Friday, September 23, 2005

By All Means A Good Week

It has been one of those great weeks when you start to tiptoe around for fear of breaking the spell.
Apart from working yet again for free at some East End magazine under the title of "design intern" (for lack of justifying the No Pay policy), the good things just kept on rolling:

1) The last two shifts at my pub have brought me a grand total of £17 in tips, as well as a generous amount of flirtatious talk culminating in the expression "salivating over you". It may sound pretty sleazy, but, hey, it works for me.

2) I bought what I refer to as a Monster Bike from some bloke on the street for £25, when it would usually go for £150 second-hand! I do not want to know where he got it from and did not ask... BUT. It is way too big for me (I am one of those short people), so I will remain faithful to my Gwen and sell Monster Bike and make LOADS of profit. Because I am sometimes the most achieved of capitalists.

3) Next week, I will be working a shift at the pub where all I have to do is sit around and watch Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench act a scene from their upcoming movie. I needn't pour drinks, I needn't serve food, my only task being to oogle them and be starstruck for 5 hours, and earn money for it.

4) The phone company made a mistake and send me loads of money in my account, hence covering the cost of an upcoming pair of winter boots that will rival with my 8-year old DMs, as well as a weekend in Berlin.

5) I have been offered... wait for it... wait some more... (I waited 7 months!)... a position at a design agency!!!! I start a trial 2 weeks as of this monday... wait for it... Paid! And then I will wow them with my dazzling skills as an artworker and a brain, and will hopefully land myself a full-time contract and start a new-life as a proud employee, sucked into the 9 to 5 office job where I crave for the weekend, fight post-lunch drowsiness in front of the computer screen, and live off a MONTHLY paycheck (and not the measly weekly payslips of the pub)!!!!!
I am going to start a routine, and I have never felt so good about myself!

And now that I have boasted the week's little perks, I will shhhh again, because I may get hit by a lorry tomorrow, and would've wasted 20 minutes of my time being all stupid-happy writing this post...



soraya said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. can't beleive it. you got a 2 weeks trial!!! of course you will blow their minds off....
here we all go. i too am in love with the routine. although i miss you like crazy.

Firas said...

salivation is better than "shou ya ashta?"

Mabrouk on your job!

.. and on being in the same room with Blanchett. I can't. :( Because of the restraining order and all.

Eve said...

you post is glowing :-)
Mabroooook! if you got it by a lorry tomorrow, my grandma would have said: it must be the evil eye ;)

Tempest said...

bla bla bla... yada yada yada... weekend in berlin... bla yada bla...

wait.... whaaa? when!?!? Please tell me it's not the weekend I'm in London!

Anyway, glad things are working our for you :)

Rasha said...

Tempest! Maha and I will be in Berlin from the 7th to the 10th of October, so please don't tell me you are easyjetting your way to London then...
See ya!