Sunday, October 26, 2008

October 26th


Some of our rescue volunteers walked some dogs in a neighborhood Halloween parade yesterday. I love parades. Especially the marching bands. I can do without the beauty queens and celebrities in convertibles, but everything else is fun. Yesterday the crowd was just as entertaining as the parade.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

October 11th

Same old shit. No glimmer of hope that mortgage jobs will be coming back. That county job that I applied for in February came up again, I applied again, I meet the requirements again. I fully expect to not hear any more about it again. What's that definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?

Some well meaning people tell me to expand my resume, stress accomplishments. They don't get it. If I stress my accomplishments the words mortgage and loan will need to appear. Those words cause resumes to hit the circular file without further ado. Wouldn't matter if I had won a Nobel prize, an unemployed mortgage worker is the new object of blatant discrimination in hiring. I guess I need to hope that my equity line doesn't get frozen and that I can hang on until things turn around.

Some people are bothered by the fact that I'm living off of my home equity loan. Gosh. Got a better idea for someone who's been unemployed for over a year and, despite sending out a gazillion resumes, has had four responses; only two of which resulted in interviews? One was for a temporary job that had over 100 applicants, the other was for a position that was just imaginary. The guy thought that the first economic stimulus package was going to cure the mortgage biz and he was going to get busy. Glass half full type there. The glass has since been knocked over, spilled, and is empty. We're waiting for a new glass, and a water boy.

I did treat myself to a trip to the zoo for my birthday. So, I will share my gift with some photos.

And now I'm going to go watch Iron Man, simply to bask in the hotness that is Robert Downey Jr.