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July 30th, 2013

Didn't start a new job today yesterday. Turns out what they wanted me to come in for was to ask some questions they forgot to ask me in my last interview. Why they couldn't ask me those five or so questions over the phone, I don't know. They had told me when they called last Tuesday that I was supposed to bring my Social Security card and ID with me, so I assumed that meant I had the job. Maybe they told me that by mistake? I wasn't asked for them while I was there.

Now I'm anxious. I don't for sure have a job, plus I was denied unemployment benefits. If I don't get this job, things could get real difficult. I can appeal the denial of unemployment benefits, but I don't know how long that will take, and it may not make any difference.

*sigh* I guess all I can do now is hope and pray I have the job after all. And also I better start up job search activities again in case I don't. This sucks.

July 28th, 2013

Back to work tomorrow

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I start my new job at Albertsons tomorrow. I go in at 8am. As it's my first day, it'll likely be mostly, if not all, the actual hiring process with paperwork to fill out and stuff. I should be getting my schedule, and I hope they give me decent hours. I don't know what my wages will be, so I should be finding that out, too.

I'm excited. I'm hoping I like this job. *crosses fingers*

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July 24th, 2013

Yes, I'm still alive.

It's been almost two months since I last posted. I don't think I've ever gone that long between entries before.

I've decided to stop doing the weekly vocabulary posts. I'm weeks behind, it's gotten more and more of a chore to type them up, and I don't think anybody actually reads them. Plus, part of the reason I haven't posted in so long is I've fallen behind on vocabulary posts, and I wanted to catch up on them before posting anything else. Now that that's out the window, I've finally come back.

My last non-vocabulary post was about my sister and her family moving out to Nebraska. That fell through, so they're still here in Washington. That's not to say that my brother-in-law won't find an out-of-state radio job someday. It just hasn't come to pass yet. And, who knows? He might find a radio job in Washington, too. Time will tell.

Also, I quit my job at Target. It's kind of a long story, which I won't take the time to post right now. Maybe in a future entry. For now, though, I'll just say that after six years working there, I've decided it was time to move on. It looks like I have a job at Albertsons, though. I've had a couple interviews there for a deli position, and they called me today yesterday and told me to come in next Monday with my ID and Social Security card.

I'm on Twitter now. My tag is @scoofusandruter. Go ahead and follow me if you want to read my random musings. My profile pic is of my cats Rufus (buff tabby) and Scooter (gray and white).

Think that's about it for now. I'll try to post more often than I have been lately. Not that that will be difficult, as I haven't been posting at all lately...

June 2nd, 2013

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May 3rd, 2013

It looks like my sister and her family are moving to Ogallala, Nebraska, because my brother-in-law got a job out there. That's 1,500 miles away from here. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. The thing I think I'll miss most is seeing my niece and nephew grow up.

At least keeping in touch with far-off relatives is much easier now than when my aunt moved out to Wichita, Kansas, for the same reason around 30 years ago.

My older niece has been in Clovis, New Mexico, with her dad and his family for the past year, but getting her out of here was in many ways actually a relief, because of all the trouble she'd been getting into up here in Washington. She's much happier in New Mexico, and there's not so many ways to get in trouble in small-town Clovis as it is in big-city Seattle (and neighboring Renton, Tacoma, etc.). It's about a two-hour drive from Albuquerque, the closest city of any significance. Clovis has one mall, and the local "hangout" is, of all places, the Hobby Lobby. There is a nearby Air Force base, but her dad has made it clear she doesn't get inappropriately involved with any military guys.

Anyway, we're not sure yet when they'll be making the move. Soon, I imagine. I, myself, would be really resistant to moving out to any of the Plains states without a damn good reason (not that I'm saying a good job isn't one). Not only is it flat as a pancake out there (read: homogenous and boring), but I wouldn't do well in the Bible Belt. I'm much happier on the Coast, where people are generally more open-minded and liberal. And no offense to people who prefer other kinds of landscape, but I couldn't do without the mountains and the forests and the ocean. It's my idea of pretty, and it's where I grew up.

In other news, Moral Kombat has continued to dominate my life.

I learned a new word:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/catloaf

April 28th, 2013

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