28 Jan
Red Vines, arm candy, and good old American guts

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIIIvol IX, vol X,  vol XI, vol XII and vol XIII) Confession. Diving with sharks scares me. Being broke scares me. Moving to Texas scares me. But really what scares me the most is being offered another corporate job […]


8 Dec
Sex, unicorns and a dillion dollars!

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIII vol IX, vol X and vol XI) Over the last month a few people have started to ask me things like: “When’s the new Bureaucracy for Breakfast coming?!” or: “Where’s the new blog? I’m waiting!” I’m sure […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII and vol. VIII) Last week my dad gave me some career/life advice. It went something like this: Dad: Honey, I’m real proud of your writing. Me: Thanks dad! Dad: How’s the job […]


27 Aug
Dumb as a Fox

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI and vol VII) Month five of unemployment. This is about the time you start to realize you should do things like finally read Shantaram because, well, you’ve got a lot of hours to spend […]


28 Jul
Big, dumb fun in the cockeyed caravan

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V and vol VI) The pool parties have kinda dried up, for now. They’ll be back, sometime in my life. I hope. That exhilaration that swirled around me during a sunny couple of weeks in July seems […]


16 Jul
Living the high life

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV and vol V) That’s right. I am living large. Like MTV Cribs large. Like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous fancy. Like Oprah, if Oprah floated in Malibu pools sipping sangria. And I’ve probably never been so poor. […]


30 Jun
Sallie Mae vs. Grizzly bear hides

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III and vol IV) Remember the nice guy who worked at the Genius Bar, and who told me to call a 1-800 number and use the word “inconvenience” a lot, so I could maybe get my MacBook fixed for free? Well, […]


22 Jun
How Jerry Springer (almost) made me do it

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II and vol III) It was handed to me a week ago. An innocent looking, baby-blue postcard. A casting call for a dating game show. My nightmare, really. But when you are jobless, and your nightmare promises $500 for a single day’s work, […]