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These Foolish Things

by Ginger Snap

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RAD: Chuckles

Name: Chuckles Introduction Platform: We’ve met many times on my evening dog walk in a nearby neighborhood. He’s one of the guys who’d stop to group-chat in person with the fellow dog walkers....


My fundraising project - the 30-Day Dog Walk Challenge to benefit the American Cancer Society is nearly over. Today was Day 26. Four more days to go! My friends (including my PB friends), famil...


Last night I braved the oppressive heat to meet my friend Jackie at an entertainment district to go see a concert. This was a lovely, very family-friendly, mellow evening. Jackie and I split a bo...


June 20, 2022

Funemployment Week #16

Pretty productive day in Funemploymentland today. Week 16, here we are. I spoke with Gillian, my headhunter “friend” (she’s the one I was speaking with last year about a job with the “serious/b...


Per my previous entry where I said that I think those billowy sundresses with pockets are unflattering, I still stand by that. But what I mean is, those dresses that make an A-line shape or hav...


June 17, 2022

10 Summer-y Things

Gotta get an entry in before a networking call I have today at 4:30. That will be the only thing I have done on my job search today. Welcome to the beginning of Week #16 of Funemployment (which...


June 10, 2022

Sticky Buns

Oh lordy, it’s getting hot and sticky out there! Just came in from my evening walk with Martini. It’s already not cooling down much in the evenings. I think it’s going to be a spectacularly hot s...


June 09, 2022

Five Current Things

Currently watching the January 6th hearings. Just came back from my evening dog walk and had to rewind some of it to see the video of the breach of the Capitol. Man. What a freaking riot. And I...


June 06, 2022

Summer Walks

Hey y’all. Summer seems to be upon us, doesn’t it? Happy June! Yesterday, June 5th, was National Cancer Survivors Day (in addition to June being National Cancer Survivors Month). I did quite a b...


The month of June is National Cancer Survivors Month. The other day, while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, I found a challenge by the American Cancer Society that nearly smacked me in the ...


Waiting for a phone call from yet another HR representative. This time it’s for a job in the other city - would be a 45ish minute to an hour commute. Ugh. Hate the thought of that. But I will tal...


May 28, 2022

Ten Things

Long weekend! But it doesn’t matter right now because all weekends have been long weekends for me the past 12 weeks. Still, it’s kind of fun to see the unofficial start of summer. My complex p...


My second Rate-A-Company. Had a face-to-face interview, so I’m sharing this one RAD-style again. Yep. I’m dating companies. Name: The Industrial Equipment Company Introduction Platform: An HR rep...


May 24, 2022

Funemployment Week #12

Damn, bitches. I’m in Week #12 of unemployment. I know the news media is telling you that there are 1.9 jobs out there for every unemployed person, but not with my niche qualifications. I mean, y...


May 20, 2022

RAD: Thrice

Name: Thrice (short for Thrice Engaged) Introduction Platform: Tinder Age: 58 Relationship Status: Thrice Engaged but never married (to my TWICE engaged but never married). No kids. Job: A l...


Correction: In my last entry I wrote that July is National Cancer Survivors Month is July. It’s actually June. And getting more specific, National Cancer Survivors DAY is June 5th. I just sent an...


Holy shit. I’m into Week 11 of unemployment and I’m just now starting to feel like I need to buckle down and get serious about finding a new job. Truth be told, I have loooooved the down time and...


May 13, 2022

Wandering Away

Well, I may have let The Wanderer just slip away. Per my previous entry, I’d set a date to have dinner with him tonight at one of my favorite places and then we were going to go for a walk in the...


May 12, 2022

RAD: The Wanderer

Name: The Wanderer Introduction Platform: Tinder Age: 64 Relationship Status: Divorced THREE times. Job: Retired attorney, now traveling the globe many times over on boats and motorcycles. L...


So… our PB friend [Complicated Disaster] came for a visit! I wrote in my last entry that he was in the U.S. (he’s from the U.K. for those who don’t read him) for a work trip and found himself wit...


Yes, I pulled the final trigger on the rejection of the job at Cutie Pie Company via email yesterday. I know it should have been a total no-brainer, but the salary was decent, which gave me pau...


April 30, 2022

Dorito Breath

I’m tired of talking about job offers and finding a new gig. Aren’t you tired of hearing about it? I’m not going to think about it until Monday, when I have to once again reject Cutie Pie Company...


April 29, 2022

You Guessed It.

The saga continues. The Cutie Pie company’s young owner came back today with flowery compliments and offered me the $20K more I was asking for. Why I didn’t just tell her NO, I’m not sure. I th...


April 27, 2022

Offer Update*

Updates Below! This morning I sent in my “thanks but no thanks” email to the Cutie Pie Company. It was a thoughtful email thanking them for how much time they’ve put into interviewing me and maki...


April 26, 2022

Funemployment, Week 8

Hello! So, so many things to write about, but I need to tell you about the employment situation right now and then I’ll get back to writing about all of the things. I’ve been taking notes on my i...


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