Archive for April, 2011
I just sold a block of Cadbury fair trade chocolate to my wife for $10.
We got given two blocks each at Easter from her family but apparently that’s not enough.
$10 is a bit much I hear you say, as those blocks are normally around $3 in the supermarket. Well I had some factors to include into the exclusive pricing.
- convenience, as my block is in the kitchen cupboard you can’t get more convenient than that, no need to walk all the way to the shops. So you pay a premium.
- sentimental value, the chocolate was a gift to me, so to part with it I will need some significant financial compensation.
- If I left it in the cupboard much longer she would have eaten it anyway which would have been theft resulting in criminal charges, this way she gets let off with a fine in full knowledge that we all knew she was planning on committing an offense.
“Just hope that as we remember Servicemen and women today we remember the Australia they fought for – wasn’t gay marriage and Islamic!”
He later tweeted this apology….
“Ok you are right my apologies this was the wrong context to raise these issues. ANZACs mean to much to me to demean this day,not intended”
Wallace and ACL you do not represent me!!!!! Don’t want to demean this day??? only intended to demean gay and Islamic’s ???? How christian of you.
I just had a mother and daughter come to my door. I opened the door and the mother said ‘Hello, do you have sin in your heart?’.
We had a bit of a chat and I told her that I sin all the time, she was shocked by this and quite firmly said “NO if you believe in Jesus dying on the cross then you are free from sin”.
I tried to say that I personally don’t quite agree with that and that I do believe that Jesus died for my sins, but that I will keep sinning even as a believer , that Jesus death does not make me perfect but does give me a gateway to forgiveness.
Anyway she was beginning to get a little to heated for my liking so I suggested that we may not agree but it’s ok to to have different beliefs.
She then asked what my name was and said goodbye.
No wonder Borders is in receivership, they spent all their cash on printing sale signs.
Sitting in the front room enjoying Tim Minchin’s show on tv I didn’t want to go all the way upstairs to do a wee. So I did my mildly regular front garden wee.
I went outside, did a quick scan of the footpath and our neighbors driveway, which seems to get an awful lot of foot traffic, to make sure there was no pedestrians, couldn’t hear any footsteps coming. (Thanks to the early onset of autumn our tree that provided ample wee sheltering has shed all it’s leaves.) So gave my self the green light.
After zipping up and turning to go back inside the engine started and headlights turned on in the car that was parked right out the front of our house. So someone must have gotten a little show.
So it’s now been 7 months since I lost my job and it’s starting to suck bad.
I enjoy being home with Oscar and Jenny and we get to do a lot of hanging out but with neither of us working there are increasing limitations on what we can do and the small boy seems to have a limit to his happiness just being home or walking to the same shops or park. We also have toilet training limitations in the things we can do but hopefully that will pass quickly.
I would really like a job and it seems to be getting harder and harder to find something and all the jobs that I apply for that i would really like to do and that have some sort of meaning or purpose require a bloody drivers license. Being proficient at public transport use doesn’t seem to cut it.
I also have the problem of no real formal qualifications in anything apart from TV production and it was so long ago that I did the course that most of the technology used has all changed. In terms of youth stuff and educating people I have many years experience that looks great all spread out on my resume with dot points highlighting programs and things I have run or been part of, but most places want online applications where you fill out surveys about your formal qualifications and a tiny box at the end for putting in a few examples of your experience. Some places don’t even want a resume at all, just a long survey with multiple choice questions that somehow spits out a detailed analysis of where or not someone is a good fit for the role. What do people in HR departments actually do these days?
Sure you are probably thinking I should go off and get some formal education then, and I’m not providing for my family now so I might as well not provide for my family while learning stuff at the same time.
Well I don’t want to, I don’t want another 3 years of no employment and I don’t want formal qualifications so I can then enter some corporate bull crap structure and climb the ladder to success. I just want to be a worker bee. I want to spend my days doing something that helps empower and support people. I’ve had 2 amazing jobs that have filled almost the last 10 years of my life, both of them where roles that pushed me and helped me develop a passion for others and seeing them make a difference to world, both roles I got to be stupid in front of people, I got sit one on one with people and I got to journey with people. Why can’t I get another job like the last 2? I didn’t apply for either of them, they both just happened.And not blowing my own trumpet but I think a lot of the time I was pretty good at both jobs, there was defiantly times I wasn’t but it was not because of lack of training it was probably of increased selfishness and me not putting others first.
Anyway someone make another of of those jobs happen.
I’m also looking in to running my own small business but that probably will never happen
Maybe I should become a politician. Or a late night tv host on a variety show. That would be awesome.
Oh and I’m not depressed or considering listening to jewel CD’s. I’m probably mildly frustrated.