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goodbye blue monday… my return to the middle class

Posted in nyc, Uncategorized, work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2008 by angrygirl

black pinstripe pants… CHECK

button down doucher blouse… CHECK

shoes that aren’t sneakers… CHECK

glasses… CHECK

briefcase with no contents of general importance… CHECK

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Ah yes, my friends, I have once again re-entered that highly sought after financial status of “not as broke”. Being that I was a “genius” in choosing to major in Fine Arts, that is QUITE an accomplishment. That, and the fact that I’ve never had the slightest interest in heroin or crappy indie rock… (see previous entry for my thoughts on indie rock)

I had worked the corporate gig a few years back. Well, sort of corporate… I never really had to dress like a douche except for meetings with clients. God I always hated those…

This job is different. I have always done more of the creative/graphic side of things, now, I’ll be doing mostly coding and other techie stuff. I’m kinda stoked. I like being one of the few female techies. I’m proud of myself for getting a traditionally male job.

So today I had to go down to my new impending job and fill out some paperwork and get a photo ID so I can enter the damn building. I felt like a republican today. I kinda looked like a Jehovah’s Witness with my dark slacks and white striped douche blouse. Perhaps I’ll post a picture of my new ID. I have my hair tied tightly back, and boy, do I look like a major douche. But hey, I’m in cognito! When I got home, I rang the doorbell instead, just to teasingly proselytize my boyfriend.

“Hey baby, how’d work go?”

“Did you hear about the Good News?”

“Huh?”

“That Jesus, Our Lord & Saviour, has died for our sins!”

::door closes::

Ha ha, kidding.

Anyhow, I definitely had a good time joking about “stock options” and “401k’s”. I gotta fit in any way I can. I made a huge mistake at my last job, being so openly rebellious and anti-corporate douchebaggery. One should never give anyone a reason to be considered a target. This time, I figure I’ll try to be one of the squares. Besides, I get to move up a tax bracket again. I can dress like a douche for the cash.

Bleh, I think I’m so smart… let’s put that to the test. If I really am as intelligent as I conceitedly think I am, I should be able to manage this new temp gig and see if it’s worth going into a permanent position. I should be able to pass off as a typical corporate slave, with a little self control in keeping my big opinionated mouth shut!

Whoa. I’ll be getting a steady paycheck again for a little while. Being a freelance artist definitely has its perks, but freelance anything means there will be rough times. There’s no avoiding that. Every once in a while, a kick ass job comes along meaning I only have to work a few months out of the year.

I hope I can maintain the discipline of the modest lifestyle I’ve grown accustomed to. I truly value the freedom that goes along with sporadic employment and meager funding. Plus, when you’re broke, it’s easier to tell who your real friends are, but I digress…

It’s also been a childhood dream to be working downtown NYC’s financial district. I never dreamed that I would be working “in computers”, yet there I was this morning. Wearing snarky glasses, dressed like a douche, with briefcase in hand. One of these days, I’m going to walk up and down Wall Street, shouting into my cellphone to some imaginary call,

“I SAID SELL, GOD DAMN IT!!!”

or

“YOU’RE FIRED!!!”

Even though I’m a web designer, nobody would know anyways! Besides, I now have the douche uniform, so nobody’d suspect a thing. When in Rome…

Speaking of, I should practice my watercooler talk.

“So how about those Mets/Yankees/Knicks/Jets?”

Ugh… this shall be an interesting experiment. I like to view “work” as a means to pay for my next trip to Amsterdam, Hawaii, or where ever my heart desires. Hmm. I should buy a book on learning Dutch…

IK SPREEK GEEN NEDERLANDS!!!

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quit fooling yourself…

Posted in politics with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2008 by angrygirl

If you think your most important relevant issues are being addressed by the government, then you truly have drank the kool-aid… especially if you happen to believe you’re either a Republican or a Democrat.

You see, we have not been a democracy, for quite some time. I believe the 2000 election made that official, when Fox “News” decided it was opposite day, and the Supreme Court supplemented the joke, with a “special” ruling. AKA “if this guy has more votes, then stop counting and declare the other guy the winner”

I wish my Dad had friends on the Supreme Court too…

Prior to 9/11, I did not see a difference between Replocrats & Depublicans Democrats & Republicans. And I still see relatively little of a difference in actions. Oh sure, the rhetoric is different. But people aren’t what they say, we judge them by their actions. Or in the case of some politicians, by their inactions.

American politics is like a dysfunctional family. The Republicans are best described as the step-dad who continuously fucks you up the ass, and the Democrats are the mommy who knows about it, but does nothing to help you. But at least she bought you some ice cream.

Hey. Whatever it takes to prevent you from rebelling. Everyone’s got a price, I suppose…

It is now common practice for businesses to make bribes political contributions to both candidates. Then people seem unable to put together the following clues… A former timber industry lobbyist is appointed as the undersecretary for natural resources and agriculture?

If the drug industry contributed over a million dollars to Bush’s 2001 soft coup d’etat inauguration, do you think they were repaid with getting to dictate our current health care policy (or lack there of)?

And don’t even get me started on Cheney’s secret energy task force.

What we really have is a plutocracy. And I’m beginning to think that’s what American has really been, all along.

We are in the “last throes” of a vicious class war, and we are losing. It’s between the top 1% resource hoarders, and the rest of us. The 99% majority of America. The 1 percent has convinced the majority, that it is our duty to sacrifice for their benefit. They throw us just enough scraps so that we don’t rebel. And then they erase all history of us ever rebelling. In fact, if you read history books for children, the state is always right, and the people rebelling always lose and were bad people to begin with. Hmmm, I wonder why.

The top 1 percent is having their ridiculous tax cut, subsidized by the middle and lower class. Um, how is that fair? No really. We need to stop acting like we’re part of that 1%. If you make around $200,000 a year,

QUIT FOOLING YOURSELF…

You are NOT a member of the “real” upper class. You are being used as a human buffer zone to promote the illusion of the american dream. that beautiful lottery myth… You are not the wealthy that I’m railing against. I’m talking about the John “I own 10 houses” McCains, the Bush Family, the Rockefellars, etc… The rich people are making the rules, which just happen to benefit the 1 percent, at the sacrifice of the 99%. The working man. We bust our asses so the 1 percent never has to lift a finger.

They are no better than us, why should they get a free ride at our expense? They contribute nothing to society, they create nothing, all they do is shuffle shit around. Like feng sui con artists, but instead of moving furniture, its resources…

They take so much that our government can’t provide the most basic shit for us, yet they continue to tax the hell out of the middle class for mostly weapons. Fuck health care, bridges and roads, firemen, police officers, teachers, the national guard, veterans, the poor, the sick, the elderly, children, single people, orphans, refugees, immigrants, education, actual security, the environment, clean water, food, science, the arts, etc.

The government implies that we should sacrifice all the items listed above, just to protect some vague business interests overseas? And if we were to trace our history of involvement with smaller foreign governments, we have a tendency to support brutal dictators. Fuck human rights when there’s a profit to be made!

So what do we do? Do we turn to the Republicans who openly support the businesses? Or the Democrats, who also support the businesses? Two sides of the same gilded coin. And since they get to make the rules, you can bet you’re ass they make it as difficult as possible for a third party candidate to even make a noticeable dent. And for that they get demonized…

I’m convinced that this whole system is a sham. Both parties have been bought and sold out a LONG time ago. Don’t count on television news to fill you in. A lot of newspapers are pussies now too. Its not even like they actually report, nor ask relevant questions.

The media has us divided over non-issues like abortion, or gay marriage. But says nothing about the millions of incarcerated. Or all the people that go hungry. Fuck that, let me get specific, what about New Orleans? Or that we never retaliated for those overwhelmingly Saudi Arabians who attacked us on 9/11? Or Dick Cheney’s involvement in the anthrax scare. Or that Pakistan can impeach their president, but we won’t impeach Bush?

Nah, we’ll be thrown just enough scraps to keep the buffer zone people from rebelling. And anyone who questions is labeled “un-American”. Fuck em anyways, right?

What’s the point?

Bleh… I gotta quit fooling myself…