Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Poem Published!

Oh wow, I totally missed this, but I had a poem up on Everyday Poets on March 12. I thought I would get an email to let me know when it was going up, but I didn't so I'm glad I check today. You can read it here:

Friday, March 6, 2009

I need to join the FA

Frugaholics Anonymous that is. I am eating an alarming amount of fruit lately! Good thing I'm a cheap bastard who rakes all the local chinese groceries for bargains or I'd be spending a small fortune. Take today for instance. I have eaten:

1 nectarine
1/4 Papaya
Large number of strawberries
1 banana
1 mango
1/2 a pineapple

I think the main reason is that I've discovered the joy of a massive fruit smoothie for breakfast. It's like kicking off your morning with dessert! My fave combo:

1 peach
1 banana
4 strawberries
1/4 cup papaya
1 kiwi fruit
1 tspn flaxseed oil
1 tbspn supergreens powder (there are different brands out there)
1 1/2 tbspn hemp protein
2 capsules of acidopholous
1/4 cup of water

I could seriously eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I'd probably get the runs!

Why is this so difficult??

So, my husband and I have recently decided to look for some part-time work. We want to pay off our credit card and car loan, and get some savings built up, and we can't really do that with our income at the moment (WHY is rent in Vancouver so high? Well, if you have pets that is).

But here's the thing: apparently everyone else has the same idea. It's quite ridiculous actually. You show up at some restaurant for an $8/hr dishwashing job at find out that 25 schmucks have beat you to it (even though the ad was only posted on craigslist 2 hours ago). Really, we've been applying for about 15 jobs a day between the two of us (delivery, kitchen and server for Kyle - he can only work nights, and admin, barista, server and retail for myself). But so far nothing but a couple of interviews. It's crazy. One company actually posted a message a few days after they had posted a job ad saying that they had received over 300 applications, so could people stop sending them. 300!!!

By the way, Kyle has retail, dishwashing and delivery experience, and I have lots of office admin and customer service experience so it's not like we're bad candidates. I guess things are just a little desperate out there.

If anyone has any (legal) work for us, drop a line! I'll do any type of work (I mean, I do wipe dogs butts for a living - once you've expressed an anal gland you can do anything).