Wednesday, March 31, 2010

98 Good Things about Unemployment

98. You discover generic toilet paper doesn't wipe you the wrong way.  According to Brad Tuttle, generic toilet paper sales are up 9% due to the recession. http://money.blogs.time.com/2010/03/31/how-the-economy-is-still-affecting-how-we-work-shop-and-live%e2%80%94and-how-many-ex-cons-are-out-on-the-streets/ 

97. When you cough, you don’t have to cover your mouth. (Because manners and germs don't count when you are alone.)

96. When you can't will your feet to walk, you crawl to your computer. Still sick and miserable. There will be better days.

95. You search for truth. What is our purpose on this earth? What is the meaning of life? Is it like Lou Reed sings, “some kind of nature, some kind of soul.” Or is Quest your savior? For me, it is unemployment insurance. Thanks be to the New York State Department of Labor.

94. When you are sick, you don't miss work.

93. You don't have to lie to your boss when you are looking for a job. In the March 22 edition of Time online, Brad Tuttle instructs us on "lies to tell your boss so he doesn't know you're looking for another job." http://wp.me/pxxA6-PM  How do we rid society of this dishonesty? Hire the unemployed.

92. The job interview.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? Employed.
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? The insight to hire me.
What do coworkers say about you? Is he talking about the dogs? I guess so. They like our long walks in the woods.

91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.

///  For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010.For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Monday, March 29, 2010

97 Good Things about Unemployment

97. When you cough, you don’t have to cover your mouth. (Because manners and germs don't count when you are alone.)

96. When you can't will your feet to walk, you crawl to your computer. Still sick and miserable. There will be better days.

95. You search for truth. What is our purpose on this earth? What is the meaning of life? Is it like Lou Reed sings, “some kind of nature, some kind of soul.” Or is Quest your savior? For me, it is unemployment insurance. Thanks be to the New York State Department of Labor.

94. When you are sick, you don't miss work.

93. You don't have to lie to your boss when you are looking for a job. In the March 22 edition of Time online, Brad Tuttle instructs us on "lies to tell your boss so he doesn't know you're looking for another job." http://wp.me/pxxA6-PM  How do we rid society of this dishonesty? Hire the unemployed.

92. The job interview.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? Employed.
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? The insight to hire me.
What do coworkers say about you? Is he talking about the dogs? I guess so. They like our long walks in the woods.

91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.

///  
For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on
January 6, 2010. \\\

Sunday, March 28, 2010

96 Good Things about Unemployment

96. When you can't will your feet to walk, you crawl to your home computer. Still sick and miserable. There will be better days.

95. You search for truth. What is our purpose on earth? What is the meaning of life? Is it like Lou Reed sings, “some kind of nature, some kind of soul.” Or is Quest your savior? For me, it is unemployment insurance. Thanks be to the New York State Department of Labor.


94. When you are sick, you don't miss work.

93. You don't have to lie to your boss when you are looking for a job. In the March 22 edition of Time online, Brad Tuttle instructs us on "lies to tell your boss so he doesn't know you're looking for another job." http://wp.me/pxxA6-PM  How do we rid society of this dishonesty? Hire the unemployed.

92. The job interview.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? Employed.
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? The insight to hire me.
What do coworkers say about you? Is he talking about the dogs? I guess so. They like our long walks in the woods.

91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.


///  For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010. 
For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010. Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Friday, March 26, 2010

95 Good Things about Unemployment

95. You search for truth. What is our purpose on this earth? What is the meaning of life? Is it like Lou Reed sings, “some kind of nature, some kind of soul.” Or is Quest your savior? For me, it is unemployment insurance. Thanks be to the New York State Department of Labor.
  
94. When you are sick, you don't miss work.

93. You don't have to lie to your boss when you are looking for a job. In the March 22 edition of Time online, Brad Tuttle instructs us on "lies to tell your boss so he doesn't know you're looking for another job." http://wp.me/pxxA6-PM  How do we rid society of this dishonesty? Hire the unemployed.

92. The job interview.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? Employed.
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? The insight to hire me.
What do coworkers say about you? Is he talking about the dogs? I guess so. They like our long walks in the woods.

91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.

///  For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010.For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Thursday, March 25, 2010

94 Good Things about Unemployment

94. When you are sick, you don't miss work.

93. You don't have to lie to your boss when you are looking for a job. In the March 22 edition of Time online, Brad Tuttle instructs us on "lies to tell your boss so he doesn't know you're looking for another job." http://wp.me/pxxA6-PM How do we rid society of this dishonesty? Hire the unemployed.

92. Getting a job interview. I'm preparing for an interview today.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? Employed.
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? The insight to hire me.
What do coworkers say about you? Is he talking about the dogs? I guess so. They like our long walks in the woods.

91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.


///  For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010.For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

93 Good Things about Unemployment

93. You don't have to lie to your boss when you are looking for a job.  In the March 22 edition of Time online, Brad Tuttle instructs us on "lies to tell your boss so he doesn't know you're looking for another job."  http://wp.me/pxxA6-PM  How do we rid society of this dishonesty? Hire the unemployed.

92. Getting a job interview. I'm preparing for an interview today.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? Employed.
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? The insight to hire me.
What do coworkers say about you? Is he talking about the dogs? I guess so. They like our long walks in the woods.


91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.


///  For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010.For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Monday, March 22, 2010

92 Good Things about Unemployment

92. Getting a job interview. I'm preparing for an interview today.  
Where would you like to be in 10 years? Employed.
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? The insight to hire me.
What do coworkers say about you? Is he talking about the dogs? I guess so. They like our long walks in the woods.

91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.

///  For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010.For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Saturday, March 20, 2010

91 Good Things about Unemployment

91. You look for good luck charms everywhere and smiley faces count.

///  For Good Things numbered 81 through 90, see 90 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 19, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Friday, March 19, 2010

90 Good Things about Unemployment

90. You are home to nurse a sick family member. You remind him though that the nurse has breaks for blogging and watching the 48 games of the first weekend of March Madness.

89. Sitting by a mountain stream at high noon listening to the rush of melted snow. Robins have been reported, but I haven’t seen them. Spring may be here. I hope I don't jinx it.

88. You make your own fancy coffee drinks. Although I don’t have an espresso machine, I brew it strong. And I don’t have to pay extra for soymilk. This coffee cup is my favorite. It says, "do I look like I give a rat's ass?"

 
87. You read your spam. In the last week, 12 nice merchants have offered me $200 off on a Rolex watch. Paul Meyers, an internet professional who has “seen it all,” wants to show me how he made $136,808 in one month. Veola Rima and 32 others will give me free Viagra. I received a final notice from the FBI, a promise of clear skin, and a bunch of admonitions for wasting my military benefits. And Marlene Gebo wants me to put my doughnut in her oven.

86. Your daily attire is on sale at K-Mart for $4.50. I bought another so I don’t have to type naked when my blue suit is in the washer. And this yellow outfit looks like spring to me. (My blue suit can be found at 29 Good Things posted on January 10, 2010.)

85. When daylight savings time gives you another hour of daylight, you’ve got an extra hour to blog. Your reader wonders if that is a good thing.

84. When your electricity goes out, you are pleased to learn that high winds were the cause and not your delinquent payment.

83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I’ll talk with AIG.

 
82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Thursday, March 18, 2010

89 Good Things about Unemployment

89. Sitting by a mountain stream at high noon listening to the rush of melted snow. Robins have been reported, but I haven’t seen them. Spring may be here. I hope I don't jinx it.

88. You make your own fancy coffee drinks. Although I don’t have an espresso machine, I brew it strong. And I don’t have to pay extra for soymilk. This coffee cup is my favorite. It says, "do I look like I give a rat's ass?"

87. You read your spam. In the last week, 12 nice merchants have offered me $200 off on a Rolex watch. Paul Meyers, an internet professional who has “seen it all,” wants to show me how he made $136,808 in one month. Veola Rima and 32 others will give me free Viagra. I received a final notice from the FBI, a promise of clear skin, and a bunch of admonitions for wasting my military benefits. And Marlene Gebo wants me to put my doughnut in her oven.

86. Your daily attire is on sale at K-Mart for $4.50. I bought another so I don’t have to type naked when my blue suit is in the washer. And this yellow outfit looks like spring to me. (My blue suit can be found at 29 Good Things posted on January 10, 2010.)

85. When daylight savings time gives you another hour of daylight, you’ve got an extra hour to blog. Your reader wonders if that is a good thing.

84. When your electricity goes out, you are pleased to learn that high winds were the cause and not your delinquent payment.

83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I’ll talk with AIG.

82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

88 Good Things about Unemployment

88. You make your own fancy coffee drinks. Although I don’t have an espresso machine, I brew it strong. And I don’t have to pay extra for soymilk. This coffee cup is my favorite. It says, "do I look like I give a rat's ass?"

87. You read your spam. In the last week, 12 nice merchants have offered me $200 off on a Rolex watch. Paul Meyers, an internet professional who has “seen it all,” wants to show me how he made $136,808 in one month. Veola Rima and 32 others will give me free Viagra. I received a final notice from the FBI, a promise of clear skin, and a bunch of admonitions for wasting my military benefits. And Marlene Gebo wants me to put my doughnut in her oven.

86. Your daily attire is on sale at K-Mart for $4.50. I bought another so I don’t have to type naked when my blue suit is in the washer. And this yellow outfit looks like spring to me. (My blue suit can be found at 29 Good Things posted on January 10, 2010.)

85. When daylight savings time gives you another hour of daylight, you’ve got an extra hour to blog. Your reader wonders if that is a good thing.

84. When your electricity goes out, you are pleased to learn that high winds were the cause and not your delinquent payment.

83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I’ll talk with AIG.

82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.
 

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

87 Good Things about Unemployment

87. You read your spam. In the last week, 12 nice merchants have offered me $200 off on a Rolex watch. Paul Meyers, an internet professional who has “seen it all,” wants to show me how he made $136,808 in one month. Veola Rima and 32 others will give me free Viagra. I received a final notice from the FBI, a promise of clear skin, and a bunch of admonitions for wasting my military benefits. And Marlene Gebo wants me to put my doughnut in her oven.

86. Your daily attire is on sale at K-Mart for $4.50. I bought another so I don’t have to type naked when my blue suit is in the washer. And this yellow outfit looks like spring to me. (My blue suit can be found at 29 Good Things posted on January 10, 2010.)

85. When daylight savings time gives you another hour of daylight, you’ve got an extra hour to blog. Your reader wonders if that is a good thing.

84. When your electricity goes out, you are pleased to learn that high winds were the cause and not your delinquent payment.

83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I’ll talk with AIG.

82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.


/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Monday, March 15, 2010

86 Good Things about Unemployment

86. Your daily attire is on sale at K-Mart for $4.50. I bought another so I don’t have to type naked when my blue suit is in the washer. And this yellow outfit looks like spring to me.  (My blue suit can be found at 29 Good Things posted on January 10, 2010.)

85. When daylight savings time gives you another hour of daylight, you’ve got an extra hour to blog. Your reader wonders if that is a good thing.

84. When your electricity goes out, you are pleased to learn that high winds were the cause and not your delinquent payment.

83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I’ll talk with AIG.

 
82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting ttp://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Sunday, March 14, 2010

85 Good Things about Unemployment

85. When daylight savings time gives you another hour of daylight, you’ve got an extra hour to blog. Your reader wonders if that is a good thing.

84. When your electricity goes out, you are pleased to learn that high winds were the cause and not your delinquent payment. 
 
83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I’ll talk with AIG.

82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.


/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\


84 Good Things about Unemployment

84. When your electricity goes out, you are pleased to learn that high winds were the cause and not your delinquent payment.





83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I’ll talk with AIG.

82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.
 

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Thursday, March 11, 2010

83 Good Things about Unemployment

83. You call yourself a troubled asset and ask the government to purchase you. Let me know if this works. Otherwise, I'll talk with AIG.

82. You are amused by street names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by visiting http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.
 
81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

82 Good Things about Unemployment

82. You drive down streets with amusing names like Petticoat Lane and Rabbit College Road. You rename these roads by going to http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/StreetNameGenerator.htm
You come up with Heather Feather Quay and Hidden Zephyr Crest.


81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

81 Good Things about Unemployment

81. You discover Facebook. You find old high school buddies. You find former boyfriends. They all look good. You change your photo to your cheerleader yearbook photo. They say you haven’t changed a bit. You know that.

/// For Good Things number 71 through 80, see 80 Good Things about Unemployment posted March 9, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

80 Good Things about Unemployment

80. You are always home for morning tea, and afternoon tea, and evening tea. You learn to read your tea leaves. They say you will be successful. Employment? Yes, definitely. When?  You will have to drink more tea.

79. You use less gas. You do not go to McDonalds on your way to work. You do not go to work. You do not go to job interviews because there are no jobs. Your car sits. So do you. But the size of your caboose does not increase because you are thinner.

78. You are thinner. The Washington Post reports that fast food breakfast sales are down because the unemployed don’t stop there anymore on their way to work. Instead, they eat cereal at home or don’t eat at all. A sausage and egg McMuffin is 450 calories, with more than half from fat. Eating nothing is considerably lower than that. It stands to reason then that we are thinner as a result. I didn’t need to study it. If you find contrary evidence, let me know. I’ll ignore it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/20/AR2010022003718.html

77. You play the lottery. You win Mega Millions. I'm back to the imagining thing again. If you want a laugh, go to this website and watch the short video on how to play. It shows you how to walk to the store: http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/ProdSubEV_Cat_403_SubCat_337550_NavRoot_320.htm

76. You create cash. You take a box of books to a second hand store; they buy three for $6. You find a receipt for a purchase at K-Mart so you return the blue light special, collecting $42.39. You recycle 23 bottles for $1.27; you get the 10% bonus. After all that work, you have a beer for $3. Today’s net income: $46.66.

75. Paying bills doesn’t take long. Nothing coming in, nothing going out. Collectors call you. You sit still and retreat to your snow fort. Only the snow fleas find you and a dog when he lifts his leg.

74. You volunteer. You choose a place where you will make new friends and learn of opportunities. You are excited. You go there several times and conduct your tasks alone. Sometimes you dust, which you don't even do at home, but the dust mites are friendly.

73. You imagine. You invent a software gadget that easily removes everything invented by computer geeks, who think this stuff is indispensable, but only cause you repeated frustration. The new gadget is called the Sheba. You never have to work for another idiot again. As John Lennon sings, You may say I'm a dreamer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0Eyw3l3XM 

72. You love the one you're with. You.

71. You snowshoe swiftly down a steep slope without poles and forethought. You plod back up, sweating. Your dog steps on one of your snowshoes. You are no longer going up. You now have evidence there is two feet of snow--in your underwear.

///  For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\ 


Monday, March 8, 2010

79 Good Things about Unemployment

79. You use less gas. You do not go to McDonalds on your way to work. You do not go to work. You do not go to job interviews because there are no jobs. Your car sits. So do you. But the size of your caboose does not increase because you are thinner.

78. You are thinner. The Washington Post reports that fast food breakfast sales are down because the unemployed don’t stop there anymore on their way to work. Instead, they eat cereal at home or don’t eat at all. A sausage and egg McMuffin is 450 calories, with more than half from fat. Eating nothing is considerably lower than that. It stands to reason then that we are thinner as a result. I didn’t need to study it. If you find contrary evidence, let me know. I’ll ignore it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/20/AR2010022003718.html

 
77. You play the lottery. You win Mega Millions. I'm back to the imagining thing again. If you want a laugh, go to this website and watch the short video on how to play. It shows you how to walk to the store: http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/ProdSubEV_Cat_403_SubCat_337550_NavRoot_320.htm

76. You create cash. You take a box of books to a second hand store; they buy three for $6. You find a receipt for a purchase at K-Mart so you return the blue light special, collecting $42.39. You recycle 23 bottles for $1.27; you get the 10% bonus. After all that work, you have a beer for $3. Today’s net income: $46.66.

75. Paying bills doesn’t take long. Nothing coming in, nothing going out. Collectors call you. You sit still and retreat to your snow fort. Only the snow fleas find you and a dog when he lifts his leg.

74. You volunteer. You choose a place where you will make new friends and learn of opportunities. You are excited. You go there several times and conduct your tasks alone. Sometimes you dust, which you don't even do at home, but the dust mites are friendly.

73. You imagine. You invent a software gadget that easily removes everything invented by computer geeks, who think this stuff is indispensable, but only cause you repeated frustration. The new gadget is called the Sheba. You never have to work for another idiot again. As John Lennon sings, You may say I'm a dreamer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0Eyw3l3XM

72. You love the one you're with. You
 

71. You snowshoe swiftly down a steep slope without poles and forethought. You plod back up, sweating. Your dog steps on one of your snowshoes. You are no longer going up. You now have evidence there is two feet of snow--in your underwear.


///  For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Sunday, March 7, 2010

78 Good Things about Unemployment


78. You are thinner. The Washington Post reports that fast food breakfast sales are down because the unemployed don’t stop there anymore on their way to work. Instead, they eat cereal at home or don’t eat at all. A sausage and egg McMuffin is 450 calories, with more than half from fat. Eating nothing is considerably lower than that. It stands to reason then that we are thinner as a result. I didn’t need to study it. If you find contrary evidence, let me know. I’ll ignore it.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/20/AR2010022003718.html

77. You play the lottery. You win Mega Millions. I'm back to the imagining thing again. If you want a laugh, go to this website and watch the short video on how to play. It shows you how to walk to the store:
http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/ProdSubEV_Cat_403_SubCat_337550_NavRoot_320.htm

76. You create cash. You take a box of books to a second hand store; they buy three for $6. You find a receipt for a purchase at K-Mart so you return the blue light special, collecting $42.39. You recycle 23 bottles for $1.27; you get the 10% bonus. After all that work, you have a beer for $3. Today’s net income: $46.66.

75. Paying bills doesn’t take long. Nothing coming in, nothing going out. Collectors call you. You sit still and retreat to your snow fort. Only the snow fleas find you and a dog when he lifts his leg.

74. You volunteer. You choose a place where you will make new friends and learn of opportunities. You are excited. You go there several times and conduct your tasks alone. Sometimes you dust, which you don't even do at home, but the dust mites are friendly.

73. You imagine. You invent a software gadget that easily removes everything invented by computer geeks, who think this stuff is indispensable, but only cause you repeated frustration. The new gadget is called the Sheba. You never have to work for another idiot again. As John Lennon sings, You may say I'm a dreamer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0Eyw3l3XM

72. You love the one you're with. You.

71. You snowshoe swiftly down a steep slope without poles and forethought. You plod back up, sweating. Your dog steps on one of your snowshoes. You are no longer going up. You now have evidence there is two feet of snow--in your underwear.

///  For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Saturday, March 6, 2010

77 Good Things about Unemployment


77. You play the lottery. You win Mega Millions. I'm back to the imagining thing again. If you want a laugh, go to this website and watch the short video on how to play. It shows you how to walk to the store:  
http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/ProdSubEV_Cat_403_SubCat_337550_NavRoot_320.htm

76. You create cash. You take a box of books to a second hand store; they buy three for $6. You find a receipt for a purchase at K-Mart so you return the blue light special, collecting $42.39. You recycle 23 bottles for $1.27; you get the 10% bonus. After all that work, you have a beer for $3. Today’s net income: $46.66.

75. Paying bills doesn’t take long. Nothing coming in, nothing going out. Collectors call you. You sit still and retreat to your snow fort. Only the snow fleas find you and a dog when he lifts his leg.

74. You volunteer. You choose a place where you will make new friends and learn of opportunities. You are excited. You go there several times and conduct your tasks alone. Sometimes you dust, which you don't even do at home, but the dust mites are friendly.

73. You imagine. You invent a software gadget that easily removes everything invented by computer geeks, who think this stuff is indispensable, but only cause you repeated frustration. The new gadget is called the Sheba. You never have to work for another idiot again. As John Lennon sings, You may say I'm a dreamer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0Eyw3l3XM

72. You love the one you're with. You.

71. You snowshoe swiftly down a steep slope without poles and forethought. You plod back up, sweating. Your dog steps on one of your snowshoes. You are no longer going up. You now have evidence there is two feet of snow--in your underwear.

///  For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Friday, March 5, 2010

76 Good Things about Unemployment

76. You create cash. You take a box of books to a second hand store; they buy three for $6. You find a receipt for a purchase at K-Mart so you return the blue light special, collecting $42.39. You recycle 23 bottles for $1.27; you get the 10% bonus. After all that work, you have a beer for $3. Today’s net income: $46.66.

75. Paying bills doesn’t take long. Nothing coming in, nothing going out. Collectors call you. You sit still and retreat to your snow fort. Only the snow fleas find you and a dog when he lifts his leg.

74. You volunteer. You choose a place where you will make new friends and learn of opportunities. You are excited. You go there several times and conduct your tasks alone. Sometimes you dust, which you don't even do at home, but the dust mites are friendly.

73. You imagine. You invent a software gadget that easily removes everything invented by computer geeks, who think this stuff is indispensable, but only cause you repeated frustration. The new gadget is called the Sheba. You never have to work for another idiot again. As John Lennon sings, You may say I'm a dreamer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0Eyw3l3XM

72. You love the one you're with. You.

71. You snowshoe swiftly down a steep slope without poles and forethought. You plod back up, sweating. Your dog steps on one of your snowshoes. You are no longer going up. You now have evidence there is two feet of snow--in your underwear.

///  For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\

Thursday, March 4, 2010

75 Good Things about Unemployment

75. Paying bills doesn’t take long. Nothing coming in, nothing going out. Collectors call you. You sit still and retreat to your snow fort. Only the snow fleas find you and a dog when he lifts his leg.  

74. You volunteer. You choose a place where you will make new friends and learn of opportunities. You are excited. You go there several times and conduct your tasks alone. Sometimes you dust, which you don't even do at home, but the dust mites are friendly.

73. You imagine. You invent a software gadget that easily removes everything invented by computer geeks, who think this stuff is indispensable, but only cause you repeated frustration. The new gadget is called the Sheba. You never have to work for another idiot again. As John Lennon sings, You may say I'm a dreamer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0Eyw3l3XM

72. You love the one you're with. You.

71. You snowshoe swiftly down a steep slope without poles and forethought. You plod back up, sweating. Your dog steps on one of your snowshoes. You are no longer going up. You now have evidence there is two feet of snow--in your underwear.

/// For Good Things numbered 61 through 70, see 70 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 27, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 52 through 60, see 60 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 10, 2010.
For Good Thing numbered 51, see 51 Good Things about Unemployment posted February 1, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 26 through 50, see 50 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 31, 2010.
For Good Things numbered 1 through 25, see 25 Good Things about Unemployment posted on January 6, 2010. \\\