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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


It’s 5:30 on Easter morning. I found out there’s going to be a sunrise service at the amphitheater next to The Treehouse, so of course I’m going to go. When they bring the service to your own b...


It’s now Tuesday, April 12th, and we are deep into Week #6 of my Funemployment. We are halfway through the severance plus my vacation time. I have 6 more weeks of being paid for this nonsense. T...


This is the first in what may be a series of rating in-person interviews as I go through this process of trying to find my next JOB. I’m using the same format as our beloved RAD (Rate-a-Date) and...


Yesterday was all doc appointments, all day. I had a physical starting at 8am (needed to be there by 7:45), so I dropped Martini off at her old doggy daycare because they open at 7am) and go to t...


So, to continue where we left off from last entry, Captain K picked me up in the fancy Tesla since he told me that he didn’t like flying into the little airport near my apartment. It was early. 6...


Well, it’s been a month since I was let go from my job. If it weren’t for the sometimes feelings of yuck, and those aren’t all the time, I’d say I am doing quite well, thank you. I mean, it’s a ...


If only you could see me right now. My hair has been up in an excruciatingly messy topknot for two days now while I finished up this “interview project” for Company #3. I don’t look like mysel...


So, I’ve settled down some since the Great Mammogram Panic of 2022. The mammogram was on Monday, the callback was on Tuesday, I had a well-woman exam on Wednesday where the gynecologist took a l...


Hey girls and guys (and others, whoever you are), how’s your Tuesday going? Today I felt like I rested a bit in the between time. Between doc appointments and interviews and insurance bullshit (l...


Well, here I am on a Friday, deep into unemployment! Is it bad that I’m enjoying it for the most part? Well, I’m enjoying not going into that effing office (save for the couple of friends I loved...


Good Saturday evening. I’m thinking about going to bed pretty soon so I can wake up early since we’re losing an hour overnight. Ugh. I hate these time switches. They screw me up. Anyway, tomorro...


Well, it’s Friday. No going to the office for a whole week and what’s going on? It’s funny. This week was National Sales Meeting (NSM) for my former company. I feel a couple of ways about that...


Monday morning and I’m calling it my first “official” day of Funemployment! I don’t even know where to start. I went to the office over the weekend to collect all of my personal stuff (nine year...


March 03, 2022

Paralyzed** in These Foolish Things

Ugh. You guys. I’m paralyzed with fear. I have a meeting invite for 12:30 with my boss’s boss titled Org Change Meeting. I can’t concentrate. Update: Meeting was scheduled for 12:30. At 12:25, I ...


We are getting shitty weather again. It came on quicker and stronger than the weatherperson (and even the weather app) predicted. I hate to say it, but I wasn’t prepared either. I’d looked at the...


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