Tuesday, 16 October 2012


What's up, bloggers? I hope everything's going well for you all at the moment. As usual, I still have no internet (and won't have for another three weeks or so, CRY) but I'm in the library between lectures at the moment, procrastinating doing my reading as usual, so I thought a quick update might be in order.

As longtime readers of my blog might know, I used to work here:

Then, after I moved to uni, I started stressing out about how little money I had, and eventually (after a lot of searching,) I got a job here:

Being on a university campus, YourShop is mostly restricted to term time, so naturally I filed in a few hours over the summer here, just to keep me busy:

So far, so logical...I figured I'd do YourShop in term time, then the races over the summer, and everything would be dandy.

And then I went a little bit nuts this term and decided I wanted a bar job, just so I could get some experience with different types of work for when I'm an unemployed graduate living in a cardboard box. So I got a job here:

Disclaimer: there are usually no flags. I do not work in an EDL bar, if such a thing even exists. That will be all.
Except then I discovered that my "summer" job at the racecourse in fact extends over term time too, albeit on a much less regular basis, and that I can get semi-regular 4 hour silver-service waitressing shifts there (if I want) as well as working at Society as WELL as working at YourShop.

Also I'm working something absurd like 29 hours this week. Ladies and gentlemen, my new, work-filled life has begun. I'm pretty sure it'll still fit in around my studies (hopefully) but holy god, who knows. My course has a relatively low commitment of hours, though, and the Society job isn't in hours where I'd normally be reading, it's in hours I'd normally be wasting watching TV or on the internet, so hopefully it'll be okay. I may be making a big, big mistake. But to quote How I Met Your Mother, "sometimes you know it's a mistake, but there are certain things in life where you know it's a mistake, but you don't really know it's a mistake because the only way to really know it's a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say 'yep, that was a mistake.' So really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake, because then you'd go your whole life not knowing if something is a mistake or not."*

In conclusion, even if this is a bad, bad idea, I'm still gonna do it. And actually I don't think it's going to be a mistake at all. Fingers crossed!!

*and if you made it through all that without getting confused at least once, I applaud you, good sir.