Notes From Joblessville

Notes From Joblessville
The Tri-State Area, New Jersey, USA
February 01
Manager of the Great Unwashed
Hoi Polloi, Inc.
What happens when glib goes away for a while? Snappy out-of-work gal hits ground hard. Comes back to read the greats for mental and emotional sustenance. Learns that going to ground means I'm sticking my head in the sand. Getting pets helps!


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MAY 23, 2013 11:49AM

Friending Friends of Friends

I have been Facebooking (one of many new verbs in wide usage nowadays) since 2007.  I began with an account using my real name and was soon inundated with friend requests from people from high school.  I was a neophyte user so I accepted all of them because I believed that,… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 5:10PM



I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind

There was something so present about that place

Even your emotions have an echo, and so much space

And when you’re out there, without care, yeah, I was out of touch

But it wasn’t because I didn’t knowRead full post »

For almost a year now, I’ve been stewing in a big, steaming vat of limbo. I haven’t done any writing of consequence.   I work at a job I like though it rarely challenges me and I don’t actually make a living.  I spend time with my boyfriend who, by the grace/Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2009 4:17PM

Who's NOT Your Daddy?

Part One in an Already Spiraling Out of Control Series

   Not_Me with Not_Daddy and my Not_Family

Not-My-Daddy with Not-Me and my Not-Family 

On Mother’s Day, 1976, my Mother sat down on my bed, woke me up and said, “Your Father is alive.” 


This was big news.  From/… Read full post »


Crank Aunt



You! You Residents, you!

Again, with a memo!  I thought I was finished after the Swimming Pool thing, but no, here I am again, talking to you like I would a five year old.  I’m telling you, if my/… Read full post »

JULY 2, 2009 9:26AM

I Learn Something New Everyday

I'd never heard of this group until today.

This is an incredible piece that made my heart soar. 

Perpetuum Jazzile is an a cappella jazz choir from Slovenia.  Their take on a very familiar song is incredibly special.  The rain storm they create at the start is pure inspiration. … Read full post »


Storm Moves over New Jersey and Threatens New York City

June 26th, 2009

The City Prevails

1 Storm

 The Storm begins moving in from the Southwest of New Jersey

2 Storm

 The Storm makes it way east over New Jersey towards the Hudson

3A Storm

 Clouds loom over Manhattan… Read full post »

I recently had to change a medication after blood tests taken during a routine doctor’s visit determined that something was hinky with my “you’re screwing with your liver” numbers.   I was very enthusiastic to  make that change because livers are important, and… Read full post »

My Mom is an "old lady with a dog".  She found Speck under her car two days after Hurricane Katrina hit Miami.  She named her Speck because she was just a Speck, a handful, of a dog.  This pup rejuvenated her, and has brought her much joy.  I, too, love this creatur… Read full post »

JUNE 1, 2009 1:09PM

Perspective is Everything.

I was on my way to work Saturday, feeling so sorry for myself because I was heading to a job that pays me little more than a pittance and where I work vewy, vewy hawd.  At a stop light only a few blocks from my home, I saw this gentleman.


 Sign Man 1

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Editor’s Pick
MAY 25, 2009 1:04PM

How to Behave at the Pool. The Memo.



 You'd Better Behave!

You apartment dwellers, you!  It's Memorial Day so we're opening the pool.  You're so spoiled!  Please follow these rules and regulations in order to insure you have as little fun as possible:

No foo… Read full post »


I don't have a dog, but pain is an outstanding excuse and I'll be using it today! 

About 3 and a half month ago I was diagnosed with de Quervain's disease (also known as the fisherwoman's disease!), in my right wrist, and elbow epidoncylitis.  Both are versions of tendonitiRead full post »

 I'm in a foul mood.  4 out of 5 days of rain, several days of work without a break, cramps, and a general misanthropic attitude.  I dislike most people most of the time,  but I especially dislike them today. 

 Suffer my wrath, ye who behave foolishly!  

 … Read full post »

MAY 12, 2009 1:09AM

How OS Has Messed with My Head!





This evening my beau took me to see Etta James perform at BB Kings.  The last time we’d seen her she was ill, and seemed weak and frail.  She left the stage after only a half-hour or so.

Tonight, she was in fine fettle, full-voiced,… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MAY 4, 2009 11:45AM

Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong. I Can Go Home Again!


Even if it’s just for one day.

I’m flying home to Miami at dawn tomorrow, Tuesday morning, and returning on Wednesday early enough to go straight into work.  

On Tuesday evening, my Mother will be attending a preview of Ken Burn’s new documentary (set for release i… Read full post »

bill and hillary

1) One day I called the White House several times and insisted on speaking to Hillary Clinton in order to tell her not to take any shit from anyone, and to invite her and Bill over to watch The World Cup. 

LIE!  I was daredRead full post »

bill and hillary

1) One day I called the White House several times and insisted on speaking to Hillary Clinton in order to tell her not to take any shit from anyone, and to invite her and Bill over to watch The World Cup. 


high speed pursuit

  2)  I… Read full post »

I admit it.  In the face of swine flu, the economy, joblessness, foreclosures and Lindsay Lohan's meltdown, this is just a silly post.  At least I warned you.  I apologize to those of you who might have seen these photos but for those of you who haven't, here you are.  While… Read full post »

I'm serious.  I've read eleventy-hundred articles about it, and I still don't get a) what Google is trying to do, b) why others don't want Google to do it, and c) what's an "orphan work"?

I'm plenty smart, but I just can't wrap my head around this thing.  I know there are a&n… Read full post »

What IS the deal with closing comments?  I just read this post that was completely obscure to one who doesn't know the inside story (and there are a lot of inside stories on OS), but it apparently ignited such a poop-storm that the writer had to close comments, or never opened com… Read full post »

Selection Number One




Selection Number Two


she's back


YOU DECIDE!  Read full post »

Yeah.  For those of you who have every worked in Retail for any amount of time you WILL habe encountered the Hell of Retail; Inventory.

 Honestly, I'm still not sure what it is; some company comes in and counts all the organic bananas and Peach Salsa, and then says, "This is… Read full post »

I  hope she won't mind that I just butt in, but I couldn't resist I Wish

Me, in an alternate universe.

A far closer approximation.  It's been a while since I've seen the electrolysis, but mumblemumblemumble.  And I ususally eschew the tie.

better hairy


Thanks for the opportunity… Read full post »

I make my living in retail.   Being a retail worker, I like to compare myself to immortal gods of ancient history.  Why not?

Like any retail worker, or Supreme Being, I am both revered, and despised.  When my attention is needed, circumstances have obviously become dire and out oRead full post »

Disclaimer:  Dear OS, this is just for fun, I would never, ever, ever use your name or image or anything that would require me to sign things.  This is just an early morning Shout Out to an OS member who is trying, perservering, and doing - all while her regular life… Read full post »