Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lack of updates

It's been three weeks since my last post, and it's been so long that I actually had to re-read the post to figure out what's happened since then so I know what to write about now. And I go back and re-read how it was two weeks before that that I had posted. So much for my New Years resolution of posting weekly. And then there's the matter of my Youtube show...

When we last checked in, I had just registered, and that's been going, although more slowly than I had hoped. Although it's mainly me stopping myself. I had told myself I was going to do the 10-3-2 plan, and I haven't been-I haven't even been getting in three conversations a day, so I need to step it up. And my fast track leaders tell me that I shouldn't beat myself up for it. Of course, I tend to do it even though I know I shouldn't. In any case, I've actually gotten some responses from former Team colleagues. Nothing definite yet, but it's something. And today, I finally submitted my site to, so we'll see where that goes.

I went to NDT and Basic 5 yesterday. The training was good-getting to the hotel where it was held wasn't. It was held in Saddle Brook, which I thought would be a fairly metropolitan location, considering that this was the closest such training around the area, but it was out in the middle of nowhere, and I had to take two buses to get there. Of course, now I do a little more research and discover that I could have taken the train and I would have just had to walk a mile and a half to get to the hotel, which probably would have been a lot less hassle than what actually happened. Oh well. The ECCT on May 31 is at the same location, and Amy said she was going to that one, so I think I'm going to see if I can carpool with her from the train station.

I also had a date with Rosemary last night. She agreed because she had never been to a comedy show. It was a funny show called Delusions of Spandex, and how much better can you get than a sketch comedy variety show hosted by two viruses? :-) Anyway, Rosemary enjoyed the show, and we got to chat a little bit-nothing overly romantic yet, but it's a first date, so I didn't expect too much yet.

I've also used my newfound abundance to finally upgrade to Leopard, purchase an ipod, a new palm pilot, some DVDs, and my roommate and I split for our own cable internet connection as well as a TV and DVD player for the living room. Some may think those are frivolous considering where I was financially just a few weeks ago, and I've had some of those thoughts myself, but I seem to be doing okay. And in fact, I just was tested for a transcription job that would pay very well if I got it. They told me I would know when I left if I got the job or not, but I didn't-the person I needed to meet with wasn't available, so they're going to check in with me on Monday. Wish me luck! :-)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Things are finally happening

I was talking with Alfie recently, and he pointed out to me that my blog was out of date. So here I am updating it. By the time I post next week, I should have my Market America business up and running. I have the tax refund, I've got the products picked out, so it's time to go. The one problem was that Mom doesn't approve. She was still trying to point out all the negatives to warn me about, trying to warn me of all the reasons why this might not work, and also reminding me of our current financial situation. But consider this: I got the tax refund, and it was enough to do this. It wasn't enough to do this and Game Institute, like I had hoped, but that gives me something to shoot for with my first commission check. Also consider that I have Alfie ready to join up under me. And here's the other thing I considered(and tried to explain to my mother but couldn't express because the black hole in my apartment that sucks in wireless signals was particularly severe tonight) was back in my experience first moving to New York-before I mailed off my deposit, people were looking at my Philadelphia apartment, but they always responded that they were looking at other places, and they weren't sure about mine, and they would get back to me-nothing committal at all. However, when I sent off the deposit check, the very next guy responded enthusiastically that he would take the apartment. I likened that to my job search-if we want to notice how, in spite of being perfectly qualified, I have not been getting any job offers, and I've been considering waiting until I had a permanent job to register, it's certainly possible that registering would actually be the catalyst for my job search to bear fruit so that I can at least be assured of maintaining the monthly expenses no matter what my sales may be.

I've also met a girl on LDSSingles, but she's not really a member of the church.  She's a member of the Apostolic United Brethren, so there would have to be a conversion for a marriage between us to take place.  I'm committed solid to a temple marriage, so technically that would mean she would have to convert, which I know is unfair of me to say.  Of course, it would be easier if she were part of a church that didn't believe in eternal marriage already, because I could use the argument that I feel so strongly about her that I want to be with her forever, and not just until death, but she not only believes in that doctrine, but the doctrine of polygamy.

Of course, this is rather confusing, since I think there are several women who could potentially be interested in me(I won't name names, since this is a public forum, after all), some I discovered even here in New York, and even one who is in my ward but that I really got to know thanks to the Taste of New York activity yesterday(which was completely rainy and was also botched up with the groupings and the computer algorithm).  I just need to find out who is open to a relationship with me, in terms of time and interest level.  Something tells me this can happen now.  But with whom?

The marriage prep class started today.  Surprisingly, there wasn't any opportunity to cause controversy.  Aww...  ;-)