Off to Work I Go

After months of being unemployed, I am happy to finally announce that I now have a job! My family is thrilled that I will finally be doing something during the day and that they can tell people that their daughter/sister is finally doing something with her life. But I don’t think anyone is more thrilled than my dog Duke. I could tell that he was really getting annoyed with me messing up his sleep schedule and forcing him to take part in humiliating Snap Chats such as these:

This is what happens when you don't get your dog baptized in the Catholic Church

This is what happens when you don’t get your dog baptized in the Catholic Church.

When you're drinking on the company dime things can get a little out of hand. Neither of us remember taking this picture

When you’re drinking on the company dime things can get a little out of hand. The after party in the kitchen was insane. Neither of us even remember taking this picture.

Duke is a huge fan of YouTube.

Duke is a huge fan of YouTube.

Duke isn’t too keen on using props for our Snap Chats but I usually give him a Pup-Peroni afterwards so he likes that part. I think we have been getting on each other’s last nerve though. We have been fighting a lot more lately and could never seem to agree on a show to watch. I always wanted to watch House Hunters while he would want to watch some stupid show like The Dog Whisperer or Animal Cops:Houston. I usually got my way since I have thumbs and could control the remote. I keep telling him he is going to miss me when I’m gone at work but when I say that he usually just rolls his eyes and gives me the swear paw.

Now that I will no longer be living below the poverty line I have compiled a list of things I intend to splurge on once I get my first paycheck:

1. Socks-This awful winter has done a number on my socks, they’re more holy than the pope!

2. Headbands- I’ve had my eye on a $7 pack of headbands for a while. With frizzy fly-away hairs like mine wearing a headband is a must.

3. A new jigsaw puzzle-Gotta exercise that mind now that I’m out of college!

This is just a tentative list, I’m sure I will think of more stuff once I start bringing home that bacon. I probably should also pay the debts I owe my parents and siblings for various birthday, Christmas, and anniversary gifts. I figure they know where I live so they can just bill me. Hopefully they don’t charge interest.

Although I haven’t had a job for quite some time, I feel I have taken on many different jobs in these past few months. I have become a housekeeper, a cook, a baker, (Can’t say that I can call myself a candlestick maker just yet) and most importantly a taxi driver. Anytime anyone in my family needed a ride somewhere it was always “Oh Kathleen’s not doing anything she can give me a ride.” I thought about getting a sign to go on top of the car that says “Kathleen’s Taxi Service” but those things cost money. I can’t say I blame them though, I do have an impeccable driving record and I can switch lanes like you wouldn’t believe. What’s my ride of choice? A 2012 Honda Odyssey mini-van. I don’t mean to brag but it has 16 cup holders. And plenty of cargo room with its fold down back seat. You should hear her purr when she’s accelerating on the highway.

I would be lying if I said some days weren’t tough. There were days that I would turn on the TV and be just one minute late catching the beginning of Law and Order SVU, thus, having no idea what was going for the rest of the 59 minutes of the show. So upsetting. Other days I would text a bunch of people and get no response back. Naturally I would think that my phone was messed up because I am SO popular it couldn’t be that people were icing my texts so I would turn it off and then turn it back on only to realize the lack of response had nothing to do with my phone. Some days Inside Edition wouldn’t be on due to some breaking news so I would lose all connections to the outside world, not knowing all the celebrity gossip of the day. Those days were the hardest, but I did my best to overcome these obstacles that were thrown in my way.

Working is going to be quite the adjustment. No more sleeping in and wearing sweatpants all day but I could not be happier to FINALLY be employed!


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