Saturday, February 19, 2011

Finally a paycheck!

So once again it's been over a month since I've written in this thing.  I finally received a long term temporary position as a temp at a financial firm.  The people are waaaay nice, it pays super well, and they pay for my lunch.  However, it's boring as hell.  But I guess I'm going  to have to get over it, if they decide to keep me perm.  But I'm not sure if they're even going to do that.  I know I should be happy that I have a job, but I really know I won't be able to make any friends here.  The only down to earth people are the
40+ ers and all though I don't age discriminate; the ones with kids aren't usually the happy hour types.  Oh well...

I've also made a decision that I'm going to pursue acting as much as I possibly can while employed.  I'm not sure what my tactics are going to be, but I feel I do have some direction, and at least that's a plus

What I'm really missing right now, is my daytime television.  Would I give up a paycheck for daytime television.  Not all.  But I do kind of miss it.  It is so outlandish.  I can't believe Oprah has a sister that she never knew about!  I'm pissed that I missed that.  Also, I need to know if they ever solved that paternity issue on One Life to Live. I guess I'll have to YouTube that.  However, I've gotten really into the Real Housewives franchise more than ever though.  Most especially Beverly Hills and Atlanta.  For the exception of New Jersey, I find these two to be the most entertaining.  I think one of my favorite Housewives is Kandi Burruss (spelling?)  she just seems so down to earth and cool.  And she always thinks of an appropriate low key comeback when someone is annoying her.  Damn, I don't remember the insult but I remember when she told NeNe Leakes, "good thing you don't get paid for thinking" which was hysterical. Gotta love Kandi.  And as much as I hate to say it Kim Zolciak (spelling?) is the show.  She is such a marvelous, sparkly, Dolce and Gabbana-wearing hot mess. But I love it.  I'm not sure if the show would be as appealing without her! And , I am totally on team Camille Grammer.  She gets a lot of crap for having all of those nannies, but I'm quite sure every other housewife in BH, UES, Palm Beach, etc. raise their kids like that.  I think they just needed to pick on someone on the show and she was that person.  What I would really love is if they got Wendy Williams to do the reunions.  Not that I don't love Andy Cohen, because I really really do. Although, I feel he lacks the pizzaz he has on Watch What's Happening Live.  He just doesn't push the Housewives for the answers.  Sometimes he looks frightened, I don't blame him I would be too.  I just think Wendy would be better for the job.  She wouldn't take the crap.

Anyway, that's my schpiel for the night.  I wasn't feeling too well so I stayed in.  I'm trying to think about a good story I can pitch to a college magazine.  If anyone knows of any good ideas let me know.  See ya!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Well no one reads this blog but I will update it, since I haven't written in over a month.

Sooooo I did do the play (in the undisclosed city that isn't New York) and I am really happy I did.  It was not beneath me at all and was a great learning experience.  I had a very dramatic and serious role, which I never had the opportunity do before, and I was really able to stretch myself as an actor.  Although it was unpaid and with a tiny tiny theater company it was the most professional production I have ever been associated with. Plus, I really needed the break.  2010 was probably the worst year of my life, and I really needed to decompress, and just get a way from it all.  But eventually, all good things come to an end.

During the Holidays I was able to get some temp work and was able to work at a few companies.  Two financial and one fashion company.  The fashion company was amazingly cool and the people were nice.  It was a gig that lasted only a day but a super cool experience. The other two were mediocre but I was able to get some money and pay my bills so I'm not complaining.

Since January I have been working hard core to find a permanent job.  I went on three interviews this past Monday.  One interview was to be a receptionist at a staffing agency, the second to be a receptionist at a financial firm, and the third to be a administrative assistant at a media company.  My feedback from the first interview was that I was too professional and too reserved.  What the shit is that?  First of all, lets talk about the woman who interviewed with me.  She left the interview multiple times to speak with someone on the phone. When she apologized I laughed it off, and went back to what we were discussing.  I professionally joked around with her and smiled and laughed.  However, she told my staffing counselor that I didn't have a sense of humor. I'm not sure if she was initimidated by my devastating beauty or my quick wit (ok, ok, I don't believe those were the reasons) but, "'sumpin's up w/ dat". Regardless, I'm sure it wasn't the right fit for me anyway.

The second interview, was seriously the weirdest interview I have ever been on.  I interviewed with two people. One was slightly unprofessional but she was ok.  The other, had the biggest stick up her ass.  Plus she cried before the interview!  Why do I know that? Because her eyes were still red and tearing.  Crazy.  Then as I told her I pursued acting after college, her first question after that was "Why didn't you get a real job after college?"  I told her, "Because I pursued acting."  She responded, "OHHHHH"! RIGHT!!" Then she says, "Well we really need people to be here on time, because I have no tolerance for lateness."  I swear to God, the way she said "tolerance" sent a shiver up my spine.  For a second I thought she was going to slap me.  I thought to myself, this place is CRAYZEE and I haven't heard from them since.

The third interview?  Well the guy had gray crooked teeth and the place smelled so I don't really care about that one.

So that's the update. In a few minutes, I may write another post to keep this thing current.