Somebody Else's to them, whomever they may be.

Somebody Else's to them, whomever they may be.
How I feel after throwing a party...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

The Sharks Are Circling...

Last Thursday night I went to a job fair. It was the kind of job fair where they have 10-12 companies come in to do a brief (2 min.) overview of who they are and what they're all about and then they go back to their booth and everyone makes the mad dash to talk to/interview with, throw their resumes at, the companies they are interested in. The particular field this fair was for was Sales & Marketing...but I'm currently waxing unsuccessful in my own job I thought I'd give this fair a look-see...besides they invited finance, communications and other managerial specializations to the I figured it was o.k.


Sales People. Be all that you can be. I was a sparky, happy, sunfish in a sea of sharks! LOL

It was an interesting and eye-opening experience. I haven't been in a room that looked so slick in my entire life. Picture know a slick salesman/woman when you see one...they have a certain je ne sais quois about them...I don't know how else to describe other than "slick" ... that's part of their suits, sports coats...very business business casual...I was very glad I had dressed up all the way...better safe than sorry...and people gunning for every position available. Don't try to chat anyone up while you're in line that's for sure! LOL

I told myself I needed to visit every booth and try to get my resume out there and I met my goal. I don't really anticipate getting any phone calls whatsoever, but it was good for me to get out there mixing around with the other molecules, promoting myself and seeing what is out there. It makes sense to me now why sales people are the way they are and how they make the money they make (or don't make it as the case may be as well). You have to think that you are truly the best whether you are or not. I can take some lessons away that's for sure.

As an additional note: There were a couple of insurance companies there as well...desperate as I may the end, I just couldn't bring myself to get jazzed up about working for them. I talked to them, gave them resumes and went from there...but it just is not for me. One of the guys I talked to specializes in insurance for the elderly. From the get-go he asked if I had grandparents that were still living, I replied that they were, and he gave his spiel and went on to say that I could immediately sell to them, and it wouldn't be just one but two for each of them, of which I would make $300 a $600...immediately I could gain from my grandparents. Soooo I said...not for me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

Here I am again, late into the heart of darkness in the very middle of the night. Most sensible people are in not so sensible. I've been exhausted since 11 p.m. but just needed some time to myself. It's been a pensive, thoughful kind of a day. Not happy, maybe a little sad, frustrated for certain, kind of twirling around a little as to which direction to take. I don't mind the twirling so much as the lack of direction makes me insane in my membrane.

I am certainly going through the employment refiner's fire. Nothing like trying to find something that will somehow be a good fit through a vague description of something that sounds like everything and nothing all at the same time, if you can just manage to get your foot in the door. I've found several jobs that have piqued my interest and have applied to those along with a slew of others that would be a fit, a good fit even, just not my favorite choice. We'll see what we will see.

If I could just find my way to being a successful paranormal romance novelist with brilliant heroines and exciting paramours, I could take a well earned vacation to Hawaii or Fiji or something and bask in the balmy ocean breeze on the snow white sands in some remote and delightfully vacant location. Blue-green waters as far as the eye can see, and a nice cabana boy to bring me deliciously fruity beverages of choice to pass the time. Yes...fantasy of this nature is always better than a gloomy November day looking for a job in Finance...though I do enjoy the gloomy more than not. It cheers me up.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Amend and Concede

So, I am ammending the second to last paragraph of a post I made a couple of days ago.

"So much for "a government of the people, by the people, for the people" not perishing "from the earth". (Abraham Lincoln)...or maybe this is what the bulk of the population truly does want...for me, and maybe I'm in the minority and I'm o.k. with that, but it's not what I want...I could go with a lot less control, a lot less meddling, and a signficant decrease in my taxes...I earned it, I'd like to keep it and decide where I want it to go. "

Obviously from the results, and what magnificent results those are as far as people actually turning out, we are definitely maintaining Abraham Lincoln's original statement "of the people, by the people, for the people". By a landslide that is impressive in its numbers, Barack Obama has taken the day. The people in great majority have spoken. But I continue very definitely in the minority. While I performed my civic duty and voted yesterday with millions of others, I did not vote for Obama or McCain, I just couldn't buy into the rhetoric and the marketing, beautifully done as much of it was.

I'm still firmly for less control, less meddling, significantly decreased taxes and picking my own causes to support instead of having money ripped out of my wallet sans choice. I'm for a smaller government, I'm definitely for taking care of my own family, my own neighbors, my own community and its needs. I firmly believe in states rights to do as they see fit by the voice of their people and the needs specific to those residents.

Don't get me wrong--I am for beautiful communities, good roads, taking care of the poor and the less fortunate...but I really think it should be done at a grassroots level more than a federal government level. Many would call that idealistic or even unrealistic...maybe so...but I have great faith in humanity and their ability to govern themselves if given the opportunity. That opportunity does not run rampant though, and because of excessive control through the decades there are problems that have inadvertently been created that require stringent laws and demands that may not have otherwise been necessary.

It is with caution that I approach the next few years. It is a historical event for a variety of reasons, and I do salute the fact that history has taken place and that many things have been proven. The feeling is such that there is a New Religion in town and there is a religious fervor in the win and in the celebrating...I'm glad that so many people are happy and are looking forward to change, but I still remain cautious and curious to see exactly what kind of change will take place. I prefer to keep church and state separate, and I guess that in the traditional way they are still relatively separate, but like I said, this is a New Religion, and it's not so separate from state, but rather is morphing into it. We'll see what we will see and I do remain curious to see what direction history takes next.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's All Over But The Cryin'...

In honor of the fight that ends tonight...and the changes for good or for ill that are coming our way in the next few years...and changes are coming...I feel the Von Trapp children said it best...

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say "cuckoo"
Cuckoo, cuckoo
Regretfully they tell us
But firmly they compel us
To say goodbye . . . to you
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu
So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye
I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
The sun has gone to bed and so must I
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Monday, November 3, 2008

To Vote or Not To Vote...That is the Question...

Sooooo...this election year is unlike any other one I've ever seen. A lot of passion on both sides, a lot of yelling and cries of foul play, a lot of accusations, lies and half truths...well I guess that is not quite so unusual, so much as the volume seems prolific. And honestly, despite all of the talk of tolerance, I am seeing a tremendous amount of intolerance.

I think it boils down to everyone wanting their way or the highway.

For me, being politically disillusioned and completely devoid of loyalty for either party at this point in time, it has been relatively relaxing and comedic at times to watch the dog-eat-dog behaviors of the candidates, their teams, and their rabid supporters.

People...these are politicians...they kiss your babies faces with the same lips they are kissing everyone's ass with. They are just like anyone else with a career...they are looking to climb and also doing that by watching out for their best interests. It's not that I'm jaded so much as realistic about what one megalomaniac can do. It doesn't mean that the megalomaniac doesn't have good qualities and attributes, because often they do, but megalomania is still that...MEGALOMANIA. The maniac still thinks he knows what is best for everyone, millions of people in the case of the POTUS, and that he is the best man for the job.

After watching the conventions, the rallies, the t.v. spots, the interviews, reading the articles, the arguements, the debates, my conclusion is that it's just a corporate war for the new CEO--and when it comes down to that...he's still the man with all the power, with all of the perks and all of the pay...and you're still the man doing all the work, wishing the weekend were coming a little sooner and that the money stretched a little farther.

My little brother, after watching the conventions summed it all up pretty well...

"Is this really our best and our brightest?? Is there no one more eloquent and representative?"

I throw in with blood on this one...Is this really the best that the United States has to offer as far as our leadership is concerned? Is this truly as good as it gets? I think there are better and more qualified candidates out there...but when you are up against the magnificent beast that is the Political Machine...if you are not a professional politician...good luck standing up to the system and making any headway.

So much for "a government of the people, by the people, for the people" not perishing "from the earth". (Abraham Lincoln)...or maybe this is what the bulk of the population truly does want...for me, and maybe I'm in the minority and I'm o.k. with that, but it's not what I want...I could go with a lot less control, a lot less meddling, and a signficant decrease in my taxes...I earned it, I'd like to keep it and decide where I want it to go.

At any rate, at this point, it's a day late and a trillion dollars short and tomorrow will come and go no matter what anyone thinks, says or does. By no means do I have all the good luck to each and every one as you go about your civic duty tomorrow...and may the best Megalomaniac win.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

More Late Night Musings...

I figured I'd better post something. It has been a couple of days and if I don't get the habit going, much as I am enjoying it, it would be easy to drop it at this early stage.

Waaaaayyyyyy late night tonight. I didn't anticipate it (being so late) but I am a fan of Facebook aka Crackbook and sometimes I find myself doing nothing of consequence for a much longer period of time than I would like to I'm not going'll just have to make your own guesstimate on what my humiliating wasted time period is...but by the time stamp on this entry go ahead and assume that I haven't been to bed yet.

Funny thing about Facebook is you can spend all kinds of time looking for people you use to know and you're not really sure if they really remember you at all because so much time has passed. But, it's still exciting to find names and faces that you know as a "now blast from your past". People age, they gain additional interests, they get married and divorced, have kids, move away from home, their personalities morph a bit, but after being apart for so long all you have is memory to build on, with a relationship that is essentially new again. Anyway, odd how as humans we crave remembrance and acceptance and that no matter what, the only way you can truly reconnect and resume the relationship is by being in regular touch again.

At any rate...late night musings...time for some sleep so I'm at least semi-functional tomorrow...or is it today...smirk smirk...

Late night soundtrack with which to meander the time away, a personal compilation entitled October Chill Girl by Me:

Julee Cruise: It's The End of the World;
Hilton FM: Anything With You;
Moby: Sunday;
Hardkandy: Standstill;
Radiohead: House of Cards;
Everything But the Girl: Before Today;
Barriere feat. Themis: Sonhando Ipanema;
Poloroid: Count on You;
Sleepthief: The Metro;
Mono: Life in Mono;
Duran Duran: Make Me Smile;
King Kooba: Koobesq;
Dirty Vegas: Days Go By;
Duran Duran: Like An Angel;
Morcheeba: Let Me See;
Sidewaze: Sidewaze;
Zuco 103: Outro Lado;
Eligh: Dali Lama Lullaby;
Silversun Pickups: Three Seed;
Ive Mendes: Night Night;
Supreme Beings of Leisure: Under the Gun;
Space Raiders: Beautiful Crazy;
Duncan Sheik: In the Absence of Sun;
Dreadzone: A Dream Within a Dream;
Morcheeba: The Sea;
Duran Duran: Secret Oktober;
Rae & Christian feat. Veba: Spellbound;
Radar: Nothing is Real;
Lee Perry: Guiding Dub;
Radiohead: Jigsaw Falling Into Place;
Sneaker Pimps: Low Place Like Home;
Kate Rogers: Fine

and lastly, but not leastly,
Aria: Ave Maria.

Good night, peace out, sweet dreams...