Thursday, September 1, 2016
Cats Just Wanna Have Fun!
Yesterday was a day full of Emailing resumes, and facing disappointment. I got two phone calls almost immediately after sending the Emails, and got turned down from both because I don't have a car. Both jobs were for call centers, and one of them was located down town which is very close to where I live. The lady on the phone said they have centers all around, and all are five miles away from public transportation. She said to call when I get a car! Ha ha. The search continues. The guy who installed my internet told me that the local thrift store hires anyone. It's kind of their thing. If all else fails I will go there. It's better than fast food. I'm also taking a different approach with dog walking. I have put ads on Craigslist in three different states at this point, and all that has ever come of it is trolling. In PA.someone called me, and they had me believing it was a legit call for quite some time. It was embarrassing. So, anyway, my friend Rachel who lives here suggested flyers, and that she would hang some in her neighborhood, and I feel renewed. So, I'm going to really try to get some dog walking clients. I know it sounds weird, but I have been wanting to be a dog walker for years now. I've ever only been able to get one or two at a time. I would love to be able to earn a real income doing it. I've lived on or even under the poverty line for most of my life, it's really all I know, so I'm not trying to be rich, I'm just trying to not feel so dead inside from these shit jobs that I hate, and still being so poor. I would at least like to have some pleasure in what I'm doing. I feel like walking dogs and scooping poop is a reasonable goal and desire. I'm not striving for the moon or anything. So, that's the update on the job search. I am determined.
Last night I made oven baked tofu, and I mixed a little Hoisin sauce with some General Tso's marinade and poured it over the tofu for the fifteen minutes of baking, while the rice was cooking. It was pretty dang tasty. I find that if you have a decent arsenal of spices and condiments, eating on a budget is way more palatable.
I'm hoping that I get my debit card in the mail today. My landlord has all of her tenants pay rent through an app(?!) called Venmo, and I have to have my debit card. Well, I can do it without, but it requires a routing number and all of this other stuff. So, fingers crossed it comes today. After that I will have another budget haul. I might wait till tomorrow because HOT. I try to do errands, pavement pounding etc. as early as possible because by noon it's almost one hundred degrees! So, unfortunately budget means kind of boring, but it will be fun to see what interesting dishes I can come up with!