Thursday, July 23, 2009

happy blog b-day!

Can you believe it - today my blog is one year old! Woot, woot! I don't know if anyone is actually following my blog since I don't really like writing about the goings-on of people with more money than most but hey, if you're out there, thanks for reading about life.

More later on my life one year on.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I feel sick

Sometime on Sunday I felt a tickle in my throat, more like a burning sensation. Drinking water seemed to calm it down so I didn't think anything of it. Ethan came by on Monday evening and that's when the tickle became a searing pain and it hurt to cough.

Yesterday I must've drank about 8 litres of water because it was all I had to cure myself. Today is another story - the searing pain in my throat has moved to my head, I've got chills, body aches and a runny nose. I know you're thinking SWINE FLU!!!! and yes, that thought has crossed my mind as well. I haven't had the flu since 1998. Bugger it all.

Bree says it could be brought on by stress. She's probably right as these last few weeks I've been freaking out over bills and money. I can't live on Steve-H's guvment cheese for much longer. I had an interview last week and I have yet to hear about the results. Sure as hell I'm not calling them as I've lost my voice entirely so I'm going to send an email on Friday if I haven't heard anything by then. It's funny how I had a feeling about this job opportunity yet now my sneaky feelings are being smothered by other people's germs. Ick.

This is going to sound silly but I wish I had someone to take care of me... you know, bring me soup, orange juice, real apple juice & KFC... That could be Ethan's role yet I've only known him for a few weeks and I don't expect him to do that for me at this stage in the game. It'll take me that much longer to get well since everyone's doing their thing and I'm only afterthought Athena.
So let me set the record straight. Just when you think that Athena is caught up in her own life, she's not. She's sitting at home, day after day hoping her situation is going to change. She survives on a pittance every so often from our elected officials. She gets 1 call per day to see if she's still kicking (if she's lucky). Calls to her friends go unanswered for days as they, unlike Athena, have found better meat elsewhere.

Now I must go and rub Vicks on myself and hope to all hell that things change... soon and for the better.

Friday, July 10, 2009

it's Friday

Didja miss me? Ha ha. I've been looking for jobs like mad lately. All that energy I used to look for a date I'm now using to find myself gainful employment. I just got tired of looking through the same slew of hapless guys in hopes of finding one that was somewhat viable. Just when I was about to throw in the proverbial towel, along comes Ethan Thornton-Harrison III.

I really don't want to say much about Ethan at this point so I don't jinx anything but I'll say this - Ethan is a breath of fresh air. So far we've had a great time together. And that's all I have to say about that - at least until things are a bit further down the road, you know? Let's move on.

The Michael Jackson memorial was on this week. I enjoyed it a lot yet I still feel a pang of sadness. An icon that helped define my childhood is now gone. If I haven't said it before, I'll say it again - life is short. Life can end in a flash. Do I want to sit around and do nothing and feel miserable? Hell, no. I want to have a full life. Never thought I would actually say this but I want to work... mostly to have something to do during the day as I'm feeling more & more haunted as the days go on.

For some reason, I'm not so sure about teaching English. I mainly wanted to do it so I could get outta dodge and head to sunny Spain. I still want to go to Spain one day soon yet these days I'm thinking I could make a go of it here in Montreal. I moved here to have a better quality of life so why would I bail out now? Despite the fact that I feel like an immigrant sometimes, I'm determined to find something that I'll enjoy doing. Maybe I'll even find something that incorporates the teaching aspect and helping others. I've got a sneaky feeling about one such opportunity.

I guess it's just a matter of time before something comes to light. I've got the Law of Averages working for me this time around!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

in the air tonight

I feel really weird right now. I don't know if it's PMS or what but it's like time has turned into a big bowl of Jello and I'm like a piece of pineapple floating around in it. Try as I might to shake myself out of it I can't.

One morning I woke up trying really, really hard to change things. I look for jobs like nobody's business. I look for a special someone to curb feelings of loneliness. Maybe the cosmos put me into this big bowl of Jello to tell me to let it do what it needs to do. I want to work. I want to love. I know I can do both.

Here is my official appeal to the powers that be - take your big spoon and scoop me out of this Jello. Let me experience what life is like with someone to love and something to work towards.

Besides, I don't like Jello.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Moving Day

Every time I update my blog I always have some kind of shenanigans to report. This update is no different. I long for a time where I can just talk about work, my significant other and my new career. No chance. Hold your hats kids, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

I actually got EI! I so own it! Of course, all the money I got is practically gone - bills, rent, food, treats, you know how that goes. I got the kiss-off from Big Top Entertainment mostly for being a lowly anglophone. The funniest thing of all is my last two dates which were complete disasters. There was Toothless MJ who wouldn't pay for dinner and Zeth the Greek Victor Newman. Zeth was indeed a gentleman yet after 24 hours I was already married tending to our flock of goats in the village back in Greece. Easy, star! Plus he was a hairy bastard a- like a yeti.

Today is Moving Day and I'm movin' on. I still believe I'll find someone on that site but I'm going to take a break from it for a bit. I know what I want yet I come across others that haven't a clue. Yeah, I'm fly - as long as I believe it that's what counts.

I've been thinking about going back to school to become an adult education teacher. I've been researching what it takes to become a teacher in Quebec and so far, I'm terribly confused! From what I've been able to gather so far is that I have to go to an accredited university for up to 3 years. Yikes! No tengo muchos dineros for that sort of thing.

The job search continues as now I'm focused on finding something that's not going to drive me to drink. There are jobs out there however it's like finding a significant other - I don't know what they want. I can't help the fact that I'm an Ontarian anglophone - nor can I help the fact that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.

Then again I have to believe one day the stars will align and I'll find what I seek. When that happens, someone's going to lose an eye!