My most recent adventure in the mini saga caused quite a scandal. There were some commenters battling it out. It was pretty sah-weet. My dear friend, Mastin, creator of The Daily Love and Self-Approved, always says that haters are a measure of success. They have to read and care enough about the material to post passionate comments. Reading and caring are awesome things! They are way better than scanning and skimming. I got over a hundred page views when I published that post, which was a personal best.
So here's a message to all the haters out there. If you want your points and arguments to be taken seriously, do not name yourself "your penus". That's a 100% guarantee that you will NOT be taken seriously.
I would like to go on record and say that I am so incredibly, unbelievably, unconditionally grateful for everything I have and all my privileges and my amazing family. I have been dealt an unbelievable hand in life.
Another thing for the record: I must clarify that I never said or felt that I was completely--or at all financially--independent from my parents. I just feel that I am becoming more autonomous with my day-to-day activities and life-planning.
Can we all please take a moment to acknowledge how bad-ass my step-mom, Kendall, is? "You all seem to be pretty obsessed with the penis, but I'll tell you something none of you seem to have: balls." Hellz to the booyah! Seriously though, I will never understand people who go out of their way to write obnoxious comments on things they hate. (That's a general thought on the state of the world, not just about my personal mini-squabble.) I mean, sometimes it just seems so unnecessary. Ugh.
I am sorry that I don't have a job yet. I would really like to get one in the near future. I am constantly trying to find interesting and fun internships, so that when I do get a job, I will be better prepared and successful.
In fact, a few days ago, I went to see Red Riding Hood at the Pacific Theaters at the Grove, and as I was leaving, I saw a "Now Hiring" sign. I decided to pick up an application because it seemed like a fun job that I could do well. I am not sure yet if I am going to pursue that avenue though. I want to start earning my own money, but the schedule at a movie theater might not work that well for me. The busiest time, i.e. when they need the most staff, are the weekends and holidays. That's precisely the time where I am most busy with my life and trying to see the people who have only that time available. I think I would prefer a job during the daytime, when I am usually free and looking for something to do. It would be fun to work at a place like Jamba Juice or Starbucks. I feel as though I would be good at those kind of jobs.
I like preparing food (or drinks) and I think it would be interesting to follow specific orders. I also love being the one behind the register, dealing with the crazies and smiling with the kind strangers. I get a little taste of that life when I sell concessions for the shows at YADA.
Having a car definitely opens up possibilities for jobs. I can be independent and manage my own time so that I get everything done and get everywhere on time. My schedule has freed up immensely with my car.
I took the CHSPE a few weeks ago. I wrote a little about it here. It went really well, and I definitely think I passed. It was such a breeze. It felt like it was made for a much younger audience. The writing was big, there were little graphics everywhere, and the content was fairly easy. This is a test to see if teens have the amount of accumulative knowledge equal to a high school education, and it felt like an elementary school ERB. I find it kind of weird and sad, that such a low level of knowledge (in my opinion) constitutes a high school education.
The results are online on April 20th, and I am fairly certain I passed with flying colors. It will just be nice to confirm it. After I get my certificate of proficiency, it will be easier to get a job and different internships. I am really excited.