Hey, There’s a Bird in This Mirror!

Diversion Enthusiast Society, est. 2007

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I’m a 28-year-old, underemployed librarian.

I spend all of my time at home, waiting to be contacted about the various resumes and cover letters I’ve sent out, doing odd jobs for a very benevolent former professor of mine.

I watch a lot of cooking shows, drink a lot of tea, listen to a lot of NPR, and spend a lot of time fighting with people about politics on the internet.

This morning, at 11:30 a.m., I was sitting here in my pajamas*, trying to convince myself that I’m not an enormous failure, when my upstairs neighbor starting blasting “Kung-Fu Fighting.”

Kung. Fu. Fighting. Followed by “Africa.”

I promptly abandoned my chair, took a shower, got dressed, and decided I have to leave the house, to go somewhere, anywhere, as, given the introduction of absurd 80’s pop kitsch, I assume I’m probably about an hour away from making a comically long phone call to a phone psychic and trying to live on a gas station credit card. Buying Ethan Hawke’s unbelievable line of bullshit couldn’t be that far behind.


* Yeah, you read that right. Wanna make something of it?


Written by Raina

March 13, 2008 at 11:42 am

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  1. I am always in my pajamas when I’m at home. 11:30 is nothing.


    March 13, 2008 at 1:21 pm

  2. Not sure if it’ll help you or not but when I was unemployed or between contracts I used to start my day with a walk. It accomplished three things:

    1) It made me get showered and/or dressed.

    2) It helped me think. Whether it was putting together a plan to job search or simply talking myself out of the funk I was spiraling towards a walk always helped.

    3) Exercise helps keep the blues aways.

    There were mornings when it damn near killed me (-40 is not my friend) but it helped a great deal.

    Good luck!

    Ryan S~

    March 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm

  3. I just re-watched Reality Bites this weekend (a little nostalgic for Houston). It really does seem to capture that post graduate feeling.

    Also, Ryan speaks the truth.


    April 15, 2008 at 10:12 am

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