Tuesday, August 17, 2010

She's Filin' Her Nails While They're Draggin' The Lake

"Be patient."

That tiny little sentence is repeated to me more and more by different people every day.

"Be patient, Kris. It'll happen. Just wait."

I'm trying. But the waiting game can really get to a chick.



Almost 5 months and counting.

I spend my days job hunting. Doing random freelance work. More job hunting. Making contacts, getting my name out there. And maybe, just maybe, I apartment hunt for the fun of it. Gotta keep on top o' that Toronto market!

After that? All I can do is wait.... and wait some more.

My counsellor says the waiting will kill me - and at the end of the day I need to get out and distract myself.



Will do.

Who wants to help this moody girly get distracted?

She's gotten rather sick of herself. Internal conversation has become downright nasty.

Let's go make friends with strangers.

You in?


30 comments:

Prince Albert said...

I'm in like...what's something that's in? In like a...nail? I don't know.

Hit me up, baby, on my Blackberry! I'll see if I can make time for you what with all my hipster friend committ-a-mentos.

Masuka said...

its true.. the waiting will kill you.. You should join a team or something.. Perhaps a trivia team.. a rock trivia team! (Does that exist?)

PS.. I've given you lots of chances to come chill.. all you gotta do is bring yourself over! :P

Kris said...

Prince Aaron - Do not mock the Blackberry owners. I like mine. Your hipster friends told me that you're mean to them with your non-hipster ways. They're fragile.

Masuka - A rock trivia team would be right up my alley indeed! I knwo you've given me chances, I just can't always be up there... find me a job and I'll be up permanently, neighbour! ;)

Prince Albert said...

The Blackberry comment is not a diss, Princess Kris, for I wish I had one.

Kris said...

You can have mine. It really is a Crackberry.

Andrew said...

I find myself in the same unemployment situation and it certainly does make the days drag by, regardless of how much job searching or networking you do.

Luckily I get distracted very easily though, shiny objects ftw.

Kris said...

Shiny objects save me life...

What kinda gig ya lookin' for? I'll keep an eye out. (Toronto, right?)

screetus said...

Be impatient.
But remember it's all about one step at a time.
It helps to treat each week day as a "work" day -- with work for the moment being looking for work. So have a routine, check the trades and do follow up calls, devote some time to finding new doors to knock on, and when your work is done for the day, it's okay to knock off early.

When I got that advice I thought they said "attract" yourself and, well, the results weren't pretty.

Kris said...

:)

You're my Yoda in this, mister. And I'm taking all of your advice.

And that's exactly what I do - I stick to a routine and cross everything off my To Do list.

ghost said...

in.

Kris said...

I thought ya might be! :)

Anonymous said...

I think during all this free time of boredom and waiting there's only one thing to do. KG Woman. Superhero/vixen. Yep you need your own comic strip. you'll have to have a sassy costume. a trusty side kick with her own saucy costume. an unrequited, yet sometimes requited, love. oh, and an arch nemesis.

Keir said...

I used to work with a woman who told me that she once memorized all the lyrics to "Beyond Belief" just to impress a guy she was crushing on. She sang it to him and the magic spell worked. For a little while.

Anyway, 7 years ago I spent about 18 months unemployed. It sucked. Don't let the time compound on you or else you'll end up learning how to author DVDs (and then forgetting it all). Night school saved me. Seriously.

Oh, and Loud Rock Music.

Kris said...

Anon - I'm in. I love a good costume. So if anyone wants to apply to be my sidekick, apply within. (And I think the unrequited/requited live should BE the arch nemesis. Keeps it interesting.)

Keir - Well, if any guys will love me for knowing all the lyrics to Watching The Detectives, then that's cool with me!

I'm with ya on the loud rock music. I've been reading a lot more too, which is good. My mom says I should take up knitting. But I'll lose an eye. Or two.

Anonymous said...

I think your dog could be a side kick. she'd have to wear a cape.
I was thinking your arch nemisis can be Anonmicon which turns out to be your evil twin sibling separated at birth but you only find this out just as you killed them in the final sequence... shoot. I spoiled it.

Mike D. said...

You're pretty when you're bored. Or too pretty to be bored. I agree with anonymous, you're a hot bored Superhero.

Kris said...

Anon - Daisy doesn't like capes. Or wearing anything, really. But I'll try to make her compromise.
I'm glad for the spoiler. I like knowing that I win. Even if my nemesis WAS my evil twin. Or maybe I was the evil twin.... hmm.

Mike - Nah. I'm just pretty bored. (Actually, I'm not bored so much as tired of waiting. Cue Trews tune, I guess.)

Anonymous said...

Your dog will have to have an arch nemesis too and their own unrequited sometimes requited love. If anything like my dog, A.N. will be a squirrel who also wears a cape. just to taunt. the squirrel will also ride a tricycle.

Kris said...

Daisy nemesis is a shape-shifter. Turns from a squirrel to a bunny to a teacup dog to a bird. All in the name of taunting my little hunter bitch.

Anonymous said...

Does Daisy turn into an Asian hooker at some point? Because that would be rad.

kay zee said...

Next visit to TO, lemme know!

Kris said...

Anon - Well, she doesn't shape-shift. She just sometimes ACTS like an Asian hooker. Or a Canadian hooker. Or... just a hooker. But an awesome hooker, if anything.

kay zee - I'm visiting on Fri - gotta take care of some crap. So yeah, Fri-Sat!

Anonymous said...

And by Canadian hooker you mean she eats poutine and charges HST?

Kris said...

Well, yes. Just like me. I taught her everything she knows. You should see her chug back a 50 and do the Safety Dance. Just like her mama.

Alyson said...

Totally in.

Screetus gives KILLER advice, btw. Mostly because he gave you the advice I was going to.

Kris said...

In that case, you are also my Yoda! You guys are my Yodi.

Princess Pessimism said...

i love how dramatic your face is in these pictures - it really emphasizes the "waiting".

Kris said...

Ha! Yep. That' my "waiting is bullshit" face. Or maybe my "swoon" face. I get confused.

Born with a big mouth! said...

you are too funny!! the other day my roomie though it would be funny to take pictures of me after I passed out on the couch .... they look kind of like these. but you are so much prettier :)

Kris said...

I wanna see your passed out pics, my dear!

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