Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Finding a job is hard.

Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way. I have accepted a posting challenge from my sister Madelyn via twitter, which is how I believe most posting challenges are initiated these days. As such, I am now obligated to post on a slightly more regular basis than I have been in the past.

So here’s what this post is about:

My time.

I’m losing it.

Since I’ve moved to the city they call Chicago, I’ve felt like time has sped up. This is particularly alarming considering the fact that I still don’t have a job. I’ve created a child-like pie chart to awkwardly illustrate how my time is being spent.

As you can see, a good deal of my time is spent preparing food. This is very new to me. When I lived in California, I would eat out approximately 26 times a week. Not bad for a guy with a college education. But since I’ve moved here, I’ve eaten out a total of 4 times in the past two and a half months. It doesn’t take an associates degree in general education to figure out what that means. It means I’m no longer substituting money for my time in the preparation of my meals. I’m still getting used to it, so bear with me.

As for this so-called posting challenge, what can you expect from me? Perhaps more terrible drawings using only PC Paint, even though I have better programs with better tools? Probably. As always, I remain predictably unpredictable.


Madelyn said...

You should make an actual pie, take a picture of it, and say that is how much time was dedicated to making that pie.

Also, I'm so proud of you . . . but did you post this before my "Teenagers" post, or after? I would try to figure it out myself, but the whole time difference thing makes it really difficult . . . after all, my degree is in Psychology, not math. This means all I'm good at is serving food to dumb teenagers.

Jon said...

Madelyn: I posted this about 11 minutes after you posted your teenagers post. Impressive response time, no?

cadiz12 said...

wow, so if you're spending a third of your time preparing food after all that devotion to eating out, that must mean that you're either a) a really good cook who was just depriving the world of your culinary masterpieces all those years or b) a really fast learner.

word on the street is that cooking is better for you, and cheaper (which is a plus when you're looking for a job, no?).

Madelyn said...

I think most of his time is spent cleaning the grape jelly squeeze bottle, taking pictures of it, and claiming there was no paper towels involved.

Lia said...

Quite a lovely pie chart, really. There's something endearing about the sixth grade pencil-on-paper look.