Monday, June 07, 2010

Morning Blogging, Take One: I like to be in America

I am so unemployed.  Like, it's not even funny.  But unlike the dilemma of forced unemployment in Ireland (no work permit), my American unemployment can be solved.  And I'm totally on it.  In the meantime, I've managed to get down to my local HRA for the food stampies, and I've found myself with a lot of time to just hang out... an all too familiar feeling.

The grass is always greener, right?  I mean, when I did have a full-time job (now a million years ago), all I wanted was a week or seven off.  I was sure if I just had time I would accomplish so much!  It turns out I don't do so well with the self-motivation thing when I don't have any obligations.  But I'm trying to be better.  Like in writing this post.

I did give myself a theme song, which is kind of like finding employment.  Okay, so it's not at all, but I have a lot of time on my hands.

I was wandering through Manhattan, enjoying a lovely summer day and minding my business when suddenly the line, "I like the island Manhattan!" popped into my head.  Before I knew it, America from West Side Story was playing on repeat in my head.  And now I will do the same for you.

I love Rita Moreno.  If anyone is going to sing my theme song, let it be her.  Did you know she's an EGOT?  I did not until I read it on her Wikipedia page.  I am not surprised, though, as she is overall awesome, and especially so in sketches like this

So, that's it!  New inspiration! I'm not just going to find part-time work, I'm going to EGOT!  And I'm racing Tracy Jordan to the punch.  I have two months.  Go!