Today I’m going to take the first step out of my total meltdown by cleaning my room and leaving the apartment for social interaction.
After I catch up on Prison Break.
Note: For being in it’s 4th season and having absolutely nothing to do with breaking out of prison anymore, Prison Break is pretty good again. (Unlike the third season where the writers thought throwing them BACK in prison would keep the story fresh)
Thanks to a three-day temp gig at an ad agency, the generosity of my aunt, and a few extra hours at Groundlings, I shall manage to scrape by another month in LA. I can’t go on like this much longer, and (unless I find full-time work) the time where I have no choice but to pack it up and go back to Detroit is fast approaching.
This is my first Thanksgiving ever where I won’t be at home. My aunt and uncle live in Huntington Beach so the obvious choice would be to spend the Holiday with them, but I’ve been thinking about going to a soup kitchen or something. To help people. Not to eat. Although at this point I think I am poor enough to qualify for it. Anyone want to come with?
I’ve had three job interviews in the past week. Don’t know what I’m doing differently all of the sudden but things are finally looking up. Slightly.
I am going home for Christmas. It is a Christmas present from my family. Unless I get a job and make the money to pay them back…then I get normal presents.
Looks like I will be in Chicago for NYE after all! I figured if I have a job by then I’ll have the Holidays off…and if I’m unemployed…then what the fuck would I care about coming back to LA for anyway?
I think I am going to live downtown. I like buildings and cities and LA really has been getting better. The building I looked at just felt right and I only got to the lobby. So we shall see. That seems to be my direction right now.
I love downtown LA. I love downtowns that are dirty and dangerous in certain parts. When I am rich and successful I will buy a nice condo in Detroit, on the river. I think Meredith is making a WONDERFUL decision and hope I can convince my roommates to do the same if our amazing deal on a lease ever ends.
Hopefully the Broadway Initiative will clean up some of the less savory parts of Downtown without kicking out every Hispanic shopowner and completely gentrifying the place.
Don’t get me wrong. I’d like MOST of the Mexicans gone. Just not all of them.
“I just wish I could really start a relationship about 12 years in. You really don’t have to try anymore and you can just sit around together and goof on TV shows and then go to bed without anyone trying any funny business.”—Liz Lemon
…one of the MANY people in my life who are are on the brink of a full-on Depression in Michigan.
Letter from Deborah Meyer, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler LLC
We are all aware that our industry is facing many challenges – declining consumer confidence, imploding financial and housing markets, questionable economic forecasts and declining sales. This situation has forced our industry to seek government assistance and we are asking for your support.
The domestic automotive companies are committed to a restructuring effort that will make the industry globally competitive. The transition to advanced technology vehicles, which will reduce our impact on the climate as well as our dependence on foreign energy, is one that is supported by all Americans.
The proposed loans from the government will enable Chrysler to see its current plan to fruition:
1. We will invest in the creation of new technologies for reduced emissions vehicles and emission-free electric vehicles that support our country’s energy security and environmental improvement goals.
2. We will stand behind our products like no one else. In 2007, we introduced the Chrysler Lifetime Powertrain Warranty providing the best warranty coverage in the industry. This is the first of its kind to be offered by any automaker … ever.
3. We will make our vehicles cleaner and more environmentally-responsible than mandated by government standards. Right now, Chrysler offers six vehicles that are considered very good environmental performers relative to competitors. These have received the SmartWay® certification and are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for having tailpipe emissions significantly lower than environmental thresholds. In other words, they’re cleaner than they have to be.
4. We plan to make 50% of Chrysler vehicles capable of running on alternative fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel by 2012.
5. We will devote ourselves to building desirable vehicles while reinvesting and preserving our environment. In order to reduce CO2 emissions at all Chrysler LLC plants, we are striving to use energy as efficiently as possible, as well as employing low-carbon energy sources wherever possible. This approach allowed our manufacturing facilities to reduce absolute CO2 emissions by more than 17% from 2002 to 2006.
6. We will continue to improve our manufacturing productivity; in fact we now equal Toyota as America’s most productive automaker in terms of hours of assembly per vehicle, according to Oliver Wyman’s The Harbor Report North America 2008.
7. We will empower American ingenuity to build smarter vehicles using smarter materials. Chrysler LLC is committed to reducing the different types of plastics used in their vehicles, eliminating harmful substances and increasing the recycled material content in our vehicles.
Chrysler plans to emerge from the downturn as a lean, agile manufacturer focused on bringing innovative designs and technologies to market faster than the competition. The Company would be smaller but better able to achieve and sustain profitable operations. The Company would also preserve its unique culture of American-inspired engineering and design.
This is our commitment to you, the American people. We ask that you log onto GrabDemocracyByTheHorns.com and urge your Congressperson to support the American auto industry.
I got a three day temp gig. Pays twice as much as Starbucks. It is monotonous and one of the most tedious experiences of my life (right up there with when I had to sharpen pencils at Disney World because I fell on my face and was too ugly for park-goers) and I love it.
So I apparently start training at Starbucks tomorrow, and thought it might be fun to make a game out of it. I am starting a pool, and people can bet on how long they think I will last. Things to consider:
1) Really doesn’t want to work at Starbucks
2) Currently going through three temp agencies to find something better
3) Working on the Uncommon Story contest and may need to read scripts full-time