Tomorrow I start training the new guy! When I went to class to learn how to become a job coach (which is the fancy title I get for being the person that trains the new people) we were told that we can add to the training materials that are given to the new people, so that’s what I did today. I would consult my job coach handbook but, um… I think I may have thrown it away. So all I did was make a quick FAQ of things that the new person is going to be asked by customers. These are questions I am asked on at least a weekly basis, so it is good information to have around. My job is pretty easy, on a very basic level all I do is type numbers into a computer, but since my job involves gambling there are a million and a half rules, regulations, policies, and procedures we need to know, and that’s the hardest part. Plus there are a million ways to bet, so we need to remember all the different combinations/rules/odds, etc.

Besides that, I updated my GoodReads account. Half my books (probably more) still need to be added but I was debating whether or not to go in to my library with my laptop and make a list of all my books or to just scribble the authors down and go from there. Then I was like, wait, WHY am I doing this? Who cares how many books I have (besides me, but I am weird)? And there are some I’d have to leave off the list because they are embarrassing self-help books.

WHATEVER. I just got a package of nail polish in the mail so I need to go open that. Do you think I will ever get too old for glitter nail polish? Please say no.


Today is Tuesday, so you know what that means! Yes, it’s cleaning day!

I woke up early today (well, if you consider 11:45 early. I usually wake up at 1:30 on my days off so noon seems early) and started cleaning pretty much right away. I’m not usually so OCD about cleaning (if you look at the state of my bathroom you’d be horrified TBH) but I was all anxious about it last night. I really wanted to get my library (the spare bedroom with all my books in it, ha ha, I’m so fancy) straightened up because it was sort of a disaster. It still is, but I started to feel sick because it’s hot and I hadn’t eaten anything, so I took a granola bar break. But anyway, one of my bookshelves was falling apart (that’s what I get for buying cheapos from Big Lots) and I fixed that, then put all the books that were on the floor back on the shelves, and organized the pile of stuff I intend to donate. I need to do laundry, put clean laundry away from like, two weeks ago, and vacuum. And sweep the bathroom. And organize my desk a little, which I swear I did last week but it’s a mess AGAIN.

Class started yesterday! I’m taking a class for work because they’re paying for it. I haven’t taken a class since I graduated with my associate of applied science degree in IT in 2009, so I was a little nervous about it, but I took a look at it last night and it looked like it will be okay. Nothing is due until the 9th so I’m pretty sure I will put it off until the 8th. I am a major procrastinator.

I start training a new employee at work on Thursday! I am only excited about this because he will probably write tickets on my computer which means I just get to sit back and watch, and also because I get paid $2 more an hour! FOR THREE DAYS! TBH I think only two are really necessary but I talked my boss into three because, hello, MONEY! Plus there are three other people he is going to be hiring (okay, possibly four, but we will see what happens there) so even MORE MONEY for meeee! Money is great, especially since I just spent way too much money on nail polish. I have an addiction, I can’t help myself (especially now that I found two websites that sell China Glaze for $3 to $4 a bottle).

Okay, okay, back to cleaning!

boop beep boop

Things that are good:

1. Talked to the bank and got a preapproval letter just in case I find my dream condo. I’ve learned I need to basically make an offer right away, hope the seller accepts, then hope I like it when I see it. Obvs my offer would be contingent on my viewing so if I hate it I won’t be stuck with it. The condo situation is still not looking good but getting the letter definitely makes me feel like I am more in control of the whole thing.
2. My future brother-in-law sold me a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for super cheap. I downloaded the HBO Go app and watched the first season of Girls on my days off.
3. I spent one of my days off in bed. Like, I seriously only got up to eat and pee. It was raining all day and it ruled.
4. I got a package of nail polish on Saturday and now I can’t stop painting my nails. Well, actually, I was like that BEFORE I got the package, but now I have all these new colours and they are PRETTY.
5. I changed my phone number and my new number rules.

Things that are bad:

1. Work can go die in a fire.
2. Sometimes my desire for revenge can be a little frightening.
3. I ate a bunch of goldfish crackers and now my tongue hurts because I lick all the salt off first.

Gonna go paint my nails now. I got a bottle of the magnetic nail polish and I’ve been dying to try that out. See ya!

Is this normal?

Please tell me it’s normal to be nearing 30 and to still be confused about what you want to do with your life. PLEASE. LIE TO ME IF IT’S NOT TRUE, BECAUSE I CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

Since this condo thing isn’t working out for me, I’m kinda debating putting it on the back burner for awhile. I mean, it already sort of is. I’m still looking, but it’s more of a casual browsing than a frantic “what about this one? maybe this one! NEED CONDO NAO” kind of search. Maybe now is just not the right time for me and maybe I should wait.

THEN! Then my brain starts whirring around and making creaky noises because it’s not used to such hard thinking. I think, okay, if now isn’t the time, then by the time I get around to being really ready prices will probably have gone up, and then how do I afford a place? I get a better paying job. But how do I get a better paying job? I GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

Yeah. I’m not really sure about it yet. I’ve been looking into getting another associate degree, because the university near me will accept associate of science or arts degrees automatically and it would count for all my general education requirements. Of course, the degree I have is an associate of APPLIED science degree and doesn’t really count. I’m about 8 classes away from an associate of arts degree in either English or psychology. I signed up for a class for this fall (plus I’m taking a class for work) but I need to figure out if this is something I want to invest my time and money in. And I have no idea what I would get a bachelor degree in, so I need to think about that too. The lack of car thing makes this hard. Well, actually, being 27 and working full time makes this hard. Not that it’s impossible, people go back to school all the time.

I DON’T KNOW. My life feels a little crazy lately. All I know is that I don’t want to work in the sports book forever. I actually would really love to get out of there ASAP, since I had another falling out with the same friend that I always have problems with, and since we work together it makes it a little awkward. Not too awkward, since I know not being friends with him anymore is a really good decision, but he’s just such a humongous jackass and all-around horrible person that I want to rip his arms off and shove them down his throat every time I see him.

I am tired and have to be up early for work tomorrow, so off to bed I go!

*fans self*

My new thing to do on my days off is clean. I don’t know why this is, but that’s how it has been for the past six or so months. Yesterday I did the litterboxes and swept the bathroom, and today I decided I was going to go through my clothes and get rid of the ones I haven’t worn in awhile. Or ever. Sadly there are a lot of clothes in my closet that still have the tags on them. Most of them are from Torrid. Their sizing is really bizarre sometimes and I only buy on clearance (so not worth it otherwise, their clothes are not high quality at all) so thankfully most of the stuff was really cheap so I can’t feel TOO bad about not wearing any of it. I tried some stuff on and thought “oh, I’ll wear this”, but then I remembered it’s been sitting in my closet for two years with tags still on. So into the bag it went! Some fat girl out there is gonna hit the jackpot at the thrift store whenever I get around to giving this stuff away.

I also organized my dresser drawers. I have six million pairs of panties and seven million socks, and they were exploding out of the dresser everywhere. Now everything is organized (sort of, I hate matching socks so I just don’t do it, if you ever see me in matching socks it is a very rare occasion) and in separate drawers. Panties are no longer mixed with the socks and bras are no longer in every drawer.

Condo thing still totally not working out for me.

It’s hot. And it makes me cranky. And I have to get up extra early for work tomorrow since I work an hour earlier than usual. I sleep until 1pm on my days off usually, which makes getting up for work on Thursdays a real pain in the ass. SIGH.