12 October 2010

wait til i get my money right

I'm gonna update you now whether you like it or not, because it's been about four days and, gosh darn it, I must have done something interesting in these last four days. . . right?

Well, as you can see, I made some changes around here. Added more pages, changed the background, widened everything. The last time I redesigned this blog was, well, never. I'd had the same leafy green bar at the top and the same color scheme and the same fonts pretty much since I started this. But I wanted it to be wider, and I wanted more versatility, and these were things I couldn't get with the other template. I'm still not sure if I like this one, though. I'm trying to keep it all summery and vibrant, since that's kind of the theme here, but I don't know. There may be more changes yet to come.

I also added new pages. It might be a little gratuitous to put up a whole bunch of pics of myself and write a cute little bio like I'm a real writer, and maybe I only added those pages because I could, but guess what, I like them, so I think they're staying. And if that bugs you, get a load of this: I'm gonna add some more pointless pages today, just for kicks. Silly stuff, too. Stuff that's there just for the heck of it. So start likin' it. . . or else.

What else. . . oh, so I'm about this close to actually making money. Cupcake gig fell through (and if you ask me how or why, I will honestly have no good answer for you because I sincerely believe that I was born to deliver baked goods), but I've been in contact with some families who want me to babysit their kids, and I'm pretty darn excited about that. I love that people are actually willing to pay me to just chill with their kids, and play games, and run around, because I would do that for free. But don't tell them, because I need the money.

I also had an interview today for a camp counselor gig at a summer camp in Uruguay. It seems pretty similar to what I've been doing in Italy the past two summers, so I think I've got a pretty decent shot, but then again, there are only four spots. Fingers crossed. I've also applied to be a freelance editor and proofreader, a study abroad coordinator, an English teacher, travel writer, and waitress. So we'll see, I suppose.

The BA is being pretty good to me. Dave gets here in a couple of days and then I will have one more friend in this town, which will give me a grand total of two friends here. . . not counting some guy named Hipolito who gave me his card on the subway and told me to call him, because his English could really use a teacher like me. (It wasn't even his card, it was a tailor's card that he'd written his name and number on the back of.)

I would say I'm just about a pro at using the Metro system, but almost every time I make a bold statement like that, something happens to put me in my place. So if I were to say that I'm a pro at using the Metro system, I would most likely be mugged at gunpoint or find myself lost on the wrong side of town (and then also mugged at gunpoint).

Anyway, that's about all I can think of for now. If anything interesting happens, you will be the first to know.


Anonymous said...

I like the new background! It sounds like you have some interseting job possibilities, so keep us posted in that area. More photos are in the order also! Take care and I hope your cough is all better! :-)

Anonymous said...

Answer to polling question. B - I like it. It would be cool if you could somehow add voting buttons on the polling page to actually enter your answer. Also like the vertical photos of your travels - nice idea!

Jasey said...

i agree with the previous comments.
new layout is a winner.
as is the new title you've got goin.
miss you girl.
hope you're learning lots of valuable life lessons while you're traveling abroad, dear!