I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 200 - Pennies from Heaven

Daily Kup (My Life as a Gainfully Unemployed Person)
A day dedicated both to painting the final siding on the front of the house and to exploring the new commerce. I placed three trial ads on Craigslist today and found people emailing and then showing up with money to purchase things that were in my way. (This would have been a nice way to remove my ex-husband. Simply by writing "Cash only" and "No-smoking household," I could have had some nice people loading him into a trailer within a few hours.)

Just like eBay, there's a certain exhilaration to the process. But this time, instead of spending money, I'm receiving it. I stroll through the house, envisioning the absence of items and the presence of money in my pocket. With a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money with Craigslist, borrowed from the library of course, I'm looking forward to practicing that bit of alchemy that transmutes crap into cash. Both Green and green!

Porkus Dedux
The grapevine has it that Porkus, my late lamented employer, had another layoff today. Just like them to milk a concept long after it's passé. It's both fitting and ironic that this occurred on the day that the Chilean miners were rescued from an unimaginable period of being trapped in solid rock with the merest chance for survival. Porkus-ites, your escape shaft awaits!

I recently found this cup that captures the true spirit:

If Only ...

Ad found on Craigslist:

FREE: Box elder bugs/leaves (Front and backyard)

Date: 2010-10-12, 10:29AM CDT
Reply to:

I have some box elder bugs and leaves for free. I also will provide( for free) nice 55 gallon black bags and a rake to use. Please leave the bags not needed and
the rake where you found it when you leave. The leaves are maple so they have a great color to them right now (many reds, yellows etc.) The bugs, this time of
the year have deep, rich tones of red/orange and black...........very beautiful. I also have a mower (just to use, don't take it) with a bagger to really help out with the
bugs and leaves to make sure you don't miss any. First come, first serve. I will delete this post when the leaves and box elder bugs are gone. Thank you.

*PLEASE NOTE* If you change your mind after getting everything bagged up, just leave the bags by my truck as I will just take them to recycling.

 Location: Front and backyard
 it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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