 10 minute drive from home.

Yay!

Things I’ll like about the new job (in case I ever forget!):

  • I’ll get a 20% discount on (most) merchandise.
  • The company is willing to allow me a flexible schedule to work more hours now and less when classes start back up in the Fall.
  • Macy’s is one of the most widely recognized company’s in the world with a great reputation for quality.

I don’t want to be a retail sales associate for the rest of my life or anything but Macy’s is such a great company. I’m excited about working for them and seeing where I can go in the company. Once I graduate, my degree in Journalism could translate into a lot of different careers so you never know – in 2 or 3 years I could still be working for Macy’s in the corporate office.

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May 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Final Grades

My grades for the Spring 2010 semester were posted yesterday and I am very happy with my final grades. I got a B in the History class and an A in Journalism which gives me a 3.5 GPA for the semester.

Kind of makes me feel smart. 😉

May 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Keepin’ On Keepin’ On

No, dear readers, I have not dropped off the face of the earth.

Do you remember that I went back to school? Well these last few weeks have been a little busy for me because they’ve been gearing up for the end of the semester which means that it’s time for final exams. I’m only taking two classes this semester so I only have to finals. I’ve already taken one and the other is this coming Tuesday. I’m feeling very unprepared for it but I think that stems from the fact that the professor takes himself way too seriously and feels it’s his duty to make his tests as difficult as possible. I know the material but worry about the format of the test – all essay – not my favorite. I have this weekend and Monday to study so hopefully that will help to build up my confidence.

I’m taking 3 classes next semester. That’s still considered part-time. One class is in my concentration – Journalism – and is a media writing class. The other two classes are an English Literature class and a French class. I’m not worried about the literature class but that’s mainly because I’m not sure whether it’s just a survey or whether there’s a lot of reading and paper writing involved. Maybe I should look into it more? LOL The French class is a fourth level class and I’m really nervous about jumping into it after not having had any French since 2003. Even though I took French all through high school and for 4 semesters at Purdue I barely remember any of it. I’m wondering if I’ll need a tutor. Wish me luck.

So you see, I’m still around. Just busy with classes. I have the Summer off from classes and plan to look for work to keep me busy. I’m applying for jobs but the job market is not looking too good around here right now. I’m trying to stay positive and I know that I’ll find something soon.

April 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Pick of the Peeps

In honor of Easter, the Washington Post sponsors an annual contest where readers can create a diorama featuring Peeps. Personally, I am not a fan of Peeps but theses iconic little buggers do pretty much symbolize Easter, don’t ya think?

View the slide show here.

Have a wonderful Easter, everyone!

April 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

Do you like gladiator movies?

Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

No, I’m not a fan of gladiator movies either but I have always considered this and the many lines of lines of actor Peter Graves to be among the funnies in the movie Airplane. I was sad to hear that he had passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Graves had a long career where he usually played serious roles but I’ll always remember him best as Captain Oveur.

Rest in peace, Peter Graves.

March 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Would You Buy a GM Vehicle?

Hubs and I recently went to the Memphis International Auto Show because 1) we both enjoy auto shows and looking at the new model offerings of all the car manufacturers, 2) we are probably going to be buying a new car sometime in the next 6-12 months so an auto show is the perfect way to see what all of the car makers have to offer and 3) there wasn’t much else going on that weekend. (more…)

February 25, 2010 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Hubs!

Today is my honey’s birthday. Maybe I didn’t get to spend more than a couple of hours with him today but I did managed to surprise him with a small gift which I know he was totally not expecting. The poor guy is working tonight which totally stinks but he has the next two days off so a little R&R will be a nice way to celebrate his birthday. Tomorrow night I’ll make a special dinner of whatever he requests – knowing hubs he’ll probably ask for steak – and then I’ve got some cupcakes to bake instead of birthday cake. Hubs isn’t really much of a cake guy and since I can’t make the one and only cake he really, genuinely likes (his mom’s jam cake) then he’ll have to settle for cupcakes.

Hell, who am I kidding? The cupcakes are for me … he won’t eat any. 🙂

Anywho, happy birthday beeb! I love ya!

February 23, 2010 at 12:44 am Leave a comment

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