So I made a decision to stay low key this week and I surprisingly enough, I actually stuck with it.
I’ve always worked in front of a computer all day and night it’s normal for me to get on at night but I felt like disconnecting this week and it’s been nice. I’ve caught up on reading, relaxing and tv shows like I used to watch and had some major bonding time with the Links. Mentally this week kicked my ass which is why I was in major need of some down time. This wasn’t due to work, which is going quite well now that I’m actually doing the actual job. It’s all because of a job that was offered to me two weeks ago. I applied for this job working with mortgages and underwriting in the brief week I was unemployed and completely forgot about it along with the 37 other jobs I applied for at once on Careerbuilder. While working with mortgages and underwriting is definitely not my dream job, it was more money and a contract job for one to two years and I can always get down with more money. They told me they would get back to me that week and I never heard anything from them. I waited another week without any word so I called them up and they told me we were good to go and would have someone contact me soon. So I waited yet another week and let me tell you, if I was unemployed I would have been completely irrate at this time and not just frustrated as I was. If you’re a recruiting firm, do what you’re going to do and get back to me when you say you’re going to get back to me. I finally heard back and went over the details of the job. Turns out they were going to offer me more money than I originally thought (yay!) but the hours were 6a-2:30pm Monday-Friday(boo). If I lived closer to the location the hours wouldn’t bug me so much but it’s about a half hour away from where I live so I would have to leave for work at 5:30am each day. She continued to tell me those were the set hours and I would be eligible for voluntary overtime plus mandatory overtime. Mandatory overtime? Say what? She said that would be in the case that I didn’t process all the files I was supposed to during the week and I would have to do the overtime on the weekend since I couldn’t stay past there past 3pm each day. Hmmmm….shady. I continued to research the company and found an in depth article by the Denver Post about the company and how they fired a bunch of people last year who wouldn’t work the mandatory overtime since you know, they wanted to have a life and all. And that was the nail in the coffin, something just sounded shady about the company and if they are firing people because they don’t want to work more than 40+ hours a week, that’s definitely a company I don’t need to be with. Overtime would normally be fine since it’s extra cash and all but the schedule would put a huge damper on my social life during the week and the weekend would be the only time to really do things.
Case and point, if I took the job I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of stuff at night….such as see musicals like American Idiot earlier this week.
Just like Bring it On, Yelp hooked me up with some awesome seats for opening night of the show. I used to love Green Day back in high school but they kind of slipped from my play list as the years have passed so I wasn’t sure if I was going to love or hate the musical. But I’m all about trying to get some culture in my life so it was worth seeing what it was all about. If you’re epileptic or prone to seizures, pass on this show. If you’re epileptic or prone to seizure and under the age of 18, DEFINITELY pass on this show.
From the minute the curtain went up you could tell one theme of this musical : over stimulation. Honestly, I had no clue what the show was about. I figured it had something do with the message of the song “American Idiot” and how the American public is over influenced by the media and how a state of paranoia has taken over our country. The set was at a minimum, throughout the entire musical there was one couch on the stage (which seemed to always be occupied by one cast member) along with the band. Not that I would expect any less but the band rocked it out and was my favorite part of the show. Most of the time I was listening to the tunes but no to the lyrics since I felt that they really overpowered the cast. However I was expecting a little more from the lead who played Johnny, sometimes I was wowed with his voice (his solo bits) and other times (group songs), not so much. In the few moments that there was dialog, the theater was completely silent (I lie…..there was a person, who I suspect to be an old man, in the balcony coughing his brains out). It’s a musical and I expected lot of singing but I’ve never seen a musical with such little dialog before. I’m a words girl so I really wasn’t a fan of them but I can appreciate a little interpretive dance every now and then. The musical had a powerful message of how much things can change within a short period of time and how no matter what the circumstance we are all human and trying to find out what our meaning is in this world. I thought it was pretty realistic of what can come in life with one guy becoming a dad, another joining the military and the lead with no real direction and turning to drugs.
It featured a lot of hit Green Day songs like Holiday, Jesus of Suburbia, American Idiot, Wake Me Up When September Ends and more.
Last Night on Earth was my by far my favorite, followed by Wake Me Up When September Ends.
Um, it’s graphic when it comes to the scenes –hello sex, drugs and rock and roll—why the hell are parents taking their kids to see this? I’m talking one minute the lead and his chick are shooting up then the next, she’s riding him. Of course I enjoyed it but I as surprised with the number of kids there. As someone who cusses like a trucker, I wasn’t hugely offended with the language but can see others being offended, the patrons of the Buell were probably about to have a heart attack with the number of f bombs dropped! And even though I was rolling my eyes and making fun of the cast doing an acoustic version of Time Of Your Life as the encore, it was quite enjoyable. The song came out my senior year in high school so I’m sure you can only imagine how played it out it with me but it was a surprisingly treat at the end.
Now for the decision I just made-to get off the computer and enjoy yet another 65 degree weekend. Mama needs a pedicure!