Archive for November, 2009

Black Friday is CANCELED

I saw that commercial for the Scotch gift wrap cutter thingamajig and I WANT IT.

Then it occurred to me that it’s probably not going to be very useful if I don’t have any presents to wrap up. You know what is suckier than suck? To be so poor you can’t buy friends and family acceptable Christmas presents. I mean, I will try. But I wish I could get them THINGS THAT REQUIRE WRAPPING.

My first “real” job was holiday gift wrapper at Zany Brainy. I loved that job. There is something so satisfying about getting the ends and corner to fold just right around a box. Zen.

So, my dear friends and family, I will be thinking of some fun homemade presents to distribute this year. Like, A POEM! or a COUPON book for FREE HUGS! Note: I cannot write poems.

You’re getting homemade bread.

What do I want? That Scotch Tape wrapper cutter.



Because it's Friday and You Ain't Got Shit To Do!

Being unemployed sucks.

A lot.

There are so many things I want to do for the world, so many things I want to be. And, I’m stuck.

I will have to swallow my pride and take a job that doesn’t pay me what I want.

Aside: I was typing “job” and accidently typed “jon” and snickered. I will take a jon for less than desirable wages!

That might not be a bad idea.

I don’t want to make a million dollars a year. I don’t care about fancy things. I just want to be comfortable.

Are those the lyrics to an 80’s song? Sounds like it could be.

Being home, sending out resumes, making phone calls, writing emails, is not fun. And all I need is one glimmer of hope. That everything will be okay. That I can take care of myself.

I even pray to God that someone, anyone will call me for an interview.  God, let me get through this and I will never bother you again.

It is so easy to become overwhelmed. I want to pull the covers over my head. I want to drink a box of wine. I want to say FORGET IT, YOU WIN.

(Remember when I said I didn’t want this blog to be about me complaining about life? Oops.)

But, I do have a tiny part of me that knows everything will be okay. And I hold on to that, for dear life.


Way to keep a blog

Ok, So I started a blog one day and then….nothing. Good job.

I have a pretty good excuse, though. My life is very boring.

I don’t want this to be a trash can where I unleash all my misery and complaints with the world. (I’m looking at you, thyroid).

So I need to brainstorm and figure out exactly what I want to accomplish with this.

I remember Judy Blume wrote me an email once ( I swear to God, I was writing a paper on her, we are like BFFF) and she said it was important to WRITE EVERY DAY, even if you don’t want to. Now, I’m not trying to write a novel. So forgive me for not updating.

Who the hell is reading  this, btw?

More tomorrow, I PROMIZ.


Because we need another blog


I’m blogging!

Someone already stole my Serenity Now title (whore), so I am Cristinsblog. Genius.

You can almost feel the creative juices flowing from this page.

I have hit writer’s block already. More later.

Goodbye, my adoring fans!

Hello world!

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