Archive for December 2010
While I was gone
being lazy working harder than ever and tending to everything else but this blog, I had “surgery” in a not so nice area. In fact, I won’t say exactly where because I would like to at least maintain some modicum of dignity and not expose my life for all to see on this blog. In other words, I’ll leave where exactly I had my surgery up to your wonderful imaginations. Although this isn’t an attempt to field sympathy as I am already healed, I will certainly take any belated sympathy you have to offer. Cookies and balloons will always make me happy, even if their from freaks weird enough to send an anonymous blogger things usually reserved for those you actually, well, know.
I didn’t miss any work and didn’t take anytime off. And my girlfriend always berates me for using the word surgery as I had it done in a doctor’s office and drove myself home afterwards. However, surgery sounds cooler, tougher, and tends to elicit sympathy more than … outpatient procedure. But I think I should note that 25 years ago this probably would have been done in a hospital and required at least one overnight stay where I can enjoy the finest hospital-grade frozen turkey dinner served to me by an mean, obese nurse that sticks her tongue out at death everyday by working around the horrors of poor health while leading a lifestyle that can very well put her in the same rooms she walks into everyday. But I digress. This is an area where modern medicine actually improved things and allowed a once inpatient procedure to be performed on an outpatient basis. And I’m sure if I had the same thing done 150 years ago, the surgeon (re: the person in the town that owned the sharpest knife) would have probably killed me.
I don’t know where I was heading with this, so I’ll just stop typing.
P.S. Don’t forget about Ebates! Read below for more or just CLICK HERE!
Before we get any deeper into the Christmas season, I wanted to share something VERY SPECIAL with you.
I was introduced to this great site known as Ebates. Basically, you create an account and then immediately start saving serious money just by doing your regular shopping through your favorite online stores. Depending on the current rate, you can get anywhere from 2 to 26% cash back just for buying something online through your favorite store’s website. You just click on the link through Ebates and poof, you’re at the very same store’s website just like you typed it into your address bar.
And we’re talking BIG NAME stores…
The Home Depot
Barnes & Noble
The North Face
Babies R US/ Toys R US
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! There are virtually hundreds (maybe thousands?) of stores listed for virtually any need you could think of. Simply sign up to Ebates, purchase your items (from BestBuy.com or whatever store your choose, for instance), and cash will be credited to your account. And Ebates sends you a check! Simple as that. Imagine saving 4, 8, 10, or 15% on every purchase simply for doing NOTHING!
My girlfriend signed up right before beginning her holiday shopping (she does most of it online). She already saved just shy of $100! That’s money she would have simply thrown away if not for Ebates!
Don’t buy another thing before signing up. You’d be a FOOL not to. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP & START SAVING RIGHT NOW!
Okay, okay, I’m sorry for not updating this blog as frequently I have in the past. But before I make excuses, I would like to wish everybody a very Happy and Belated Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a great one and that you truly did give thanks even though your current situation might not be that, well, great.
Secondly, I got another new job! If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I’ve had a job for a while now. This blog started out as an alternative to therapy when I finished grad school and couldn’t find a job besides my crummy part-time retail job. Well, as time progressed, I found a job in my field but it was nothing to write home about. The pay was low (in fact, it wasn’t much more than my part-time retail gig) and there was very little chance of upward mobility. However, it did provide me the ever-elusive exerience that potential employers always made sure to point out that I was lacking. Well, I’m happy to say I found yet another job in my field that pays more in-line with what I expected to make upon graduating while also providing chances for upward mobility (or so it seems). I’ll write more about my experiences getting this job in the future but I just wanted to make sure I updated this little ol’ blog.
And my apologies to all of you that posted comments but didn’t see them posted until recently. I have to approve all comments and have been MIA for a while so I apologize. You guys (and gals) leave excellent comments and I’m thrilled to see this blog has become an avenue for great conversation about people’s situations. You can post your comments anywhere on this site but a lot have taken to the “About Me” section. Feel free to direct your comments here and read everybody else’s great comments.
Back with more soon (I swear)!