Today was my last true day of unemployment. It wasn't much of a day, but it was also a perfect last day of true unemployment. Time begins to have a different feel after awhile. I find myself doing things that don't make the list of "things I would do if only I had the time." Instead it's the list of "things you wouldn't even think about doing if you didn't have the time."
Before anyone gets too excited about my employment, I'll clarify, I'm working two part time jobs now. I've known for awhile that I would have a job at a restaurant that will be opening soon. Wednesday will be the first time I actually go in, but it's just a short orientation. Then today I had an interview at the headquarters of some tutoring centers. They called me back today, and I start training tomorrow.
But today, today I was still unemployed. I was upset at waking up before my alarm-- my alarm was set for 2 pm. A friend who lives in the area but far away was interviewing after me. We ended up hanging around in Borders for quite some time. I got there before 6 pm (and he had already been there). We didn't leave until right before 9 pm.
I've never spent so much time in the Mysticism section of Borders. Too bad, I'd been missing out on things like the Book of Spells for Teens. I did actually buy something. It was not Kitchen Witchery or even from that section. I've been wanting to read Lolita, and now I will, just as soon as I can force my way through the last chunk of Anna Karenina.
We left because urthstripe321 was finally off work, and we were all hungry. I'm not a huge fan of the Taco Mac chain, but the one we went to had something special. It has a pinball machine, a Lord of the Rings pinball machine complete with Balrog and broken screen. I didn't even play, but suffice it to say that we didn't leave until 12:30 am. I do like to play pinball, but today I was content just to watch. I've always liked watching pinball. I have never seen such passionate pinball playing, nor the 5 stages of grief run through so quickly. Taco Mac has ever heard such swearing, too bad they didn't throw us out.
So yeah, wandering Borders and watching pinball. That is where my day went. I also gained employment and memorized a recipe for beer-battered apple fritters. All in all a very successful final day of true unemployment. Now I have to go to bed so I can report to work bright and early at noon. What on earth am I going to do when I get a real job?