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well, i do have a job, but i am not liking it so much. i'm a duty manager at a tavern that is not so nice and full of local drunks that tell me how to do my job. i am also there alone at night and the place has had an armed hold up before, while there were customers in there so being there alone doesn't sit well with me.
it's also less money than i was on before and only part time.
i went for another job chefing, and doing some bar work a couple of weeks ago, and went in for a trial that went ok, but there was not much for me to do and i am waiting for the call back. the head chef reckons he will call me back today. it's the same money as i was getting at the RaT, and a lot more hours so fingers crossed this chef gets his a into g and calls me back.

in other news: the midget has started her school hockey season. her first two games have been losses, and for brett it was absolutely frustrating to watch, as someone who has played hockey since he was like 5. their "coach" has never actually played hockey so the kids have been learning some bad habits like bunching up and just smashing the ball in any direction. and the "everyone wins" attitude does my head in. when i played hockey, we played to win. if a player wasn't doing well we took them off. this one kid was wandering around like he was in his own world, most of the time facing the wrong direction, yet because the "coach" wanted him to be encouraged she left him in there. GUH!
being at the games also makes me realise i do not fit in with the "married stay at home mother" types lol. taylah was asked if i was her sister (i will take it as a compliment). one of the mothers comes up too me:
her: "are you one of the mothers"
me: "yes"
her: "oh we thought you might be" (it looked like the other mothers were having a huddle before she approached me)
her: "which one is yours?"
me "taylah, that tall kid there"
her: "oh, haha, she doesn't get her height from you does she?"
me: *completely dead pan* "no, no she doesn't"
her *nervous laugh walk away*

and: brett had his birthday recently. he is not someone who usually celebrates his birthday but i'm sure he had more fun with it this year.
on his actual birthday we went out for dinner at winnie bagoes (pizza place i had a job trial at where the manager wanted me but the boss was like "wtf are you doing, there are no jobs here atm").
the next day along with canadian kat and tall mike we went on a road trip. leaving christchurch we went to kaikoura to pick up some free cray fish (OMG! YUM!) and went to the baby seal nursery. which is a water fall in the forest. one of the little fuckers chased me! i kid you not. it came at me three times and i had to hide behind a sign to get away from it then it just started at me over it.
then we went the back roads way to hanmer springs for an evening time hot pools soak and dinner.
it was an awesome day!
and FYI brett absolutely loves it when i point out the gray hairs he has now, when he is 4 and a bit years younger than me lol.

and that's all i have got to say about that.


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May. 22nd, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Ha - maybe next time turn up in trackpants and bunny slippers?
no, these are the "i've had a career and now that i have a husband who can support me and some money behind us it's time to have a child", 40's plus age kind of mothers. not white trash track pants and bunny slippers types.
May. 28th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Hey, a mate who works at a retirement village posted on facebook today that he "is looking for a chef to work weekends. Breakfast lunch and dinner for about 12-16 people." Not sure if that'd be your sort of thing, but thought I might as well mention it.
May. 28th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
seems you have the same friend as my friend jen lol. she contacted me about the same job, and i sent my CV off to him, but he didn't contact me back. i am thinking he is looking for a qualified chef? i'm not, i'm just damned good at what i do lol.
thanks for thinking of me though :)
May. 28th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
You mean MY friend Jen, I've probably known her for longer :P
May. 29th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
lol probably. shes a friend of a friend for me
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