It's been a while since I posted anything to my blog - it's been even longer since I posted anything meaningful and/or insightful (and the wait will continue even after this blog post). Although, I do find myself wondering if anybody - other than the two MoHo's I've been in email contact with - even missed me. I'm not wallowing in self pity (well, maybe I am, just a little) - I realize that with blog readers, the MoHo directory, etc. - there really isn't much of a need to go check a blog for updates. It's like having a neighbor down the street whom you see occasionally out watering his garden - do you ever notice when he's not out watering? I can't complain because I'm just as guilty with other MoHo blogs.
So, what's been happening in the life of Abelard?
First off - I got a job. But, hold off any celebrating or applauding - it's a temporary job - at our local Walmart while they are going through a major remodeling. Basically, I move merchandise from the old location to the new location (sometimes to a temporary location if the new location isn't ready yet) and then help tear down the old shelves when empty. It pays peanuts - but it's more than I make sitting at home sending endless job applications that all just seem to end up in the round filing cabinet. Bottom line: A year ago I was in a comfortable job making a 6 digit salary - today I'm a Walmart associate.
In other news - I was a victim of identity theft. It seems someone got hold of my debit card number and then went around to a bunch of Walmart and Walgreen stores - up in Iowa - charging a couple of hundred at each until they emptied my debit account - to the tune of several thousand dollars. The good news is that it looks like I'll be getting it all back. I'll know for certain after April 4th which is the last day the stores have to challenge my dispute. They didn't have my pin - just the card number, probably stolen by an employee from some store I did business with; and, the stores they went to were, evidently, not asking for a picture ID - which makes them liable.
If I do a good job and they like me, it's possible I'll be offered permanent employment when the remodel is complete - and the worst part? I'll actually consider it. Nobody else wants to give me the time of day. And, since being unemployed for nearly a year is decimating my savings - I'm probably going to have to work until the day I die. I'm pretty much giving up on the idea of becoming a teacher. At this point, I'm willing to do just about anything, as long as somebody is willing to pay me to do it (and has a health insurance plan). Maybe I should start rehearsing in front of a mirror - "would you like fry's with that?"
Why does god hate me so? Is it the gay thing? But, since he made me this way, maybe he just has a cruel sense of humor.