Friday, July 8, 2011

The Bucket List

This is the first of weekly podcasts. Check out how Jackie's making progress on that Bucket List of hers.  She better hurry, because she's about to start working part-time very, VERY soon!

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The "now that I have no job" bucket list

The "now that I don't have a job" bucket list

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

No Luck Lotto

Those lotto numbers SUCKED! 

The very next day, I went back to my Chinese-Japanese spot and enjoyed my oldie-but-goodie combo, which has 2 smoked salmon avocado rolls with one spicy tuna roll.  It was delicious and to boot, I got a new fortune cookie with a new set of numbers.  I'm back in business!

So I waited until the weekend, so that I could play the numbers on Saturday.  But first things first - I had a driving lesson.  (My very first driver's license is on my Job Hopping Bucket List.)

Let's just say, the lesson was more successful than my sorry attempt to play the lottery.  I lost the fortune cookie AND I lost the post it note that I wrote the numbers know, in case I lost the fortune cookie sliver of paper.  What in the world?! 

So what's behind my obsession with playing the lottery?  I'd like to think of it as an experiment.  I've been fascinated with this show on The Learning Channel How The Lottery Changed My Life.  Really, just one episode in particular, in which this man won the lottery a whopping 7 times!  Yeah, baby!  He said he plays everyday, so something's gotta hit.

So let's do the math, if I play just the basic lottery for $1 every day, that's $365 dedicated to the cause each year.  I dare not say "invested," because I'll REALLY start to sound like I have a problem.

The only problem is - I don't play every day.

But I eat everyday.  Here's a picture of the sake that I drank at the Chinese-Japanese restaurant.  I let the waitress choose.  I ended up with some kind of "sake cocktail."

Never again! I want my sake straight and I want it HOT!  I like my sake so strong that I'm actually ticked off that it's not refreshing.  That's my love-hate relationship with sake and that's how I wanna keep it.

But...if you're ever in the mood for a refreshing "sake cocktail," try this:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Money in Hurry!

Isn't that what we all want - MONEY IN A HURRY!

Well, if I had the answer to that, I'd be so busy spending the money that I'd have no time to blog about it! LOL

Here are today's money-making attempts.  Beware.  Some of it is solid advice and some of it is light-hearted fun.

  • Bought a programming book for career advancement - Visual C#;
  • Treated myself to a more relaxing read titled Get Rich Click, so that I make money BEFORE I finish the 1000+ pages of the above programming book!;
  • Rewarded myself for studying so hard with lunch at my favorite Chinese-Japanese restaurant.

OK...what's so MONEY IN A HURRY about treating myself to lunch?  Funny you should ask.  I'm going to play the lucky lotto numbers that were on the paper in my fortune cookie.  I would tell you the numbers, but can I trust you to share the winnings with me?'s Wednesday...if I stop blogging, I can actually get to the store in time to play the numbers for tonight's drawing...gotta go!

Check back on Sun, May 29th to see what other job hopping misadventures I find myself in.